Media Advisory - Stanley Park to be cleared of harmful species by 200 TELUS volunteers during TELUS Day of Service



    TELUS team members in Vancouver reach out in their community to make a
    difference

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 29, Vancouver's
world-famous Stanley Park will get a facelift as a team from the park's own
ecology society and more than 200 TELUS employees join together to cleanse it
of harmful species. The removal of these species will help preserve the
ecological balance in Stanley Park.
    The Stanley Park event is part of the second annual TELUS Day of Service,
a day for TELUS team members past and present, along with their families and
friends, 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 Vancouver, TELUS staff will be volunteering at over 20 locations
including an inner-city youth soccer clinic benefiting children from Brittania
Elementary School and the Boys & Girls Club.

    
    Reporters and photographers are invited to attend at the following
    locations:

    Option No.1
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    Where: Stanley Park
           Just past Pipeline Road on the way to Prospect Point
           Vancouver, B.C.

    When:  Saturday, September 29, 2007
           9:00am - 12:00 noon

    Who:   The Stanley Park Ecology Society, Robert McFarlane, executive vice
           president and chief financial officer for TELUS, and the TELUS
           team volunteers.

    What:  Robert McFarlane and the TELUS team will lead volunteer efforts to
           remove harmful invasive species like English Ivy from the famous
           Stanley Park. The TELUS team will work with Stanley Park's own
           Ecology Society to make a difference and learn how to shrink their
           environmental footprint.

    The Stanley Park Ecology Society has been promoting urban ecology
conservation and stewardship since 1988. This charitable organization provides
public programs to communicate their message through initiatives like Ivy
Busters, EcoWalks and Eco Rangers to teach visitors of the park about
environmental awareness and how we can shrink our environmental footprint.

    Option No.2
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    Where: Burnaby Lake Sports Complex, West Field
           3677 Kensington Ave
           Burnaby, B.C.

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

    Who:   Britannia Elementary School, Boys and Girls Club, Burnaby Mayor
           Derek Corrigan, Neil Cusati, vice president of Strategic Solutions
           for TELUS, and TELUS team volunteers.

    What:  Neil Cusati and the TELUS team will teach the youth skills and
           drills at this soccer clinic
    

    Britannia Elementary School is a public school located in Vancouver's
eastside. This school will be participating in this activity for the second
year in a row.
    The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Vancouver was founded in 1936 and
incorporated as a charitable organization in 1938. This organization provides
a wide range of social, health, educational and recreational services to
assist young people in their growth and development. Summer camp, low-cost
recreational programs, alcohol and drug abuse counseling, licensed child care
and parent support are just a few of the programs provided on seasonal and
daily basis to over 6,000 youth and families by core staff and over
1,200 volunteers.

    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: Karen Dosanjh, TELUS Media Relations, (604)
328-5171, Karen.Dosanjh@telus.com

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