Canada's fastest texter wins $25,000 in cash and prizes at 2nd Annual LG Canadian Texting Championship



    
    Kathy Spence from Scarborough named the country's Texting Champion at
    Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square
    

    MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 29 /CNW/ - There's a new texting champion in Canada
and her name is Kathy Spence. Today LG Electronics Canada crowned the winner
of its 2nd Annual LG Canadian Texting Championship at the competition's
finals, held earlier this afternoon at Toronto's Yonge-Dundas Square. Kathy,
who is from Scarborough, received $25,000 in cash and prizes from LG's Pat
Button.
    Today's event marked the culmination of over three and a half months of
preliminary trials across the country, as well as online competitions and
Facebook challenges, which saw the participation of more than 20,000
Canadians. A final group of 12 texters participated in today's finals, with
Kathy coming out on top.
    The event, hosted by Nicole Arbour, and featuring a performance by
chart-topping band, The New Cities, attracted over 1,500 spectators over the
noon hour. Contestants competed on a variety of LG's QWERTY phones including
the LG Dare, LG Keybo, LG Reveal, LG Rumour and LG Voyager as well as new
phones, the LG Rumour 2, LG Neon and LG Xenon.
    "This year's LG Canadian Texting Championship was truly a phenomenal
success. The excitement around the competition was incredible as we have the
largest selection of QWERTY phones, making LG phones the top choice for all
Canadians," said Pat Button, Vice-President, Mobile, LG Electronics Canada.
"It was certainly clear today that the appetite that Canadians have for
texting is huge and continuing to grow. We're already looking forward to next
year's competition."
    The journey to the LG Canadian Texting Championship finals kicked off in
Toronto on March 16, 2009 at the Eaton Centre. From there, the regional
qualifying tournaments continued around the country, ending up in Toronto
today. Kathy walked away with $25,000 in cash and prizes, including a $5,000
trip for two from Canada's largest student leisure travel company Breakaway
Tours and a sleek Tissot watch.
    For more information including the competition's official rules, please
visit www.lg.ca/texting.

    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 www.lg.ca.

    About The New Cities

    The New Cities are a Montreal-based high-voltage electro-pop band signed
to Sony Music Entertainment Canada. Their debut album "Lost In City Lights"
was released on May 5th, 2009, and their first single "Dead End Countdown" is
currently a top ten pop radio hit. For more information on The New Cities,
please visit www.thenewcities.com.

    
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