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TELUS donating $100 to David Foster Foundation for every new Optik TV customer


Victoria, B.C. – TELUS will donate $100 to the David Foster Foundation on behalf of every new Optik TV customer who signs up in Greater Victoria in the next year.

“TELUS believes in the importance of community, of giving where we live. The TELUS team in Victoria is delighted to support Victoria’s own David Foster Foundation with a donation of $100 on behalf of every new Optik TV customer in our community,” said Ray Lawson, TELUS general manager for Vancouver Island. “Together, we will help raise awareness of just how vital organ donation is and help to raise funds to support families with children undergoing organ transplants.

The Victoria-based David Foster Foundation is dedicated to providing financial support to Canadian families with children in need of life-saving organ transplants and strives to increase organ donor registration through public awareness campaigns in Canada and the United States.
“TELUS is an incredibly community-minded organization and we are so thankful for their support. The families and their children that we serve will truly benefit from this campaign and we couldn’t be more pleased to be the recipient of this funding,” said David Foster, Chairman and founder.

Optik TV offers never before seen functionality, features, and more than 480 channels, including more than 80 in High Definition (HD). Optik TV features the best PVR experience with PVR Anywhere, only from TELUS. Now one PVR acts as a server for your entire home so you can watch and record your shows on any TV in your home, record up to three shows at once, or pause a program in one room and pick it up from the same spot in another room. Optik TV also offers Picture-in-Picture browsing; improved search capability allowing you to search for shows and movies by actors, directors, show titles or sporting event for immediate viewing or recording in the future; onscreen Call Display; HD Video On Demand; and HD Pay Per View, allowing you to order movies and live events from the comfort of your couch.

Recently, TELUS customers became amongst the first in the world to be able to use their Xbox 360 as a digital television box for Optik TV. TELUS has also introduced Remote Recording, allowing Optik TV customers to manage their PVR recordings from any Internet connected PC, iPhone or select BlackBerry devices.

TELUS also offers TELUS Satellite TV service which complements TELUS’ Optik TV service by expanding the availability of TELUS home bundles including TELUS TV, home phone and High Speed Internet to more than 95 per cent of households across British Columbia and Alberta.

To order TELUS TV or for more information, go to or call 310-MYTV (6988).

Since 2000, TELUS, its team members and retirees have contributed $80 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered two million hours of service to local communities in B.C.

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.8 billion of annual revenue and 12.3 million customer connections including 7 million wireless subscribers, 3.7 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and more than 300,000 TELUS TV customers. 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 $211 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead TELUS’ local philanthropic initiatives. TELUS was honoured to be named the most outstanding philanthropic corporation globally for 2010 by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, becoming the first Canadian company to receive this prestigious international recognition.

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