Brooks Bombers

6th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction

The Brooks Bombers present the 6th Annual Sports Celebrity Dinner & Auction. After a 2 year hiatus due to the pandemic we are excited to return with some great new sport celebrity speakers. This years guest is a former NHL Stanley Cup winner & Calgary Flame Alumni, Jamie Macoun, former MLB All-star and Toronto Blue Jay Alumni, Ernie Whitt and fresh of her 1st Olympic Gold Medal with the Women’s National Hockey Team, Blayre Turnbull.

Jamie Macoun played over 1,000 games in the NHL during a 17-year career. An undrafted player, Macoun played three seasons of college hockey before signing with the Calgary Flames in 1983. Macoun was named to the NHL All-Rookie Team on defence in 1984. He was a member of Calgary’s 1989 Stanley Cup championship team and only a few years after he was involved in one of the largest trades in NHL history, a ten-player deal that sent him to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1992, that included Doug Gilmour. He remained in Toronto until traded to the Detroit Red Wings in 1998, with whom he won his second Stanley Cup. Internationally, Macoun played with Team Canada at three World Championships. He was a member of the silver medal-winning teams in 1985 and 1991, and was named the best defenceman of the 1991 tournament.

Ernie Whitt played 15 seasons in Major League Baseball, including twelve for the Toronto Blue Jays, and was the last player from the franchise’s inaugural season of 1977 to remain through 1989. After he is playing career, Ernie got into coaching and eventually became the manager for the Canada national baseball team in 2004 and still holds the position today. He also has been apart of the Blue Jays and Phillies coaching staffs from 2005 to 2008 and continues to work with the Phillies as a roaming instructor on occasion. Whitt was inducted into the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009. Whitt made his MLB debut for the Boston Red Sox in 1976. For eight consecutive seasons from 1982 to 1989, he reached double figures in home runs and 100 hits in each of five consecutive seasons from 1985 to 1989. He was selected as an All-Star in 1985. As manager for the Canada national team, his competitions include the 2004 Summer Olympics, four World Baseball Classic (WBC) tournaments, and the Pan Am Games, where they won two gold medals in 2011 and 2015.

Blayre Turnbull was born and raised in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Blayre took a unique path to playing in Olympic Winter Games. After being released from the Hockey Canada program at the Under-18 level in 2010, she continued to push herself to perform her best at Shattuck St Mary’s Prep School as well as the University of Wisconsin where she had a stellar 4 year career. After graduation, Blayre moved to Calgary to play for the Calgary Inferno of the CWHL and eventually earned her spot on the National Women’s Team. She first competed for Team Canada at the 2014 Four Nations Cup and has since been a member of 3 Four Nations Cup teams, 2 silver medal winning World Championship teams, as well as the silver medal winning 2018 Olympic Team. This year however was the year Blayre will remember forever, a Golden one one might say! She captured her first Olympic Gold Medal in Beijing when her and teammates defeated their long time rivals, the USA!

The event will be held at the Heritage Inn & Convention Centre on Thursday May 26, 2022. Ticket includes dinner, the opportunity to meet the 2022 Bombers players, coaches and listen to the many stories from these great sport celebrities.
Doors open at 5:30pm with dinner being served at 6:30pm.

Tickets are $100 per person or $750 for a table of 8 people. Visit tickets.brooksbombers.com to get your tickets today!

For more information please contact Jason at jthomasen@brooksbombers.com or 403-501-1816