CELEBRATING #CANADA150 WITH TELUS #MILLIONHOURS AT WE DAY CANADA

TELUS #MILLIONHOURS AT WE DAY CANADA

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TELUS + #CANADA150 X #WEDAY = #MILLIONHOURS

#CANADA150 WITH TELUS #MILLIONHOURS AT WE DAY CANADA

TELUS #MILLIONHOURS AND WE ORG CELEBRATES CANADA’S BIRTHDAY IN A SPECIAL WAY

#MILLIONHOURS, OTTAWA, CANADA: How do you even begin to describe one of the COOLEST experiences you’ve ever had in your life? Imagine you’re in a crowd of tens of thousands… people coming together with the same pride and aspirations. You can’t help but feel moved and inspired. If you answered yes, that would be Canada Day, you would be almost right!
You’d only be ALMOST right. Why? Because firstly, it does have something to do with celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday. Secondly, Canada Day was not only celebrated the day before but also on the very same place as this major event we are talking about. Lastly, because of #Canada150, this year’s WE DAY Canada got even bigger and better and we’re SO fortunate to have experienced it with none other than TELUS.
CELEBRATE #CANADA150 WITH TELUS #MILLIONHOURS AT WE DAY CANADATELUS VIP sharing new #MILLIONHOURS Initiative
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | VIP Reception with Telus at the Westin Ottawa

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“Unbelievably moving performance. Thanks , , the Wenjacks & for your work on reconciliation and healing.”

– Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada

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As a background, WE Day is a powerful, life-changing event that aims to empower the youth. It’s a spectacular combination of a live concert with the inspiration of extraordinary stories of leadership and change. And you can feel that ENERGY from start to finish!
We certainly did!
As you may know, WE Day brings together world-renowned speakers and award-winning performers, usually in massive arenas in key cities all over the world, with tens of thousands of young people to celebrate their contributions and kick-start a year of change and TELUS is very much part of that.

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#MILLIONHOURSWE Day Canada VIP Reception with Major Sponsors TELUS and RBC
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TELUS CELEBRATES #CANADA150 WITH ITS #MILLIONHOURS INITIATIVE

For years now, TELUS has been proud to be a major sponsor for WE Day in Canada and all over the world. This year, as Canada marks it’s confederation for a century and half, TELUS is doing something profoundly meaningful with its new campaign #MILLIONHOURS. The #MillionHours initiative is about TELUS committing one million volunteer hours in the communities where we live, work and serve.
And we are 100% behind that. Why?
Because just like TELUS and the WE Day organization, we here at Twenty York Street, also believe it’s part of our responsibility to create a friendlier future for generations to come. We believe in the future, in hope and in giving back and that’s exactly what #MILLIONHOURS is all about… Giving back to the country that gave us so much.

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JOIN TELUS #MILLIONHOURS INITIATIVE BY MAKING YOUR PLEDGE

That’s exactly the message that was shared, loud and clear, by TELUS at the special WE Day 150 event that was held on Sunday, July 2 on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. A day that was so incredible as not only there were thousands of people who came despite the thunderstorm and the pouring rain, there were so many incredible Canadian celebrities and personalities who took the stage to help celebrate Canada turning 150 and looking fabulous at that!
#MILLIONHOURSVIP Tent with Members of the Parliament and House of Senate of Canada
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This was the first ever outdoor WE Day event and it was MASSIVE! The #WEDayCanada celebrations was feted, the humongous celebration attended by Canada’s Governor General, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and Prime Minister The Right Honourable Justin P. J. Trudeau. Unfortunately, Madame Sophie Gregoire Trudeau was missing from this year’s WE DAY Canada, which was quite understandable given the plethora of the activities they had to do for #CanadaDay including welcoming and hosting His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, Camila.
Also rocking the stage were incredible Canadian talents such as Hedley, Barenaked Ladies, Chris Hadfield, Lilly Singh, The Tenors, Les Trois Accords, Marc Dupré, Kardinal Ofishal, Tom Jackson and a whole lot more including of course, Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. Gord recently received his Order of Canada from the Governor General himself. We had the utmost privilege to not only meet a lot of these Canadian icons and celebrities up close and personal at the Parliament but we also had the honour to attend the ME to WE VIP Reception with the WE Organization, TELUS and of course, Madame Margaret Trudeau (Mum of Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau indeed!), who is one of WE Day’s prominent Ambassadors.
TELUS_#MILLIONHOURS_WE_DAY_CANADAShaking Hands with the Devil. Well not the devil himself but the author, Senator Romeo Dallaire
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook |VIP Tent with TELUS at #WEDayCanada
But it’s not over yet. Part of the goal in reaching one million hours of giving is inspiring the entire nation to join us in making this pledge. TELUS is  asking Canadians to pledge an hour of their time by visiting telus.com/millionhours and to share on social their pledges with the #MillionHours hashtag. To find out more, go to com/millionhours.
TAKE A PLEDGE AT TELUS #MILLIONHOURSCraig Kielburger, ME to WE Co-Founder
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | VIP Tent with TELUS at #WEDayCanada 

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was amazing and full of inspiring moments that made me so proud of our country. The next 150 years is in good hands.”

– Craig Kielburgher, Co-Founder, ME to WE

TAKE THE PLEDGE AND BE PART OF THE #MILLIONHOURS MOVEMENT

Why take the #MILLIONHOURS pledge?
Imagine if all of us just pledge one hour of our time to contribute to our country’s future, what would our tomorrow look like? We will not only ensure the future is friendly but that the next 150 years for Canada will be one that’s in good hands! Take your pledge today, volunteer for a cause that’s important to you. Let’s all give Canada an incredible birthday gift! Join us in volunteering a at https://community.telus.com/million-hours-of-giving/.
canada150_TELUS_#MILLIONHOURS_volunteer“I made my pledge.” – Marilou Moles, Ambassador, TELUS #MillionHours
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I joined TELUS and its #MillionHours initiative to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday and I’d love for you to join us too. I just did my pledge online and you too can join the #MillionHours movement by pledging your time towards a cause you’re passionate about. At the TELUS website, you can volunteer for the following wonderful causes:
  • A greener planet
  • A healthier Canada
  • Educating Youth
  • Stronger Communities
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It’s up to you how you would fulfill this pledge. You can volunteer at your local shelter, you can teach English to new immigrants or you can help advocate for healthier and stronger communities. I pledged 20 hours of time in helping educate and empower our youth by traveling around the country and speaking at schools, colleges and universities about using social media in a positive way.

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I believe they are our leaders, not just of tomorrow but also today.

TELUS #MILLIONHOURS CELEBRATES CANADA’S BIRTHDAY

“I’m pledging 10 hours to help ‘s youth. Join me & in volunteering a for .”

– Marilou Moles, Founder, Twenty York Street and Ambassador, TELUS / CF Rideau Centre

TELUS_MAJOR_SPONSOR_WEDAYMadame Margaret Trudeau, WE Day Canada Ambassador
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | Parliament Hill, WE DAY Canada 2017

THE PERFECT MARRIAGE FOR CANADA’S FUTURE: TELUS AND WE ORG AND #WEDAYCANADA

TELUS is a proud partner and sponsor of WE, a movement that brings people together and gives them the tools to change the world. Since 2007, TELUS has contributed over $17 million dollars to WE in Canada and around the world. Morever…
Did you know that since 2000, TELUS has donated $482M in community contribution towards education, health, and the environment?
Ever since that year, TELUS team members and retirees have volunteered7.7M hours.
Moreover, 4,900 Grassroots projects funded by the TELUS Community Boards since 2005. 
#MILLIONHOURSMadame Margaret Trudeau, WE Day Canada Ambassador
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | VIP Reception with Telus at the Westin Ottawa
You can get involved with #MEtoWE with your family, school, company or as an individual. Because together, we believe we can shift the world from “me” to “we.” You can join the movement at https://www.we.org/.

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p.s. Did you know that CANNOT buy a ticket to WE Day? Students earn their event tickets by taking one local and one global action through WE Schools, a yearlong educational program that engages and empowers young people to become compassionate leaders and active citizens.

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Famous Athlete Michael “Pinball” Clemons, WE DAY Canada Ambassador
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook |Parliament Hill, WE DAY Canada 2017

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HOW ELSE CAN YOU HELP? VISIT A TELUS STORE AND WE STORE AT CF RIDEAU CENTRE AND CF EATON CENTRE

 It’s amazing to know that TELUS partnership with WE is going on its sixth year. This multimillion-dollar partnership makes TELUS a National Co-Title Partner of WE Day across Canada. We’re very humbled to be part of that.
We had the grandest time with thousands of our closest friends during the WE Day Canada at the TELUS VIP Tent, where had the most perfect view of the WE Day stage, with the magnificent Peace Tower at the background.
TELUS_#MILLIONHOURS_WE_DAY_CANADAMarilou Moles, Ambassador, TELUS #MillionHours
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | VIP Reception with Telus at the Westin Ottawa
We were amongst Canada’s Members of the Parliament and the House of Senate and their families. Notable Canadian icons such as Senator Romeo Dallaire, Minister Catherine McKenna, Wife of former Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Mother of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Margaret Trudeau. Some of the speakers and performers at this year’s WE Day joined us at the VIP section. We also had the pleasure of meeting the wonderful team from TELUS, headed by Page Casmiro.

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TELUS_#MILLIONHOURS_WE_DAY_CANADAVIP with Members of the Parliament like Minister Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | Parliament Hill, WE DAY Canada 2017
And oh by the way, you can also help in more ways than one! When you buy a $3 Rafiki, TELUS will give $3 back to WE! Find a store near you! Furthermore, there’s now a WE Store in Ottawa, right in CF Rideau Centre. Second of the only 2 WE Store in the entire country, the first one is at CF Eaton Centre. It has a very cool RAFIKI bar you guys where you can bead your own rafiki!
Cadillac Fairview generously donated these beautiful spaces to the WE Organization. This is something that I’m also proud of as the Fashion Ambassador for CF Rideau Centre!
TELUS_#MILLIONHOURSMama Helen Leperon, WE Day Canada Ambassador
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CATCH THE CTV SPECIAL: #WEDAYCANADA WITH TELUS AND ME TO WE

In case you miss the magic of WE DAY Canada at the Parliament, don’t despair. was indeed BEYOND EPIC that you can relive that moment over and over! Catch highlights in a prime-time special on CTV  this Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 7 p.m.!
You can also visit all of @20YS Social Media Platform as we have SO MANY coverage of the 2017 #WEDayCanada and #MILLIONHOURS with TELUS! You can watch #TELUS‘s new initiative… #MillionHours here! We’ve captured live videos in Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and we also have tons of videos and photos here, here and here and a whole lots more here.

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Catch more fun and excitement at TELUS #MillionHours 
 
 Thank you TELUS. Thank you #MillionHours. Thank you Canada!
TELUS_#MILLIONHOURS_WE_DAY_CANADAMarilou Moles, Ambassador, TELUS #MillionHours and CF Rideau Centre
Instagram | Twitter | PinterestFacebook | VIP Reception with Telus at the Westin Ottawa

 

See you at the next WE Day Canada!
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