Ready, set… Carnival! This year’s event kicked off with a visit to sick children.

The Québec Winter Carnival is without question one of the La Belle Province’s most popular winter attractions. TELUS has been a major partner in the event for seven years, and we are delighted to once again be part of the festivities and at the centre of family-oriented activities in the region thanks to our TELUS Zones.

Above all, the Québec Winter Carnival gives us a chance to practice our community-minded philosophy of giving where we live. Thanks to our team members, some 80 young patients at the CHUQ’s Centre mère-enfant received the visit of none other than Bonhomme Carnaval himself.  Fun activities including games, souvenir photo ops and a few surprises made this afternoon memorable. Days spent in a hospital can feel very long. We wanted to give the children a boost of energy and courage they need to go through these difficult times.

We also announced a $200,000 donation to Opération Enfant Soleil. Raised with the support of our customers, these funds will help Quebec children with personalized healthcare that is tailored to their needs.

As the saying goes, ″a picture is worth a thousand words,″ so take a look at the touching photos from Bonhomme’s visit to the hospital.  A good time was had by all!

Blogger @Nugglemama was there, too, and has posted more photos on: http://flickr.com/gp/nugglemama/9n7211/

CDQCDQ2 Remember to tweet about the Carnival festivities using #TELUSCarnivall. Now, go have fun!