Bet On Green: OLG Turns Off Lights, Lead Sponsor for WWFs Earth Hour Music

TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - When the lights go out this Saturday, March 27 for Earth Hour, the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation partners up with WWF-Canada to present Earth Hour Unplugged, a free, live performance with Chantal Kreviazuk and other Canadian artists at Yonge-Dundas Square in Toronto.

But that's not all: while Torontonians rock the square with Kreviazuk, R & B singer Jarvis Church and Toronto musician Justin Nozuka, OLG will demonstrate its Earth Hour support by turning off all non-essential lighting and display screens at 22 OLG facilities across Ontario.

OLG is sponsoring Earth Hour Unplugged as part of its environmental initiative Bet On Green, a program created to lessen the environmental impact of OLG's operations.

"OLG has supported Earth Hour since 2008, and it's a great compliment to our green energy efforts the other 364 days a year," said Alex Hocevar, Senior Manager of Bet On Green at OLG. "We recently switched seven of our facilities over to 100% green power, which will put 26,000 MWh of clean electricity back onto the grid every year."

Visitors to the Earth Hour event are invited to drop by the OLG tent and enter a draw to win an eco-prize pack valued at $1,250. The winner of the green themed prize pack will get two TTC metropasses, a LOTTO 6/49 Advance subscription, Planet In Focus film festival tickets and a basket of merchandise including a steel water-bottle, an AM/FM solar powered radio, a Heys Eco-Tex Sports Bag and other 'green' merchandise.

Earth Hour Unplugged starts at 5:30 p.m. and runs until 9:30 p.m. Check out for detailed information.

OLG is a provincial agency responsible for province-wide lottery games and gaming facilities. Since 1975, OLG lotteries, casinos, slots, and resort casinos have generated more than $28 billion for the benefit of the Province of Ontario. Gaming proceeds support Ontario's hospitals, amateur sport, recreational and cultural activities, communities, provincial priority programs such as health care and education, and local and provincial charities and non-profit organizations through the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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For further information: For further information: For photo and more information contact Sarah Kiriliuk, Media Relations Manager, OLG, (416) 224-4975, (416) 726-3641

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