Media Advisory - Green City: Héritage Laurentien and TELUS team members will plant 800 trees and shrubs on the Saint-Lawrence River Waterfront



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

    MONTREAL, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - This Saturday, September 29, TELUS team
members will volunteer their time to help carry out the initiative undertaken
by the Société de verdissement du Montréal métropolitain (SOVERDI) and its
partners, including Héritage Laurentien. SOVERDI's mandate is to enhance green
spaces and to help the city of Montreal adapt to climate changes by planting
vegetation in an effort to, among other goals, reduce heat islands.
    The 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 Québec, 500 TELUS team members will dedicate their Saturday to the
improvement of their community by working for 24 charitable and non-profit
organizations in Montreal, Québec City, Sainte-Marie-de-Beauce and Rimouski.
Three hundred employees will visit nine partners in Greater Montreal which
include La Maison de Quartier Villeray, l'Accueil Bonneau, Share the Warmth,
The CIBC Run for The Cure, and The Lighthouse, Children and Families.
    Reporters and photographers are invited to join the TELUS volunteers who
will meet on the Saint-Lawrence's shores to plant 800 trees and shrubs at the
following address:

    
    Where:   The Greenhouses
             7000 Lasalle blvd. in Verdun

    When:    Saturday, September 29, 2007
             9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Who:     Karen Radford, president of TELUS Québec, and TELUS volunteers
             Louis L. Roquet, Chairman of SOVERDI's Board
             Helen Fotopulos, Mayor of Plateau Mont-Royal and Member of the
             Executive Committee of the Ville de Montréal, responsible for
             the environment, parks, blue and green spaces
             Claude Trudel, Verdun Borough Mayor

    What:    Orchestrated by Héritage Laurentien, the "Adopt my shoreline"
             initiative's goal is to restore the shores of South-West
             Montreal by planting indigenous trees and shrubs and by
             controlling the vegetation. The non-profit organization is
             concentrating its efforts in the boroughs of Verdun and LaSalle,
             where approximately 100,000 trees have been planted since 1999.
    

    Text for charity

    TELUS customers also have the chance to get involved in the TELUS Day of
Service. For every text message sent in Quebec from a TELUS mobile phone on
September 29, TELUS will make a donation to The Lighthouse, Children and
Families.

    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 Stacey
Masson, TELUS Media Relations, (514) 977-8766, Stacey.Masson@telus.com

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