Meridian Promotes the Alberta APPLE Program
November 21, 2008
BURLINGTON, ON – Meridian Edmonton, Canada’s valve specialist, prepared and served the first meals supporting the Alberta Project Promoting active Living and healthy Eating (APPLE). Six volunteers from Meridian, including Lorne Compton, Mike Paris, Natasha Fitzgerald, Janelle Kulak, Dana Kautz and Bryn Murray, helped to prepare and serve over 200 healthy lunches to the classrooms at Lee Ridge Elementary school. The student’s had the opportunity to enjoy whole-wheat pasta with tomato sauce and cheese, fresh vegetables, milk and frozen banana pops. Each entrée was prepared by the Meridian staff.
“Meridian is a proud supporter of community programs and was fortunate to be able to take part in this program,” said Bryn Murray, General Manager. “Volunteerism is an important part of our corporate culture and our team enjoys getting involved; especially in support of children.”
Lee Ridge Elementary is one of ten APPLE Schools in Alberta, looking at ways to create healthy, sustainable school communities, and was the first school to pilot a healthy hot lunch program.
Canada’s valve specialist provides solutions for valve, valve actuation, pipe, fittings and flange needs. Meridian, the valve and valve actuation specialty division of Wolseley, carries a wide range of both commodity and special service valves.
Meridian is part of Wolseley Canada, a market leader in the wholesale distribution of plumbing, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration, engineered pipe, waterworks, fire protection, pipes, valves and fittings and industrial supplies products. Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, the company operates over 250 branches across Canada.
Wolseley Canada’s parent company, Wolseley plc, is based in the UK. Publicly traded on the London Stock Exchange, Wolseley is in the FTSE 100 index of listed companies. As the world\\\\\\'s largest distributor of plumbing and heating products, Wolseley plc is also a leading supplier of building materials, lumber products, industrial pipes, valves and fittings to the professional market. Globally, the company operates in 27 countries with a total workforce of approximately 74,000 employees.
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Bryn Murray, General Manager, 1-800-661-6997