MTS brings Cindy Klassen home to attend World's Largest Social

Canada's greatest Olympian comes home for Manitoba Homecoming 2010

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, May 13 /CNW/ - MTS is proud to announce that it will bring Canada's greatest Olympian, Cindy Klassen, home to Winnipeg, on Saturday, May 15, to celebrate Manitoba Homecoming 2010 at the record-breaking "World's Largest Social".

The "social", a long-celebrated Manitoba tradition, has brought friends and families together for decades. This weekend, thousands of Manitobans, including Klassen, will take part in a record-breaking, province-wide party, which will take place in 63 communities across the province simultaneously. Each community's social will be unique and will feature live music, silent auctions, and traditional social food.

As Manitoba's hometown telecommunications service provider, MTS is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the "World's Largest Social" and a Presenting Partner of Manitoba Homecoming 2010.

"Cindy Klassen is a Manitoba icon and we're excited that she'll be joining us to celebrate our great province," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. "Cindy has worked exceptionally hard in the past few years, so it's the perfect time for her to celebrate her triumphs with her fellow Manitobans."

Cindy is currently training in Alberta, and will fly home to Winnipeg this weekend to attend the "World's Largest Social". The Winnipeg edition of the social will take place at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, and will feature appearances by several local celebrities. Klassen will be in attendance from 9:30 - 11:30 p.m., and will present MTS prizes to attendees.

All 63 socials are fundraising endeavours for local initiatives in their respective communities. Proceeds from the Winnipeg social will support the Health Sciences Centre Foundation, Children's Hospital Foundation and Cancer Care Manitoba. Tickets to the World's Largest Social are available for purchase from Ticketmaster.

About MTS

MTS is part of MTS Allstream Inc. ("MTS Allstream"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada's leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company's extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada's greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.'s common shares are listed on The Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services, markets, community commitments and record of creating shareholder value are encouraged to visit:

SOURCE MTS Allstream

For further information: For further information: Media: Laura Dickie, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, (204) 941-8181, (204) 226-3836,

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