Bruce Power has donated $25,000 to the Bruce County Historical Society (BCHS) to support the production of a documentary on the history of the county.

The production, which will be complete in time for Canada and Bruce County’s 150th anniversary celebrations in 2017, will be a high-quality, educational documentary series that will be distributed with a course guide to all schools in the county. Members of the BCHS are also hoping to have it broadcast on TVO, said Ross Lamont, the head of the steering committee responsible for the documentary.

“The 150th anniversary of Bruce County led to us wanting to document the legacy and history of the county for future generations to both be aware of, and enjoy,” Lamont said. “The support and involvement of the community is critical to the success of this documentary about Bruce County’s heritage, and the Bruce County Historical Society thanks Bruce Power for its generous contribution to the project.”

Dorne Fitzsimmons, BCHS Treasurer, said Bruce Power’s support is a huge endorsement of the project.

“Bruce Power has always been an integral part of the livelihood of Bruce County and we appreciate the support we’ve received for the documentary,” Fitzsimmons said.

James Scongack, Bruce Power’s Vice President of Corporate Affairs, said the company finds it important to support generational projects such as the documentary of Bruce County.

“Bruce Power is proud to play such a prominent role in the history of Bruce County, and that’s why we feel it’s important to support the Bruce County Historical Society in this endeavour,” Scongack said. “We are proud to be a part of Bruce County and look forward to seeing the finished documentary.”

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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