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Filion to attend Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner

08:08 AM 01 Feb 2017 NZDT
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Sylvain Filion
Sylvain Filion

TORONTO, January 31 - Fresh off winning his fourth O'Brien Award as Canada's harness racing 'Driver of the Year', Sylvain Filion will be a celebrity guest at the upcoming Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner on Tuesday, February 7.

The 15th annual Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner is coordinated by the Milton Chamber of Commerece and will be held at Rattlesnake Golf Club. The dinner and auction is hosted by Ken Reid of Rogers Sportsnet.

Filion joins an impressive list of celebrity athletes that will be attending this year's event, including Hockey Hall of Fame members Paul Henderson and Paul Coffey, former Toronto Blue Jays manager Cito Gaston, curling champion Rachel Homan, former NHL player Shayne Corson and Olympian Melissa Bishop.

The Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction has become one of Milton's most talked about events, raising the profile of the Milton Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Scholarship Fund. The Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction brings together sports heroes and sports enthusiasts alike.

Organized by a volunteer committee of Chamber members, the evening's program includes an autograph signing session, a cocktail reception, a gourmet meal, and a silent and live auction.

Bidding on the live auction items, which in past years has featured golf packages, spa packages, autographed jerseys and sports memorabilia, is one of the highlights of the evening.

The festivities conclude with the celebrity athletes gathering on stage for a question and answer session led by Reid.

Proceeds from the event go towards the Chamber Scholarship Fund, which helps fund post-secondary education for local high school students.

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is a proud sponsor of the Milton Sports Celebrity Dinner.

Tickets are $175 and can be purchased by emailing Cheryl@miltonchamber.ca or by clicking here.

Mark McKelvie

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