More than 11,000 TELUS volunteers will lend a hand to hundreds of charities across Canada

TELUS employees, retirees, family and friends will give where they live on TELUS' Day of Giving

VANCOUVER, May 27, 2011 /CNW/ - On Saturday, May 28 the sixth annual TELUS Day of Giving will take place across Canada. On this special day, more than 11,000 TELUS team members, retirees, Community Ambassadors, Community Board members, family and friends from coast to coast will come together as one to give back to the communities where they live.

"TELUS team members and retirees have a longstanding track record of giving back year round with their hearts, minds, hands and savings to help our neighbours and make a positive and lasting difference in our communities," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO. "TELUS' Day of Giving exemplifies this commitment and will mobilize more than 11,000 volunteers this year. I extend my gratitude to our TELUS volunteers who will participate in assisting at children's hospitals, feeding the homeless, sorting thousands of pounds of food bank donations, and completing ecological improvements at city parks, to name just a few activities."

TELUS has a proud history of giving where we live. By the end of 2011, TELUS, our Community Boards, team members and retirees will have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000.

Nearly 300 activities will be held on May 28 in communities across Canada from coast to coast including locations such as Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna, Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Rimouski and Halifax. TELUS team members will also participate in the annual TELUS Walk to Cure Diabetes in support of our partnership with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

Since its inception in 2006, TELUS' Day of Giving has mobilized 41,150 team members, retirees, Community Ambassadors, Community Board members, family and friends to volunteer at more than 1,000 TELUS-organized activities benefiting the communities where we live, work and serve.

About TELUS
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.9 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 350,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees will, by year-end 2011, have contributed $245 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.1 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Ten TELUS Community Boards across Canada 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. To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit TELUS.com/community.

SOURCE TELUS Corporation

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For media inquiries, please contact:

Chris Gerritsen
TELUS Media Relations
(403) 808-9591
chris.gerritsen@telus.com

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