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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