Media advisory/Photo opportunity - Right To Play to honour olympian Clara Hughes and Bell President & CEO George Cope at 2015 tribute dinner

Prominent canadian athletes, business, political and sport industry leaders gather to celebrate philanthropic leadership & power of play

TORONTO, June 15, 2014 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, June 17, Right To Play will host a gala evening to honour Olympian and Right To Play Athlete Ambassador, Clara Hughes, and Bell President and CEO, George Cope, in celebration of their philanthropic leadership and dedication to the well-being of children and youth in Canada and around the world.

The 2012 Right To Play Tribute Dinner raised more than $1.5 million for the Toronto-based global organization, which uses sport and play as tools to educate and empower children with the skills they need to build better futures for themselves and their communities.

More than 1,300 guests are expected to attend this year, including prominent leaders from Canadian business, political and sport communities, and more than 25 Right To Play Athlete Ambassadors. Hosted by 14-time Olympics anchor, Brian Williams, the night will feature appearances by Olympian Adam van Koeverden, Raptors' GM Masai Ujiri and a special live auction with Olympian and host of Amazing Race Canada, Jon Montgomery.

For more information, please follow @RightToPlayCAN #RTPtribute and visit



June 17, 2015
Media interviews: 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m.
VIP Reception: 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Dinner and ceremony: 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.


Metro Toronto Convention Centre
North Building, Room 104B
255 Front Street West, Toronto


Clara Hughes, Canadian Olympian, Mental Health & Child Rights Advocate
George Cope, President & CEO, BCE Inc. and Bell Canada
Johann Koss, President & CEO, Right To Play International
Silken Laumann, Canadian Olympian & Right To Play International Board Member
Jon Montgomery, Canadian Olympian & host, CTV's Amazing Race Canada
Adam van Koeverden, Canadian Olympian & Right To Play Athlete Ambassador


SOURCE Right to Play

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For further information: Kyla Pearson, Communications Manager, Right To Play Canada,, +1 (416) 203-0190 x.333, +1 (416) 953-2462,


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