68th Anniversary

Rogers_tm_rgb Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction

The 68th Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction will be held Wed., Feb. 6, 2019 at the Westin Harbour Castle.

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.

Broadcasting legend Jerry Howarth is the  2019 recipient of the Conn Smythe Lifetime Achievement Award!


Legendary baseball executive Paul Beeston will present the Conn Smythe Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry Howarth.


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.

Over $340,000 was raised for Easter Seals Ontario at the 2018 dinner. Thank you to our 2018 sponsors, donors, volunteers and attendees!

For ticket and sponsorship and marketing information, please contact:

Lauren Squizzato
(416) 421-8377
Ext. 316

For raffle, silent & live auction, volunteer information and marketing inquires, please contact:
Jessica Simpson
(416) 421-8377
Ext. 311