70th Anniversary in 2021

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The 70th Anniversary Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction, presented by Bruce Power is headed to your home! This pandemic has handed us many challenges, but we couldn’t let a year go by without showcasing our favourite sport celebrities and most importantly Easter Seal’s own celebrities, Daniella Altieri and Dante Wellington.


The past year has created much uncertainty for our beloved dinner and as much as we wish we could celebrate the 70th Anniversary with you in person, we can’t. But we can still celebrate and we can do it from the comfort of your own home, with a delicious meal and some tasty beverages delivered to you. That’s right! The Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction is going virtual! We cannot wait to introduce you to our amazing celebrity guests and, of course, our other celebrities — The Easter Seals Ambassadors.

It is our hope that YOU will remain a supporter of the Conn Smythe Event during this virtual year and into Easter Seals 100th Anniversary Edition of the Conn Smythe Dinner in 2022!

Why did we decide to go virtual?

Easter Seals Ontario needs your help now, more than ever. Emergency conditions during COVID-19 have suspended out-of-home services — therapeutic, educational, social and recreational — while also interrupting in-home support services (personal support and respite workers). As a result, our target population has become more physically and socially isolated, and deprived of many necessary supports and developmental opportunities. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, we have been forced to cancel summer camps, which normally provide enriching opportunities for young people and a respite for parents and siblings.

The lack of essential mobility and accessibility equipment in homes has created many challenges for these families, already under significant strain. It is extremely likely that children and youth especially vulnerable to the virus will remain at home much longer than healthier children.

What you can expect next:

We are currently finalizing the registration portal for the event. Once that has been completed, you will receive an email and will be able to purchase from the different ticketing/meal options.  Once you have registered and purchased your ticket package you will be able to view the live show on Thursday May 6, at 7:00 p.m.

Should you have any questions or concerns please reach out to me! I look forward to speaking with you and being able to share this great show with you.

Best and stay safe,

Lauren Squizzato
Development Manager, Toronto
Easter Seals Ontario

2021 Virtual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrity Dinner and Auction Sponsorship Package (click to download)

For ticket and sponsorship, marketing, raffle, silent & live auction, and volunteer information, please contact:

Lauren Squizzato
(416) 421-8377
Ext. 316