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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Bell Aliant joins corporate challenge in support of the Red Cross Igor Relief Benefit Concert

St. John’s, NL – Bell Aliant has come on strong as a supporter of the We Stand on Guard Igor Relief Benefit on October 19, 2010 behind the scenes with their technology and on the frontlines with food and cash.

Bell Aliant is donating $10,000, providing the web cast and encouraging every one attending the concert to bring along a food item. The Bell Aliant Pioneer Volunteers will accept and take care of getting the food to the food banks in the affected communities through the Community Food Sharing Association.

Behind the scenes, helping to share the benefit concert worldwide, Bell Aliant will be providing a web cast of the concert on Tuesday night from 8:00-9:30 pm. Bell Aliant is also providing video and audio feed for local broadcasters back to their stations.

Elizabeth Clift, Regional Sales Manager, Newfoundland and Labrador, Bell Aliant said, “Our support for the concert and the Red Cross reflects our commitment to this province. Many of our friends, families, customers, and employees, were impacted by Hurricane Igor and we believe our support will ensure that the Red Cross has what they need to continue their important work."

Chris Andrews, chair of the benefit and speaking on behalf of the organizers, said “Having Bell Aliant contribute in this way proves how much the business community cares. Just as so many artists and production crews and organizers are contributing their time and talent that night, we are moved by the way Bell Aliant and their employees give without hesitation. Their contributions will help the Red Cross take care of so many families who really need our help now.” 

“The Red Cross is amazed by the tremendous outpouring of support for the victims of Hurricane Igor” said Frank Nossereau, Senior Donor Relations Officer for the Red Cross in Newfoundland and Labrador. “We are inspired by the dedication and true humanitarian spirit that we have witnessed from Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. And now to see the business community contribute in the spirit of a challenge - it is truly heart warming.”

About Bell Aliant
Bell Aliant (TSX: BA.UN) is one of North America's largest regional communications providers and the first company in Canada to cover an entire city with fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) technology with its FibreOP™ services. Through its operating entities it serves customers in six Canadian provinces with innovative information, communication and technology services including voice, data, Internet, video and value-added business solutions. Through its xwave offices, Bell Aliant also provides IT professional services and advanced technology solutions. Bell Aliant's employees deliver the highest quality of customer service, choice and convenience.

For more information contact:

Rebecca Bell
Community Relations Manager
Bell Aliant
709-739-2571  
Rebecca.Bell@bellaliant.ca  

Marilyn Butland
709-746-0432
marilynbutland@gmail.com



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