A CELEBRATION OF LEGENDS & LEADERS
Close to 600 Montreal movers and groovers attended the Cummings Jewish Centre For Seniors Foundation’s 13th Annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast, chaired in 2017 by established businessmen MICHAEL WAGEN (of Delmar International) and BRAM NAIMER (of Union Lighting and Home Decor) with the honorary spotlight turned on JOEL LEONOFF, CEO of Paysafe plc, for his many professional accomplishments and generous philanthropy, both locally, and on an international scale. As for the aforementioned sports and sports media legends, keep scrolling …
Photography RINA FIREDMAN, BENJAMIN GORDON, JOHN ZIMMERMAN
CHAIRWICH: Event co-chairs BRAM NAIMER (left) and MIKE WAGEN (right) present Sports Personality Of The Year MIKE BOSSY, with his award.
INTERVIEW TIME: Montreal Canadiens player BRENDAN GALLAGHER smiles during an onstage interview by journos FRANCOIS GAGNON, of RDS and TONY MARINARO, of TSN 690.
MEANINGFUL MOMENT AT THE MIKE: Guest of honour JOEL LEONOFF, CEO of Paysafe plc, addresses the audience.
PROUD POSSE: Close members of Joel’s squad, techpreneurs RORY OLSON and DANNY CHAZONOFF, join their guest of honour pal along with hon. chair MORDEN “COOKIE” LAZARUS.
ALLO ALOUETTES! The Gazette’s own HERB ZURKOWSKY, on stage with Alouettes player KYRIES HEBERT, and former quarterback ANTHONY CALVILLO.
LEGENDS STAND TALL: Sports Personality of the Year MIKE BOSSY, Expos Baseball Legends Award Recipient ANDRE DAWSON, former Montreal Alouettes Quarterback ANTHONY CALVILLO, and current Montreal Alouettes player KYRIES HEBERT.
POWERHOUSE POLITICIANS ON SCENE: Cote des Neiges-NDG mayor RUSSELL COPEMAN, D’Arcy McGee MNA DAVID BIRNBAUM, and Montreal West mayor BENY MASELLA .
CAN YOU FEEL THE LOVE? TSN 690’s TONY MARINARO and Sports Breakfast vice-chair and co-emcee MIKE COHEN, rally around Larry Fredericks Media Award winner RODGER BRULOTTE.
FOUR SCORE! TSN 690’s MITCH MELNICK, Expos Baseball Legends Award Recipient ANDRE DAWSON, Sports Breakfast honourary chair MORDEN “COOKIE” LAZARUS, and Larry Fredericks Media Award recipient RODGER BRULOTTE.