November 12, 2010
SaskTel is pleased to congratulate the TelecomPioneers of Canada on receiving the Special Recognition Award from Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame at an Awards Gala on November 10 in Ottawa. The award recognizes the countless volunteer hours and financial contributions that the TelecomPioneers have made over many years to support charitable causes in communities across Canada.
“We are very fortunate in Saskatchewan to have one of the strongest Pioneer chapters in North America, the SaskTel Pioneers,” said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Congratulations to our own Pioneers and TelecomPioneers across the country for achieving this honour.”
“The TelecomPioneers of Canada have made a tremendous contribution in so many communities over the years while serving as wonderful ambassadors for the communications industry,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “SaskTel is proud of the SaskTel Pioneers and Pioneers across Canada for the incredible work they do.”
The TelecomPioneers of Canada and the SaskTel Pioneers Chapter 59 are part of TelecomPioneers, the largest industry-related volunteer organization in the world, with chapters located in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1911, TelecomPioneers, formerly known as the Telephone Pioneers of America, is comprised of more than 620,000 current and retired telecommunications employees. TelecomPioneers will celebrate its 100th anniversary in 2011.
In 2008 Canada’s Telecommunications Hall of Fame honoured SaskTel with the Special Recognition Award in recognition of SaskTel’s contribution to the advancement of telecommunications in Canada.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.15 billion in annual revenue and more than 1.4 million customer connections including more than 560,000 wireless accesses, 543,000 wireline network accesses, 225,000 Internet accesses and 83,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, Internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2009, SaskTel contributed more than $651 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,800 employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
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