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Media Advisory – Photo and Interview Opportunity – Ribbon cutting on new solar installation at The Old Railroad Stop in Hiawatha First Nation community

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 2018244 Views

HIAWATHA, ON, Oct. 11, 2018 – On Tuesday, October 16, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Hiawatha First Nation will be celebrating the completion of a new solar project. The 22 kilowatt (kW) array, which has been completed with support from Bullfrog Power and BASF, is now installed atop the Old Railroad Stop, the community’s flagship business and a hub of activity for community and tourists alike. The project will generate carbon-free solar power that will reduce the community’s carbon footprint and provides another example of Indigenous leadership in incorporating renewable energy technology into a rural community. In addition to providing environmental benefits, the solar installation is expected to save the Hiawatha First Nation approximately $154,000 in energy costs during the 25-year lifespan of the panels.

WHAT: Grand opening with ribbon-cutting ceremony for the launch of the project and remarks, followed by a brief reception.

WHEN: October 16, 2018, 10:30 a.m. EST

  • 10:30 a.m. – remarks from Hiawatha First Nation, BASF and Bullfrog Power
  • 10:45 a.m. – green ribbon cutting and photo opportunity with all spokespeople
  • 11:30 a.m. – spokespeople available for interviews

WHERE: The Old Railroad Stop, 341 Hiawatha Line, Hiawatha, ON K9J 0E6 (map)

WHO: Interview and photo opportunities available with:

  • Chief Laurie Carr, Hiawatha First Nation
  • Marcelo Lu, President, BASF Canada
  • Anthony Santilli, VP Sales & Marketing, Bullfrog Power

*Media are asked to please RSVP their attendance to Valerie Adriaanse ( by 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 15th.

For further information: Valerie Adriaanse, Marketing Manager, Strategic Accounts, Bullfrog Power Inc.,, t: 416.360.3464 x252


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