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There’s Still Time to Thumb a Ride to the Finals and Become Canada’s Next Top Texter

  • Updated
  • 2008 08. 12

<p align="left"><strong><em>As the first annual LG Canadian Texting  Championships makes its last few stops, Canadians can still qualify for a spot  at the August 26th finals</em></strong></p>

<p align="left">Mississauga, August 12, 2008  &ndash; Canadians with quick thumbs can still compete for their spot in the first  annual LG Canadian Texting Championship finals for a chance to win $25,000 in  cash and prizes. Two regional competitions remain in BC and Nova Scotia.  Canadians who can&rsquo;t make it to the regionals can compete online for a Golden  Ticket at: <a href="http://www.lg.ca/texting">www.lg.ca/texting</a>. </p>

<p align="left">&ldquo;With 45.3 million text  messages being sent per day, it&rsquo;s clear that Canadians have taken to texting,&rdquo;  said Andrew Barrett, Vice President, Marketing, LG Electronics Canada.&nbsp; &ldquo;Texting is becoming an essential  communication tool which is why the LG Canadian Texting Championship has been  such a huge hit across Canada.&rdquo; </p>

<p align="left">Since the June 26th  kick-off date, thousands of Canadians have participated in the LG Canadian  Texting Championship online and over 12,000 people have participated in at the  regional stops across Canada. To date, the fastest and most accurate time has  been from Jesse Teare at the Calgary Stampede, which recorded at 5.621 seconds. </p>

<p align="left">The LG Canadian Texting  Competition is free and open to the general public with regional qualifying  tournaments around the country and online. Regional winners will be flown to  Toronto where they will join hosts, MTV&rsquo;s Evan Starkman and North America&rsquo;s  Sexiest Comedian, Nicole Arbour for the final face-off on August 26, 2008 in  Toronto at the Diesel Playhouse. They will compete for up to $25,000 in cash  and prizes including a $5,000 trip for two to Cancun, Mexico provided by  Breakaway Tours. </p>

<p align="left">Canadians can still qualify  for the finals at the following locations: </p>


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      <td width="141" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p align="center"><strong>CITY</strong></p></td>

      <td width="157" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p align="center"><strong>DATE</strong></p></td>

      <td width="306" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p align="center"><strong>LOCATION</strong></p></td>



      <td width="141" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p>Whistler, BC</p></td>

      <td width="157" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p>August 9-17, 2008</p></td>

      <td width="306" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p>Crankworx </p></td>



      <td width="141" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p>Dartmouth, NS</p></td>

      <td width="157" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p>August 15-17, 2008</p></td>

      <td width="306" nowrap="nowrap" valign="bottom"><p>Mic Mac Mall, Centre Court</p></td>




<p align="left">Canadians outside tour  locations can compete by visiting <a href="http://www.lg.ca/texting">www.lg.ca/texting</a> where they can play Crypto-Short-Form. Players with the 10 highest  scores and one lucky random participant will be entered to win the LG golden  ticket to the finals in Toronto for their chance to compete for the title.</p>

<p align="left">Two regional qualifiers will  be chosen from BC, the Midwest Region (AB, SK, MB), Ontario and the Eastern  Region (QP + Maritimes) and flown to Toronto to compete in the finals. More  information about regional results can be found at <a href="http://www.lg.ca/texting">www.lg.ca/texting</a>. </p>

<p align="left">For updates on new event  locations, dates, official rules or to register for the LG Canadian Texting  Championship, please visit <a href="http://www.lg.ca/texting">www.lg.ca/texting</a>.&nbsp; </p>

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<p align="left"><strong>About LG  Electronics, Inc.</strong> <br />

  LG Electronics, Inc. (KSE: 066570.KS) is a global  leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, home appliances and  mobile communications, employing more than 82,000 people working in 114  operations including 82 subsidiaries around the world. With 2007 global sales  of USD $44 billion, LG is comprised of four business units - Mobile  Communications, Digital Appliance, Digital Display and Digital Media. LG is the  world&rsquo;s leading producer of mobile handsets, flat panel TVs, air conditioners,  front-loading washing machines, optical storage products, DVD players and home  theater systems. LG Electronics Canada has offices in Toronto and Vancouver. LG  Electronics 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 digital appliances. For more information  please visit <a href="http://www.lg.ca/">www.lg.ca</a>.<br />

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