TELUS donates $200,000 to Opération Enfant Soleil on behalf of its
QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - More than 80 young patients at the
Centre mère-enfant of the CHU de Québec were treated to a visit by none
other than local superstar Bonhomme Carnaval. Replete with fun
activities including games, souvenir photo ops and a few surprises,
this memorable afternoon was organized for a fourth consecutive year by
TELUS, which also announced a major $200,000 donation to Opération
"We were so happy to see these kids smiling and having fun with
Bonhomme. Days spent in a hospital can feel very long. We wanted to
give the children a boost of energy and courage they need to go through
these difficult times," says Jean-François St-Germain, Vice-President,
Quebec City Region and Public Markets for TELUS. "The well-being of a
community is measured through the health of its young people. That is
why TELUS is also enriching this Quebec Winter Carnival activity with a
major donation to Opération Enfant Soleil, which unites our customers
across Quebec in support of sick children."
TELUS' $200,000 donation to Opération Enfant Soleil is in addition to
the $2.5 million the company has donated to the organization since the
beginning of their partnership in 1998. This sum was raised in 2012
through the generosity of TELUS' customers and team members, as well as
the following initiatives:
Last spring, in support of Opération Enfant Soleil, TELUS launched a new
music album featuring several of the top songs used in its Quebec
From November 8 to 30, 2012, TELUS donated $25 to the charity for every
smartphone sold in the province of Quebec.
As it does every year during the holiday season, TELUS contributed all
profits from the sale of its critters in Quebec to Opération Enfant
For Halloween, $1 was donated to Opération Enfant Soleil for each TELUS
Internet and TV customer who was a member of the Accès Privilèges
rewards program and participated in the vote for TELUS' best reusable
During moving season, TELUS donated $100 to Opération Enfant Soleil for
each move or service bundling request.
Over $5,000 was raised for the organization through the TELUS Team
Member Charitable Giving program. Donations made by team members as
part of this program are matched by TELUS.
Join the Carnival festivities with TELUS!
TELUS is proud to partner with the Quebec Winter Carnival for a seventh
consecutive year as a major sponsor. This year, the partners are
driving the adoption of a brand new Android and iPhone app: the App
Carnaval, which provides users with a complete schedule of activities
along with a host of practical information on transportation, maps,
contact details and much more.
From February 1 to 17, attendees are warmly invited to visit the Zone
technologique TELUS and put technology at the heart of their creative
spirit through our interactive wall cubes. Our popular Young Sculptors
activity will also be returning. Each participant will receive a block
of snow to create the sculpture of their choice, which will be included
in TELUS' onstage exhibit. A wonderful way to awaken the sculptor
About TELUS in Quebec
A vibrant corporate presence in Quebec for more than 85 years, TELUS
currently employs over 5,500 team members in the province. Since 2000,
the company has invested nearly $12.3 billion in the Quebec economy and
its infrastructure development. A Canadian industry leader, TELUS
offers Quebec communities access to state-of-the-art global
communication technologies, at home in the workplace and on the go. In
support of our philosophy to "give where we live", the company has
contributed $35 million since 2005 to support local community
organizations in Quebec, such as Opération Enfant Soleil, the Dr.
Julien Foundation, Les Oeuvres Jean Lafrance and the Association du
cancer de l'Est du Québec.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $10.8 billion in annual revenue and 13 million
customer connections, including 7.6 million wireless subscribers, 3.4
million wireline network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers
and over 635,000 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
numerous 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. In
2010, TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic
corporation globally by the Association for Fundraising Professionals,
becoming the first Canadian company ever to receive this prestigious
For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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