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TELUS and its TV customers donate $30,100 to Maritime Gateway Park Project


TELUS donates $100 on behalf of every new TV customer in the last year, will donate another $100 to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation for every new customer who signs up in the next year

Sechelt, B.C. – TELUS is donating $30,100 to the Maritime Gateway Park Project, $100 on behalf of every new TELUS Satellite TV customer on the Sunshine Coast.

“We want to do so many things that will benefit our citizens, but we can only do so much unless we have help from outstanding community partners,” said Sechelt Mayor Darren Inkster. “TELUS has stepped up to help get the Gateway float built, and now to help our hospital foundation raise much-needed funds for the critical hospital expansion. Thank you TELUS for your generosity and commitment to making our community a better place to live, work, and play.”

“Our local TELUS team is thrilled to support these two important projects,” said Mike Black, TELUS General Manager for the Sunshine Coast. “Local charities like the hospital foundation and initiatives like building the new float are the lifeblood of our community, personally important to TELUS’ customers and our team members living on the Sunshine Coast. Donating $100 to something important to a local community on behalf of new customers is TELUS’ way of saying thank you for doing business with us. Their support is making a very real difference.”

For the next year, TELUS will donate $100 to St. Mary’s Hospital Foundation in the name of every customer in the Sechelt and Gibsons area who signs up for TELUS Satellite TV.

“We are thrilled with the support of TELUS in our campaign for healthcare excellence as the $44.15 million redevelopment of St. Mary’s Hospital gets underway,” said Wendy Griffin, Secretary on the Board of Directors of the St.Mary’s Hospital Foundation. “Along with our partners, the St. Mary’s Hospital/Healthcare Auxiliary, the Foundation is striving to purchase important clinical and non-clinical equipment so that when it is complete in 2013, the new St. Mary’s Hospital will offer single patient rooms with more acute-care bed capacity; renovated, larger ambulatory care and radiology areas; a larger emergency department; and greater surgical capacity. Thanks to TELUS for caring, and making a difference in our community.”

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.

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TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 12.1 million customer connections including 6.9 million wireless subscribers, 3.8 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers and 266,000 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 $185 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 3.5 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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