73rd Anniversary in 2024

Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction

We are pleased to introduce the newest recipient of the Conn Smythe Life Achievement Award. The presentation will be made to Darryl Sittler by longtime teammate and buddy Lanny McDonald at the 73rd Conn Smythe Celebrities Dinner and Auction to be held March 27, 2024 at the Fairmont Royal York hotel.


Joining our head table will be baseball legend Ernie Whitt, Canadian soccer star Diana Matheson, and retired hockey stars Soroya Tinker and Dave (Tiger) Williams. Just added, curler Jennifer Jones and local NFL/CFL kicker Mike Vanderjagt.


Our dinner program will again be hosted by Breakfast Television’s Sid Seixeiro.

Sid Seixeiro

We are thrilled to announce that the 72nd Rogers Conn Smythe Dinner and Auction was an incredible success, thanks to the incredible generosity of our supporters. Together, we raised over an astounding $450,000 for kids with physical disabilities! These funds will make a tremendous impact on the lives of the children and families we serve, providing life-changing equipment and transformative camp experiences.

The evening was filled with many unforgettable moments, most notably the introduction of our extraordinary 2023 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors, Niki Tokhi and Ryerson Beardmore, who made their first official in-person appearances at the event. You can expect to see them at many more events throughout the coming year!

We were deeply moved and inspired by the overwhelming generosity of those at the dinner. Through their unwavering support and commitment to our cause, over $100,000 was raised to help send even more kids to Easter Seals camps this summer. Their compassionate actions left us in awe and filled us with gratitude.

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

Lauren Squizzato
(416) 421-8377
Ext. 316