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FLY ME TO THE MOON

THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE OUT OF THIS WORLD

Thursday, October 25, 2012, at the Ontario Science Centre
6:30 pm Cocktail Reception
7:30 pm Dinner and Innovator Awards Presentation

THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE OUT OF THIS WORLD

Inspired by the Ontario Science Centre’s new exhibition, Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration, the 6th LG Innovators’ Ball celebrates the wonder and excitement of early space travel and raises the question of what’s next? Combining exceptional cuisine, stunning décor and dazzling entertainment to create one of Toronto’s premier events, this gala fundraiser is an evening that you will not want to miss.

The 2012 LG Innovators’ Ball also marks the introduction of the Ontario Science Centre Innovator Awards, honouring Canadian leaders who are innovators in their field and have inspired curiosity, discovery and action in the community.

Join us for an unforgettable evening. Download a Sponsorship and Table Information Package for more information.

Formal dress for a journey of elegance and exploration.

Questions? Contact:

Alex Krievins
416.696.3233
alex.krievins@osc.on.ca

AN EVENING OF EXQUISITE ENTERTAINMENT

Master of Ceremonies

Eric Agius

Matt Galloway

Matt Galloway is the host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM, the top rated morning radio program in Toronto.

He has been working at CBC Radio for more than 10 years and has hosted the programs Here _ Now, The Current and Sounds Like Canada. In 2008, he hosted CBC Radio’s coverage of the Summer Olympics live from Beijing. He also anchored CBC Radio’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In 2010 and 2011, he was voted Top Radio Personality in Toronto by the readers and editors of NOW Magazine, named a Toronto Hero of 2011 by Torontoist, and a Mensch of the Year for 2011 by The Grid magazine. In 2012, he was given the Excellence In Community Service Award for addressing issues confronting diverse communities by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute.

Special performance by

Matt Dusk

Matt Dusk

There are swingers and then there is Matt Dusk - a singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and fervent jazz-pop musicologist who is blessed with the perfect name. Dusk is one of Canada's most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in three critically acclaimed studio albums, including a gold record for the debut album Two Shots and a gold record for his third album Good News. He has had three number one radio hits: "All About Me" (Canada), "Back in Town" (Japan) and "Good News" (France). He is an alumnus of St. Michael's Choir School and studied under jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson at York University.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT

The Ontario Science Centre delights, informs and challenges the communities it serves, enriching people’s lives and understanding through engagement with science of local, national and global relevance. Unfortunately, there are people in our community who cannot afford admission to the Centre.

Proceeds from the LG Innovators' Ball support the Ontario Science Centre’s community access programs which provide the gift of curiosity and discovery to children and families who otherwise would not be able to visit. Working closely with school boards, social service agencies and local community groups, the Centre is able to provide subsidized and complimentary tickets, memberships, summer camp experiences, school trips and educational programs to 100,000 people annually.

Through the Adopt-a-Class program, we currently reach 30,000 students a year, accounting for approximately 40% of the children attending schools identified as being in underserved Toronto neighbourhoods. Many schools in these neighbourhoods have never had the opportunity to visit the Science Centre because the cost of school trips can be prohibitive when both family and school resources are limited. Learn more about Adopt-a-Class and how you can help give the gift of science education to the children who need it most.

To date, the LG Innovators’ Ball has raised nearly $2 million to provide access to more than 350,000 children, youth and families who have been able to experience the wonder of the Ontario Science Centre. Supporters of the LG Innovators’ Ball have helped encourage, inspire and shape Ontario’s next generation of innovators.

2012 LG Innovators' Ball Co-Chairs

Eric Agius

Eric Agius

Eric joined the Science Centre’s Board of Trustees in the spring of 2011 and is currently the President and CEO of LG Canada. Eric is active within the community supporting a variety of local charities including serving on the boards of Covenant House and The Raptors Foundation. Under his leadership LG has expanded its community engagement portfolio including support for The Inside Ride.

Mitch Frazer

Mitch Frazer

Mitch recently completed a term on the Science Centre's Board of Trustees and is currently a partner at one of the nation's most prestigious law firms - Torys LLP. He is Vice-Chair of North York General Hospital Foundation, is on the Advisory Board at the Belinda Stronach Foundation and actively supports the University of Western Ontario where he has endowed a scholarship in the Faculty of Law.

2012 LG Innovators’ Ball Executive Committee

Collin Bettam – Vice President, Marketing, LG Electronics Canada
Denise Bombier – Director, Communications _ Experiential Marketing, TELUS
Mark Cohon – Commissioner, CFL
Leslie Frazer – Pension Manager, IBM Canada
Lisa Lyons – President, Kids Can Press
Chris Tambakis – President _ CEO, Adgar Investments _ Development

Innovator Awards

The 2012 LG Innovators’ Ball will feature the inaugural Ontario Science Centre Innovator Awards, recognizing Canadian leaders in business, science and the broader community who have been trailblazers in their fields. The Innovator Awards honour individuals who have inspired others to embark on journeys of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for Canadians.

2012 Recipients

William Davis

The Honourable William G. Davis

The 18th Premier of Ontario, Davis served from 1971 to 1985 and throughout his term was often called "The Education Premier." A strong advocate for youth, Davis was the Minister of Education before assuming the top job and initiated important changes to the education system.

Darren Entwislte

Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS

TELUS has achieved a global leadership position with respect to total shareholder return, technology-based innovation, brand appreciation, human resource practices, corporate social responsibility and community giving. In alignment with their philanthropic philosophy, "We give where we live," the TELUS team has contributed $260 million and volunteered 4.2 million hours in support of Canadian charities since 2000.

