Media Advisory - At-risk youth in Ottawa get a safe place to play soccer as TELUS Day of Service comes to Ottawa



    Dozens of TELUS team members in Ottawa reach out to their community to
    make a difference

    OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 29, at-risk youth
will bring their best corner kicks and chip shots to The Boys and Girls Club
of Ottawa's soccer clinic with the help of dozens of TELUS employees. Each
year, the Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa helps over 4,500 city youth stay safe
during peak hours of juvenile crime by providing after-school and weekend
programming.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa 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.
    The soccer clinic is one of several locations where TELUS Ottawa
employees will volunteer, including The Ottawa Food Bank and Ottawa River
clean up.

    
    Reporters and photographers are invited to attend.

    Where:          Nepean Sportsplex - Minto Field
                    1701 Woodroffe Avenue
                    Ottawa, ON

    When:           Saturday, September 29, 2007
                    12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Who:            The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa, Janet Yale, executive
                    vice president, TELUS Corporate Affairs, and the TELUS
                    team volunteers

    What:           Janet Yale and the TELUS team will help facilitate the
                    Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa soccer clinic, helping
                    teach soccer skills and setting up drills for over
                    60 kids ages 6-13.
    

    The Boys and Girls Club of Ottawa is a leading youth-serving organization
helping kids reach their full potential. Serving Ottawa for over 83 years, the
club reaches out to 4,500 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 a 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: For media inquiries, please contact: Julie
Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 684-6817, Julie.Smithers@telus.com

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