The Bata Shoe Museum's Millionth Visitor

The Bata Shoe Museum welcomed its one millionth visitor at 3:00 pm on September 22, 2008. Ernie and Winsome Nunn from East Burwood, Victoria, Australia, were greeted personally by Mrs. Sonja Bata, Founding Chairman of the Museum, along with Museum Director Emanuele Lepri and Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack.

"We are extremely excited to be reaching this wonderful milestone", commented Sonja Bata and Emanuele Lepri. "This success speaks volumes about the Bata Shoe Museum's contribution to Toronto and internationally".

Mr. Nunn, a retired chemistry professor, and his wife are currently on a trip around the world. They were completely surprised to be recognized as such special guests of the Museum and consider their visit to be one of the highlights of their journey. In addition to a life-long family membership to the Bata Shoe Museum they received a large gift basket, which included vouchers for new shoes, and an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum and its storage areas.

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image of Mrs. Sonja Bata and the millionth visitors image of the millionth visitors
Mrs. Sonja Bata, Founding Chairman of the Bata Shoe
Museum, shares a special moment with Ernie and Winsome
Nunn, the Museumís 1,000,000th visitors, on Monday,
September 22, 2008.
© 2008 BATA SHOE MUSEUM, TORONTO, CANADA
Ernie and Winsome Nunn are all smiles inside the Bata
Shoe Museum upon hearing that they were the 1,000,000th
visitors to the Museum.
© 2008 BATA SHOE MUSEUM, TORONTO, CANADA
image of the millionth visitors in storage
Bata Shoe Museum Curator Elizabeth Semmelhack takes the Museum's 1,000,000th visitors, Ernie and
Winsome Nunn, into storage for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the Museum.
© 2008 BATA SHOE MUSEUM, TORONTO, CANADA