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ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen's Kids Can Cook Program Receives Lighthouse Award

Unique program provides students a chance to sharpen their cooking skills

Thursday, October 18, 2012

ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen's Kids Can Cook Program Receives Lighthouse Award14:51 EDT Thursday, October 18, 2012CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2012) - ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen's Kids Can Cook program has been named the recipient of the Calgary Board of Education's Lighthouse Award for October, 2012. The award is given monthly by Calgary Board of Education Trustees to recognize the contributions of community partners in providing programming and services that enhance the educational opportunities for students.The Kids Can Cook program was developed by ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Chef Instructors in consultation with an ATCO professional home economist. Students visit ATCO's state-of-the-art Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre where a team of experts introduce them to basic cooking skills and kitchen safety in a fun and fully interactive format. As they rotate through a series of learning stations, students participate in hand-on activities and discussions tied to curriculum and skills development."We are honoured to have the ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen's Kids Can Cook program recognized by the Calgary Board of Education's Trustees for one of their Lighthouse Awards," said Bill Stephens, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ATCO Gas. "Designed to be educational, enjoyable and useful in everyday life, the Kids Can Cook program demonstrates another way that ATCO Gas is using its 100 years of natural gas experience to benefit communities in Alberta."The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen is a service provided by ATCO Gas. ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen has provided Albertans with natural gas safety information, energy efficiency tips and household advice related to food, cooking, general nutrition, laundry and household problems for more than 80 years. ATCO Gas is celebrating 100 years of heating homes and warming communities in Alberta. As an Alberta based, province-wide natural gas distribution company, ATCO Gas serves more than 1.1 million customers in nearly 300 Alberta communities and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 8,800 employees and assets of approximately $13 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in structures & logistics (manufacturing, logistics and noise abatement), utilities (natural gas and electricity transmission and distribution), energy (power generation, natural gas gathering, processing, storage and liquids extraction) and technologies (business systems solutions). More information can be found at www.atco.com. Forward-Looking Information:Certain statements contained in this news release may constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "anticipate", "plan", "expect", "may", "will", "intend", "should", and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. The Corporation believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, but no assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements should not be unduly relied upon.The Corporation's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of regulatory decisions, competitive factors in the industries in which the Corporation operates, prevailing economic conditions, and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Corporation. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release represent the Corporation's expectations as of the date hereof, and are subject to change after such date. The Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required under applicable securities regulations.FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: Joanne EllardATCO Blue Flame KitchenMarketing Communications Advisor(403) 245-7625