Operation Pumpkin 2007 - Bell employee volunteers help look out for the safety of kids on Halloween

Oct 23, 2007

MONTREAL, Quebec, Oct. 23 /CNW Telbec/ - For the 11th year, Bell employee
volunteers will partner with local police services in Operation Pumpkin to
ensure the safety of thousands of children across Québec on Halloween night.
Almost 200 Bell employees in 23 Québec municipalities, including Laval,
Rivière-du-Loup, Sherbrooke, Maniwaki, Québec City, Gatineau and Saguenay, and
more than 75 company vehicles will be dedicated to Operation Pumpkin. The
highly visible volunteer teams will watch out for children on neighbourhood
streets, and give trick-or-treating kids small flashlights and remind them of
safety precautions they should take during the evening.
"These Operation Pumpkin activities were born of our employees'
initiative and involvement in the well-being of our communities," said Claude
Rousseau, Senior Vice-President - Enterprise Québec Sales and National
Government Practice. "They are the heart and soul of Operation Pumpkin, and
we're pleased to be able to help them make Halloween safer for children."

About Bell

Bell is Canada's largest communications company, providing consumers with
solutions to all their communications needs, including telephone services,
wireless communications, high-speed Internet, digital television and voice
over IP. Bell also offers integrated information and communications technology
(ICT) services to businesses and governments, and is the Virtual Chief
Information Officer (VCIO) to small and medium businesses (SMBs). Bell is
proud to be a Premier National Partner and the exclusive Communications
Partner to the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Bell is
wholly owned by BCE Inc. For information on Bell's products and services,
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For further information: For media inquiries: Jacques Bouchard, Bell Media Relations, (514) 391-2007, 1-877-391-2007, jacques.bouchard1@bell.ca