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February 23, 2017

PowerStream Donates $205,000 to United WayPowerStream’s 2016 Employee United Way Campaign was one of the company’s most successful to date, resulting in a near record-setting donation of $205,145 that will be shared between the United Way Toronto & York Region and the United Way Simcoe Muskoka.

The announcement was made as part of an official cheque presentation ceremony involving company officials (shown in photo; see below for who’s who).

The donation reflects PowerStream’s commitment to support the communities in which its customers live, work and play. The company’s annual campaign includes a variety of employee-focused initiatives that help to raise funds for the United Way and its agencies.

Since 2004, PowerStream and its predecessor utilities have donated more than $1,600,000 to the United Way. In 2016, the initiatives included payroll deductions, a corn roast, employee bingo, 50/50 draws and the company’s charity golf tournament, which generated over $140,000 for the campaign. Other funds were raised through payroll deductions and other internal employee initiatives.

This month PowerStream becomes Alectra, in a merger with Enersource and Horizon Utilities, and a purchase of Hydro One Brampton. Read more about the merger: http://electricalindustry.ca/changing-scenes/2772-enersource-horizon-utilities-hydro-one-brampton-and-powerstream-to-become-alectra.

Shown in photo: Front (L-R): Maurizio Bevilacqua, PowerStream Board Chair and Mayor of Vaughan; Dale Biddell, CEO United Way Simcoe Muskoka; Daniele Zanotti, CEO, United Way Toronto & York Region; and Jeff Lehman, Board Member and Mayor of Barrie; Back (L-R): Brian Bentz, President and CEO; Frank Scarpitti, Board Member and Mayor of Markham; Bill Schmidt, VP, Information Services and Campaign Co-Chair; and Dennis Nolan, EVP, Corporate Services & Secretary and Campaign Co-Chair.