Énergir and the Montreal Bike Fest: A natural partnership!

March 29, 2011 - Press releases

For the fourth year in a row, Énergir is proud to be teaming up with the Montreal Bike Fest

Montreal, March 29, 2011 – Énergir is proud to be an associate sponsor of the Montreal Bike Fest for a fourth consecutive year. Teaming up with this prestigious Montreal event is a natural choice for Énergir as it endeavours to do its part to improve the quality of the air and the living environment within its community. This partnership speaks to the company's pledge to build a bluer world. Similarly, Énergir also encourages residents to recycle their old bicycles and embrace biking as a more eco-friendly means of transportation.

“Our partnership with the Montreal Bike Fest is a natural extension of our sustainability initiatives here at Énergir. Besides promoting cycling as an alternative to driving, we support a recycling program for old bicycles, which is also designed to help reintegrate young adults into the community and the workforce. In addition, we are proud to see so many Énergir employees participating in and volunteering for this event,” said Guylaine Lehoux, Énergir's Vice-President, Growth.

Énergir: Informing and replenishing!

Because customer service is a key priority for Énergir, a series of Maisons bleues will once again be set up on site at the Montreal Bike Fest. They will serve as information booths during the various activities, namely the Metropolitan Challenge (May 29), Tour la Nuit (June 3) and Tour de l'Île de Montréal (June 5), and will distribute blue energy snacks to cyclists at the finishing line.

SOS Vélo

Énergir is also lending its support to SOS Vélo, a non-profit organization that recycles used bicycles and promotes the reintegration of young adults with difficulties into the workforce and society in general. During the months of May and June, Énergir urges people to donate their old bicycles to the organization, via its home pickup service. Donors will be entered into a draw to win a cycling getaway package valued at $1,000 (www.gazmetro.com/velo) or one of three ÉCOVÉLO bicycles. The public can also take their bicycles to the Operation Bike-to-Work activity on Wednesday, June 1st, at La Fontaine Park, on Rachel and De Brébeuf.

Énergir's commitment to cycling

Cycling is an ongoing commitment for Énergir. The Énergir cycling club is dedicated to promoting cycling as an alternative form of commuting. Plus, the company makes a number of self-service bicycles and a 50-stall bike parking facility available to its employees. Énergir considers these initiatives to be an excellent opportunity to give back to the community and help build a better tomorrow.

Overview of Énergir

With over $3.6 billion in assets, Énergir is Quebec's leading natural gas distributor. Operating in this regulated industry for over 50 years, Énergir has become the trusted energy provider to more than 180,000 customers in Quebec and 135,000 customers in Vermont while developing the skills and expertise needed to diversify beyond natural gas. In line with its prudent growth strategy, Énergir is present in the electricity distribution market in Vermont and in the development of wind power projects in Quebec. Showing a competitive spirit, Énergir is committed to its customers, partners, employees and the community. www.gazmetro.com.

For more information :
Marie-Noëlle Cano
Media and Public Relations
514 598-3449

Return to the press room