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Bus Tours a success this summer

Bus Tours

The summer bus tour program wrapped up at the Visitor’s Centre last week after a busy July and August that saw almost 2,000 visitors taking part in the one-hour tours of the Bruce Power site. During the same period, another 2,400 drop-in visitors stopped by the Centre to view the exhibits and take in an hourly film presentation.

The Visitors’ Centre is open to the public year-round from Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. except for statutory and year-end holidays. Drop-in visitors are welcome. Pre-arranged visits and presentations for community groups, service clubs and schools can be made by calling 519-361-7777 or emailing BNPDVisitorsCentre@brucepower.com.

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Bruce Power donates $5,000 to Summerfolk

Bruce Power was pleased to support the Georgian Bay Folk Society and the Summerfolk Festival at Kelsi Beach in Owen Sound this past weekend. Celebrating its 40th year, the Festival featured Claire Lynch, Matt Anderson, Joel Plaskett, Whitehorse and a long list of other musical acts. Pictured are Steve Allen, Festival Technical Director; Phil Bye, President of the Georgian Bay Folk Society; Carol Parson, Festival Co-Chair; Roxane Davidson, Georgian Bay Folk Society General Manager and Festival Coordinator.

Bruce Power was pleased to support the Georgian Bay Folk Society and the Summerfolk Festival, which was held in Owen Sound from Aug. 20-23. Celebrating its 40th year, the Festival featured Claire Lynch, Matt Anderson, Joel Plaskett, Whitehorse and a long list of other musical acts. Pictured are Steve Allen, Festival Technical Director; Phil Bye, President of the Georgian Bay Folk Society; Carol Parson, Festival Co-Chair; Roxane Davidson, Georgian Bay Folk Society General Manager and Festival Coordinator.

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Bruce Power honours its 100 post-secondary scholarship winners

Duncan Hawthorne greeted some of the 100 Bruce Power Post-Secondary Scholarship winners at an honorary breakfast on Aug. 11, at the Visitors’ Centre. There were over 300 applicants for the $500 scholarships, and all entrants were given a computer-generated number to maintain anonymity while the Scholarship Committee reviewed submissions.

Duncan Hawthorne greeted some of the 100 Bruce Power Post-Secondary Scholarship winners at an honorary breakfast on Aug. 11, at the Visitors’ Centre. There were over 300 applicants for the $500 scholarships, and all entrants were given a computer-generated number to maintain anonymity while the Scholarship Committee reviewed submissions.

Scholarship recipients Laveza, left, and Bukhtar Khan receive congratulations from President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne.

Scholarship recipients Laveza, left, and Bukhtar Khan receive congratulations from President and CEO Duncan Hawthorne on their scholarships.

 

TIVERTON, ON – August 11, 2015 – One-hundred post-secondary school students have received a $500 boost for their education from Bruce Power.

Recipients of the annual Bruce Power Scholarship were recognized at a breakfast on Tuesday, Aug. 11, at the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre. Duncan Hawthorne, Bruce Power’s President and CEO, presented those in attendance with their certificates and $500 during the event.

“Bruce Power is proud to play a role in the post-secondary education of these impressive students from Bruce, Grey and Huron counties,” Hawthorne said. “Our Scholarship Committee had a very difficult job of picking only 100 winners from an unbelievable crop of over 300 applicants.”

The selection committee was comprised of 10 Bruce Power employees from a variety of departments and levels. The applications were reviewed with system-generated reference numbers to remove any name, location or other potential biases, and all personal information was removed to ensure anonymity.

Click here for the Full List of Scholarship Winners.

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Bruce Power donates $7,500 to Bluewater Summer Playhouse

Bruce Power donated $7,500 to the Bluewater Summer Playhouse for its summer season. Marilyn Clarke, left, BSP Adminstrator and Emilie Woodward, Box Office Manager, accept the cheque from Sadie Shewfelt, Bruce Power Corporate Affairs Development Student.

