Media Advisory - Hundreds of pounds of food will be donated by dozens of willing hands as TELUS Day of Service comes to Kelowna

    TELUS team members in Kelowna reach out in their community to make a

    KELOWNA, BC, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 29, The Kelowna
Community Food Bank will welcome TELUS volunteers carrying hundreds of food
donations to fill empty shelves. The Food Bank, feeding 30,000 hungry families
annually, will receive these needed hands and donations to help stock the Food
Bank the weekend before Thanksgiving, one of their busiest times of the year.
    The Kelowna Food Bank is part of the second annual TELUS Day of Service,
a day for TELUS team members to give where they live. More than 6,000 TELUS
team members, including employees, alumni, family and friends, will
participate in hundreds of volunteer activities. Team members across the
country will use their time and talents on September 29 to participate in
projects focused on the environment, youth and helping those less fortunate.
    The Food Bank is one of many projects the TELUS team will participate in
across Kelowna including the Adopt-a-Road clean up project and "Cleaning for
Cuddles" with the SPCA.

    Reporters and photographers are invited to attend.

    Where:    TELUS
              2002 Enterprise Way
              Kelowna, B.C.

    When:     Saturday, September 29, 2007
              9:00 am - Noon

    Who:      Kelowna Community Food Bank; SPCA; Joe Grech, executive vice
              president of Network Operations for TELUS; Steve Jenkins, TELUS
              general manager Interior South B.C., and the TELUS employee
              volunteer team.

    What:     At this location, Joe Grech, Steve Jenkins and the TELUS team
              will be collecting gently used clothing for the Kelowna Gospel
              Mission and food items for the Kelowna Food Bank. We will be
              supporting a clean-up activity on Gertsmar road as part of our
              Adopt-a-Road program and also helping the SPCA by collecting
              donations. Big White/Silver Star is showing community support
              in conjunction with TELUS by offering a free opening day pass
              for Big White/Silver Star for the first 100 people who donate
              to the SPCA or provide a food or clothing donation.

    Text for charity

    TELUS customers also have the chance to get involved in TELUS Day of
Service. For every text message sent from your TELUS mobile phone on
September 29, TELUS will make a donation to the Canadian Centre for Child

    TELUS in the community

    TELUS has donated more than $91 million in financial and in-kind
contributions since the year 2000. In addition, TELUS has also contributed
more than 1.76 million volunteer hours to non-profit and charitable
organizations across Canada over the last seven years. More is online at

    About TELUS

    TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE:   TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $8.9 billion of annual revenue and 10.9 million
customer connections including 5.3 million wireless subscribers, 4.5 million
wireline network access lines and 1.1 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

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For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Karen
Dosanjh, TELUS Media Relations, (604) 328-5171,

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