The 65th Annual Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner In Support Of Easter Seals Kids@Fairmount Royal York Hotel(Wed.,Feb.17th,2016)


We were honoured to be a part of the celebration of the 65th Annual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction in Support of Easter Seals Kids. Every year this entertaining evening brings together an inspiring lineup of celebrities, sports athletes and of course Easter Seal supporters. For the past 93 years Easter Seals Ontario has helped kids with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. The charitable donations and fund raised goes to mobile equipment and fun opportunities at summer camp. The esteemed sports celebrities that attended the Rogers Conn Smythe celebrations in support of Easter Seals Kids included: Jesse Barfield, Jim Barker, Brian Burke, Steve Christie, Wendel Clark, Bill Daly, James Hinchcliffe, Lanny McDonald, Heather Moyse and many more. The hosts for the evening was Jamie Campbell and Gregg Zaun. This year the recipient being honoured was former Toronto Maple Leaf General Manager Cliff Fletcher. Also noted in attendance was 2015 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors Victoria Chen/Joshua Zeiter and 2016 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors Keirra MacLeaod/AJ Kleiman.


It definitely was for a good cause but it was also a fun evening.  Some of the highlights for the evening were Motivating Speeches by celebrities, athletes, sports broadcasters and Committee Members of Easter Seals, as well as a Silent Auction and an after party for guests.
This event first started in 1952.  It was organized by a group of sportscasters and sportswriters and has always been recognized as Canada’s most prestigious sports dinner. The fundraiser was held at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. This entertaining evening hosted over 650 guests and featured an all-star line-up of sports celebrities, dinner, and silent auctions.


We would like to thank Franco Cignelli, Senior Communications Officer, Easter Seals for the Invitation to this event.

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