Penticton waterway gets spring cleaning from TELUS

Local employees join others across the country for company's annual volunteer day

TELUS network technician Matthew Stodola plucks debris from the banks of Ellis Creek on Saturday. He was one of about 10 TELUS employees who participated in the annual clean-up. Company employees across Canada participated in various community-minded projects as part of the TELUS Day of Giving.

TELUS network technician Matthew Stodola plucks debris from the banks of Ellis Creek on Saturday. He was one of about 10 TELUS employees who participated in the annual clean-up. Company employees across Canada participated in various community-minded projects as part of the TELUS Day of Giving.

A group of 10 local TELUS employees on Saturday did its annual Ellis Creek cleanup, trash from which usually fill the bed of one full-size pickup truck.

The Penticton crew members jointed an estimated 12,000 of their colleagues across Canada for the TELUS Day of Giving, with good causes happening in 300 different communities.

“Our commitment to local communities is near and dear to our hearts and the passion our team members and retirees display in giving back is truly inspirational,” Darren Entwistle, TELUS President and CEO, said in a press release

“Our team will make a difference by volunteering at children’s hospitals, by feeding the homeless, by sorting thousands of pounds of food bank donations, and by completing ecological face lifts at city parks, to name just a few activities.”

Since its inception in 2006, TELUS Day of Giving has mobilized 52,000 team members, retirees, family and friends to volunteer at 1,250 TELUS-organized activities benefiting the communities where we live, work and serve.

The company estimates its employees, retirees and community boards have contributed $260 million to charity and volunteered 4.2 million hours in their communities since 2000.