From left to right: Jodi Pierce, Avery Price, Nicholas Goggins, Georgia Bremner and Hailey Acton picked up trash last weekend at Big White. - Credit: Marc James

Cleaning up trash

Telus and Big White teamed up last weekend to pick up garbage

This past weekend, Telus team members and local residents from the Big White community teamed-up to scour the hills and pick up garbage that accumulated over the winter season to prepare for the summer.

This year, 117 volunteers filled 150 garbage bags, removing more than half a tonne of garbage and debris from the hills.

The Big White clean-up is part of Telus’ annual TELUS Days of Giving, which is now in its 12th year. This year, TELUS team members, their families, retirees, business partners and community members across Canada are embarking on a journey to give #MillionHours in volunteer time in celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday.

“In the last year, Telus has invested nearly $5 million to make Big White one of the most connected resort communities in North America, blanketing the resort with our gigabit-enabled PureFibre network, and enhancing our wireless speeds and reach to ensure locals and tourists alike can stay connected in the village and on the hills,” said Telus executive vice-president and president of broadband networks Tony Geheran. “It makes me incredibly proud that our partnership expands beyond investing in technology and that together, we are investing in our local community by working together to beautify the resort in advance of the summer season.”

In celebration of Canada’s 150th birthday, Telus is challenging all Canadians to make a positive difference and help inspire the #Next150 years of giving. To participate, Canadians are asked to make a pledge to give one hour of their time volunteering in their own communities and encourage others to join using the #MillionHours hashtag in social media. Canadians can pledge their support by visiting telus.com/millionhours.

To participate, Canadians are asked to make a pledge to give one hour of their time volunteering in their own communities and encourage others to join using the #MillionHours hashtag in social media. Canadians can pledge their support by visiting the Telus website.