New format to recognize Canadian innovators is an award winner
TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2012 /CNW/ - Last Thursday night, more than 500 guests
"flew to the moon" at the 2012 LG Innovators' Ball. Along with event
co-chairs Eric Agius and Mitch Frazer, guests celebrated innovation at
the Ontario Science Centre. This year's theme was "Fly me to the Moon"
to tie in with the Science Centre's newest exhibition Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration.
Funds raised will help to support the Science Centre's community access
programs for children, youth and families who would not otherwise be
able to visit the Centre. "We are delighted again this year by the
generous support of our sponsors and donors. Since the event started
six years ago, we have raised nearly $2.5 million in net proceeds to
help open our doors so everyone in the community can experience the
benefits of a Science Centre visit and the wonder, excitement and
inspiration for learning. At this year's Ball, we also raised $100,000
for the Adopt-a-Class program, which will provide class visits for
children from Toronto's priority neighbourhood schools to visit," said
Ontario Science Centre CEO Lesley Lewis.
This year's LG Innovators' Ball also introduced the first Ontario
Science Centre Innovator Awards, which recognize Canadian leaders and
innovators in business, science and the broader community who have
inspired others to embark on a journey of curiosity, discovery and
action to create a better future for Canadians. This year's Award
recipients were The Honourable William G. Davis, the 18th Premier of
Ontario, and Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS.
The Honourable William G. Davis, the 18th Premier of Ontario, served from 1971 to 1985 and throughout his term
was often called "The Education Premier." As an early champion for
establishing the Ontario Science Centre, he was recognized with this
year's Innovator Award for his work as a remarkable contributor to
Ontario and Canada as both Minister of Education and Premier.
Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS was honoured with an Innovator Award this year for making a world of
difference to telecommunications globally and for TELUS' dedication to
educating, empowering and inspiring youth.
During the dinner and awards, Canadian crooner Matt Dusk entertained
guests. "This year's Ball was a truly inspiring evening," noted Ms.
Lewis. "Our guests and honorees embraced this year's event and
demonstrated their commitment to making a change in our communities.
The LG Innovators Ball was once again a tremendous success."
About Our Sponsors
The LG Innovators' Ball is supported by title sponsor LG Electronics
Canada. Other sponsors include: TELUS (Event & Adopt-a-Class
Challenge), TAXI (Event & Adopt-a-Class Challenge), Cisco Systems
(Guest Welcome), Symcor Inc. (Dinner), Empire Life Investments
(Cocktail Reception), Google Canada (After Dinner Reception),
Scotiabank (Event), The Globe and Mail (Media), HELLO! Canada (Media),
Cossette Media (Media Agency), CV Studios (Print), High Road
Communications (Communications), Chair-man Mills (Rentals), McNabb
Roick Events (Decor), Stratus Vineyards (Wine) and Iceberg Vodka
About the Ontario Science Centre
The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the
communities we serve, enriching people's lives and understanding
through engagement with science of local, national and global
relevance. Since 1969, the Ontario Science Centre has welcomed over 46
million visitors, with an interactive approach that was the model for
science centres around the world. It is the public centre for
innovative thinking and provocative dialogue in science and technology,
aiming to inspire a lifelong journey of curiosity, discovery and action
to create a better future for the planet. The Ontario Science Centre is
an agency of the Government of Ontario. Please visit us at Ontariosciencecentre.ca. www.Facebook.com/OntarioScienceCentre Twitter: @OntScienceCtr.
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 Electronics Canada
is comprised of five business units - Mobile Communications, Home
Appliance, Home Entertainment, Business Solutions and Commercial Air
Conditioning. The company 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 home
appliances. For more information please visit www.lg.com.
Image with caption: "2012 LG Innovators' Ball - From left to right: Ontario Science Centre Vice-Chair Brian Chu, CEO Lesley Lewis, Mitch Frazer, Partner, Torys LLP (event co-chair), former Premier of Ontario William G. Davis, Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS and Eric Agius, CEO, LG Electronics Canada (event co-chair). Mr. Davis and Mr. Entwistle were honoured with the inaugural Ontario Science Centre Innovator Awards. (CNW Group/Ontario Science Centre)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20121029_C2955_PHOTO_EN_19811.jpg
SOURCE: Ontario Science Centre
For further information:
Director, Strategic Communications
Ontario Science Centre