TELUS spokescritters fish funds for charities during the holidays



    Sales of exclusive GUND(TM) plush fish sold at TELUS support charities

    TORONTO, Nov. 14 /CNW/ - TELUS today announced its seventh annual
Corporate Retail Stores Charity Campaign, aimed at raising funds for
charitable organizations through the sale of TELUS exclusive GUND(TM) plush
fish, the "spokescritters" featured in TELUS' latest advertising campaign.
    "TELUS is proud to continue this effort to give back to the communities
where we live for the seventh consecutive year," said Joe Goodbaum, vice
president, TELUS Retail Stores. "The holiday season is an important time for
giving. This charitable campaign has been a popular and spirited means for our
clients and store team members to contribute."
    Since 2001, the program has raised more than $360,000 for charities
across Canada. This year funds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
Children's Wish Foundation, Big Sister's London, Big Brothers and Big Sisters
Muskoka, Children's Aid Foundation, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Operation
Enfant Soleil and B.R.A.I.N Child.
    Profits from critters sold between November 14 and December 31 will be
donated to each region's selected charity. TELUS critters are sold for
$7.99 each of which approximately $5.00 will be donated to the respective
local charities. TELUS selected fish as their latest spokescritters for their
bright, dynamic colours.

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.0 billion of annual revenue and 11.0 million
customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 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.

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For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Julie
Smithers, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 206-6817, Julie.Smithers@telus.com

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