MTS Employees Raise More than $435,000 for United Way with Six-week Campaign

Oct 25, 2010 | Corporate Member News

Employees give generously, company matches donations

MTS is proud to announce that through its Manitoba Employee 2010 United Way Campaign, MTS employees raised over $435,000 for United Way and United Way agencies across Manitoba, $25,000 more than what was raised during last year’s campaign. MTS is a corporate cornerstone in United Way of Winnipeg’s annual campaign, having raised more than five million dollars over the past two decades through employee contributions, corporate donations and various fundraising and awareness events.

Kelvin Shepherd

“At MTS, we’re committed to giving back to the communities in which we live and work and that’s exactly what we did through our fundraising campaign for United Way,” said Kelvin Shepherd, President, MTS. “The employee campaign committee did a fantastic job planning this year’s campaign and I would like to personally thank everyone who volunteered their time and pledged their support in this tremendous fundraising effort.”

This year’s United Way Campaign kicked-off at MTS offices across the province on August 5. The campaign ran until September 10 in Winnipeg and rural Manitoba, and until September 16 in Brandon. The aim of the 2010 campaign was to personally ask the nearly 3,300 MTS employees to consider making a donation to United Way. Awareness events, fundraising activities and silent auctions were held throughout the campaign. Employees were able to contribute through events or by pledging to donate via payroll deduction with each employee’s personal donations being matched dollar for dollar by MTS.

MTS Allstream, along with its employees, makes financial, in-kind, and volunteer contributions to charities and non-profit organizations across the country. The company was recently recognized as the only telecommunications company among the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

About MTS

MTS is a business unit of MTS Allstream Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. As one of Canada’s leading national communication solutions companies, MTS Allstream provides innovative communications for the way Canadians want to live and work today. The Company has more than 100 years of experience, with 6,000 employees across Canada dedicated to a mission of delivering true value as seen through the eyes of our customers. MTS Allstream has nearly two million total customer connections spanning business customers across Canada and residential consumers throughout the province of Manitoba. The Company’s extensive national broadband and fibre optic network spans almost 30,000 kilometres. MTS Allstream is a proud sponsor of Cindy Klassen, 2006 World Champion and Canada’s greatest Olympian, and a proud contributor to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Manitoba Telecom Services Inc.’s common shares are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange (trading symbol: MBT). Customers, stakeholders and investors who want to learn more about MTS Allstream services are encouraged to visit:  http://www.mtsallstream.com/.

Forward-looking Statements Disclaimer

This news release includes forward-looking statements and information (collectively, the “statements”) about our corporate direction, business opportunities, operations, financial objectives, planned activities, future financial results and performance that are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. As a consequence, actual results in the future may differ materially from any conclusion, forecast, anticipation or projection in such forward-looking statements. Examples of statements that constitute forward-looking information may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “project”, “should”, “anticipate”, “could”, “target”, “forecast”, “intend”, “plan”, “outlook”, “see”, “set”, “pending”, and other similar terms.

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Please note that forward-looking statements reflect our expectations as at the date hereof. We disclaim any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as required by law.

For more information, please contact: 

Media:

Gillian Giesbrecht

MTS Allstream Corporate Communications

204-958-3392

[email protected] 

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