Well, Bell owns Virgin and they share a network with Telus so the hardware should be compatible. Safest bet is to call them with the imei to make sure it's not blocked or anything.
I had a customer like that, the Storm she bought was stolen and we couldn't set it up for her.
Best of luck! I might be picking one up soon as well.
I come in last, but just in time for breakfast.
Keep it through, Keep it through, forever blue.