Posted 13 May, 2019
THE SUCCESS OF DOORS OPEN RICHMOND HILL
This last Saturday, Observatory Hill presented Doors Open Richmond Hill and it was a smash hit for both the community, the David Dunlap Observatory, and all who attended! There were over 1,200 people at the event, creating ample foot traffic for all of our sales centres.
Over the course of the day, everyone filled out their raffle entries to win a Cosmic Membership to the Ontario Science Centre valued at $1,000. As each builder had their own separate ballot box, every builder saw a huge uptick in foot traffic throughout the whole day.
Visitors not only got to experience the majesty of the largest telescope in Canada, but they also enjoyed touring the DDO park grounds and getting to try all the food and ice cream available to Doors Open Richmond Hill attendees.
Also, at the Sales Centres, visitors really got a kick out of engaging with the touchscreens and witnessing the interactive plans detailing the future of the David Dunlap Observatory Park. In addition to all that great news, the event itself benefited a great deal from the inclusion of Observatory Hill noting an increase in expected guests.
The winner of the raffle will be announced on Tuesday, May 14th, 2019. But more than that we, the entire Observatory Hill team, are thrilled at the turn-out we had for Doors Open Richmond Hill that we had over the weekend. We’d like to extend a big thank you to everyone who made it happen, everyone who attended, and to all the builders as well.