Mississauga, ON – June 20, 2013 – Yesterday, Candu Energy Inc. presented a cheque for $7,000 to the Canadian Cancer Society.
“I am proud to present this cheque to the Canadian Cancer Society,” said Candu Energy’s Acting President & General Manager, Phil Guselle. “The nuclear industry plays a key role in providing cancer detection and diagnosis options, and our employees recognize the importance of supporting an impactful and worthwhile organization like the Canadian Cancer Society.” The Society’s mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
In 2011, Candu Energy employees voted the Canadian Cancer Society to be their charity of choice. Since then, an employee team has led many fundraising events, the most recent being a Relay For Life team. Through individual donations and company-sponsored activities, the Relay For Life team has raised over $7,000, which the company has matched dollar for dollar.
“The Society is very grateful for the financial support of Candu Energy and its staff,” said Scott Fairbairn, Director of Corporate Development, Canadian Cancer Society. “With their help, we are able to fund life-saving research, as well as offer vital information and a wide variety of supports to Canadians. We hope Team Candu has a great time at Relay!”
Candu Energy employees on the Relay For Life team will join over 50 other teams on June 21 at Mississauga Secondary School on Courtneypark Dr. W. They will walk for 12 hours beginning at 7:00 p.m. to show their support for the fight against cancer. This is the eighth year that “Team Candu” has participated in the Relay for Life. The team has raised approximately $60,000 in that time.
About Candu Energy Inc.
Candu Energy Inc. is a leading full-service nuclear technology company providing nuclear power reactors and nuclear products and services to customers worldwide. Candu Energy’s 1,400 highly skilled employees design and deliver state-of-the-art CANDU® reactors, carry out life extension projects, offer operations, maintenance and plant life management services for existing nuclear power stations.
Candu Energy’s Enhanced CANDU 6® (EC6®) reactor is a 700MW Class Generation III reactor based on the highly successful CANDU 6® reactor with a number of safety enhancements to meet the latest Canadian and international standards. It uses natural uranium fuel, heavy-water moderator and heavy-water coolant in a pressure tube design. It can be refuelled on power and has one of the highest lifetime capacity factors among the world’s reactors. It is ideal for small and medium electric grids, and benefits from the CANDU 6 experience of proven design, construction and operation.
Candu Energy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. (TSX: SNC). For more information, visit www.candu.com.
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