Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - TELUS House grand opening celebration; 215 Slater Street swings open the doors to best-in-class environmental design

    The Hon. Jim Watson joins TELUS' Janet Yale and other local
    dignitaries to celebrate the TELUS team's new Ottawa home

    OTTAWA, Oct. 24 /CNW/ - TELUS House is throwing open the doors of 215
Slater Street in a one-day showcase of one of the most advanced
technology-equipped office buildings in Eastern Canada.
    The state-of-the-art 'green' building is targeting Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design (LEED) silver status with the Canada Green Building
Council, setting a new standard for environmentally sustainable buildings and
creating a unique and distinct working environment for the more than 300 TELUS
team members who call Ottawa home.
    Reporters and photographers are invited for the grand opening and media
tour of the new building on Friday, October 26.

    Who:      The Honourable Jim Watson, Ontario Minister of Health Promotion
              Janet Yale, executive vice-president, Corporate Affairs, TELUS
              Andrea Goertz, vice-president, Enterprise Services, TELUS
              Anthony Broccolini, Broccolini Construction Ontario Inc.

    Where:    215 Slater Street (corner of Bank and Slater Streets)

    When:     11:00 a.m., Friday, October 26
                    -  11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: media conference;
                    -  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: media tour of the building
                       with executives and Richard Chmiel, architect, Richard
                       Chmiel Architect & Associates

    With sleek lines and strong features, TELUS House showcases leading-edge
technology and is destined to become an Ottawa landmark.
    The building design conveys TELUS' commitment to its team, the community,
environmental policy and social responsibility. LEED accreditation recognizes
leading-edge buildings with healthy, high quality and high performance
features and reduced environmental impacts.

    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

For further information:

For further information: For media inquiries, please contact: Allison
Vale, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 629-6425,

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