Bruce Power’s 15th annual Charity Golf Tournament raised $150,000 for local hospital foundations.

The Kincardine Hospital Foundation and the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation will share the proceeds from the annual golf tournament, which was held today at Saugeen Golf Club. The tournament has now raised approximately $1.5 million for the local hospital foundations over the last 15 years.

“Bruce Power thanks everyone who supports our Charity Golf Tournament, because they are making an enormous contribution to the quality of life for all Bruce County residents,” said Kevin Kelly, Bruce Power’s Acting President and Chief Financial Officer. “The hospital foundations do such tremendous work and as a major employer in our region we feel a sense of responsibility to do everything we can to support them.”

Proceeds from the tournament will help the Kincardine and Community Healthcare Foundation fulfil its $450,000 commitment to upgrade much needed Diagnostic Imaging equipment at the Kincardine Hospital.

“The Kincardine and Community Healthcare Foundation sincerely thank Bruce Power, volunteers and supporters of the Bruce Power Charity Golf Tournament for their ongoing commitment to health care in our communities,” said Becky Fair, president of the foundation. “The need for state of the art medical equipment continues to grow, and events such as this play a major role in supporting the needs of the community.”

Jonna Ebel, Chair of the Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation, said the tournament plays a key part in ensuring her organization can meet its commitment to Grey Bruce Health Services – Southampton.

“The Saugeen Memorial Hospital Foundation is so very grateful for the support of the Bruce Power Charity Golf Tournament.  This year, the overall need is $440,000 and we will be putting the funds raised from this year’s tournament toward the purchase of new IV Pumps – a total cost of $71,000.”

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 25 per cent 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