Telus has invested $4.5 million to bring Optik TV and high speed Internet to more Squamish residences.
The Vancouver-based telco also says that, for the next six months, it will will contribute $25 on behalf of every new Optik TV customer in Squamish to support the Squamish Trails Society, a nonprofit society powered by volunteers, in their improvements to the Golf Course and Spawning Channel trails (up to a maximum of 1,200 customers, or $30,000).
These improvements will encourage safer outdoor activities and travel to school and work for area residents, according to the nonprofit.
“The re-surfacing of these frequently-used trails has been a priority for a number of years. We are grateful that, with this gift from Telus, we can ensure safer use for our area residents and visitors,” says Bob Brant of the Squamish Trails Society. “These trails are well-worn due to their popularity and are often the culprit of rolled ankles or bumps and bruises. We’re excited that this resurfacing will make the trails safer, encouraging more families to make use of our beautiful surroundings.”
“We are very proud to be supporting the Squamish Trails Society to improve these multi-use trails that will encourage residents to get outside and enjoy a healthy and safe active lifestyle,” added Lisa LaMothe, Telus General Manager for theSea-to-Sky Corridor. “As an avid outdoors enthusiast myself, I appreciate safe walking trails and thank all of our new Optik TV customers for helping to make this donation possible.”
Since 2000, Telus says that its team members and retirees have volunteered a total of 1,000 hours in service to Squamish charities and community organizations.