Ontario Science Centre welcomes LG Canada as Title Sponsor of Annual Fundraising Gala and New Film Series
LG Innovators’ Ball and LG Film Series will be among many highlights of the Science Centre’s busy 40th Anniversary Year
Toronto, March 9, 2009 - The Ontario Science Centre is pleased to announce LG Electronics Canada has signed a three-year agreement to become title sponsor of the Ontario Science Centre’s signature fundraising event, the Innovators’ Ball, as well as a series of six IMAX films to be shown in Ontario’s only IMAX Dome Theatre.
The LG Innovators’ Ball is the Ontario Science Centre’s signature annual fundraiser and one of Toronto’s premiere social events. Last year’s gala raised $352,000 in net proceeds for the Science Centre’s community access and outreach initiatives, helping keep the Ontario Science Centre’s programs and exhibitions accessible. Through the Community Access Program, more than 50,000 children and adults visited the Science Centre throughout 2008.
Last year’s sold out gala dinner attracted 470 guests, with another 1,000 attending an amazing after-party. Now in its third year the ball will take place Thursday April 30th, 2009, with internationally acclaimed chef Susur Lee set to create an extraordinary feast for dinner guests. Visit www.innovatorsball.ca for additional details.
Equally exciting to the Science Centre is the LG Film Series which will be presented in the 320-seat Shoppers Drug Mart OMNIMAX Theatre featuring the 70-mm film format developed in Canada. The six film Series will launch on Friday April 3rd, 2009, with the opening of Under the Sea, an underwater adventure that transports the audience to some of the most exotic and isolated coral reefs in the world.
“We are excited to support the Ontario Science Centre’s commitment to engaging the public with science and technology and inspire innovative thinking,” said Graham Robertson, Senior Director, Marketing, LG Electronics Canada. “Technology is integral to our daily lives, and it’s important to give everyone the opportunity to increase their science literacy."
“This multi-year commitment from LG Electronics Canada will allow the Ontario Science Centre to continue to pursue its goal of making science accessible and engaging to a wide range of visitors,” said Lesley Lewis, CEO of the Ontario Science Centre. “Finding inspiration and igniting curiosity in science can be life-changing for children and adults, and we want to ensure that all members of the community have access to such experiences.”
About LG Electronics, Inc.
The LG brand was established in 1995. The company is a global leader in electronics, information and communications products, with more than 82,000 employees working in 77 countries around the world, and annual worldwide revenues of more than US $40 billion. LG Canada is comprised of four business units - Mobile Communications, Home Appliance, Home Entertainment and Business Solutions and has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG Canada is focused on delivering award-winning products known for blending style and technology. These innovative products include cell phones, flat screen TVs, laptop computers and home appliances. For more information please visit http://www.lg.ca/
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre opened on September 26, 1969, pioneering the concept of an interactive science museum. Since then, well over 40 million visitors have passed through its doors. It is a model for hundreds of science centres around the world that have been built since its inception.
The Ontario Science Centre uses science as the lens to inspire and actively engage people in new ways of seeing, understanding and thinking about themselves and the world. The Ontario Science Centre is an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit us at www.ontariosciencecentre.ca
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