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May 30, 2015 06:30 ET

16,000 TELUS Volunteers Celebrate 10th Annual TELUS Days of Giving

Team members, retirees, friends and family are giving their time to more than 1,000 acts of good in communities across Canada, including social art rallies in Vancouver and Toronto

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - May 30, 2015) -

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More than 16,000 TELUS team members, retirees, friends and family members across Canada are supporting a 10 year TELUS tradition by giving back with their hearts and hands and doing #actsofgood at more than 1,000 charitable and community activities during TELUS Days of Giving from May 16 to June 14. Most activities will take place today, with volunteers coming together to serve breakfast to the homeless, build tactile books for blind children and escort disabled adults to a community waterfront event.

Held annually, TELUS Days of Giving was launched in 2006 as the TELUS National Day of Service. The 2006 hallmark event, inspired by the TELUS team's passion for community giving, saw 6,000 volunteers dedicate their time to 700 activities that improved the circumstances of those in need in communities across the country.

"Our TELUS Family has always embraced our heartfelt community giving philosophy - we give where we live. I continue to be inspired by their passionate and unprecedented efforts to extend a helping hand in order to build healthy, sustainable and caring communities across Canada and in the markets we serve around the globe," said Darren Entwistle, TELUS Executive Chair. "Their collective desire to make a difference with their hearts, hands and talents is what TELUS Days of Giving is all about. Together, we are making the future a little friendlier."

Since 2000, TELUS has contributed more than $400 million and our team members, retirees, family and friends have volunteered more than six million volunteer hours within our local communities. In 2014 alone, TELUS contributed more than $44 million to charities and non-profit organizations across Canada.

"Coming together as an organization to create positive change in the communities where we live, work and raise our families is an important part of who we are at TELUS," said Joe Natale, TELUS President and CEO. "Thanks to the support of our team members and extended TELUS family, our partners and our customers, we are making a positive, lasting impact in our communities, having supported more than 5,000 community and charitable organizations to date. As we celebrate 10 years of giving back, we are inspired to continue coming together to improve the lives of Canadians and our communities."

TELUS teams with renowned artists to help beautify communities

Helping beautify local parks, public spaces and gardens has long been a central theme of TELUS Days of Giving due to the important role it plays in creating and sustaining a strong sense of community and in fostering healthy neighbourhoods,

The Toronto rally, led by renowned locally-based, 30-Under-30 artist Kirsten McCrea, took place on May 23 at the Scarborough Village Recreational Centre. Today, acclaimed Vancouver artist Jason Dussault, who recently exhibited his work at the Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery in New York City, is leading hundreds of our TELUS volunteers and local dignitaries at an event in David Lam Park. The final mural canvases will be assembled by the artists before being featured in these communities.

To learn more about TELUS' commitment to the community, please visit community.telus.com.

About TELUS

TELUS (TSX:T)(NYSE:TU) is Canada's fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $12.1 billion of annual revenue and 13.9 million customer connections, including 8.3 million wireless subscribers, 3.1 million wireline network access lines, 1.5 million high-speed Internet subscribers and 937,000 TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video, and is Canada's largest healthcare IT provider.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed more than $396 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered and more than 6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by Executive Chairman Darren Entwistle, TELUS' 11 community boards across Canada have led the company's support of grassroots charities and have contributed $47 million in support of more than 3,700 local charities organizations through 2014, enriching the lives of more than two million Canadian children and youth. 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.

For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.

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