Cummings Center

HONOUREES

SPORTS CELEBRITY BREAKFAST honourees

See below for a list of our 2024 Honourees.

community honourees

the cutler family

Brothers Rob, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and Paul, Vice President of Delmar International and their families have truly been dedicated supporters of the Cummings Centre Foundation and the pinnacle Sports Celebrity Breakfast for the past 20 years. The entire family’s philosophy is one of giving back. As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this event, we also celebrate the Cutler family’s commitment to community.

SPORTS PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR

JORDAN HARRIS

Currently #54, defenseman, for the Montreal Canadiens. As of March 2024, he was the only Black Jewish player in the NHL. Shortly after the end of his college hockey career, Harris signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Canadiens and joined them for the end of their 2021–22 season. Harris is a member of the NHL Player Inclusion Coalition, which works to make the sport more diverse.

EXPOS baseball LEGEND AWARD

CLAUDE RAYMOND

Claude is a former Canadian professional baseball relief pitcher, coach, and broadcaster. During his 12-year career in the MLB, he played for 5 teams include the Montreal Expos (1969–71). After his playing career, Raymond worked as a French-language broadcaster with the Expos from 1972 to 2001. He was also an Expos English-language broadcaster in 2004, their last season in Montreal.

HONOURARY CHAIR

RICHARD POUND, CC, OQ CD, KC, OLY

One of Canada’s most-recognized figures in international sport. Founding President of the World Anti-Doping Agency. Former Vice-President and longest serving member of the International Olympic Committee. Double Olympic swimming finalist at the 1960 Olympic Games.

HUMANITARIAN AWARD

GEORGES LARAQUE

Georges Laraque played 13 seasons for different NHL teams, including the Habs. He was known as “The Rock”, acting primarily as an enforcer on these teams. Today, he is involved in many charities. He captivates and inspires his public by addressing current topics such as sports, motivation, racism, bullying, veganism, politics and charities.

Larry Fredericks Media Award

TONY MARINARO

Tony Marinaro, is a sports radio host for the past 20 years, 14 of which were as Host of The Montreal Forum. In 2022, Tony left sports radio to go work full-time for Sick Media as Host of The Sick Podcast with Tony Marinaro. Tony, also works as a collaborator with BPM Sports Radio (en français) and, he works as a collaborator on TVA Sports TV (en français).

excellence in broadcasting

kelly greig

Born and raised in the farming community of Ormstown, QC, Kelly Greig knew she wanted to be a journalist from an early age. She studied at Vanier College, Concordia University and at Hogeschool Utrecht (Netherlands) while exploring storytelling and reporting in Canada and in Europe. She currently works at CTV Montreal and TSN covering news and sports and has previously been with Global Montreal, CBC and Sportsnet.

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