TELUS and Canadian Football League make 8,000 fans a part of football history

TELUS and Canadian Football League make 8,000 fans a part of football history 
Induction of The Fan Cuppresented by TELUSinto Canadian Football Hall of 
Fame is celebrated with a TELUSdonation of $50,000toKidSportCanada 
TORONTO, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - TELUS and the Canadian Football League (CFL) 
today announced the induction of The Fan Cup presented by TELUS into The 
Canadian Football Hall of Fame (CFHOF). The occasion marks the final 
celebrations surrounding the 100(th) Grey Cup. 
Since September 2012, 8,000 CFL fans participated in a cross-country tour 
where they had the opportunity to press a unique Grey Cup commemorative penny 
using the TELUS custom Penny Press Machine. A part of each penny was collected 
and melted to create The Fan Cup presented by TELUS. The names of every fan 
who pressed a penny were collected and engraved on the trophy. 
The official induction ceremony will take place at the CFHOF in Hamilton, 
Ontario on Friday, February 8, 2013 at 10 a.m. ET. The event will give fans an 
exciting opportunity to see this first ever pro sports trophy up close and 
shake hands with special guests including CFL alumni and current Hamilton 
Tiger-Cats players Marwan Hage and Peter Dyakowski; hall of famer Less Browne; 
and four-time Grey Cup champion and hall of famer Damon Allen. For those not 
able to attend the induction ceremony, the CFHOF will waive admission on 
Saturday, February 9, 2013 for a chance to see The Fan Cup presented by TELUS 
in person. 
"We are very pleased that TELUS gave football fans of Canada an opportunity to 
be a part of the rich history found in the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and 
Museum," said Mark DeNobile, executive director and chief operating officer, 
Canadian Football Hall of Fame. "We look forward to meeting the same fans who 
engraved their names onto the trophy and hearing their memories of Canadian 
For each penny that was pressed on the tour or virtually via, 
TELUS contributed $1 to KidSport Canada - a national not-for-profit 
organization that provides funding to help children in need across Canada play 
organized sports. An extra dollar was given on behalf of every fan who shared 
their experience on Twitter or Facebook, bringing the grand total raised to 
$50,000. Since 2000, TELUS has given more than $200,000 to KidSport Canada. 
"The Fan Cup presented by TELUS is our way of symbolizing the unwavering 
passion and dedication we have for our customers," said Anne-Marie LaBerge, 
vice-president Consumer Marketing Communications, TELUS. "And as part of our 
'we give where we live' philosophy at TELUS, we believe that no kid should be 
left on the sidelines without the opportunity to experience the positive 
benefits of organized sports. Today is about continuing our ongoing support of 
KidSport with a donation of $50,000." 
"We are thrilled to have been selected by TELUS as the recipient charity for 
The Fan Cup campaign," said Dawn MacDonald, executive director, KidSport 
Ontario. "Through the support of TELUS and all the Canadian Football League 
fans, we are that much closer to realizing our vision of creating 
sports-related opportunities for all under-resourced kids." 
About TELUS 
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company 
in Canada, with $10.8 billion of annual revenue and 13.0million customer 
connections including 7.6million wireless subscribers, 3.4million wireline 
network access lines, 1.3million Internet subscribers and more than 635,000 
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 $260million to charitable and 
not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2million 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 
About the Canadian Football League
The Canadian Football League is OUR league. It's built on a tradition as 
proud, staged on a field as broad, and played at a pace as exciting as the 
country we are proud to call home. Our championship game, the Grey Cup, is the 
biggest single annual sporting event in Canada. The 101st edition will be 
played on November 24, 2013 in Regina, Saskatchewan. 
About the Canadian Football Hall of Fame and Museum 
There are currently 258 members enshrined in the Hall's Zone of Champions, 
which features busts of each member of the Hall. The Canadian Football Hall of 
Fame and Museum operates as a non-profit registered charity. Located in 
Hamilton, Ontario since 1963, and in its current location next to Hamilton 
City Hall since 1972, the Hall is home to more than 50,000 Canadian football 
artefacts, ranging from equipment and trophies to photos and videos. It's open 
to the public year round; see our website for further information 
About the KidSport™ Canada
KidSport™ Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that provides 
financial assistance for registration fees and equipmentto kids aged18 and 
under. Through a confidential application process we provide grants so they 
can play a season of sport. One of our primary goals is to support our network 
of 11 provincial/territorial KidSport chapters and 177 community KidSport 
chapters across Canada in their fundraising and sport activities. 
For media inquiries, please contact: Emma Miller TELUS Social and Media 
Relations 647-464-6817 
Shannon Ballard Director of Marketing 416-322-5659 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
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