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CNP Donates $10,000 to Fort Erie Boys & Girls Club

 
CNP Donates $10,000 to Fort Erie Boys & Girls Club in 2010
Pictured Above:
Bill Daley and Glen King present a cheque for $10,000 to the Fort Erie Boys and Girls Club.

December 13, 2010 (Fort Erie, Ontario) - Canadian Niagara Power Inc. announced today that it is proud to donate $10,000 to the new Fort Erie home of the Boys & Girls Club of Niagara. This donation is toward the purchase of energy efficient appliances to support the completion of the Club’s permanent location. This donation was made possible through an initiative between CNPI and the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation programs.

The Boys & Girls Club, open to the entire community, is a program-oriented centre for children and teens, as well as providing a meal-program and drop-in centre at both the Fort Erie and Ridgeway locations. The Club, which currently has over 500 members and serves over 10,000 meals during the year, offers a safe and friendly environment for children and teens to participate in sports, play games, get help with school work, etc. Supported by the local community, the Centre is open to all kids at 20 Lewis Street each week from 3:00-8:00pm.

“Our Company recognizes the need for such valuable community programs as the Boys & Girls Club for our youth as well as the importance of promoting energy conservation in the communities where we serve. With this donation, CNPI is helping provide energy efficient appliances which will save on future energy costs for the Boys & Girls Club,” said Bill Daley, President & CEO of Canadian Niagara Power Inc.

As an advocate of responsible energy usage, CNPI encourages customers to consider conservation measures such as changing to energy efficient lighting, installing programmable thermostats, weather-stripping doors and windows, and take advantage of the energy conservation programs offered by the Ontario Power Authority.

Executive Director, JoAnne Turner says “Canadian Niagara Power Inc., and their donation of energy efficient appliances plays a key role in allowing the Boys and Girls Club to run programs and services available to children and youth in the community. We are pleased to have them as a partner and through their generosity children in Fort Erie will benefit for many years.”

FortisOntario is headquartered in Fort Erie, has operations in electricity distribution and transmission and serves approximately 65,000 customers primarily located in Fort Erie, Port Colborne, Cornwall, Gananoque and the Algoma district of Ontario and meets a peak demand of 296 MW. FortisOntario is 100% owned by Fortis Inc. of St. John’s, Newfoundland. For more information on FortisOntario, please visit the corporate
website at www.fortisontario.com.

For further information contact:
Kristine Carmichael
Manager, Corporate Communications, Customer Service
& Human Resources
FortisOntario Inc. (905) 871-0330, ext. 3209

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