Children's Wish receives $35,000 from Suncor Energy and Peter Kiewit Infrastructure

Children's Wish receives $35,000 from Suncor Energy and Peter Kiewit 
Infrastructure 
ST.JOHN'S, NL, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada, 
Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter, received major gift donations yesterday 
totalling $35,000 from Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co. (PKI) and Suncor 
Energy, at the Cow Head Fabrication facility in Marystown.Mr. Stew Strong 
and Mr. Michael Dyke (Suncor) were joined by Mr. Michael Buckle (PKI) to make 
the presentation to Ms. Edie Newton, Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter 
Director.Wish Families and friends from the local community were also be 
in attendance. 
"This very generous donation will allow us to grant the most heartfelt wishes 
for deserving children from the region," said Ms. Edie Newton, Chapter 
Director for Newfoundland and Labrador."Our Burin subchapter has been very 
active and this gift reflects the support they have garnered through the good 
work they do. We are very grateful to Suncor and PKI, and of course the 
employees who ultimately made this happen." 
The donation was a gesture of appreciation for the local community, and 
recognition of the outstanding support and commitment to safety exhibited by 
employees of Suncor Energy during the recent extended turnaround on the Terra 
Nova FPSO at Cow Head. 
During the turnaround, a safety and performance recognition program was 
implemented to encourage and enable all personnel to proactively identify and 
mitigate potential hazards and risks at the worksite due to the significant 
number of new workers at the dockside facility. There was very strong 
participation and commitment from all personnel at the worksite, and this 
commitment to safety directly contributed to the overall success of the 
turnaround project. 
"Over the last several months we have granted several wishes to children in 
the region," said Ms. Newton. "Two of our wish families just recently 
returned from Disney, and we are finalizing wishes for two more families in 
the coming weeks. Requests from the Burin community are ongoing." Ms. 
Newton added, "I am particularly grateful for the dedication of Barbara Cribb, 
Burin Subchapter Coordinator and all of our volunteers that are able to make 
these wishes happen." 
Suncor Energy is the operator of the Terra Nova oil field on the Grand Banks, 
about 350 kms southeast of St. John's. Peter Kiewit Infrastructure is part 
of the Kiewit Group, which is operator of the Cow Head Fabrication facility in 
Marystown. 
The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada 
Each year, thousands of Canadian children between the ages of three and 17 are 
diagnosed with a life threatening illness. Since 1984, The Children's Wish 
Foundation of Canada has worked tirelessly to grant exceptional wishes to over 
19,000 children and their families.  Over 600 of these wishes have been 
granted in Newfoundland and Labrador since 1986. 
This year, the Foundation expects to grant over 1,000 new wishes and is proud 
to have never refused a wish to an eligible child, and with the help of 
volunteers and generous donors, is able to grant nearly three wishes every 
day. Each wish is an individual adventure, carefully structured to meet the 
needs of a particular child and family.  The Foundation is a national charity 
with chapters in every province and territory.  Visit www.childrenswish.ca for 
more information. 
Dave Herder Communications Specialist / Special Events Coordinator The 
Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (709) 
739-9474, Ext. 204 dave.herder@childrenswish.ca 
Cynthia Taylor Administrative / Fundraising Assistant The Children's Wish 
Foundation of Canada Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter (709) 739-9474, Ext. 
200 cynthia.taylor@childrenswish.ca 
Image with caption: "Mike Buckle (L) with Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co., and 
Stewart Strong (R) of Suncor, present cheque to Edie Newton, Newfoundland and 
Labrador Chapter Director, The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada. (CNW 
Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130627_C4142_PHOTO_EN_28625.jpg 
Image with caption: "Top (left to right), Mike Dyke and Stewart Strong 
(Suncor), Edie Newton (The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada), and Mike 
Buckle, Terry Price and John Huber (Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.) with 
recently granted Wish Children, Leah Burke (L) and Ethan Hunt (R), bottom. 
(CNW Group/The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada)". Image available at:  
http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20130627_C4142_PHOTO_EN_28626.jpg 
SOURCE: The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada 
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