Canada's greatest Olympian, Cindy Klassen, comes home

Returns to Manitoba for first time since 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games; and will meet the public at events in Winnipeg and Brandon with sponsor MTS

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, March 31 /CNW/ - On Thursday, April 1, Cindy Klassen, Canada's greatest Olympian, comes home. Back in Manitoba for the first time since competing in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games, Cindy will take some time to meet her fans in Winnipeg and Brandon at two MTS sponsored events.

On Thursday, April 1 (from 11am to noon), Cindy will visit the MTS Connect Store at Winnipeg's Polo Park shopping centre to say a few words and sign autographs for fans. MTS is inviting the public to give Cindy a warm welcome home.

On Saturday, April 3 (from 4pm to 8pm), Cindy will be in Brandon to participate in the Royal Winter Fair. She'll sign autographs for fans at the MTS booth in the Keystone Centre's Manitoba Room from 4:00pm to 4:30pm, and will be participating in the Fair's premier event, the MTS Grand Prix, on Saturday evening.

"We can think of no better person to represent MTS Allstream than Cindy Klassen and we're very proud to have her on our team," said Pierre Blouin, Chief Executive Officer, MTS Allstream. "In the past year alone, she has been recognized as one of the world's top 10 athletes of the decade, had a recreation complex named after her, and had her image on the front of the Canadian quarter. It is truly an honour to have such a well-respected Canadian as part of the MTS Allstream family."

Having just won yet another gold medal in the women's team pursuit speed skating event at the World Cup in Europe, Cindy is coming home to spend time with her friends and family.

Cindy Klassen is Canada's greatest Olympian. At the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, she became the only Canadian to win five medals at a single Winter Olympics. She won Gold in the 1500 m, Silver in the 1000 m, Silver in the Team Pursuit, Bronze in the 5000 m and Bronze in the 3000 m. Cindy also captured an Olympic Bronze medal in 2002, making her one of the most decorated Canadian Olympic athletes in history, with a total of six Olympic medals.

About MTS

MTS is part of MTS Allstream, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Michael Bouliane, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 226-7288, michael.bouliane@mtsallstream.com

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