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Rogers AT&T Wireless donates $100,000 to Halifax Recovery Fund
Donation earmarked for the restoration of Point Pleasant Park
Halifax, NS, October 15, 2003 - In response to the devastation left by Hurricane Juan, Rogers AT&T Wireless today committed a minimum donation of $100,000 to the HRM Intrastructure Recovery Fund. The funds raised by Rogers AT&T Wireless will be earmarked for the restoration of Point Pleasant Park which lost close to 70 per cent of the park trees in the storm.
"Rogers AT&T Wireless is committed to assisting Halifax recover from Hurricane Juan," said Paul Kidston, General Manager, Atlantic Canada, Rogers AT&T Wireless. "We live and work in the Halifax area and we know, first hand, how special Point Pleasant Park is to local residents who enjoyed this beautiful public space. We are pleased to donate $10 per new customer activation between October 1 and December 31 to the HRM Infrastructure Recovery Fund and to know that, in this way, Rogers AT&T Wireless customers will have played a role in restoring the beauty and accessibility of Point Pleasant Park."
Rogers AT&T Wireless will collect $10 from every new customer activation in Atlantic Canada between October 1st and December 31st. In addition, Rogers AT&T Wireless will accept donations from employees and dealers, and provide in-store donation boxes for customer contributions. Rogers AT&T Wireless has committed a minimum donation of $100,000 to the HRM Infrastructure Recovery Fund.
Mayor Peter Kelly said "Point Pleasant Park has long been a popular retreat for local residents and visitors alike, and the municipality is committed to restoring it. The park suffered considerable damage as a result of Hurricane Juan, losing close to 70 per cent of its trees. We are truly appreciative of the support we have received from Rogers AT&T Wireless."
Rogers AT&T Wireless is the leading wireless provider in Canada and believes strongly that the Company is an intrinsic part of the larger community it serves. Rogers AT&T Wireless is honoured to support many charitable and cultural organizations across Canada.
Rogers AT&T Wireless products and services are available at more than 200 points of distribution across the Atlantic Region. Or, if you prefer to shop on-line, visit the Rogers AT&T Wireless website, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at www.rogers.com/wireless.
Rogers Wireless Inc. operates under the co-brand Rogers AT&T Wireless and has offices in Canadian cities from coast to coast. Rogers AT&T Wireless is a leading Canadian wireless communications service provider, offering a complete range of wireless solutions, including Digital PCS, cellular, advanced wireless data services and one and two-way messaging services to a total of more than 3.8 million customers across the country. Rogers Wireless Inc. trades under the stock symbols: TSX: RCM.B; NYSE: RCN. The company is approximately 56% owned by Rogers Communications Inc. and approximately one-third owned by AT&T Wireless Services, Inc.
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