ATCO Opens First Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre

Cooking, household advice, energy efficiency and safety included in programs

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CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 26, 2010) - ATCO celebrated the opening of its first Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre today, building on an 80-year history of providing Albertans "expert advice for everyday life™."

"The ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre adds an important new dimension to a longstanding, trusted and valued Alberta service," said Nancy Southern, President & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Group. "I hope people will take advantage of the many learning opportunities being offered."

The new 3,000 square foot ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Learning Centre provides the public with hands-on learning from a team of experts.

Professional staff will offer a variety of cooking classes as well as educational programs that deal with food safety, preparation, household dilemmas, energy safety and sustainability around the home. Classes will be tailored to adults and families. School programs will also be offered.

"ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, which now includes the Learning Centre, a toll-free Customer Advisor Service, and a redesigned website, is an important vehicle for providing ATCO Gas customers with the tools and information they need to maintain healthy and safe homes," said Brian Hahn, President, ATCO Gas.

ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen is brought to you by ATCO Gas. To learn more about ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen or to link to other important natural gas service and safety information, please visit You can also speak to an ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen home economist by calling 1-877-420-9090.

ATCO Gas is an Alberta based, province-wide natural gas distribution company, serving more than one million customers in nearly 300 Alberta communities and is part of the ATCO Group of Companies. ATCO Group, with more than 7,500 employees and assets of approximately $9.9 billion, delivers service excellence and innovative business solutions worldwide with leading companies engaged in Utilities, Energy, Structures & Logistics, and Technologies. More information about ATCO can be found on its website,

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ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen Communications
Elizabeth Leitch