Media Advisory - Afternoon availability for head table guests attending the
Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner and Auction

TORONTO, Jan. 25 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend this Wednesday's afternoon press conference for the 59th Annual Rogers Conn Smythe Sports Celebrities Dinner & Auction in support of Easter Seals Ontario. Known as Canada's most successful and prestigious sports dinner, with close to 1,000 guests in attendance, the event has raised over 6.5 million to help kids with physical disabilities and their families.

    Celebrity Head Table:

    Mike Bullard (emcee): Canadian comedian and television host

    Roberto Alomar: Former All-Star second baseman

    Alex Anthopoulos : General Manager for the Toronto Blue Jays

    Adriano Belli: Defensive tackle with the Toronto Argonauts

    Jairus Byrd: Buffalo Bills defensive back

    Theo Fleury: Former NHL player

    Dick Irvin: Retired Canadian sports broadcaster and author

    Mike Keenan: Former NHL head coach

    Catriona Le May Doan: Canadian speed skater and a double Olympic

    Buck Martinez: Sports Broadcaster and former MLB catcher

    Jamie Salé: Canadian pairs Olympic champion figure skater.

    Craig Simpson: retired NHL player and recent winner of Battle of the

    Joined by the 2010 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors, representing
     Ontario's kids with physical disabilities.

                 Time:      1:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
                 Date:      Wednesday, January 27, 2010
                 Location:  Media Room 101, North Building
                            Metro Toronto Convention Centre
                            255 Front Street West

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SOURCE Easter Seals Ontario

For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Barb Saunders, Easter Seals Ontario, (416) 421-8377 ext. 326, Cell: (416) 655-9546, email:; Event information, Holly Patton, Easter Seals Ontario, (416) 421-8377 ext. 318, email:

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