Call to Artists and Artisans

The City of Clarence-Rockland invites artists and artisans residing in Clarence-Rockland to submit an application to participate in its 2020 annual Art Exhibit that will be held at the Clarence-Rockland Gallery located at the Recreational and Cultural Complex (YMCA) from January to December 2020. The duration of the exhibition will be determined according to the number of registrations received.


To submit an exhibition project, interested artists and artisans must communicate by email to the following address: csarault@clarence-rockland.com in order to obtain a registration form. The deadline to return the completed form is Friday, December 20th, 2019.


The objective of this exhibition is to promote the arts and culture to the citizens of our municipality. To do this, this project welcomes artists from all disciplines.
Any questions should be directed to Christine Sarault, Cultural and Community Activities Coordinator at csarault@clarence-rockland.com.

 

 

 

  

Enbridge Gas Inc. Assists Clarence-Rockland Fire Department in Supporting Firefighter Training

 

  Clarence-Rockland, December 5, 2019 – Enbridge Gas Inc. is helping the Clarence-Rockland Fire Department purchase firefighting training materials, through Project Assist – a program that supplements existing training for Ontario volunteer and composite fire departments in the communities where Enbridge operates.

“At Enbridge Gas, safety is our priority. We’re proud to support Ontario firefighters who share our commitment to keeping our communities safe,” said Ian Ross, Director, Eastern Region Operations, Enbridge Gas Inc.

This year’s $100,000 donation from Enbridge Gas will be shared by 20 Ontario fire departments, including Clarence-Rockland. Funds will be used to purchase educational materials for firefighters to enhance life-saving techniques.

Since the launch of Project Assist in 2012, 174 grants have been provided to Ontario fire departments for additional firefighter training.

“Project Assist improves access to training materials for municipal fire departments,” said Jon Pegg, Ontario Fire Marshal and Chief, Emergency Management. “Firefighting can be dangerous and unpredictable, and these training materials positively contribute to the health and safety of firefighters and the broader community.”

The money received by the Clarence-Rockland Fire Department is being used to update training textbooks for a number of different firefighter training courses. “Keeping up with the most recent science and studies helps to not only keep our firefighters safer, but also helps us deliver services to our residents in the best possible way,” said Fire Chief Brian Wilson.

“The safety of our residents is a priority for the City of Clarence-Rockland,” said Mayor Guy Desjardins. “Our Fire Department is filled with dedicated volunteer firefighters who are very serious in their preparation. We thank Enbridge Gas in supporting us and improving the quality of training given to our first responders.”

About the Fire Department

The Clarence-Rockland Fire Department is a composite fire service located just east of the nation’s capital, and falls within the National Capital Region. The department serves a population of approximately 25,000 people over an area of 300 square kilometers, out of three strategically located fire stations. The department employs six career employees, and 74 paid-on-call firefighters, and responds to approximately 400 calls for service per year. Clarence-Rockland is also home to a Regional Training Centre which trains firefighters from around the region under a memorandum of understanding with the Ontario Fire College.

 

About Enbridge Gas Inc.

Enbridge Gas Inc., formed on January 1, 2019 from the amalgamation of Union Gas Limited and Enbridge Gas Distribution, is Canada's largest natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with a more than 170-year history of providing safe and reliable service to customers. The distribution business serves about 3.7 million customers, heating over 75 per cent of Ontario homes. The storage and transmission business offers a variety of storage and transportation services to customers at the Dawn Hub, the largest integrated underground storage facility in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Enbridge Gas Inc. is owned by Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and distribution.

For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com or follow us on Twitter @EnbridgeGas.

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For more information, please contact:

Kathy Ash, Fire Marshal’s Public Fire Safety Council

Tel: 1-866-379-6668 x 105

Email: kathy.ash@firesafetycouncil.com

 

Marc Saumure, Interim Deputy Fire Chief, Clarence-Rockland Fire Department

Tel: 613-229-6564

Email: marcsaumure@clarence-rockland.com

 

Julie Chartrand, Communications Officer, City of Clarence-Rockland

Tel: 613-446-6022 x 2227

Email: jchartrand@clarence-rockland.com

Enbridge Gas Inc. Media

Tel: 1-855-884-5112

Email: enbridgegasmedia@enbridgegas.com

 

  

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