The spirit of the season is alive and well at Bruce Power as it makes its annual contribution to local food banks and Christmas hamper programs.

“Helping others is what the holiday season is all about and we appreciate the many volunteers across Bruce, Grey and Huron counties who do so much for people who need a helping hand at this time of year and we are thrilled to be a part of that,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO.

Bruce Power has given a $54,000 boost to 26 local food banks and donated hundreds of toys for toy drives and Christmas Hamper Programs across the region. The annual site-wide toy drive is organized and supported by Bruce Power employees.

Each year, Bruce Power invests about $1.5 million in events and organizations through its Sponsorship and Community Investment Program. The program focuses on grassroots projects that focus on health and wellness, community, youth development, events, Aboriginal programs, and military, veterans and first responders.

About Bruce Power

Bruce Power operates the world’s largest operating nuclear generating facility and is the source of roughly 30 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 Borealis Infrastructure Management (a division of the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System), TransCanada, the Power Workers’ Union and the Society of Energy Professionals. A majority of Bruce Power’s employees are also owners in the business.

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John Peevers                    519-361-6583