February 6, 2020

Halifax Convention Centre





On Thursday, February 6, 2020, the Canadian Progress Club – Halifax will host the 48th Annual Desjardins Sports Charity Dinner at the Halifax Convention Centre in the heart of beautiful downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia.  On this night we proudly continued the tradition of providing our patrons with an evening of entertainment unlike any other.    


Carrying on a 47 year tradition, the Sports Charity Dinner is held in Halifax each February.  In 1972, the inaugural event was planned as a way to raise funds in support of the King’s Meadow Home for mentally challenged adults in Windsor, N.S. and has grown to support all major beneficiaries of the Canadian Progress Club - Halifax including Club Inclusion, Special Olympics and the IWK Foundation.  Over the years, the Dinner has attracted close to 300 world class speakers from all genres of professional and amateur sport to assist with the generous fundraising efforts of the Canadian Progress Club – Halifax. 

NHL.  MLB.  NFL.  NBA.  CFL.  Boxers. Olympians.  Many, many more.  Hockey royalty such as Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe, Eric Lindros and Mark Messier.  Baseball legends including Tim "Rock" Raines, Jose Canseco, Joe Carter and “The Hawk” Andre Dawson.  NFL greats like Joe Montana, Jim Kelly, Eric Dickerson and Hines Ward.  NBA superstars Bill Walton, Isiah Thomas and “Dr. J” Julius Erving.  Boxing champions Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes and Jake LaMotta.  Olympic heroes like Hayley Wickenheiser, Christine Sinclair and Donovan Bailey.  These greats and many more have all visited our province and entertained our patrons.  To compliment a night of laughter, locker room tales and life lessons with the sporting world's elite, the evening also includes an exciting sports trivia contest, raffle draw, and live and silent auctions.  The event continues to flourish and has grown into one of the single largest fundraising events in Atlantic Canada, with over twelve hundred guests, national press coverage and tremendous local business support.  



Thursday, February 6, 2020

Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle Street, Halifax, NS

Table of 10:  $2,750 + HST 

Single Ticket:  $275 + HST

  • Co-Hosts Rod Black & Kate Beirness

  • NHL goaltending great Curtis Joseph

  • Voice of the Toronto Raptors Jack Armstrong

  • Dallas Cowboys legend Ed "Too Tall" Jones

  • Canadian PGA professional Ian Leggatt

Business Attire


VIP Reception (Invitation Only):  5:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.

General Reception:   5:15 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.


Dinner & Main Event:  6:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


  • Hear candid, humorous and inspiring stories from legends of sport

  • Enjoy luxurious dinner prepared by an award-winning culinary team

  • SCD Mobile Auction - Browse & Bid from your mobile phone

  • Exciting raffle draw

  • Bid on or win unique sports memorabilia, trips & experiences

  • Each year offers a truly unique and memorable experience

CONTACT US // General Inquiries

To inquire about the 2020 Desjardins Sports Charity Dinner: