Community SEPTEMBER 2011
BRUCE POWER UPDATE
Goderich and northern Ontario collections,
scholarship program, Nawash community,
Women’s House, Ripley Family Y and more...
Bruce Power title sponsor for 2011 Rec
Centre Hockey Challenge in Owen Sound
Larry Miller, left, MP Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, James Scongack, Head of Corporate Affairs, Bruce Power, and Campaign Co-chairs Tom
Rice and Sonya Mount. Photo by: James Masters, Owen Sound Sun Times
On Aug. 3, Bruce Power contributed facility a reality.” from the event going towards the new
$15,000 to the fundraising efforts for the “We were thrilled that Bruce Power recreation centre in Owen Sound. The
new Owen Sound Regional Recreational came on board as the title sponsor of this event featured two hockey teams; the
Centre for the 2011 Rec Centre Hockey unique event, in support of a great local Conservative All-Stars and the Rec
Challenge. The event took place on project,” said Larry Miller, MP, Bruce- Centre All-Stars. NHLers included Kirk
Sept. 17, at the Harry Lumley Bayshore Grey-Owen Sound. “Bruce Power has a Maltby, Paul MacDermid and surprise
Community Centre to raise funds for the history of being a great corporate citizen Toronto Maple Leafs personality, Brad
city’s new recreation centre. and we thank them for it.” May. Other team members included MPs,
“The new recreation centre in Owen local athletes and personalities, as well as
When complete, the new Regional amateur and professional hockey players.
Sound will be a great addition to the Recreation Centre will serve as a one-
community and the entire region,” said stop-shop for arena sports, aquatics and As title sponsor of the event, Bruce
James Scongack, Head of Corporate fitness and recreation in the area. Power also had two employees on the ice
Affairs, Bruce Power. “Bruce Power was participating in the action.
pleased to be the title sponsor for this Presented by Bruce Power, the 2011 Rec
Centre Hockey Challenge was a celebrity- For more information about the event
important fundraising event to support
style hockey game with all proceeds visit www.regionalreccentre.ca.
this community-led effort to make this
Bruce Power raises funds for northern
communities and Goderich
Social responsibly, one of Bruce Power’s
five core values, was truly lived out by
employees on the Bruce Power site this
summer. With the recent natural disasters
hitting various regions of Ontario,
including our surrounding community,
site-wide gate collections were held to
support the northern Ontario forest fire
relief efforts and the Goderich tornado
rebuilding efforts. Employee volunteers
stepped up to the plate and volunteered
their time to collect money from
colleagues for these causes in need.
In late-July, Bruce Power raised $35,000
for the Northern Ontario relief fund,
which included contributions from
The Society of Energy Professionals
and the Power Workers’ Union.
Devastating forest fires and resulting Development Students Jarrett Johns, left, and Carley McGlynn count the generous
smoke threatened several First Nations donations made by employees at the site-wide gate collection held for Goderich in August.
communities and forced the evacuation
In August, a devastating tornado hit and The Society of Energy Professionals,
of thousands of people in northern
close to home and affected our shoreline $180,000 was raised for the Goderich
Ontario. Bruce Power partnered with
neighbour, Goderich. Many homes, relief fund. The money was directed
the Canadian Red Cross to support
families and businesses were uprooted towards the immediate recovery efforts
response efforts through the Ontario
when the disaster struck and work is still underway in Goderich and to support
Zone Disaster Management Program.
ongoing to restore the town’s natural the community’s rebuilding efforts,
Red Cross volunteers worked around the
beauty. specifically the replacement of mature
clock to assist evacuees with anything
Through the generosity of Bruce Power, trees and repairing damage to the town’s
from immediate needs to providing food,
the employees, the Power Workers’ Union beautiful downtown core.
shelter and personal items.
Bruce Power launches scholarship program for
In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Bruce Power awarded More than 600 applications were received
200 scholarships to students in Bruce, Grey and Huron counties and 282 finalists were narrowed down and the
attending post-secondary school this fall.
successful winners were awarded the following:
“We owe a great debt of gratitude to the residents of our
community who have offered us so much support over the past • $1,000 scholarships – 25 recipients
10 years,” said Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President • $500 scholarships – 75 recipients
and Chief Executive Officer. “As we look forward to our next
decade we thought it was appropriate to make an investment in • $250 scholarships – 100 recipients
the future of young people in our communities.” Congratulations to all the winners and best of luck in your
Named, Bruce Power 10th Anniversary Scholarship Program, school year.
students had the opportunity to apply by e-mail from July 22 to
Aug. 12. Students were required to complete a 300-500 word
essay on why Bruce Power is important to Ontario, along with
a submission of an idea for a new Bruce Power tag line and
why it’s relevant.
