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WHEAT KINGS, TELUS PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED

Brandon, MB. – The Western Hockey League’s Brandon Wheat Kings, in association with TELUS Mobility, have announced plans to donate 2017-18 Season Tickets to Western Manitoba Cancer Care.

The announcement was made Wednesday by Wheat Kings Director of Business Operations and Sponsorship Rick Dillabough and Treena Slate, Prairie Mountain Health Care Team Manager at Cancer Care Services.

Western Manitoba Cancer Center was developed in joint partnership with Cancer Care Manitoba and Prairie Mountain Health to provide cancer care services to the Western part of Manitoba and Eastern Saskatchewan.  The center combines expertise from both organizations with a network of care providers working together to provide cancer treatments closer to home.  A product of Brandon Regional Health Center Foundation’s ‘Sense of Home’ fundraising campaign, Murray House was opened in 2011 as a residence that provides safe comfortable accommodations for out of town patients receiving care at Western Manitoba Cancer Centre, located one block from the home.

“At TELUS, we give where we live. To us, that means improving the lives of youth and their communities through the power of technology,” said Shannon Gorman, National Director of Community Investment at TELUS. “Through the generosity of our valued customers, we are fortunate to be able to support local youth-focused charities. TELUS is proud to provide the families at Cancer Care Manitoba and Murray House with this opportunity to attend Brandon Wheat Kings games throughout the season.”

In addition, the TELUS Manitoba Community Board, led by Dave Johnston, will invest $500,000 annually to help registered charities provide programming to youth across Manitoba.

“On behalf of the staff of the Western Manitoba Cancer Center and Murray House, I wish to extend my appreciation to TELUS for the Wheat Kings’ Season Tickets to the upcoming season of Brandon Wheat Kings hockey,” says Ms. Slate.“What a wonderful opportunity for staff to relax and enjoy an entertaining night out with friends or family. Thank you TELUS!”

 In addition to making the announcement, the Wheat Kings announced that TELUS has come on board as the Official Telecommunications Provider for the WHL club.

“We’re so excited to have the opportunity to work with TELUS,” says Dillabough. “TELUS delivers exceptional fan experience with their many sports partners, which we strongly believe in providing to our fans.”

ABOUT PRAIRIE MOUNTAIN HEALTH: Our mission is to work together to deliver quality health services that meet the needs of the population.

ABOUT MURRAY HOUSE: Features eight private rooms. Each one has a private washroom, television, phone and appliances. Guests have access to a fully equipped common kitchen. A living room, library / meeting room, recreation and laundry facilities are also available.

ABOUT TELUS (TSX: T, NYSE: TU):  is Canada’s fastest-growing national telecommunications company, with $13 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million subscriber connections, including 8.7 million wireless subscribers, 1.7 million high-speed Internet subscribers, 1.3 million residential network access lines and 1.1 million TELUS TV customers. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services, including wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS is also Canada’s largest healthcare IT provider, and TELUS International delivers business process solutions around the globe.

In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed over $482 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 7.7 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Created in 2005 by President and CEO Darren Entwistle, TELUS’ 12 Canadian community boards and 5 International boards have led the Company’s support of grassroots charities and have contributed more than $60 million in support of 5,595 local charitable projects, enriching the lives of more than 2 million children and youth, annually. 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.

On the ice, the Wheat Kings will close out their pre-season schedule this weekend with a home and home series with the Moose Jaw Warriors. The two teams will kick off the series Friday night at Westman Communications Group Place.

Tickets to Friday night as well as the 2017 Brandon Sun Home Opener, presented by TELUS, are on sale now at the Keystone Centre box office, by calling (204) 726-3555 or online at keystonecentre.com

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