The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation is ready to offer a special cinematic experience for all film lovers in the province. This week, the OLG announced that it will be bringing a smaller version of the Toronto International Film Festival to three local communities with TIFF on Tour. The three regions are Campbellford, North Bay, and Windsor and tickets will be free of cost.
TIFF on Tour will offer the magic of the popular film festival but this time to three Ontario municipalities. At the premiere events, guests will not only be able to enjoy captivating films, but also have access to free movie snacks. The objective of the initiative is to bring locals closer together while continuing OLG’s commitment to giving back to the communities.
Coming This September
Besides, TIFF on Tour, the Crown corporation will also introduce TIFF with OLG Cinema Park, which will be available for the duration of the festival. The OLG Cinema Park will be set up at David Pecaut Square at the corner of King St W & Ed Mirvish Way. And there the Crown will free nightly screening at 10 p.m. of classical TIFF films complemented by free snacks.
Alexandra Aguzzi, OLG’s Senior Vice President, Brand, Communications and Sustainability, shared that the Crown is thrilled to be launching the cinematic festival to other communities across the province. She noted that the Crown’s collaboration with TIFF is a great testament to their shared belief in supporting local arts and culture, as well as local communities.
The OLG informed that each edition of the festival will come with a screening of North of Normal, which is a picture by Toronto Director, Carly Stone. The film is also set to debut at this year’s TIFF, and it is based on the 2014 memoir of the same name by Cea Sunrise Person. It tells the story of the person’s unconventional childhood living in the Canadian wilds.
The three events will be free of charge and open to the public, however, one must be at least 18 years old to attend. Residents of Campbellford can expect their edition of the festival on September 14, at The Aron Theatre. Next is North Bay, which will host it on September 21, at Capitol Centre, while Windsor will run it on September 28, at the Capitol Theatre and Arts Centre.
September News from OLG
The OLG has been keeping itself pretty busy in September, as it just launched “My PlayBreak”, which is improved and rebranded self-exclusion program. The new version will come with more protections, flexibility and choice when bettors want to take a break from gambling. It will be available in land-based casinos, charitable gaming centres, and online on its OLG.ca.
In addition to that, last week, the Crown agency, also informed the local public, that it will be adopting the new version of the nationwide game Lotto 6/49. The new version of the offering started on September 14, 2022. And it will offer the chance to bettors to be in contention for either the Classic Draw or the Golden Ball Draw. Tickets remain at the previous prices of CA$3 per entry.
Source: “OLG is Taking TIFF on Tour” Cision, September 12, 2022