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Fleece pullover to be given to each firefighter

 

Vancouver, B.C. – In a demonstration of appreciation, TELUS, on behalf of the communities it serves, will be thanking all the firefighters who showed strength and courage as unprecedented fires threatened Blairmore region communities this summer. Fleece pullovers will be given to more than 2,000 firefighters as a reminder of the contribution each made as the forest fires raged across southwestern Alberta in August.

 

“Through the fires that ravaged Alberta this past summer, firefighters in the southwestern region of Alberta put their lives on hold to make a difference to the lives of others,” said Darren Entwistle, president and CEO of TELUS. ”The strength and courage they demonstrated in fighting the fires that threatened our communities are a source of inspiration that deserve recognition.”

 

“TELUS is extremely proud to be part of a community where commitment and passion to help in times of crisis is so clearly evident. A small token that represents a very large measure of gratitude, this gesture represents a sincere and heart felt thank you from our entire TELUS team.”

 

TELUS team members also provided assistance to people whose lives were impacted by the fires. The company provided assistance to the emergency provincial service, the Canadian Red Cross and the Salvation Army. TELUS Community Connections volunteers provided emergency aid for the firefighters, volunteers and displaced families.

 

If you are aware of firefighters who may have missed this recognition, please contact volunteers@telus.com.

 

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is the largest telecommunications company in Western Canada and the second largest in the country, with 25,000 team members. The company provides subscribers with a full range of telecommunications products and services including data, voice and TELUS Mobility wireless services across Canada, utilizing next generation internet-protocol-based network technologies. TELUS was a premier founding supporter of the successful bid to bring the 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to Canada.

 

For more information, please contact:

Charlie Fleet
TELUS media and public relations
(780) 493-7227
charlie.fleet@telus.com