The Ontario Science Centre recognizes and thanks
the following sponsors for their generous support:

Event Sponsors

THE ATMOSPHERE WILL BE OUT OF THIS WORLD

Inspired by the Ontario Science Centre’s new exhibition, Beyond Planet Earth: The Future of Space Exploration, the 6th LG Innovators’ Ball celebrates the wonder and excitement of early space travel and raises the question of what’s next? Combining exceptional cuisine, stunning décor and dazzling entertainment to create one of Toronto’s premier events, this gala fundraiser is an evening that you will not want to miss.

The 2012 LG Innovators’ Ball also marks the introduction of the Ontario Science Centre Innovator Awards, honouring Canadian leaders who are innovators in their field and have inspired curiosity, discovery and action in the community.

Join us for an unforgettable evening. Download a Sponsorship and Table Information Package for more information.

Formal dress for a journey of elegance and exploration.

Questions? Contact:

Alex Krievins
416.696.3233
alex.krievins@osc.on.ca

AN EVENING OF EXQUISITE ENTERTAINMENT

Master of Ceremonies

Eric Agius

Matt Galloway

Matt Galloway is the host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio One, 99.1 FM, the top rated morning radio program in Toronto.

He has been working at CBC Radio for more than 10 years and has hosted the programs Here _ Now, The Current and Sounds Like Canada. In 2008, he hosted CBC Radio’s coverage of the Summer Olympics live from Beijing. He also anchored CBC Radio’s coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

In 2010 and 2011, he was voted Top Radio Personality in Toronto by the readers and editors of NOW Magazine, named a Toronto Hero of 2011 by Torontoist, and a Mensch of the Year for 2011 by The Grid magazine. In 2012, he was given the Excellence In Community Service Award for addressing issues confronting diverse communities by the Intercultural Dialogue Institute.

Special performance by

Matt Dusk

Matt Dusk

There are swingers and then there is Matt Dusk - a singer, songwriter, producer, arranger and fervent jazz-pop musicologist who is blessed with the perfect name. Dusk is one of Canada's most beloved male vocalists, forging a career in music that has resulted in three critically acclaimed studio albums, including a gold record for the debut album Two Shots and a gold record for his third album Good News. He has had three number one radio hits: "All About Me" (Canada), "Back in Town" (Japan) and "Good News" (France). He is an alumnus of St. Michael's Choir School and studied under jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson at York University.

WITH YOUR SUPPORT, THE SKY'S THE LIMIT

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. Unfortunately, there are people in our community who cannot afford admission to the Centre.

Proceeds from the LG Innovator’s Ball support the Ontario Science Centre’s community access programs which provide the gift of curiosity and discovery to children and families who otherwise would not be able to visit. Working closely with school boards, social service agencies and local community groups, the Centre is able to provide subsidized and complimentary tickets, memberships, summer camp experiences, school trips and educational programs to 100,000 people annually.

Through the Adopt-a-Class program, we currently reach 30,000 students a year, approximately 40% of the children attending identified schools in underserved Toronto neighbourhoods. Many schools in these neighbourhoods have never had the opportunity to visit the Science Centre because the cost of school trips can be prohibitive when both family and school resources are limited. Learn more about Adopt-a-Class and how you can help give the gift of science education to the children who need it most.

To date, the LG Innovators’ Ball has raised nearly $2 million to provide access to more than 350,000 children, youth and families who have been able to experience the wonder of the Ontario Science Centre. Supporters of the LG Innovators’ Ball have helped encourage, inspire and shape Ontario’s next generation of innovators.

2012 LG Innovators' Ball Co-Chairs

Eric Agius

Eric Agius

Eric joined the Science Centre's Board of Trustees in the spring of 2011 and is currently the President and CEO of LG Canada. Eric is active within the community supporting a variety of local charities including serving on the boards of Covenant House and The Raptors Foundation. Under his leadership LG has expanded its community engagement portfolio including support for The Inside Ride.

Mitch Frazer

Mitch Frazer

Mitch recently completed a term on the Science Centre's Board of Trustees and is currently a partner at one of the nation's most prestigious law firms Ð Torys LLP. He is Vice Chair of North York General Hospital Foundation, is on the Advisory Board at the Belinda Stronach Foundation and actively supports the University of Western Ontario where he has endowed a scholarship in the Faculty of Law.

Innovator Awards

2012 marks the introduction of the Ontario Science Centre Innovator Awards. These will recognize Canadian leaders in business, science and the broader community who have been trailblazers in their fields and will be awarded during the Science Centre's signature fundraising gala. The awards will recognize individuals who have inspired others to embark on journeys of curiosity, discovery and action to create a better future for Canadians. The inaugural 2012 Innovator Awards will be presented to:

2012 Recipients

Darren Entwislte

Darren Entwistle, President and CEO, TELUS

TELUS has achieved a global leadership position in respect of total shareholder return, technology based innovation, brand appreciation, human resource practices, corporate social responsibility and community giving. In alignment with their philanthropic philosophy - we give where we live - the TELUS team has contributed $260 million and volunteered 4.2 million hours in support of Canadian charities since 2000.

William Davis

The Honourable William G. Davis

The 18th Premier of Ontario, Davis served from 1971 to 1985 and throughout his term was often called "The Education Premier". A strong advocate for youth, Davis was the Minister of Education before assuming the top job, and initiated important changes to the education system.

The Ontario Science Centre recognizes and thanks
the following sponsors for their generous support:

Event Sponsors

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