Montreal Annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast honours Georges St. Pierre – A traditional rite of spring for Montreal sports fans is the annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast that’s held by the Cummings Jewish Centre for Seniors (CJCS) Foundation. The 15th edition of the breakfast is scheduled for April 7 at the Gelber Conference Centre, located at 5700 Westbury Avenue.
Chaired by Michael Wagen and Bram Naimer – along with honourary chairman Morden “Cookie” Lazarus – proceeds from the CJCS Sports Celebrity Breakfast will benefit the centre’s “Seniors in Crisis” program, which delivers aid and assistance to seniors in the community.
And like previous breakfasts, there will be a large line-up of sports celebrities representing Montreal’s many sports teams and media both past present, who will be present to interface personally with the sold-out crowd. Included so far in this year’s line guest line-up are Montreal-born mixed martial artist and UFC champion Georges (GSP) St. Pierre, who will receive the Sports Personality of the Year Award; former MLB player and Expos manager Felipe Alou, who will receive the Expos Legend Award; award-winning former Gazette sports columnist, broadcaster and Sports Illustrated senior writer Michael Farber, who will be given the Larry Fredericks Media Award; previous sports breakfast honouree and a major figure in the Maccabi Canada movement Roy Salomon, who will get a special Lifetime Achievement Award on behalf of the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame; and RBC Vice Chairman of Wealth Management and philanthropist Tony Loffreda, who has been named as this year’s Guest of Honour.
As of now, only corporate tickets and tables are available for the breakfast, and Annie Bensoussan can be contacted at 514-734-1729 regarding possible sponsorship opportunities. For more information about the event in general, contact Susan Rozansky at 514-734-1820.