Marystown, Newfoundland high school students grand-prize winners in the Aliant Get Green Student Video Contest



    Students win all-expense paid trip to ecoRevolution on November 27

    MONCTON, NB, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - The public has spoken and the votes have
been cast. Four students from Marystown High School in Marystown,
Newfoundland, are the grand prize winners of the Aliant Get Green Student
Video Contest with their video "Dying to Play". The students will travel to
Moncton, New Brunswick, all expenses paid, to attend ecoRevolution, featuring
Terry Tamminen, on November 27, 2007. Their winning video will be showcased at
the event.
    The first-ever Aliant Get Green Student Video Contest encouraged Atlantic
Canadian students to creatively describe, through the use of video technology,
how communities can become more sustainable for future generations. Judges
throughout the region selected three finalists and then the public voted
online for their favourite video. Over 3900 votes were received.
    "As business and community leaders, we have much to learn from the young
people of Atlantic Canada when it comes to making our region more
sustainable," said Robyn Tingley, vice president of Communications and Public
Affairs for Aliant. "All of the students who participated in this contest
recognize the need to protect our planet and offered tangible suggestions and
creative ideas on how we can improve our practices and spread the message of
sustainability."
    The winning team is comprised of grade twelve students Adam Peach, Andrew
Murley, Josh Brushett and grade ten student Adam Green. Their video portrays
the importance of recycling programs and is a reminder that we must act now to
ensure our communities remain enjoyable places to live, work and play.
    "We're so excited about being named the grand prize winner and the
finalist for our province of Newfoundland and Labrador," said Adam Peach on
behalf of the team. "We have had so much support from our school and our
community and look forward to sharing our experiences at ecoRevolution. We
also really want to thank Aliant for giving us the opportunity to participate
in a contest like this."
    Marystown High wasn't the only school to catch the judges' attention. The
New Brunswick finalists were from Tantramar Regional High School (with their
video "Ecoholics Anonymous") and the Nova Scotia finalists were from Avon View
High School (with their video "Matt's Commercial").
    "We're thrilled with the efforts from students across Atlantic Canada and
will be equally excited to welcome the students from Marystown in Moncton
later this month," said Tingley.
    Aliant is pleased to be the presenting sponsor of ecoRevolution and is
dedicated to enhancing communities across Atlantic Canada by incorporating
long-term economic, environmental and social considerations into its business
practices.
    To learn more about ecoRevolution or purchase tickets to the event,
please visit www.ecorevolution.ca. To learn more about Aliant's sustainability
program, please visit www.bell.aliant.ca/sustainability.

    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: Alyson Queen, Aliant Communications and Public
Affairs, (866) 696-6700, alyson.queen@aliant.ca

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