Mississauga – 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.