MTS to facilitate world record as presenting sponsor of the World's Largest

Olympian Cindy Klassen among celebrities planning to attend

Stock Symbol: MBT

WINNIPEG, April 16 /CNW/ - MTS, Manitoba's hometown telecommunications provider, is a presenting sponsor of Manitoba Homecoming 2010's "World's Largest Social" on Saturday, May 15. That evening, thousands of Manitobans are expected to set a world record when the traditional Manitoban celebration takes place simultaneously in over 60 communities across the province.

"As Manitoba's hometown telecommunications provider, being a presenting sponsor of the World's Largest Social and a presenting partner of the Manitoba Homecoming 2010 initiative is a natural fit for MTS," said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. "The social is an important part of Manitoba's cultural fabric and this one promises to bring together thousands of Manitobans from across Manitoba and around the globe."

Each community's social will be unique, featuring live music, silent auctions, and traditional social food.

Dozens of Manitoba celebrities will also be home to take part in the festivities. MTS spokesperson Cindy Klassen, Canada's greatest Olympian, plans to join fellow Manitobans at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, the Winnipeg venue for the World's Largest Social.

"This is a chance to reconnect with family and friends, and an excellent fundraising opportunity for the participating communities," said Kevin Walters, Executive Director of Manitoba Homecoming 2010. "Each community that has agreed to host a Manitoba Homecoming social has chosen a local charity to receive the proceeds from their event."

Tickets to the World's Largest Social are available for purchase from Ticketmaster.

About MTS

MTS is part of 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: Laura Dickie, Corporate Communications Specialist, MTS Allstream Corporate Communications, Office: (204) 941-8181, Cell: (204) 226-3836,

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