MTS Allstream Celebrates French-Canadian Culture with Festival du Voyageur

    WINNIPEG, Jan. 27 /CNW/ - MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream") is excited
to be an Official Partner of Festival du Voyageur, one of Canada's most
vibrant French-Canadian festivals, which commemorates the joie de vivre of the
fur traders and this country's rich Métis culture.
    "As a leading national communication solutions provider, MTS Allstream
believes that our commitment to the communities in which we live and work is
extremely important to our business," said Kelvin Shepherd, President Consumer
Markets, MTS Allstream. "This commitment has made us a leading supporter of
community festivals in Manitoba, like the Festival du Voyageur, which pays
tribute to our province's unique cultural heritage."
    For a century, MTS Allstream has been a proud supporter of
franco-Manitobans, and is proud to support Festival du Voyageur as it reaches
a significant milestone this year - 40 years of celebrating Manitoba's strong
French Canadian spirit.
    Every year, MTS Allstream supports a number of community festivals
celebrating Manitoba's incredible community and diversity with financial
support and in-kind services. For more information on MTS Allstream's
community initiatives, visit the Community and Environment section of our Web
site at

    About MTS Allstream

    MTS Allstream is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services
Inc. and is one of Canada's leading national communication solutions
providers, delivering innovative products and services through the Enterprise
Solutions and Consumer Markets divisions. The Enterprise Solutions division,
which operates under the Allstream brand nationally and under the MTS
Allstream brand in Manitoba, is a leading competitor in the national business
and wholesale markets. This division offers customers a portfolio of solutions
tailored to the needs of medium and large businesses looking for success in a
world of rapidly evolving technology - IP connectivity, unified
communications, IT consulting and security services. The Consumer Markets
division leads every telecommunications market segment in Manitoba, delivering
a full suite of next generation wireless, high-speed Internet and data,
digital television and wireline voice services under the MTS brand, as well as
small business services in select markets across Canada under the Allstream
brand, and security and alarm monitoring services through AAA Alarm Systems
Ltd., an affiliate of MTS Allstream which also operates in other western
provinces. MTS Allstream's extensive national broadband fibre optic network
spans more than 24,300 kilometres, and provides international connections
through strategic alliances and interconnection agreements with other
international service providers. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common
shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). For
more information, please visit:

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Communications Coordinator, (204) 958-3392,

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