SPORTS CELEBRITY BREAKFAST honourees
Each year we honour an individual who has made an immense impact on our community, an athlete that has had a stellar career, an Expos legend, and a media personality.
See below for a list of our 2023 Honourees.
Guest of Honour
Sylvan Adams is an Israeli-Canadian who has dedicated his life to the advancement of science and medicine, education and non-profit work, business, technology and culture, arts and sports. He served for 25 years as the president and CEO of Iberville Developments, a Canadian real-estate company founded by his father, Marcel Adams.
SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR
Carbonneau won 3 Selke Trophies and 3 Stanley Cups over his 19-year career NHL career. He played for the Canadiens from 1982-94, and led the team to win their most recent Stanley Cup as captain in 1993. Carbonneau retired in 2000, and was the Habs coach from 2006-09. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2019.
EXPOS LEGEND AWARD
Nicknamed "El Presidente", Dennis is a Nicaraguan professional baseball pitcher and Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame inductee. Martínez played Major League Baseball from 1976 to 1998, playing for the Expos from 1986-93. He threw a perfect game in 1991, and was a four-time MLB All-Star.
Larry Fredericks Media Award
Chantal is a Quebec sports journalist who worked for RDS for over 30 years. Before returning to cover the daily activities of the Montreal Canadiens in 2012, she was the anchor of the Sports 30 newscast for nearly 20 years. She was also the host and panelist of the sports talk show L'Antichambre. On January 5, 2022, she was named the new Vice President of Communications for the Montreal Canadiens