Bell Aliant Value Package Customers win trips to see the 2010 Olympic and
Paralympic Winter Games live in Vancouver, BC

SAINT JOHN, NB, Jan. 26 /CNW/ - Three Bell Aliant customers have recently been informed they are the winners of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games contests launched in the fall of 2009. The three contest winners and guests will fly to Vancouver, all expenses paid, and experience the Olympic dream and cheer on the Atlantic Canadians in their native Canada, all made possible by Bell Aliant.

The three winners are:

    
    Jimmy Bourque, Rogersville, NB, Business Value Package Contest,
    Tarra Lynn Landers, St. Andrews, NB, See it Live or See it in HD Contest;
    William Evans, St. John's, NL, Value Package Contest
    

The winners were selected randomly from thousands of eligible Bell Aliant customers throughout Atlantic Canada. They will be heading to Vancouver February 12-17 along with a guest, for a five day trip to take in all the sights and sounds of the 2010 Winter Games.

"We thank all of our customers for choosing Bell Aliant, and allowing us to support their everyday communications requirements through our Value Packages programs," said Joe Mosher, Vice President Marketing, Bell Aliant. "We're delighted to bring the Olympic experience to our customers in the region. These winners will enjoy an exciting stay in Vancouver and we hope that, like the athletes who participate in the games, they too are realizing their Olympic dreams as they attend and cheer on the Canadian home team."

Bell Aliant rewarded all Value Package and Business Value Package customers by automatically entering them in a draw for these prizes. Customers activating Bell Aliant TV or Bell TV service between August and December 25 were entered for a separate chance to win.

The winning packages includes airfare, accommodations, and tickets to events to ensure a magical experience as they cheer on the Canadian Olympic Team in action as they make their bid for gold.

Bell Aliant has also shared the Olympic experience with employees, with over 20 technicians working to build and operate the telecommunications network in British Columbia and 13 employees running in the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch Relay. The entire organization is getting behind the Canadian Olympic Team as the Games approach.

Further information about Bell Aliant's support of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games is available on Bell Aliant's website www.bellaliant.net/2010.

Bell Aliant is an Official Supporter of the Canadian Olympic Team from 2006-2012 and the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The "Official Supporter" designation assigned to Bell Aliant by the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) recognizes the company's corporate affiliation with Bell Canada, a Premier National Partner for the 2010 Games.

Media representatives are encouraged to sign up for Bell Aliant News Alerts at www.bellaliant.ca.

About Bell Aliant

Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and an Official Supporter of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services and advanced technology solutions. Bell Aliant's employees are committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.

SOURCE Bell Aliant Inc.

For further information: For further information: Media Relations: Anna Peddle, Bell Aliant Public Affairs, (888) 818-6825, anna.peddle@bellaliant.ca

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