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.
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.
For more information, please visit the Dinner website.