Bruce Power donated $7,500 to the Bluewater Summer Playhouse for its summer season. Marilyn Clarke, left, BSP Adminstrator and Emilie Woodward, Box Office Manager, accept the cheque from Sadie Shewfelt, Bruce Power Corporate Affairs Development Student.

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MPP Bill Walker recognizes 30 years of energy education

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker dropped by the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre this morning to present Community Relations staff with a certificate recognizing the facility’s 30th anniversary of service as an energy education centre and tourist attraction.  Left to right: Sadie Shewfelt, Abby Johnston, Megan Adams, Rob Liddle, MPP Bill Walker, Christine John, Heather Poechman, Drew Henkel. The Visitors’ Centre is open to the public year-round Monday to Friday as well as Saturdays in July and August; closed statutory holidays.

Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker dropped by the Bruce Power Visitors’ Centre this morning to present Community Relations staff with a certificate recognizing the facility’s 30th anniversary of service as an energy education centre and tourist attraction. Left to right: Sadie Shewfelt, Abby Johnston, Megan Adams, Rob Liddle, MPP Bill Walker, Christine John, Heather Poechman, Drew Henkel. The Visitors’ Centre is open to the public year-round Monday to Friday as well as Saturdays in July and August; closed statutory holidays.

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Bruce Power helps kids attend art school

Bruce Power donated $5,000 to the Southampton Art School for its summer program. Susan Seitz, middle, Art Instructor at the school, and some of her enthusiastic young artists received the donation from Drew Henkel and Christine John, of Bruce Power’s Community Relations department.

Bruce Power donated $5,000 to the Southampton Art School for its summer program. Susan Seitz, middle, Art Instructor at the school, and some of her enthusiastic young artists received the donation from Drew Henkel and Christine John, of Bruce Power’s Community Relations department.

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Bruce Power donates $4,000 to Southampton Summer Music Festival

Bruce Power has donated $4,000 to the Southampton Summer Music Festival, which runs this week. Sheree Lake, middle, accepts the cheque from Drew Henkel and Christine John, of Bruce Power Community Relations team. Learn more about the program.

Bruce Power has donated $4,000 to the Southampton Summer Music Festival, which runs this week. Sheree Lake, middle, accepts the cheque from Drew Henkel and Christine John, of Bruce Power Community Relations team. Learn more about the program.

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Bruce Power Beach Party fun!

Thousands of people enjoyed the annual Bruce Power Beach Party on Saturday, July 18, at Station Beach in Kincardine. The annual event, which rotates between Kincardine and Port Elgin, offered family entertainment, food, fun and a stunning fireworks display.

Thousands of people enjoyed the annual Bruce Power Beach Party on Saturday, July 18, at Station Beach in Kincardine. The annual event, which rotates between Kincardine and Port Elgin, offered family entertainment, food, fun and a stunning fireworks display.

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Bruce Power donates $11,000 to Engineering Science Quest

Bruce Power has donated $11,000 to the University of Waterloo's Engineering Science Quest camp, held recently on the Saugeen First Nation and in Owen Sound. Learn more at https://uwaterloo.ca/engineering-science-quest/.

Bruce Power has donated $11,000 to the University of Waterloo’s Engineering Science Quest camp, held recently on the Saugeen First Nation and in Owen Sound. Learn more here.

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Bruce Power Summer Bus Tours Are Back

Heather Poechman, Development Student, Community Relations leads the first bus tour of the summer down to site.

Heather Poechman, Development Student, Community Relations leads the first bus tour of the summer down to site.

The Bruce Power Summer Bus Tours officially kicked off a noon today. Heather Poechman, Development Student, Community Relations provided the first guided tour on-site to a packed bus.

Tours run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday throughout July and August with three tours daily at 12, 1 and 2 p.m. The one-hour bus tour provides a unique opportunity to see both Bruce A and B generating stations, the historical Douglas Point generating station, Corporate Support Centre along with many other sight-seeing attractions.

As tours fill up fast, we ask that you register ahead of time either online or by calling: 519-361-7777.

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