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Telus volunteers reach out to give where they live

On Saturday, May 28, the sixth annual Telus Day of Giving will happen in Kelowna and other communities across Canada.

On this one special day, Telus team members and retirees volunteer at local activities of their choice to make positive, heartfelt and lasting connections within the community.

In Kelowna, Telus team members will dedicate their Saturday to help a Kelowna family realize their dream of home ownership; collect food for the hungry, garden to improve quality of life at the Central Okanagan Hospice House and clean up trails on Kelowna’s South Slope.

For the South Slope cleanup, the focus will be on the Priest Creek Trail.

Access to this trail has been restricted due to recent weather conditions so a private citizen has made access available through their property at 4482 Hayes Rd.

Volunteers will be meeting at this address at 9 a.m. to make their way to the trail. For more information about this particular project, contact Dan Hobson, 250-764-2303.

The Telus volunteer contingent is headed up by company vice-president Michael McCarthy.

Since its inception in 2000, Telus team members and retirees have contributed more than $1.03 million and volunteered 207,000 hours to Kelowna charities and community organizations.

That includes almost $600,000 raised for Kelowna General Hospital through the Telus TV campaign, with the company donating $100 to the hospital on behalf of every new TV subscriber in the community for the last year.

 

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