TELUS provides live web stream for Alberta Flood Aid Benefit Concert

Watch concert tomorrow on TELUS' YouTube channel

CALGARY, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS will webcast Thursday's Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert live and free of charge for viewers across Canada.

This is the largest benefit concert of its size to be live-streamed on the Internet. Anyone unable to attend in person is invited to tune into TELUS' YouTube channel for the free web broadcast.

"The floods that hit Alberta in June were catastrophic. Canada watched as one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history devastated homes and highways across our beloved province," said Andrea Goertz, TELUS Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer. "TELUS is proud to support the organizers and the artists involved in raising funds to help with long-term recovery efforts. We invite Canadians to join us for Thursday night's event by enjoying the webcast and listening to legendary Canadian acts make some great music and do some good."

The four hour event, happening in Calgary at McMahon Stadium, kicks off at 6 p.m. MT (8 p.m. ET) Thursday.

The program, hosted by legendary Canadian comedian Brent Butt, can also be watched live on:

  • TELUS Optik TV channels 675 (HD) and 135 (SD)
  • TELUS Optik TV channels 997 (HD) and (9997) SD in Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge
  • TELUS Satellite TV channels 832 (HD) and 399 (SD)

The Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert includes artists Jann Arden, Randy Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Nickelback, Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs and Ian Tyson.

Additionally, TELUS customers are encouraged to text ABFLOOD to 20222 during the show to donate $10 to The Calgary Foundation Flood Rebuilding Fund. With help from its customers, TELUS will continue to contribute to the long-term recovery efforts happening right now in Alberta. Throughout the night, join in the conversation with @TELUS on Twitter.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2 million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million Internet subscribers and 743,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

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