MTS Allstream to be the official communications solutions provider of the
2010 CN Canadian Women's Open

Tournament proceeds to support the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream is proud to announce its role as the official communications solutions provider to the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open, happening this year in Winnipeg from August 23 to 29 at the St. Charles Country Club. MTS Allstream will provide telecommunications equipment and services to support the event. Proceeds raised during the tournament will go to the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.

The CN Canadian Women's Open is the only Canadian stop on the LPGA Tour, home to the world's top female professional golfers. For only the second time in its 27-year history, and the first time in nearly two decades, the tournament will be held in Manitoba. As the official communications solutions provider to the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open, MTS Allstream's support will make it possible for event organizers to communicate and coordinate on-site, and allow international media outlets to broadcast the tournament live.

"As one of the largest corporate headquarters located in Manitoba, MTS Allstream is proud to support this event, one of the top golf tournaments in Canada featuring some of the world's elite golfing talent right in our home community. Winnipeg has not hosted this event since 1992 and we are proud to help make it a success with the support of the leading-edge communications technology and services we offer," said Pierre Blouin, Chief Executive Officer, MTS Allstream. "We are very pleased that the proceeds will support an important institution in our province- the Children's Hospital Foundation of Manitoba."

"We are very happy to work with MTS Allstream, Manitoba's hometown communications provider, to meet the communication needs of the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open," said Scott Simmons, Executive Director and CEO, Golf Canada. "We can't conduct an event of this calibre without the support of local companies and businesses. On behalf of Golf Canada, our title sponsor CN and the LPGA, I would like to sincerely thank MTS Allstream for their generous support."

MTS Allstream, along with its employees, is committed to being an active participant and supporter of the communities in which it operates, supporting numerous community and charitable events each year.

About MTS Allstream

MTS Allstream Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services are encouraged to visit: www.mtsallstream.com.

About the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open

Stars of the LPGA Tour will challenge for the 2010 CN Canadian Women's Open from August 23-29 at the St. Charles Country Club in Winnipeg. Tickets and corporate hospitality information for the CN Canadian Women's Open is available online at www.cncanadianwomensopen.com or by calling 1-866-571-LPGA. Children 15-and-under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.

Golf Canada - You Belong

Golf Canada is a member-based organization governed by the Royal Canadian Golf Association (RCGA). Recognized by Sport Canada as the National Sport Organization (NSO) for golf in this country and representing more than 350,000 members and 1,600 golf clubs, Golf Canada is responsible for promoting participation in and a passion for the game of golf in Canada.Golf Canada actively conducts championships, programs and services to help shape the present and future of golf in Canada. Canada's National Amateur Golf Team program, National Golf in Schools, Golf Fore the Cure, the Canadian Golf Hall of Fame and Museum and CN Future Links, Canada's national junior golf program are only some of the initiatives the association leads for golf in Canada. As the authority for the game of golf in Canada, the association also administers the Rules of Golf and Amateur Status as well as Handicapping and Course Rating under the esteemed RCGA brand. In addition, Golf Canada conducts Canada's most prestigious golf championships. The RBC Canadian Open and CN Canadian Women's Open attract the best professional golfers in the world, while regional junior and national amateur championships provide world class competitive opportunities for Canada's top golfers to showcase their talents.

For more information about what Golf Canada is doing to support golf in your community, visit us online at www.golfcanada.ca.

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Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Laura Dickie, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, Office: (204) 941-8181, Cell: (204) 226-3836, media.relations@mtsallstream.com, Dan Pino, Director, Media and Public Relations, Golf Canada, Office: (800) 263-0009 ext. 406, Cell: (416) 434-5525, dpino@golfcanada.ca

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