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
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