TELUS team members band together to give where they live on September 29
VANCOUVER, Sept. 29 /CNW/ - On Saturday, September 29, thousands of TELUS
team members will roll up their sleeves to make a difference in dozens of
communities across Canada as part of the annual TELUS Day of Service.
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 tomorrow to give
where they live.
"TELUS Day of Service lets us reach out as one team across the country
and make a positive and remarkable difference in the communities where we live
and work," said Janet Yale, TELUS executive vice president, Corporate Affairs.
"By fusing our collective energies on one special day, we are able to
contribute our time, expertise and resources to helping build sustainable
communities in partnership with local leaders and non-profit organizations.
The pooled result will have a real and lasting impact, creating positive
change in our lives and in the lives of others."
TELUS team members across Canada will participate in environmentally
themed projects this year. They will help with clean-up efforts at Stanley
Park in Vancouver, Fish Creek Park in Calgary, the River Valley in Edmonton
and plant trees with Héritage Laurentien in Montreal. Other volunteer projects
happening tomorrow include stocking shelves at the Daily Bread Food Bank in
Toronto, the Kelowna Food Bank and youth soccer clinics across the country,
just to name a few.
TELUS Day of Service activities will be held in dozens of communities
across Canada such as Victoria, Vancouver, Prince George, Kamloops, Kelowna,
Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie,
Toronto, Barrie, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City and Rimouski.
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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Vale, TELUS Media Relations, (416) 629-6425, Allison.Vale@telus.com