Raisin Region Conservation Authority Receives $1500 Grant from Union Gas

Funds to Increase Fat Biking Opportunities within the RRCA Watershed

August 27, 2018

Left to right: Richard Pilon, RRCA General Manager, Blair Hiseler, Union Gas Utility Services Field Supervisor, Lissa Deslandes, RRCA Communications Coordinator

The Raisin Region Conservation Authority (RRCA) is exploring “fat biking” opportunities on trail systems within the RRCA watershed.  Fat biking is an off-road bicycle with oversized tires designed for riding on unstable terrain such as snow, sand and dirt. Fat biking is most popular in the winter and is surging in Ontario right now with more and more trails offering this winter-biking activity for the all year trail rider. This grant from Union Gas will help the RRCA with the purchase of equipment to groom trails for this type of activity.

“We are excited to attract more people to our local trail systems in the winter” states Richard Pilon, RRCA General Manager. “Fat biking is a great way to stay fit in the wintertime”. RRCA staff will be exploring this opportunity over the coming months and have recently held discussions with SDG County staff and members of the Friends of Summerstown Trails”.

Blair Hiseler, Union Gas Utility Services Field Supervisor for Cornwall, presented the cheque to RRCA General Manager Richard Pilon and Communications Coordinator Lissa Deslandes on August 27th at Gray’s Creek Conservation Area.

“At Union Gas, we believe a community belongs to everyone who lives there,” said Blair. “We want to make life better for our families, our friends, and our neighbours. We’re proud to support the Raisin Region Conservation Authority, to improve access to local trails in the Raisin Region watershed.” 

About Raisin Region Conservation Authority
The Raisin Region Conservation Authority has been working effectively with our community partners for over fifty years to protect and enhance our local environment.  It carries out this role through programs and services related to water and land management, conservation, recreation and plan input/review and community education.  For more information, visit rrca.on.ca or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/raisinregion or Twitter:  twitter.com/raisinregion. 

About Union Gas 
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas, an Enbridge Company-one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2018-has assets of $8.9 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com or find us on Facebook: facebook.com/uniongas, LinkedIn:  linkedIn.com/uniongas, Twitter: twitter.com/uniongas and YouTube: youtube.com/user/uniongas.

Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Lissa Deslandes
Communications Coordinator
Ph: 613-938-3611 ext. 237

Union Gas Limited
David Primorac
External Communications and Media Relations 
Ph: 519 436-4600 ext. 5002058