Watch concert tomorrow on TELUS' YouTube channel
CALGARY, Aug. 14, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS will webcast Thursday's Alberta
Flood Aid benefit concert live and free of charge for viewers across
This is the largest benefit concert of its size to be live-streamed on
the Internet. Anyone unable to attend in person is invited to tune into
TELUS' YouTube channel for the free web broadcast.
"The floods that hit Alberta in June were catastrophic. Canada watched
as one of the worst natural disasters in our nation's history
devastated homes and highways across our beloved province," said Andrea
Goertz, TELUS Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer. "TELUS
is proud to support the organizers and the artists involved in raising
funds to help with long-term recovery efforts. We invite Canadians to
join us for Thursday night's event by enjoying the webcast and
listening to legendary Canadian acts make some great music and do some
The four hour event, happening in Calgary at McMahon Stadium, kicks off
at 6 p.m. MT (8 p.m. ET) Thursday.
The program, hosted by legendary Canadian comedian Brent Butt, can also
be watched live on:
TELUS Optik TV channels 675 (HD) and 135 (SD)
TELUS Optik TV channels 997 (HD) and (9997) SD in Red Deer, Medicine Hat
TELUS Satellite TV channels 832 (HD) and 399 (SD)
The Alberta Flood Aid benefit concert includes artists Jann Arden, Randy
Bachman, Tom Cochrane, Matthew Good, Colin James, Loverboy, Corb Lund, Nickelback,
Johnny Reid, The Sadies, The Sheepdogs and Ian Tyson.
Additionally, TELUS customers are encouraged to text ABFLOOD to 20222 during the show to donate $10 to The Calgary Foundation Flood Rebuilding Fund. With help from its customers, TELUS will continue to contribute to the
long-term recovery efforts happening right now in Alberta. Throughout
the night, join in the conversation with @TELUS on Twitter.
TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $11.2 billion of annual revenue and 13.2
million customer connections, including 7.7 million wireless
subscribers, 3.3 million wireline network access lines, 1.4 million
Internet subscribers and 743,000 TELUS TV customers. Led since 2000 by
President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services, including wireless, data,
Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video.
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team
members and retirees have contributed more than $300 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.8 million
hours of service to local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS
Community Boards lead TELUS' local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was
honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation
globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation
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