Online auction to run during BC Children's Hospital Miracle
Weekend June 6-7
VANCOUVER, June 5 /CNW/ - TELUS is providing an incredible opportunity to
make a lot of kids happy. The company is offering the TELUS suite at GM Place
for The Jonas Brothers World Tour performance on June 30 to the highest
bidder, with all proceeds going to BC Children's Hospital Foundation.
"At TELUS we give where we live and we are always looking for unique
opportunities to give back to our communities," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS
President and CEO. "Providing the TELUS suite for the Jonas Brothers concert
is a great way to do something for the kids while helping BC Children's
Hospital Foundation raise awareness of its Miracle Weekend celebration and of
the hospital's needs in general."
The package includes 16 tickets to the suite for the show and catering,
as well as a TELUS gift bag. Bidders can register and bid on a secure auction
site generously provided by CityXpress at www.miracleweekend.com. Bidding on
the TELUS suite, which is valued at $7,500 for this performance, starts at
"Kids love the Jonas Bothers, so the winning bidder can treat the kids he
or she knows, and help the thousands of kids who visit BC Children's Hospital
every year," said Sue Carruthers, president and CEO of BC Children's Hospital
Foundation. "TELUS is a great supporter of the hospital, and has found a
really creative way to help us help kids."
Bidding is open now and will close at 4 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. The
winning bidder will be contacted and the winning bid will be announced live on
Global BC TV on the evening of June 7.
All funds raised through the auction will go toward BC Children's
Hospital Foundation's Miracle Weekend, which airs on Global BC from 7 p.m.
Saturday, June 6 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 7. Funds raised are used to support
BC Children's Hospital's most urgent needs - including research, equipment and
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications
company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million
customer connections including 6.2 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million
wireline network access lines, and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. Led since
2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of
communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP),
voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we
live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $137 million to
charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6
million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community
Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more
information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
About CityXpress Corp.
CityXpress Corp. (www.cityxpress.com) is a leading developer of
advertising programs that connect local merchants with a network of worldwide
media companies, allowing businesses to fund their marketing programs and
amplify their purchasing power by auctioning off the products or services they
carry. Founded in 1999, CityXpress has operations in North America, Europe and
Australasia running over 1,200 XpressAuctions in fifteen countries world-wide.
CityXpress provides its customers with its hosted software, sales training
programs, and customer support services. Headquartered in Vancouver, British
Columbia, CityXpress maintains an international office in London.
About BC Children's Hospital
BC Children's Hospital is the province's only full-service acute care
hospital and serves the one million children living in BC and the Yukon. All
children who are seriously ill or injured are referred to Children's Hospital
and are either treated at the hospital facility in Vancouver or, with
consultation from Children's specialists, in their home community. Last year,
more than 72,000 children were treated at Children's Hospital. BC Children's
Hospital Foundation received donations from more than 82,000 people last year
and had revenues of over $54.4 million. Funds raised by the foundation are
used to support BC Children's Hospital, Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children
and the Child & Family Research Institute.
For further information:
For further information: Stephen Forgacs, BC Children's Hospital
Foundation, Phone: (604) 875-2338, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bcchf.ca;
Shawn Hall, TELUS Media Relations, Phone: (604) 619-7913, E-mail: