Our good friends at TELUS invited me to their suite at Rogers Arena last night to watch the Canucks win their first game of the season! They’re good to us as a Community Sponsor and I feel like a lot of what they do flies under the radar. And by “a lot” I mean “millions upon millions of dollars in charitable donations to things that are important to us as British Columbians”. $260,000,000 since the year 2000, to be exact.
Having me attend the game with them wasn’t an act of charity but good will, and I got to meet with the founder of YoYoMama, Annemarie Tempelman-Kluit, and gained some insight on what they do over there. Did you know that they just released an events app for iPhone for parents on the go? It’s called onthegokids, it’s FREE, and you can download it HERE.
I also learned about a couple of TELUS’s latest initiatives during the game. One is that they’ve just provided mobile devices and will cover the network expenses for Special Olympics Team Canada’s 141 members during the World Winter Games. Yes, one hundred and forty one phones and data plans for the Special Olympics team as well as their coaches, capable of accessing social media platforms to share their experiences with us as they compete in the 2013 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Republic of Korea.