Once again, Bruce Power employees have stepped up in a big way for the community.

This morning, a fundraising drive on site raised over $14,000 for the United Way of Bruce Grey’s Owen Sound Fire Victims Fund, which will assist the 15 families left homeless during a string of early-morning fires on Aug. 10. The company also donated $12,000, while President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne made a personal donation of $10,000 to the fund.

The generosity of our employees never ceases to amaze me. Before we even began planning this fundraiser, I received numerous messages from staff encouraging us to hold this collection for the fire victims in Owen Sound. People simply could not wait to help these members of our community in their time of need,

Hawthorne said.

The donation will assist the Owen Sound Fire Victims Fund, which is providing food, shelter and clothing to the families impacted by numerous fires on Aug. 10. Bruce Power’s donation pushes the total raised for the fund to over $200,000, the United Way said.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25% of Ontario’s electricity. The company’s site in Tiverton, Ontario is home to eight CANDU reactors, each one capable of generating enough low-cost, reliable, safe and clean electricity to meet the annual needs of a city the size of Hamilton. Formed in 2001, Bruce Power is an all-Canadian partnership among TransCanada, Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System) as well as the Power Workers’ Union and Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

For further information, please contact:

John Peevers – 519-361-6583 –
john.peevers@brucepower.com