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Halton Hills Hydro President & CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014

Halton Hills Hydro President & CEO Accepts Ice Bucket Challenge

HALTON HILLS, ON Halton Hills Hydro President & CEO, Art Skidmore, today accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Rather than use tap water, rain water was donated from an employee’s rain barrel.

There is a strong Halton Hills connection to ALS. Georgetown physician Dr. Jeff Sutherland was diagnosed with ALS in 2008. He spearheaded the Georgetown Acton Walk for ALS. This annual event has raised nearly $1,000,000.

“I am participating in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to raise funds and awareness for the many Canadians living with this fatal disease”said Art Skidmore.

Halton Hills Hydro employees sold raffle tickets for the chance to be one of five people pouring ice water onto Mr. Skidmore from aloft in one of the company’s bucket trucks. Mr. Skidmore matched donations and together he and the employees of Halton Hills Hydro raised over $500.00 for ALS Canada. “Art Skidmore and Halton Hills Hydro’s employees demonstrate the giving spirt of this community by accepting this challenge” said Halton Hills Mayor Rick Bonnette.

In his video, Mr. Skidmore challenged Gerry Smallegange, President & CEO of Burlington Hydro, Frank Lasowski, President & CEO of Milton Hydro, and Rob Lister, President & CEO of Oakville Hydro to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Mr. Skidmore accepted the challenged from Marnie Hughes of the Halton Hills Chamber of Commerce.

About Halton Hills Hydro
Halton Hills Hydro, with 23,000 customers, serves two urban centres, Georgetown and Acton, the Halton Hills Premier Gateway employment area, three hamlets Glen Williams, Stewarttown and Norval and several smaller settlements, covering 280 square kilometres. It is the 2013 recipient of the Local Distribution Company Performance Excellence Award from the Electricity Distributors Association.

For more information contact:

Art Skidmore
President & CEO
Halton Hills Hydro
519-853-3700 ext. 225