Our programs benefit tremendously from the support of corporate and community champions such as TELUS; thank you for your incredible support over so many years! Kids Up Front wishes to thank TELUS for the enormous contributions that they make to our programs. In 2016, Kids Up Front distributed almost 31,000 tickets, representing over $1.3 million! Thank you, TELUS, for being a part of this incredible success.

Our Getzlaf’s Gamers program is celebrating seven successful years; this is a signature program sponsored by Ryan Getzlaf, a former Calgary Hitmen and current captain of the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks. Deserving kids receive the VIP treatment in the TELUS suite at our Gamer’s suites – t-shirts, autographs, food and beverages, an athlete meet-and-greet, a visit by the Hitmen mascot Farley the Fox, and an appearance on the Jumbotron. It is truly an amazing evening for hundreds of deserving kids every year! Thank you, Telus, for providing your suite for these games; it is truly a memorable event each and every time.

Thank you also to Shadi Sakr and TELUS for extending a warm invitation to Kids Up Front to be a part of the Family Day event at TELUS Spark in February 2016. With this support, Kids Up Front was able to send 150 deserving kids to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, to meet their favorite Calgary Stampeders players, get autographs, enjoy some pizza and snacks, and then explore the TELUS Spark exhibits! It was a great way to spend a Family Day weekend and learn about online safety and anti-bullying strategies. Thank you, TELUS, for including us!

It was also Shadi and TELUS that assisted us with our third annual Ski Day at Nakiska. We appreciate the ski passes that enabled us to take 21 deserving youth for their very first time downhill skiing! It was a great day for all, and none of the youth had ever had such an adventure in the mountains before!

With the support of Christi Cruz, Senior Manager of Community Investment at TELUS, Kids Up Front was also able to host a group of youth at We Day in October, an event for which there is high demand! Thank you!

We also enjoyed vouchers for Hitmen games throughout the year and the TELUS suite for the Calgary Flames Superskills event in December 2016.

Kids Up Front has appreciated this incredible partnership with TELUS and we are proud to call you a Kids Up Front Champion! Through your generosity, thousands of local kids have had amazing experiences in the Saddledome, at TELUS Spark, and in nature!

TELUS is truly #AllHeart!

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