Media Advisory - 15 hectares of land restored with a mass river clean up as TELUS Day of Service comes to Edmonton



    Hundreds of TELUS team members in Edmonton reach out to their community
    to make a difference

    EDMONTON, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 29, Edmonton's Louise
McKinney Riverfront Park will 'overflow' with helping hands as hundreds of
TELUS team volunteers take on a mass clean up project. The TELUS team will
work with the City of Edmonton Capital City Clean Up to restore 15 hectares of
land that acts as an entrance to the river valley parks, and a doorway to
trails across the city. Cleaning this park will encourage river-based public
activity and help promote appreciation for the environment and our natural
resources
    The Capital City Clean Up event is part of the second annual TELUS Day of
Service, a day for TELUS team members to give where they live. More than 6,000
TELUS team members, including employees, alumni, family and friends, will
participate in hundreds of volunteer activities. Team members across the
country will use their time and talents on September 29 to participate in
projects focused on the environment, youth and helping those less fortunate.
    In Edmonton, in addition to the river valley clean up, TELUS staff will
be volunteering at 10 other locations including The Boys and Girls Clubs
inner-city youth soccer clinic.
    Reporters and photographers are invited to attend at the following
locations:

    
    Option No. 1
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    Where:    Louise McKinney Riverfront Park
              Southeast corner of Bloor Street and Devonshire Place
              Edmonton, AB

    When:     Saturday, September 29, 2007
              10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Who:      The City of Edmonton; Kevin Salvadori, executive vice
              president, TELUS Business Transformation, and the TELUS team of
              volunteers

    What:     Kevin Salvadori and the TELUS team will be helping to clean up
              the Louise McKinney Riverfront Park in order to beautify this
              natural resource.
    

    The City of Edmonton took on the Capital City Clean-up to ensure that
Edmonton stays an environmentally sustainable city. It brings together
residents, businesses and not-for-profit organizations alike to make the city
shine, especially during the summer months. The project is one of the many
initiatives that make it a leading city in environmental stewardship.

    
    Option No. 2
    ------------

    Where:    Soccer Clinic South
              6520 Roper Road
              Edmonton, AB

    When:     Saturday, September 29, 2007
              9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

    Who:      The Boys and Girls Club; Nick Culo, vice president, TELUS
              Public and Community Affairs, and TELUS volunteer team members

    What:     This year Nick Culo and the TELUS team will set-up skills and
              drills, helping to coach Boys and Girls Club youth in the game
              of soccer.
    

    The Boys & Girls Club of Edmonton is a leading youth-serving organization
helping kids reach their full potential. Serving Edmonton for over 45 years,
the club reaches out to 5,000 children and youth each year through
after-school, weekend and summer programs that build stronger social skills
and self esteem. Many members are at-risk families where safety is a concern.
Members can suffer from poor nutrition, poverty, lack of schooling or high
risk for drug-related activity. By offering after-school programs and camps
kids can develop skills and support in a safe place.

    Text for charity
    TELUS customers also have the chance to get involved in TELUS Day of
Service. For every text message sent from your TELUS mobile phone on September
29, TELUS will make a donation to the Canadian Centre for Child Protection.

    TELUS in the community
    TELUS has donated more than $91 million in financial and in-kind
contributions since the year 2000. In addition, TELUS has also contributed
more than 1.76 million volunteer hours to non-profit and charitable
organizations across Canada over the last seven years. More is online at
telus.com/community.

    About TELUS
    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.9 billion of annual revenue and 10.9 million
customer connections including 5.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a wide range of communications products and services including data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. Committed to being
Canada's premier corporate citizen, we give where we live. Since 2000, TELUS
and our team members have contributed more than $91 million to charitable and
non-profit organizations and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of
service to local communities. Eight TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead
our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please
visit telus.com




For further information:

For further information: Chris Gerritsen, TELUS Media Relations, (403)
808-9591, Chris.Gerritsen@telus.com

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