Luminus Financial Sponsors 63rd Annual Miss Universe Canada Pageant and Red Meets Pink Foundation

TORONTO, ONTARIO – May 22, 2014 – Luminus Financial is proud to announce its sponsorship of the 63rd annual Miss Universe® Canada Pageant as well as the Red Meets Pink Foundation.

The Miss Universe® Canada Pageant is a national event taking place at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts Theatre in Toronto, Ontario from Thursday, May 22, 2014 to Saturday, May 24, 2014. 65 national finalists from cities across Canada will compete for the title and rights to represent Canada at the International Miss Universe Pageant taking place later this year. Luminus Financial’s Chief Executive Officer, George De La Rosa, has accepted the organization’s invitation to be a judge at the event. For more information about Miss Universe® Canada Pageant, please visit

The Red Meets Pink Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2003. The foundation is dedicated to raising money in support of AIDS and cancer research. Red Meets Pink’s 8th Annual Boat Cruise will be taking place on Saturday, June 14, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario. Over the past seven years, the event has raised closed to $90,000. For more information about the organization or its upcoming fundraising efforts and events, please visit

“Luminus Financial is a proud sponsor of many events in the community. I am honored and would like to thank the Miss Universe® Canada organization for inviting me to participate as a judge at this prestigious event,” commented George De La Rosa, CEO of Luminus Financial. “We have been sponsoring the Red Meets Pink Foundation for a number of years. Under the stewardship of Mario Medeiros, the organization has made significant contributions to cancer and AIDS research over the last 10 years. Our team at Luminus Financial are proud supporters and look forward to continuing our efforts for their cause in the future.”

About Luminus Financial

Luminus Financial (formerly Starnews), an Ontario credit union, was founded in 1951. Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Luminus provides banking products and services, including business and personal banking, loans, investment products and insurance to over 4,500 members.

Renamed in 2011, Luminus is the designated credit union for employees of Toronto Star, Metroland, Air Canada, Globe and Mail and Metro. Members of Luminus are also owners of the credit union. At Luminus, members have access to financial services at the least possible cost. Additionally, Luminus' profits are shared with its members in the form of bonus interest on deposits and interest rebates on loans and mortgages.