Press Release

03/09/2009

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

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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

For more information please contact

Anna Relyea

  Associate  Director, Strategic Communications

  Ontario Science Centre

  Office: 416-696-3273

anna.relyea@osc.on.ca

Jessica  Savage

  High Road  Communications

  416-644-2292

jsavage@highroad.com

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