Once again I have been invited back to the NHL Alumni Gala Awards Ceremony and Dinner at the Marriot Hotel’s Grand Ballroom in Toronto on September 22nd – and the Scotia Bank’s Grapes with the Greats wine tasting event at the Old Bank Hall in Toronto.
This year we have planned an exciting surprise for the Gala Dinner Event. I can’t wait to reveal it here to everyone else in the next few days!
A Message from the NHL Alumni Association:
The NHL Alumni is hosting its annual NHL Alumni Awards Gala Dinner presented by Scotiabank on September 22, 2014 at the Toronto Airport Marriott in Toronto. We are honoring our “Man of the Year” – who is a tremendous ambassador of the game on and off the ice and this year we are delighted to honor BRYAN TROTTIER. We have had the distinct pleasure of honoring Ted Lindsay, Jean Beliveau, Andy Bathgate, Al Arbour, Johnny Bower, Rod Gilbert, Bobby Hull, Gordie Howe, Guy Lafleur, Lanny McDonald, Brad Park and Pat Quinn in previous years.
We also present the “Keith McCreary 7th Man Award” to someone in our hockey family who has made incredible contributions to our game, but has not played in the NHL. This year we are pleased to honor WALTER GRETZKY.
The “Ace Bailey Award of Courage” is being presented to MARK MANNARN, founder of “Minor Hockey Fights Cancer” at 12 years old in 2010. After losing his grandmother to pancreatic cancer and finding out his mom had breast cancer, he wanted to do something positive to raise funds for the research of cancer. Since the inception Mark has raised over $800,000!
“Keith Magnuson Man of the Year” – Bryan Trottier
“Keith McCreary 7th Man” – Walter Gretzky
“Ace Bailey Award of Courage” – Mark Mannarn