PowerStream Inc.

PowerStream Inc.
Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills

March 19, 2008 11:57 ET

Vaughan Mills & PowerStream Team Up for Unique Earth Hour Promotion

Mall and electric utility to educate shoppers about energy conservation during the "Less is More" event

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 19, 2008) - Vaughan Mills is joining forces with PowerStream Inc., the local electric utility, to present the "Less is More Event" from March 26 to 29 in celebration of Earth Hour.

From Wednesday, March 26 to Saturday, March 29, in Discover Court, PowerStream will be educating shoppers on their energy conservation programs and will be providing tips on how residents can save on their electricity bills. Two of PowerStream's mascots, Zap, the electrical safety bird, and Conservation Owl will be joining in to entertain children.

The public is invited to participate in PowerStream's Energy Conservation Workshop and Microwave Cooking Demonstration on Saturday, March 29 in Discover Court from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The workshop features Home Economist, Barb Holland, who will cook easy, healthy, delicious dishes and teach why the microwave is the best time-saving tool and most energy-efficient appliance in the kitchen.

Shoppers who visit the PowerStream exhibit can enter for a chance to win exciting prizes from a collection of sponsors. A live draw will take place on March 29 at 8:00 pm to mark the commencement of Earth Hour.

A special Less is More sale is scheduled to run during Earth Hour on March 29 from 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Visitors to Vaughan Mills are encouraged to shop during Earth Hour to take advantage of special discount offers at participating retailers. Details of participating stores can be accessed at vaughanmills.com.

"We highly value our partnership with PowerStream", commented Gil Small, General Manager, Vaughan Mills. "We congratulate them on their beautiful, energy-efficient corporate offices, and sincerely look forward to working with them and doing all we can to protect our environment."

Brian Bentz, President and CEO of PowerStream, concurred with Small's assessment of the value the partnership brings to both organizations.

"Since PowerStream played a key role in the electrical infrastructure of Vaughan Mills, it makes sense for us to continue to work on projects of mutual benefit, especially in the area of conservation," Bentz said.

About Vaughan Mills

Vaughan Mills is the first enclosed regional shopping centre built in Canada in more than 17 years, located just 32 kilometres north of downtown Toronto at Hwy 400 and Rutherford Road. This 1.2 million square-foot shopping centre features 17 major tenants and more than 250 retailers - combining manufacturers' outlets, brand-name retailers, restaurants and engaging entertainment. Many are the first of their kind in Canada, including; Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, NASCAR SpeedPark, Lucky Strike Lanes, the world's largest Tommy Hilfiger Outlet, Holt Renfrew Last Call and Canada's first and the world's largest Pro Hockey Life. The Shopping Centre's Internet address is www.vaughanmills.com.

About PowerStream Inc.

PowerStream Inc. is one of the largest local electricity distribution companies in Ontario, providing service to more than 237,000 residential and business customers in the municipalities of Aurora, Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan. It is an incorporated entity, jointly owned by the City of Vaughan and the Town of Markham.

Contact Information

  • For more information on the Less is More event, contact:
    Vaughan Mills
    Jamie MacLean, Marketing Director
    (905) 879-2115
    Email: jmaclean@ivanhoecambridge.com
    Website: www.vaughanmills.com
    or
    For more information on PowerStream, contact:
    PowerStream Inc.
    Eric Fagen, Corporate Communications Manager
    Office: (905) 532-4522 or Media Line (24/7): (905) 532-4400
    Email: eric.fagen@powerstream.ca