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Media Advisory - Rogers Ignite TV™ Roars onto the Streets of T.O. with 25th Anniversary Celebration of Jurassic Park Headlining a Festival of Free Events for Entertainment Lovers of All Ages, Opening Aug. 30

During the five-day event, visitors will be able to experience the effortless access to a world of entertainment in the Ignite TV Command House with hands-on demonstrations of Rogers’s new game changing IPTV service

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Jurassic Park franchise, new and old fans alike are invited to enjoy the magic of the iconic original film with a larger-than-life outdoor screening and unique photo opportunities

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2018 /CNW/ – This long weekend, entertainment lovers from across the country will descend on Toronto for Fan Expo, Canada’s largest celebration of pop culture. Rogers is marking the occasion by bringing fan-favourite content to life all week long at the city’s largest ‘house party’, offering guests a four-day entertainment extravaganza of free activities from movie screenings to celebrity meet-and-greets, opportunities to hang out with The Simpsons family and to rub elbows with current and former Blue Jays and Maple Leaf players.

Located at the corner of Bremner Blvd. and Lower Simcoe St. in Toronto’s historic Roundhouse Park, from August 30 to September 3, the Ignite TV Command House will be THE destination to celebrate with a week packed full of free activities for entertainment lovers of all ages, beginning Thursday, Aug. 30 at 10 a.m. ET.

On the evening of August 30, fans will have a chance to relive the thrills of one of the most iconic films in history with a special 25th Anniversary screening of Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park. Whether you’re a Dr. Grant, a Dr. Sattler, or even a “Newman” – movie goers are invited to don their safari best to celebrate this classic film and take part in an attempt to establish a new world record for the “Largest Gathering of People to Watch Jurassic Park”.

And that’s not all, the Ignite TV Command House features four-days packed full of free activities to bring fans closer to their favourite content, including:

  • Talent Meet and Greets: Including Kim Coates (Bad Blood, Sons of Anarchy, Goon); Josh Dallas (Manifest, Once Upon a Time) & Melissa Roxburgh (Manifest, Star Trek Beyond), Design Experts, Shai DeLuca (Cityline) and Tiffany Pratt (HGTV Canada’s Home To Win), Tracy Moore (Cityline), the personalities of Citytv’s Breakfast Television, and more!
  • Screenings: An advance screening of the first episode of season 2 of Citytv’s Bad Blood (starring Kim Coates); Early Man; Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle; Jurassic Park; Ready Player One; YTV’s Blurt! and more!
  • Sports: Replica set from Sportsnet’s Tim & Sid; Meet & Greets with current Toronto Blue Jays™ players and Alumni; former Maple Leaf player Shayne Corson; surprise guests from WWE Aftermath on Sportsnet, Super Channel GINX E Sports Gaming Event, and more!
  • Family Fun: Meet & Greet with Danielle and Rob (and the dogs!) from Dog Tales Rescue; photo opportunities with The Simpsons family, visit with YTV’s SpongeBob SquarePants and his pineapple under the sea; Supersized Lego build for Netflix’s Next Gen, Disney Channel Saturday morning cartoons, a DuckTales dig for treasure activity, and more!

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About Ignite TV:
Ignite TV is an effortless internet TV experience that puts you in command. The all-in-one search including Netflix and YouTube integration makes it easy to find all your favourites in one place. Netflix, recorded programs, live TV – no matter what tonight’s family room feature is, experience it instantly and effortlessly with one unified search.

The system also offers a “say it, play it” voice remote, allowing you to change channels, navigate menus, or get recommendations all by using your voice. Additional features like Download & Go provide offline viewing of saved shows, while the new Cloud PVR feature provides 200 hours of cloud storage for on-the-go entertainment.

About Rogers
Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).

SOURCE Rogers Communications Canada Inc. – English