The 68th Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction will take place on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto. Stay connected for more details!
This year’s dinner will honour legendary sportscaster, Jerry Howarth. Also at the head table will be baseball executive Paul Beeston, sledge hockey/wheelchair basketball star Billy Bridges, former Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, four-time gold medalist in women’s hockey Jayna Hefford, Maple Leafs legend Dave Keon, retired Canadian tennis star Daniel Nestor, two-time hockey gold medalist Sami Jo Small and Olympic medalist ice dancer Tessa Virtue. More to come!
We are pleased that Sportsnet’s Ken Reid and Evanka Osmak will be our joint emcees for the event. Christine Simpson and Gord Stellick will assist with the the program, as usual providing interviews with the head table.
For ticket, sponsorship and marketing information, please contact:
Development Manager, Special Events
Easter Seals Ontario
Tel.: 416.421.8377 Ext. 316
Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction
The Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction is Canada’s most successful and prestigious sports dinner. The event began in 1951 by a group of sportscasters and writers to kick-off Easter Seals’ annual fundraising campaign. In 1980, the dinner was renamed following the death of longtime Easter Seals supporter, Conn Smythe. The star-studded occasion hosts some of the world’s greatest athletes and continues to draw the biggest names in sports to grace its stage. The event’s silent auction is known as Canada’s best and largest sports memorabilia auction with more than 300 pieces.