Access Communications Telethon Raises $68,940 in support of Regina Humane Society

Regina, SK – The 30th annual Regina Humane Society (RHS) Telethon, presented by Access Communications Co-operative, aired LIVE March 25th for its 4-hour celebration of animals and people. This year’s telethon was an outstanding success raising $68,940, setting a new record for the event.

“During the last 30 years, this telethon has raised over $1,000,000 to support the work of the animal shelter,” said Wade Peterson, Community Programming Manager, Access Communications Co-operative. “The money raised stays here in our community to support the Humane Society. We thank our media friends, and the many volunteers who give so generously of their time to make this possible.”

Lisa Koch, Executive Director at the RHS said the support was much needed.

“The funds raised through the annual Telethon are crucial to the Society and its ability to provide its many programs and services to the animals and people in our community”, said Koch. “We are very grateful for our donors, volunteers and business partners who made this event such a success”.

RHS Telethon donations can still be made online at www.reginahumanesociety.ca on or by calling 306-543-6363.

Each year, Access Communications provides community programming and technical support to help raise awareness for worthwhile events across the province. Visit www.myaccess.ca/inthecommunity to learn more.

About Access Communications Co-operative
Access Communications Co-operative is one of Saskatchewan’s largest telecommunications companies, but we do so much more than provide reliable, affordable Internet, television, telephone and security monitoring. What makes Access unique is our involvement in the communities we serve through our Access7 community channels.

Access Communications began serving customers in 1978. Over the past 40 years, it has grown into a province-wide co-operative serving over 235 communities and rural areas. As a not-for-profit co-operative, we invest 100% of our earnings right back into the communities and rural areas where we live and do business.

About the Regina Humane Society
The Regina Humane Society is a non-profit registered charity which respectfully serves animals and the community. Since 1964, the Society has passionately encouraged responsible pet ownership and humane policies, legislation, and progressive animal welfare programs. We provide clean, healthy and safe facilities to unwanted, lost, abused and neglected animals. We offer compassionate, professional and caring adoption, cremation, and animal protection services, and educational and public safety programs.

For more information contact:

Tracey Mucha
Communications Officer
Access Communications Co-operative
Phone: 306-565-5352; toll free: 1-866-211-6334 ext. 5352
Email: tracey.mucha@myaccess.coop

Bill Thorn
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
Regina Humane Society
Phone: 306-543-6363 (Ext. 229)
Email: bthorn@reginahumane.ca

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