With the 25th anniversary edition of the O’Brien Awards fast approaching, organizers are putting the finishing touches on many of the items associated with the awards and the entire weekend.
A reminder to book your tickets if you plan on attending and haven’t done so, as ticket sales will close onMonday, January 27. You can purchase tickets by contacting SC’s Industry Marketing Department at 905-858-3060. You must have a credit card to purchase tickets.
Here is a look at the event line up for the O’Brien weekend:
Friday, February 7
The Horses Live
Red Shores Racetrack & Casino at CDP
Post Time 6 p.m.
Kitchen Party (9 p.m. – 12 a.m.)
The Island Kitchen Party will feature food stations showcasing some of the Island’s best products from P.E.I., live entertainment, O’Brien Memorabilia and more! This exciting event takes place in the EastLink Centre.
Tickets are only $15. To purchase tickets, visit the Rewards Club at Red Shores Summerside or Charlottetown or call 902-620-4222 and press '5' or if you are purchasing O’Brien tickets, you can also order your Kitchen Party tickets from SC’s Industry Marketing Department.
Saturday, February 8
Harness Racing Industry Forum (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)
Red Shores Racetrack and Casino at CDP - Grandstand
Join PEIHRIA's harness racing panel for an information session on today’s harness racing industry. Guests will include breeders, owners, trainers, drivers and racing executives.
Tour of PEI (9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Guests arriving for the O’Brien Awards weekend are invited to book a tour of historic Charlottetown and surrounding areas. Our motor coach, hosted by an Island tour guide, will begin with pick up at 9:30 a.m. at the Delta Prince Edward hotel followed by a second pick-up location at the main entrance of Red Shores Charlottetown at 9:45 a.m. Departure from Red Shores is 10 a.m.
The Island tour includes stops at the famous Cows Cream Factory and Gift Shop, factory outlets Reebok, Paderno and Rockport Shoes. At approximately 11:15 a.m., guests will travel to the new PEI Brewing Co for a tour of this state of the art facility. Space is limited for the Island tour. Please note. This tour will end at approximately 12:30 p.m.
For reservations for the Island Tour, email Heather Dixon.
O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala (6 p.m. – 1 a.m.)
The 25th Anniversary edition of the O’Brien Awards takes place at the Delta Prince Edward and PEI Convention Centre.
- Cocktail Reception – 6:00 p.m. –- 7:00 p.m. in the Harbourview Room
- Dinner & Awards Presentation – 7:00 p.m. –- 10:30 p.m. in the Palmer Pope Ballroom
- Dance – 10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. in the Palmer Pope Ballroom
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Reprinted with permission by www.standardbredcanada.ca