The Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction Charity Event, Canada’s most successful and prestigious sports dinner took place at the Fairmont York Hotel in Toronto. The Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner first took place in 1951 by a group of sportscasters and sportswriters as a way to kick start Easter Seals’ annual fundraising campaign. The event was renamed The Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction following longtime Easter Seals’ supporter Conn Smythe’s death in 1980. This charity event is also considered Canada’s best and largest sports memorabilia auction with more than 300 items. This year’s auction included three paintings created by this year’s female ambassador Victoria Chen. One of the paintings was purchased by former MLB and Toronto Blue Jay catcher Gregg Zaun. A golf package to Mexico was also up for grabs, and ultimately went to Edwin Pavey Investors Group for $5,000. A total of $310,000 was raised throughout the night for Easter Seals Ontario.
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The annual Easter Seals Telethon celebrates success stories, introduces new Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors, showcases Easter Seals kids and their families, and recognizes those donors and sponsors who have helped out. This year, the Telethon will take place in 6 communities throughout Ontario, including Toronto, Northern Ontario, Peterborough, Sault Ste. Marie, South Eastern Ontario and Windsor-Essex.
The Easter Seals Telethon also features various media, entertainment and sports celebrities who dedicate their time to help generate awareness for the needs of kids with physical disabilities, raise much needed funds, and say thanks to our generous sponsors.
Jackson Events gladly works along side several other businesses, such as resorts, hotels, excursion providers and many other services that can give your employees the corporate incentive trip they deserve. Looking to go to a place you’ve always fancied to go with your employees and business partners? There are lots of beautiful cities across the United States where you can experience the ultimate corporate incentive trip!
1. Maui, Hawaii:
One of the six Hawaiian Islands that are open to visitors, Maui is covered with beautiful high-end resorts and tropical excursions you can’t get anywhere else in the USA. These activities include snorkeling, surfing, windsurfing and kite boarding. There are several hotels and resorts scattered throughout Maui that can accommodate groups of various sizes that also have meeting rooms available and catering for all your conference needs. Highly recommended places for accommodations include Montage Kapalua Bay, Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea and the Kaanapali Alii.