Bruce Power donates $5,000 to the
GEN7 Aboriginal Role Model Program
A $5,000 donation from Bruce Power
is earmarked for a program which aims
to develop sports, physical activity and
empowerment among young people at the
Chippewas of Nawash Community. Mary
Spencer, born in Wiarton, is a leader
in and out of the professional boxing
ring and is spearheading this program
with Nawash youth. Although her sport
takes up a lot of her time, she is also
an inspirational mentor for the GEN7
initiative at Nawash, a program that runs
all over Ontario aimed at developing
sport, physical activity and empowerment
with First Nation communities. Mary
is a six-time Canadian champion and
two-time world champion in the realm
of women’s boxing. With the recent
inclusion of women’s boxing in the 2012
Olympic Games in London, Mary hopes
Mike Briggs, First Nations and Metis Leader, Bruce Power, presented a cheque to the
to become the first Aboriginal woman to
Chippewas of Nawash community on behalf of Bruce Power, for $5,000. Accepting the
compete in boxing and the first woman cheque was Carlene Keeshig, accompanied by some of the youth participants of the
boxer to win gold. Good luck Mary! GEN7 Aboriginal Youth Program.
Women’s House ‘jazzed’ about donation
In August, Bruce Power donated $5,000 dining, dancing and socializing all while
to the upcoming Women’s House listening to smooth jazz music. Proceeds
annual Fall Gala on Oct. 22. Held at from this event go directly to enhance
the Kincardine Best Western Governor’s the protective support services at the
Inn, the event theme ‘All That Jazz’ Women’s House in Bruce and Grey for
will consist of an evening filled with women and children.
The Women’s House of Bruce and Grey
is a local non-profit organization which Members of the Ontario Soil and Crop
provides shelter and services to women Improvement Association accept a
who are experiencing abuse, sexual cheque for $1,000 from Bruce Power.
violence and/or homelessness. Through Bruce Power was in
education and advocacy to promote attendance Aug. 8 to present
social change, the Women’s House
a cheque for $1,000 to
acknowledges domestic abuse and seeks
the Ontario Soil and Crop
to disrupt the root of inequality in our
As the Women’s House continues to grow
in both physical size and in programs This three-day summer tour from Aug.
Megan Adams, left, Bruce Power
offered, Bruce Power is pleased to be 7-9 gathered more than 50 OSCIA
Communications Specialist, presents a
directors, staff, past presidents and
cheque for $5,000 to Shannon Drainville, a strong supporter of one the largest
the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture
Interim Community and Fund Development fundraising initiatives for the Women’s to discuss the area’s strength in
Coordinator Women’s House Serving Bruce
House, which will in turn allow funds agriculture and tourism to people
& Grey, for its annual Fall Gala. Proceeds
raised at the Fall Gala to directly support from across the province and to its
from this event go directly towards the
imperative programs and services offered. members.
Women’s House programs and services.
From trash to treasure – Bruce Power
supports Recycled Art program
On Aug. 23, Bruce Power donated $500
to the Durham Art Gallery in support of
its five-day youth art workshop.
Held at the Durham Art Galley, students
worked with local artists to discover
creative opportunities to find value
and beauty in objects that are generally
disposed of. Deeter Hastenteufel,
local artist and instructor, has been
sculpting with mixed media for more
than 30 years. With his help and that
of workshop co-facilitator Sibylle
Groene, participants learned hands-
on construction skills while creating
sculptures from found and recyclable
Students from the art program accept a cheque for $500 from Bruce Power before
The results of this workshop will be they get busy with their artwork. Ronan Bryson, left, Gabriel Clark-Sugarman, Nathan
exhibited at the Durham Art Gallery. The Markowitz-Dyer, Jamie Clark-Sugarman, Cosima Groene, Philly Markowitz
exhibition will be on display from Sept. Resource and Fund Development Officer Durham Art Gallery, accept the cheque from
17 to Nov. 13. Megan Adams, Bruce Power.
Bruce Power donates $5,260 to the Chippewas of
Nawash Native Child Welfare program
Bruce Power recently donated $5,260 towards the Chippewas
Money for Moonlight Movie Night of Nawash Native Child Welfare program. This program is a
community prevention initiative which provides family and youth
Megan Adams, back left, of Bruce Power, presented a
support services. The Nawash, as Anishinaabeg, hold a sacred
cheque for $3,000 to Sonya Watson, of the Ripley Parent
responsibility to protect and care for their children, to support and
Advisory Committee, to host Moonlight Movie Night in Ripley
sustain families, and to nurture a healthy community environment.
on Sept. 9. Featuring the movie ‘Rango’, proceeds from
These responsibilities are met through providing a range of
the event will help purchase an interactive computer work
community-based and culturally appropriate services for children
station for the Ripley Family Y.
and families. It is the community’s belief that all children remain
Also in the photo, with the children, are Family Y leaders
connected to their heritage, culture and the First Nation. The funds
Samantha Wendorf, back sitting, Kristen Woods, front
will be put towards a parenting program, as well as contribute
sitting, Annie Pope, left, and Candice Paul, right.
to youth programs focused on life-skills and social, educational,
recreational and emotional development.
For more information about Megan Adams
community sponsorships contact: email@example.com