Q104 Presents: The 2017 Sport Celebrity Dinner
The Halifax Progress Club's 45th Annual Sport Celebrity Dinner
February 23, 2017 @ the Cunard Centre
This year's Sport Celebrity Dinner is hosted by Rod Black, with Special Guest, Cabbie! Speakers include:
Head Table Line-up:
Racking up a Memorial Cup, 2 World Juniors, and a controversial 1st overall selection in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, ‘The Big E’ hit, scored, and pretty much did it all on his way to a Hart Trophy, Olympic Gold, and most recently, the Hockey Hall of Fame! Described as a “6-foot-4, 240-pound freight train on blades” by Scotty Bowman, Lindros accrued 865 points in 760 games and the 1995 Hart Trophy as league MVP including 659 points (290 goals, 369 assists) in 486 regular-season games from 1992-93 through 1999-2000, before the Stevens hit sent his career on a downward spiral. In that span, he averaged 1.356 points per game — fifth best all-time behind only Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Mike Bossy and Bobby Orr. Even today, his 1.138 PPG ranks him in the top 20 at No. 19
We’re having ‘Dinner with a Winner’…Cito Gaston's major league career as a player lasted from 1967 to 1978, most notably for the San Diego Padres and the Atlanta Braves, but he truly made his mark north of the border. An All-Star Manager with the Toronto Blue Jays, this sporting legend led the Blue Jays to memorable back to back World Series titles in 1992 and 1993, becoming the first African-American manager in Major League history to win not one but two World Series titles.
This tough guy gained prominence last January when, after an online campaign, he was named captain of the Pacific Division team for the 2016 NHL All-Star Game - that despite only having one assist with his then team, the Phoenix Coyotes. Shortly after, he was dealt to the Montreal Canadiens and subsequently sent down to the minors. The NHL then confirmed later that month, that Scott would in fact participate in the All-Star Game as the captain of the Pacific Division - and Scott made the most of it by scoring two goals in the tourney and being named All-Star Game MVP!