Friday, May 4 2018
For the Love of the Game Gala Dinner
The first-ever For the Love of the Game Gala Dinner was a success seeing 175 guests come together for an evening in celebration of Canadian sport past, present and future at Heritage Park Gasoline Alley. The night was packed with delicious food, entertainment and many of Canada’s finest athletes who came together in support of our future athletes.
2018 Scholarship Recipients, Tyler Duguid and Brock Webster were in attendance to be recognized and presented with their awards by rugby legends, Al Charron and Gareth Rees.
The evening ended with a live auction to raise funds for For the Love of the Game and some serious dancing thanks to SNB Sounds of the 80’s. We are extremely grateful to all of those who came out to support and gain a better understand of what For the Love of the Game does and the amazing young athletes we support.
Kelly Vanderbeek – Olympian, Alpine Skiing
David Ford – 5x Olympian & World Champion, Kayaking
Heather McDermid – 2x Olympian Bronze and Silver Medalist, Rowing
Bruce Robertson – Olympic Gold Medalist, Rowing
Michael Smith – 3x Olympian, Decathalon
Gareth Rees – World Rugby Hall of Fame Member
Al Charron – World Rugby Hall of Fame Member
Rod Snow – 4x Rugby World Cup
Dave Lougheed – 4x Rugby World Cup
Ryan Smith – 3x Rugby World Cups
Dave Greszczyszcn – Olympian, Skeleton
Maria Samson – Women’s Rugby World Cup Silver Medalist
Ashley Steacy – Olympic Bronze Medalist, Rugby
Michele Cameron-Coulter – Olympic Gold Medalist, Synchronized Swimming