UNION GAS SUPPORTS LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT IN DRYDEN
$1,000 grant helps local community leaders develop skills, create positive lasting change
Dec. 19, 2012
Dryden, ON - Union Gas is helping Leadership Dryden promote and encourage outstanding community leadership, courtesy of a $1,000 grant awarded today.
David Sword, Union Gas district manager for northwest, presented the cheque to Leadership Dryden executive director Stefanie Armstrong at a recruitment luncheon, held today at the Best Western in Dryden. Others in attendance included graduates from the program which commenced in 2005 and potential recruits for the class of 2013.
"At Union Gas, we believe in investing today to ensure a bright tomorrow," said Sword. "That means supporting important educational programs in the communities we serve. We are very pleased to continue our support of Leadership Dryden, which has an important role in building a stronger, more vibrant community."
Including this contribution, Union Gas has provided almost $19,000 to Leadership Dryden for the development of graduates committed to the common good of the city and surrounding area since 2005.
Community Leadership Programs promote and encourage outstanding community leadership, by developing the leadership capabilities of citizens who care about the community, who understand its strengths and weaknesses, and who are willing to make a personal investment to improve a community's quality of life - Canadian community leadership network.
"Leadership Dryden is grateful for the commitment to community demonstrated by Union Gas as they model the way through their leadership spirit," said Armstrong.
Over the past 100 years, Union Gas has been privileged to work in more than 400 Ontario communities. In addition to natural gas delivery services for homes and businesses, Union Gas has contributed to the province through significant economic investments, hundreds of jobs, millions in municipal taxes, energy efficiency programs, thousands of volunteer hours for community organizations, major charitable giving and sponsorships. Last year alone, Union Gas contributed $3 million to charitable organizations across Ontario, including more than $900,000 to United Way. For more information visit uniongas.com/community.
About Leadership Dryden
Leadership Dryden (located in Northwestern Ontario, Canada) is a unique personal and community development program, designed to provide knowledge and skills to enhance the participant's community leadership capacity.Through this program, networks of people are developed who can work together to address community challenges; people who represent a diversity of cultures, thoughts, visions, and issues that make up the City of Dryden and the surrounding area. A sense of community trusteeship is instilled among a rising generation of leaders; resulting in an energized community working collaboratively for the benefit of all.
About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.4million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across northern, southwestern and eastern Ontario. Union Gas' storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. It offers customers an important link in the movement of natural gas from Western Canadian and U.S. supply basins to markets in central Canada and the northeast U.S. Union Gas, one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2011, 2012 and 2013, and one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2012, is a Spectra Energy (NYSE: SE) company with assets of $5.8 billion and approximately 2,200 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.
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