HALIFAX, March 1, 2008 -- More special wishes than ever imagined will now be granted to Nova Scotia children over the next three years thanks to a new partnership between the Nova Scotia Chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation and Emera Inc.
This commitment to Children’s Wish will see Emera Inc. provide $300,000 through its corporate annual giving program and the good work of its employees through their "fun" and "fund-raising" initiatives.
"Emera is thrilled to be partnered with such a wonderful organization, one that makes a significant difference in the lives of children with high risk, life threatening illnesses," says Wayne Crawley, Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development, Emera Inc. "We have been incredibly impressed with the work of Children’s Wish and the amazing wishes that are granted to children who are so very appreciative."
The partnership will officially be celebrated this evening at The Children’s Wish Foundation’s third annual Wish Winter Away Charity Ball and Silent Auction taking place at the Halifax World Trade and Convention Centre. Emera’s significant and most generous contribution makes it the single largest corporate donation that the Nova Scotia Chapter of The Children’s Wish Foundation has ever received.
"With so many great kids anticipating their wishes, having Emera as a partner ensures that we can continue to provide children with a renewed sense of energy and hope," adds Darren Nantes, Nova Scotia Advisory Board Chair and National Board Member, The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. "It is because of the commitment and effort made by corporate leaders like Emera and their employees, that we are able to fulfill the dreams of many, many courageous kids who truly deserve having a wish come true."
About Emera Inc.
Emera Inc. is an energy and services company with $4.2 billion in assets. Electricity is Emera’s core business. The company has two wholly-owned regulated electric utility subsidiaries, Nova Scotia Power Inc., and Bangor Hydro Electric Company, which together serves 600,000 customers.
Emera also owns 20% of St. Lucia Electricity Services Limited, which serves more than 50,000 customers on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.
In addition to our utility investment, Emera has a joint venture interest in Bear Swamp, a 600 megawatt pumped storage hydro-electric facility in northern Massachusetts; a 13% interest in Maritimes and Northeast Pipeline; and Emera Energy Services which manages energy assets on behalf of third parties.