Sportscaster Ron MacLean to join restaurant industry leaders at CRFA Show's Breakfast with Champions

TORONTO, Jan. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Ron MacLean of Hockey Night in Canada will be the keynote speaker at the new Breakfast with Champions event at the CRFA Show, March 6 from 8 - 10 a.m. at the Direct Energy Centre, Toronto. This inaugural event brings together restaurant and hospitality industry professionals for a morning of inspiration and networking.

In addition to MacLean, several well-known industry leaders are in the starting lineup and will share their insights panel-style, with business lessons for real-life situations:

  • Mark Pacinda, President and CEO of Boston Pizza International
  • Donna Dooher, President of the Mildred Pierce Group
  • John Betts, President of McDonald's Restaurants of Canada
  • Kevin Friesen, Chief Operating Officer of Scores Rotisserie, Imvescor Restaurant Group
  • Warren Erhart, President and CEO of White Spot Hospitality

This is a ticketed event with limited seating. Registration (trade only) is now open at

About Ron MacLean:
Sportscaster Ron MacLean has won ten Gemini awards for broadcasting and is best known for being the host of Hockey Night in Canada on CBC. He co-wrote the new book Cornered with Kirstie McLellan Day. Ron's quick wit, thoughtful insights and humorous, engaging style will entertain and inspire.

About the CRFA Show:
With over 1,200 exhibit booths and ongoing chef demos, seminars and events, the CRFA Show offers restaurant and hospitality owners, managers, chefs and executives a variety of fresh ideas to help promote, grow and manage their business. The CRFA Show takes place March 4-6 at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place.

The CRFA Show is owned and operated by the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association, one of the country's leading business associations with more than 30,000 members. CRFA also owns and operates the BC Foodservice Expo ( and is the title sponsor of the ApEx show in Halifax ( and the Alberta Foodservice Expo ( Proceeds from the shows are directed to CRFA's advocacy, research and member services in support of a growing and prosperous Canadian restaurant industry.

SOURCE Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices Association

For further information:

Prasanthi Vasanthakumar, Communications Specialist, 1-800-387-5649, ext. 4254 or

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