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May 22, 2012 09:59 ET

Hydro Ottawa Celebrates the 2012 Special Needs Day Event at the Gloucester Fair

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - Hydro Ottawa in partnership with the Gloucester Fair is proud to host Special Needs Day on May 23.

Tomorrow, volunteers from Hydro Ottawa will welcome 900 children with physical and mental disabilities to their own private day at the fair. The children will enjoy midway rides, live entertainment and a barbeque lunch. Hydro Ottawa volunteers prepare and serve food, direct traffic, and help the children on and off rides. The children attending have pre-registered from various schools in the Ottawa area.

"We are delighted to be title sponsor of this wonderful event. Since 2001, our employees have helped children from our community enjoy a fun-filled day," said Bryce Conrad, President and CEO of Hydro Ottawa. "Our support of Special Needs Day at the Gloucester Fair is an important part of Hydro Ottawa's commitment to youth and safety."

Special thanks to World's Finest Shows, Chapman's Ice Cream, Maple Leaf Foods, Canada Bread, Loblaws South Keys and Giant Tiger for their generous support of this important day.

The Gloucester Fair was established in 1975 by the former City of Gloucester to provide a venue for local community groups, sports organizations and businesses to interact with each other while also providing entertainment for the public. The Fair is located by the Rideau Carleton Raceway on Albion Road South in the former City of Gloucester and will take place from May 24 to 27. It will include an agricultural display, a petting zoo, pony rides, midway rides and much more.

About Hydro Ottawa

Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 300,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.

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