Online voting open from April 7-19, 2014
Stock Symbol: MBT
WINNIPEG, April 7, 2014 /CNW/ - Until April 19, Manitobans will help
determine the 10 youth serving organizations that will share $100,000
in MTS Future First community grants. Twenty finalists have been selected and online voting
is now open.
"We were overwhelmed by the response to our first community grant
offering under MTS Future First," said Pierre Blouin, Chief Executive Officer. "We received more than
100 outstanding applications, and now we want as many Manitobans as
possible to be involved in the selection process. MTS Future First is all about supporting young Manitobans and creating the kind of
community we want for generations to come. And we want Manitobans to
have a voice in shaping our collective future."
Starting today, Manitobans are invited to vote online by visiting mts.ca/grants. A shortlist of 15 projects will move forward to a final selection
committee of community leaders who will determine the final 10
community grants recipients for 2014.
"Manitoba is a place where creativity, innovation and generosity
intersect," added Mr. Blouin. "The calibre of the submissions we
received reflects the character of a place that fundamentally
understands what it means to be a community. MTS is proud to have this
extraordinary opportunity to support the work of dedicated, caring
individuals across the province."
MTS will present the 10 grants of $10,000 each on Manitoba Day, May 12,
MTS would like to invite all Manitobans to take a moment to vote for
their favorite project and to share the opportunity with friends,
family and colleagues. Everyone who votes is also eligible to win one
of seven pairs of tickets to see Lady Gaga perform at the MTS Centre
from the MTS Suite on May 22, 2014.
A list of the Top 20 finalists can be found here.
About MTS Future First
MTS Future First: Connecting Today's Youth to Tomorrow is a multi-faceted community investment program that includes
sponsorships, grants, donations, scholarships, employee volunteerism
and fundraising programs to help in the advancement of Manitoba youth
and reflects MTS's philosophy of investing and giving back to
our community. The program articulates a clear vision for MTS's ongoing
contribution to a thriving economy fueled by a vibrant, diverse
workforce - one nurtured in healthy communities that provide
opportunity and optimism for our young people. In 2013, MTS donated
more than 1% of its pre-tax profits to charitable purposes in
Manitoba. For more information about Future First, please visit www.mts.ca/futurefirst, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
MTS is the leading full-service communications provider for residential
and business customers in Manitoba. The company's suite of products and
services include the latest in wireless technology, high-speed
Internet, an award-winning IPTV service, voice services, home security,
and an extensive range of business solutions. A technology leader, MTS
operates advanced wireless networks delivering the best coverage for
Manitobans with its 4G, CDMA and Wi-Fi wireless networks and is
investing to build out its extensive fibre-to-the-home network in over
20 Manitoba communities. MTS's momentum is fuelled by the knowledge,
skills and spirit of its 3,000 Manitoba-based employees. With over 100
years of operations, MTS is rooted firmly in the community and is a
proud sponsor of the MTS Centre, home to the NHL's Winnipeg Jets. MTS
is wholly owned by Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. which is listed on
the TSX (trading symbol: MBT). For information on MTS's products and
services, please visit www.mts.ca.
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