Manon Barbeau, Ugo Dionne and Bernard Lamarre receive 'TELUS Community Excellence Awards'

Manon Barbeau, Ugo Dionne and Bernard Lamarre receive 'TELUS Community 
Excellence Awards' 
TELUS gives $3 million to hundreds of deserving charities in the greater 
Montreal region 
MONTREAL, Oct. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - TELUS and the Association of Fundraising 
Professionals-Quebec Chapter (AFP) are pleased to honour three outstanding and 
committed community leaders in the greater Montreal region, the top three 
winners of the TELUS Community Excellence Awards: Manon Barbeau, Co-founder, 
Executive Director and Artistic Director, Wapikoni mobile; Ugo Dionne, 
Co-Founder, Bénévoles d'affaires; and Bernard Lamarre, Chairman of the 
board, École Polytechnique. 
This important honour was part of the TELUS Celebration of Giving in Montreal, 
an annual event that brings together 150 professionals and volunteers from the 
community sector. During this special day, TELUS recognizes the generosity and 
dedicated work of all those who make a real difference in their community. 
TELUS also announced a $3 million donation to support hundreds of charities in 
the greater Montreal region in 2012. 
"The TELUS Celebration of Giving is an important day for us because it allows 
TELUS to recognize the contribution of all those committed to the well-being 
of our community. This year, we're taking that recognition even further by 
celebrating three outstanding community leaders chosen from among 200 
nominations across the province," said François Gratton, Senior 
Vice-President, Business Markets, Eastern Canada, and Vice-Chair of the TELUS 
Montreal Community Board. "Our community investment philosophy, We give where 
we live, draws inspiration from people like our 2012 Community Excellence 
award winners who inspire and contribute to building a better future for our 
communities. These distinguished community leaders embody generosity and 
innovation in philanthropy." 
TELUS and AFP-Quebec Chapter chose the three TELUS Community Excellence Awards 
winners from a pool of 200 leaders across Quebec because their commitment to 
philanthropy and passion for innovation sets them apart. This contest was 
launched as part of the celebrations surrounding TELUS' 85th anniversary in 
Quebec in collaboration with La Presse and Le Soleil. 
Manon Barbeau, Co-founder, Executive Director and Artistic Director of 
Wapikoni mobile
Manon Barbeau strives to give a voice to those on society's fringe: people 
struggling with intellectual disabilities or mental illness, young people 
living in the street, prisoners or young people living in isolated aboriginal 
communities. With Wapikoni mobile, a studio devoted to intervention as well as 
to audio-visual and musical creation, Ms. Barbeau contributes to prevention 
and reducing suicide, drug addiction, crime and youth drop-out rates. To date, 
her project has made it possible for several thousand young people from 21 
aboriginal communities and eight nations to try their hand at video and music, 
and to express themselves through art. In 2009, Manon Barbeau received a 
Gémeaux award and was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship. In 2010, she received 
the Prix Reconnaissance from UQÀM and, in 2011, the Rights and Freedoms prize 
awarded by the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la 
jeunesse. In May 2012, she was named "Personality of the Week" by La Presse 
and Radio-Canada. She is currently in the running for the 2012 Prix femmes 
d'affaires du Québec. 
Ugo Dionne, Co-Founder of Bénévoles d'affaires
Ugo Dionne, president of Synesis-Versalys, is co-founder of Bénévoles 
d'affaires (BA), an organization active since 2006 whose mission is to build 
bridges between the business community and organizations in the greater 
Montreal region so that participating organizations might take advantage of 
the best expertise. Thanks to the involvement of Mr. Dionne and his team, and 
despite limited means, BA has 3,000 volunteers and 800 organizations, and has 
done more than 1,300 business-organization matches. Since the beginning of the 
year, every week, 15 new volunteers join BA and eight matches are created on 
average. In 2007, Ugo Dionne was named one of Canada's "Top 40 Under 40" by 
Caldwell Partners, received the Hommage Bénévolat-Québec Award from the 
government of Quebec, as well as the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf's Prix de la 
relève. In 2006, he was named "Personality of the Week" by La Presse and 
Bernard Lamarre, Chairman of the board, École Polytechnique Bernard Lamarre 
is an exceptional scientific engineer who most notably worked for Lavalin 
Inc., first as President and Chief Executive Officer, then as a consultant. 
Throughout his career, Mr. Lamarre has found the time to invest in the 
community, as a volunteer and as a major contributor. The Lassonde Pavillions 
and the Trottier Atrium at the Polytechnique are prime examples of Mr. 
Lamarre's work and generosity. True to his renewed involvement in the 
community, he devotes his time by serving as chairman on numerous boards of 
directors including the boards of Groupe Bellechasse Santé and Montreal's 
École Polytechnique. He was Chairman of the TELUS Montreal Community Board 
from 2006 to 2011, and Chairman of the board of the Montreal Museum of Fine 
Arts. Mr. Lamarre holds no fewer than 11 titles and honorary diplomas in the 
engineering field, the sciences and business, including being a Fellow of the 
Engineering Institute of Canada, an Officer of the Ordre national du Québec 
and Officer of the Order of Canada. 
We give where we live
TELUS focuses its giving on educating and empowering youth to improve their 
quality of life and to enable them to reach their full potential. Since 2005, 
TELUS has given more than $30 million to Quebec charities through its 
community boards, the Team TELUS Charitable Giving program, local 
contributions and community partnerships. Even more importantly, the 5,500 
members of the TELUS team in Quebec volunteered 57,000 hours last year. 
Opération Enfant Soleil, the The Dr Julien Foundation, FitSpirit and the 
Lighthouse, Children and Families are among the charities supported by TELUS. 
Charitable organizations who would like to request funding for one of their 
projects from a TELUS Community Board are invited to visit 
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company 
in Canada, with $10.6 billion of annual revenue and 12.8 million customer 
connections including 7.4 million wireless subscribers, 3.5 million wireline 
network access lines, 1.3 million Internet subscribers and 595,000 TELUS TV 
customers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS 
provides a wide range of communications products and services including 
wireless, data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and 
In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members 
and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to 
local communities since 2000. Fourteen TELUS Community Boards lead TELUS' 
local philanthropic initiatives. 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 
Jacinthe Beaulieu TELUS Media Relations 418-318-6102 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
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