FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Toronto, ON, May 9, 2013 – On Thursday, May 23, Easter Seals Ontario will host the 2013 Toronto’s Tribute Dinner at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Toronto, recognizing the Honourable James M. Flaherty, P.C., M.P., Minister of Finance, and Michael Nobrega, President and CEO of OMERS. Bruce Power is once again the title sponsor of the Toronto’s Tribute Dinner and continues to be a strong supporter of Easter Seals Ontario.
“I am looking forward to celebrating the leadership and excellence of the Honourable James M. Flaherty and Michael Nobrega at this year’s Toronto’s Tribute Dinner,” said Duncan Hawthorne, President and CEO of Bruce Power, and Chair, 2013 Toronto’s Tribute Dinner. “We are proud to be a committed partner of Easter Seals Ontario, knowing the good work it does to help children with physical disabilities live their lives to the fullest.”
Every year, Easter Seals hosts this prominent fundraiser to recognize two individuals who have shown outstanding levels of excellence in their industries, in their communities, and for their continued support of children and youth with physical disabilities. This year’s entertainment includes pop violinist Tino, from Wellington Music and the Italian Tenors featuring Peter Marino, Charles Di Raimondo and Anthony Macri.
Since its inception, the Toronto’s Tribute has raised over $3.8 million, with proceeds helping families of children with physical disabilities across Ontario. Some of the past honourees include: The Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, and Joseph Mancinelli, International Vice President and Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Canada of the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LIUNA) (2012); The Honourable John P. Manley, President and CEO of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and Brian Burke, President and General Manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs (2011); and The Honourable Dwight Duncan, Ontario’s Minister of Finance and Don MacKinnon, President of the Power Workers’ Union (2010).
Since 1922, Easter Seals Ontario has been offering programs and services to help children and youth with physical disabilities achieve a greater level of acceptance and independence. Easter Seals provides financial assistance for the purchase of costly mobility equipment and communication devices as well as fully accessible summer camp and funding for other summer recreational programs. For more information, to donate, or to be a part of this evening, please visit www.easterseals.org.