Wednesday, May 13, 2015

OLG Celebrates Wintario

The 40th Anniversary of our first provincial lottery game brought out draw host Faye Dance and the World Trampoline Champion in support of the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Torch Relay. The OLG is proud of their record of supporting local charities and community facilities and the May 13, 2015 crowd at Yonge-Dundas Square could enter a draw for a chance to win some Pan Am tickets while the "All for Community Challenge" initiative was introduced.
Faye Dance
"The first WINTARIO lottery draw was broadcast live on TV on May 15, 1975 from the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto. As part of today's celebration, former WINTARIO host Faye Dance shared memories of her time travelling across Ontario with the live broadcast. For 22 years,
WINTARIO held its draws across the province, in big cities, small towns and even smaller villages, giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars in lottery prizes and creating great legacies in each of those communities. Today's WINTARIO celebration was also attended by World Trampoline champion, Olympic and Pan Am gold medallist Rosie MacLennan. Rosie spoke about the importance of supporting amateur athletics in Ontario. Since January 2006, OLG's Quest for Gold program
has provided $93 million in support for Ontario's amateur athletes and their coaches."

3,000 Pan Am flame torchbearers will start their journey on May 30 and continue through 130 communities with a final stop on July 10, 2015 at the opening ceremony of the games.

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