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Media Advisory: Their Excellencies to Volunteer at TELUS Day of Giving

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/29/14 -- As part of the My Giving Moment campaign, Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will volunteer their time at The Ottawa Mission on the occasion of the TELUS Day of Giving, which will take place on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 11:30 a.m.

Joined by TELUS team members and retirees, as well as community leaders, Their Excellencies will serve food and refreshments to the clients of The Ottawa Mission during a community barbecue. They will also take this opportunity to visit the facility, learn about the various services offered, and interact with staff.

"Giving has always been an important part of our lives," said His Excellency. "Sharon and I strongly feel that helping and improving our community is the key to building a smarter and more caring nation. We are delighted to participate in TELUS Day of Giving at The Ottawa Mission, and we hope our giving moment will inspire others to get involved in their own community and witness for themselves how simple gestures can make a big difference."

About My Giving Moment

Launched in November 2013, My Giving Moment is a national multimedia campaign that encourages Canadians to give back to their communities, neighbours, charities and causes. Canadians are invited to visit the campaign website at www.mygivingmonent.ca to share their personal "giving moment" or to browse for ideas on how to give. Participants can also challenge others and share their ideas on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, by using the hashtag #givingmoment.

About TELUS Day of Giving

TELUS Day of Giving brings together thousands of TELUS team members, retirees, family and friends nationwide to make a powerful positive impact on our local Canadian communities. From coast to coast, volunteers gather to lend a hand, from serving food at a local shelter or landscaping at care homes, to freshening up the facilities at animal shelters. Since 2006, TELUS Day of Giving has mobilized more than 79 000 Canadians to volunteer at over 2 150 activities benefiting communities across Canada. TELUS is a partner of My Giving Moment. For more information, visit telus.com/community.

About the Ottawa Mission

Founded in 1906, The Ottawa Mission is a non-profit, faith-based ministry that helps the hungry and poor in the Ottawa region. In the past 15 years, it has developed new programs like the Home Hospice, the LifeHouse Addiction Treatment program and the Client Services Centre. For more information, visit http://ottawamission.com.

Media wishing to cover the event must confirm their attendance in advance with The Ottawa Mission.

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Contacts:
Marie-Eve Letourneau
Rideau Hall Press Office
613-998-0287
613-302-0912 (cell.)
[email protected]

Shannon Gorman
National Director, Community Affairs
TELUS
613-597-8216
613-316-0435 (cell.)
[email protected]

Shirley Roy
Media Relations Officer
The Ottawa Mission
613-234-1144, ext. 305
[email protected]

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