MONTREAL and QUEBEC CITY, Sept. 19 /CNW/ - TELUS and the Québec City
Remparts hockey club are extremely proud today to announce a new association,
through which the company becomes a major partner and official provider of
telecommunications services to the sports team for the next three years. TELUS
has been supporting junior hockey for eight years now through its partnerships
with the Québec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), the Montréal Junior, the
Rimouski Océanic, the Baie-Comeau Drakkar and, now, a team inspired by a
fierce tradition of excellence: the Québec City Remparts.
"It seemed entirely natural to expand our commitment to encourage the
development of young, Canadian hockey players by supporting a team as
prestigious as the Québec City Remparts," remarked Anne-Marie LaBerge,
Vice-President, Communications Marketing for TELUS in Québec. "Passion for
hockey is at the heart of Québec culture, and the Remparts fans are among the
most devoted junior hockey fans in the whole country. It is therefore with
great pride that TELUS is standing beside the Remparts on behalf of our 5,000
employees in Québec, our customers and all those who will be attending the
local games or watching them live on the Internet."
Keep in mind that Remparts games, like all those of the QMJHL, may be
viewed free of charge, live or delayed, on telus.com/lhjmq. Québec City
Remparts ring tones and derivative images are available exclusively to TELUS
"This agreement with TELUS represents a one-of-a-kind opportunity to
strengthen our brand and expand the influence of junior hockey, while
providing a quality product to faithful Remparts fans wherever they may be,"
said Claude Rousseau, President of the Québec City Remparts. "It's a real
pleasure to be associated with a partner who shares our vision and who cares
about the interests of the players and of the public."
The Québec City Remparts will take on the Rimouski Océanic at the Pepsi
Coliseum at 7:00 p.m. tonight. Don't miss it!
About the Remparts
The Remparts team has been owned by Michel Cadrin, Patrick Roy and
Jacques Tanguay since 1997; that was the beginning of a new era for the
Remparts. Since then, hockey fans in the greater Québec City area have come to
know, year after year, a team with a strong tradition of excellence and a
prestigious history; a team that also presents a brand image comparable to
those of professional teams. The Remparts market represents a potential
clientele of more than half a million people. With a population of 700,000,
Québec City and its suburbs account for 9% of the province's total population.
The Remparts are identified with the Québec City metropolitan area and have
managed to develop a feeling of belonging among the population of the entire
region. The Québec City Remparts are the city's junior hockey team and one of
the major sports attractions there. In 2007-2008, for the second season in a
row, this junior team set a new record for the Québec Major Junior Hockey
League and a new benchmark for the Canadian Hockey League by attracting the
largest number of fans in the League's history, with a total of 390,711
tickets sold and an average of 11,163 spectators per game.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.4 billion of annual revenue and 11.4 million
customer connections including 5.8 million wireless subscribers, 4.3 million
wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS
provides a full range of wireline and wireless 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 and pensioners have contributed
more than $113 million to numerous charitable and not-for-profit organizations
and volunteered more than 2.1 million hours of service to local communities.
Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic
initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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