Shaw Communications Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc.

November 09, 2006 17:32 ET

Shaw Communications Chosen as Preferred Telecommunications Supplier for Dockside Green

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 9, 2006) - Shaw Communications (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR) has been chosen as "Preferred Telecommunications Supplier" for Dockside Green, North America's first community to target LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Platinum-certification.

Dockside Green is an award-winning development located in the heart of Victoria, B.C. The mixed residential, office, retail and industrial space is a partnership between Vancity and Windmill Developments. Dockside Green issued a request for proposal for a telecommunications services, and Shaw Communications was selected.

"Shaw's full triple-play solution with telephone, TV and high speed internet and their ability to deliver the most up-to-date digital technologies for high definition broadcasting made them our preferred choice," said Joe Van Belleghem, CEO of Windmill Developments. "We anticipate that Dockside Green will be a community where people will live, work, and play and therefore it was important for us to find a supplier who could provide us with the best and most reliable technology possible."

"Shaw is pleased to be chosen as the preferred telecommunications supplier for this innovative community in Victoria," said Peter Bissonnette, President of Shaw Communications. "We look forward to providing Shaw's exceptional customer service and products to residents of Dockside Green."

Dockside Green has also received recognition for its triple bottom line approach to creating an ecological, social and environmentally responsible community. To date, the awards received have been bestowed by the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, Smart Growth BC, Planning Institute of BC, Canadian Institute of Planners, Canadian Urban Institute and Canadian Architect magazine.

For more information, please visit or visit the Dockside Green Presentation Centre at 1107 Wharf Street, Victoria, B.C., open daily from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding Fridays.

For more information on Shaw's services, please visit SHAW.CA or call 310-SHAW.

About Shaw Communications, Inc.

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Star Choice) to 3.2 million customers. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B) (NYSE:SJR).

Contact Information

  • Shaw Communications Inc.
    Investor Relations Department
    Tartan Public Relations
    Deirdre Campbell
    Media Contact, Dockside Green
    (250) 592-2828 or (250) 882-9199