TELUS invites families to a free day of fun and learning at the new Montréal Science Centre
Montreal, Quebec – On Saturday, December 1st, 2007, TELUS will hold an open house at the Montréal Science Centre from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visitors are invited to come out and discover the Centre’s new exhibit rooms and displays, free of charge. A number of activities and draws are planned for this very special day, including tickets to the IMAX TELUS theatre for those who arrive early.
“TELUS is pleased to offer Montrealers a unique experience by making science and technology more accessible during Saturday’s open house,” said Stéphane Dubreuil, TELUS senior vice-president of consumer markets. “As the presenting sponsor of the Montréal Science Centre, TELUS is working to make the future friendlier for everyone – especially young people, by stimulating the curiosity of our future engineers and scientists.”
Participants who work their way through the new exhibits set up at the Montréal Science Centre might be among the first to create their own news reports on a current topic; find solutions to environmental, economic or social problems that pose a threat to human survival; sample future opportunities in the world of science and technology; and project themselves into the future.
What: TELUS open house at the new Montréal Science Centre
Where: Montréal Science Centre
at the foot of Saint-Laurent Boulevard and de la Commune
When: Saturday, December 1st, 2007
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
TELUS, the Montréal Science Centre and the Quays of the Old Port have been working together since 2005. This partnership, which will provide $7.5 million in funding over a ten-year period, will help build the City of Montreal’s influence and stimulate the intellectual development of young people with a thirst for knowledge.
The Montréal Science Centre
Since the Montréal Science Centre was officially opened on May 1st, 2000, more than four million visitors – including 1,150,000 students from Quebec’s education system – have participated in high-quality educational activities or programs that have helped the next generation develop a taste for careers in science and technology. The Montréal Science Centre now ranks among Canada’s major cultural institutions. Over the course of its short existence, the Centre has presented almost 30 exhibitions, among them Gunther von Hagens’ BODY WORLDS 2 in the summer of 2007 and other internationally-renowned displays. The Montréal Science Centre has also put on approximately one hundred cultural events and activities, including 15 major autonomous productions (Robofollies, Science, let’s play!, Backstage Access, etc.).
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.0 billion in annual revenue and 11.0 million customer connections including 5.4 million wireless subscribers, 4.4 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. TELUS provides a full range of wireless and wireline 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 a number of charitable and non-profit organizations, and volunteered more than 1.7 million hours of service to local communities. The Company has also created eight Community Boards across Canada, which lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
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