Navigata to Provide BCREA Affinity Program

Navigata to provide telecommunications affinity program to BCREA members

Vancouver, B.C. Navigata Communications Ltd announced today that the British Columbia Real Estate Association (BCREA) has renewed its affinity program with Navigata for another three-year term. Under this agreement, members of real estate boards belonging to BCREA are eligible for preferential rates on long distance, toll-free, local phone lines, calling cards and Internet services.

"We are happy to continue this program that has saved thousands of realtors and real estate offices significant amounts over the years," says Dennis Wilson, BCREA President. "In our profession, we have to stay in touch with our clients and colleagues, and Navigata has helped cut our costs of doing business."

Thomas Laird, Navigata’s President and CEO states, "We value the strong partnership we have developed over the years with the BCREA and we are pleased to have been selected as their exclusive telecommunications provider for the past 7 years. Navigata remains committed to providing new and innovative solutions to meet the needs of the real estate sector."

About the British Columbia Real Estate Association
BCREA represents 12 member real estate boards, and approximately 12,000 Realtors® in British Columbia. Real estate is a significant contributor to the provincial economy with more than $19 billion in residential sales reported in 2002. To serve the needs of real estate professionals, BCREA provides an extensive communications network, required licensing and continuing education courses, standard forms and government relations for Realtors®. For more information, visit

About Navigata Communications Ltd

Navigata offers a full range of products to address the telecom needs of businesses, including data networking, high-speed Internet, hosting services, data centre co-location, managed security solutions, long distance, and local phone services.

The company has offices in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Quebec.

Navigata is a member of the SaskTel group of companies. SaskTel is the leading full service communications company in Saskatchewan, offering complete wireline, wireless, Internet and e-business solutions over a state-of-the art, digital network.

For further information, please contact:

Rita Nguyen, Navigata Communications
Phone: 877-477-5266