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15 We have also received multiple Team Spirit Awards for the outstanding enthusiasm of our employees riding through the streets of Hamilton and St. Catharines. In 2014 alone, our employees raised a total of $7,400. Uniting for a Good Cause Every year, Horizon employees find it a great opportunity to get together by holding United Way charity barbeques at its facilities. In 2014, $3,000 was raised from Horizon employees in these Hamilton and St. Catharines events. A Little Help When Needed Most We all need a little help from time to time. Under the Ontario Energy Board’s Low-income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP), Horizon partnered with community agencies to contribute $127,000 to 283 families. These funds provide much-needed relief to eligible grant recipients, including low-income customers who are either in arrears or at risk of going into arrears on their electricity bills. Worthy and Worldly In 2014, Horizon again encouraged customers to power down for Earth Hour by turning off their lights and electronics. This World Wildlife Fund initiative is held globally and aims to raise awareness about small adjustments in daily energy consumption slowing global climate change. This year, demand for electricity dropped 22 MW (megawatts). That is enough electricity to power 944 homes for a day. The annual “big bike” for Heart & Stroke is a popular employee fundraiser – in 2014, our employees raised $7,400 Employee spirit reigns on World Environment Day in Gore Park, Hamilton


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