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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Invest in Kids' 16th Annual Battle of the Brains

Monday, April 20, 2020

Invest in Kids Hosts
16th Annual Battle of the Brains Gala

(Toronto, April 20, 2020) - On April 30th Invest in Kids, a national charitable organization dedicated to supporting parents, holds its annual Battle of the Brains black-tie gala fundraiser at Kool Haus (132 Queens Quay East) in downtown Toronto. The event, which has been attracting Canada’s corporate elite for the past 15 years, is one of the country’s most entertaining and interactive fundraisers. Each year, Battle of the Brains raises the bar and attracts many of Canada’s most prestigious companies to compete in a game of mental gymnastics – all vying for the coveted Battle Cup.

“We are thrilled that despite the current economic uncertainty so many corporations are standing firm in their commitment to the important work that Invest in Kids does,” says K. Michael Edwards, Chair of the Board of Directors. “Some of the best and brightest that corporate Canada has to offer will be competing this year and everyone attending can look forward to a fun and memorable night.”

This year’s theme is “Get Smart” and with some teams starting training the day after last year’s event, there promises to be a lot of brain power on display. The evening starts off with a cocktail reception and gourmet dinner followed by fast and furious game play. Hosted by CBC News Anchor Evan Solomon, the game pits corporate teams of 10 against one another in an all-out battle of knowledge and quick thinking. Teams compete to answer multiple choice trivia questions in a variety of challenging categories, including sports, music, literature and current affairs. The winning team captures the highly sought after Battle Cup, along with an entire year of bragging rights.

Battle of the Brains has raised more than $5.5 million since its inception. The competitors and corporate sponsors who take part in the event help Invest in Kids raise the funds to create much-needed resources for parents and training programs for professionals who work with families, supporting the healthy social, emotional and intellectual development of children from 0-5.

For more information or to purchase a table go to: or contact Alex Krievins at 416-977-1222 ext. 285 or [email protected].

Invest in Kids is a national charity dedicated to supporting parents in the most important undertaking of their lives – raising a child. Understanding the power of parenting, the critical importance of the first five years and parents’ hopes to be the very best parent they can be, Invest in Kids translates the science of parenting and child development into easy-to-understand resources that strengthen parenting knowledge, skills and confidence and provide practical approaches that have context in the world in which they live. For additional information visit,


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Krista Lamb
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