Hope in the City Breakfast London 2016
Friday, 18 November 2016 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM (EST)
Join us on Friday November 18, 2016 for the 5th annual Hope in the City Breakfast.
Our very special guest speaker is CTV and TSN Sportscaster Rod Black.
Rod Black is one of Canada's most versatile, colorful and distinguished sports announcers. TSN and CTV's man for all seasons, Black has had a front row seat to many of Canada's greatest sports moments in over three decades covering every sport imaginable in nearly every part of the globe. He's been host or play by play voice for the CFL, the NHL, the NBA, Major League baseball, PGA golf, tennis, boxing, Indy car racing, horse racing, international hockey, world cup skiing, soccer, speed and figure skating, and yes curling.
He was the prime time host of the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer and has called many of Canada's gold medal winning performances in Vancouver 2010 and London 2012.
A 6 time Gemini award nominee. Black, a Winnipeg native, has been honored as our country's Best Sportscaster by Sports media Canada, Best play by play announcer and is a member of the media wing in the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame.
His experience not just limited to the sports world, Rod is a former co-host of Canada AM, Canada's most watched morning show.
"This is not just a job for me," says Black. "This is not a hobby. This is a passion."
Black also has a passion for paying it forward. He has received the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee medal and the Queen's medallion for his tireless work with countless charities including Special Olympics and Plan Canada.
When not in the booth or on TV, you can still find Rod at a rink, a gym or a diamond watching one of his four young children during their games.
"I've been lucky to be around pro and elite sport most of my life", he says. "My biggest kick though is watching kids play. Youth sport where everyone makes mistakes but every kid can also dream and realize that anything is possible."
The Doors will be open at 7:15 am for a buffet breakfast. The program begins promptly at 7:30 am and runs until 9 am.
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