Community Choice Awards on Aliant.net lets you pick your Atlantic Canadian favourites



    
       One week left to choose your favourite town, festival, seafood
                         restaurant and so much more!
    

    ST. JOHN'S, NL, Aug. 22 /CNW/ - The Community Choice Awards on Aliant.net
lets Atlantic Canadians select the best of their communities and share with
the world what makes our communities great places to live and work. Aliant,
Atlantic Canada's leading information and communications technology provider
launched the Community Choice Awards on Aliant.net earlier this summer
allowing customers to nominate the categories and now they get to vote for
their favourites.
    Jim Hand, Team Lead Aliant.net says, "The contest allows our customers to
share with us the things they are passionate about, learn more about Atlantic
Canada and what makes our unique part of Canada so great. Aliant.net provides
an easy forum for all those who want to get involved and place your votes."
    Interest in the program continues to grow and customers still have a week
(until August 29) to place their votes (www.aliant.net/CommunityChoice) or
make a submission to any one of the following categories:

    1. The Most Celebrated Local Festival
    2. The Must See Atlantic Canadian Tourist Destination for Kids
    3. The Ultimate Atlantic Canadian Seafood Restaurant
    4. The All-Time Favourite Local Pub
    5. The Best Locally Owned Coffee shop
    6. The Prettiest Part of your Province
    7. The Place to find the Tastiest Atlantic Canadian Delicacy
    8. The Best City or Town to Grow Up In
    9. The Most Impressive Local Theatre
    10. The Corner Store that has it all

    "We have provided an opportunity for everyone to get involved," says
Mr. Hand. "Children too can make a picture submission, with the help of their
parents, of their most favourite destination. We are looking forward to
sharing the results of the selected favourites on Aliant.net in September."
    There will be one winner selected from each category and every voter will
qualify to win an Ipod Touch and their internet service free for a year.

    About Bell Aliant

    Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional
communications providers. 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 in Canada and the US. Bell Aliant's 10,000 employees are
committed to deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and
convenience. In Atlantic Canada, communications products and services are
delivered to customers through the Aliant brand.

    Media representatives are encouraged to sign up for Aliant News Alerts at
www.bell.aliant.ca.




For further information:

For further information: Anna Peddle, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (709) 739-2377, anna.peddle@aliant.ca

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