The 68th Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at The Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto. Stay connected for more details!
This year’s dinner will honour legendary baseball broadcaster, Jerry Howarth, with the Lifetime Achievement Award to be presented by previous winner Paul Beeston, president emeritus of the Toronto Blue Jays. Also at the head table will be Olympic and world champion ice dancer Tessa Virtue, Maple Leafs legend Dave Keon, recently retired Canadian tennis star Daniel Nestor, former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, former Toronto Maple Leaf goalie Curtis Joseph, four-time gold medalist in women’s hockey Jayna Hefford, two-time hockey gold medalist Sami Jo Small and sledge hockey/wheelchair basketball star Billy Bridges.
We are pleased that Sportsnet’s Ken Reid and Evanka Osmak will be our joint emcees for the event. Christine Simpson, from Sportsnet, and Gord Stellick, from 590 The FAN, will once again interview our head table celebrities.
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The Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction is Canada’s most successful and prestigious sports dinner. Started in 1951 by a group of sportscasters and sportswriters to kick-off Easter Seals’ annual fundraising campaign, the dinner was renamed in 1980 following the death of long time Easter Seals supporter, Conn Smythe. The star studded occasion has seen some of the world’s greatest athletes grace its stage and continues to draw the biggest names in sports. The event’s silent auction is considered Canada’s best and largest sports memorabilia auction with more than 300 items.
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