Thursday, July 3, 2014

Prince Rupert's SPCA office claims top spot in Telus Charity vote!

The Canada Day Picnic in the Park was the backdrop to the announcement of the results of the Telus community charity campaign, which saw local residents help the telecommunications company decide how to allocated their charitable donation to the North Coast.

We outlined the nature of the Telus campaign back in early June and since that time over 3,000 residents of the North Coast took part in the process, which came to an end on June 20th.

As they tabulated the results, Telus officials were quite impressed with the level of engagement of the community to their efforts, fielding questions not only at the local Andre's location which is home to Telus in Prince Rupert, but at the variety of community events that Telus has participated in over the last month.

When the counting was complete, the Prince Rupert office of the BCSPCA had received the highest total of the vote, which will bring that group a 10,000 dollar donation from Telus.

Telus presents BCSPCA with 10,000 dollar donation
(photo courtesy of Telus/Talon Gillis)
The two other participating charities in the vote, the North Coast Transition Society and the Salvation Army Food Bank will also receive cash donations of 2,500 dollars each.

Telus launched its local office in Prince Rupert in May, with one of its primary focus of the community in each location that it services is to give back to the community.

The three local charities saluted on Canada Day mark the first of what many in the community no doubt hope will be a long and beneficial relationship between the company and the North Coast.

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