Sunday, 25 August 2013

Open invite to Pyette/Spremo affair

The Canadian News Hall of Fame will induct Les Pyette and Boris Spremo on Oct. 16 and two more deserving Canadian newspaper giants would be difficult to find.

The Hall of Fame was inactive for more than a decade after its awards dinner in 2001, but they are back and honouring those who have earned the respect of media coast to coast.

An email from Ian Connerty, Chair, Canadian News Hall of Fame:

The Canadian News Hall of Fame is honouring former Toronto Sun editor and publisher Les Pyette. Les' induction into the Hall of Fame will take place on October 16, 2013. Attached and below is more information on the event that you may wish to share with the Toronto Sun Family. Thank you.

You are invited to the Annual Induction Ceremony and Dinner for the Canadian News Hall of Fame on Wednesday October 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Rosewater Room, 19 Toronto Street.

This year we have the honour of inducting two Canadian print media giants: Boris Spremo, legendary Canadian news photographer, formerly with the Toronto Star, and Les Pyette, former editor and publisher of Sun Media group, the London Free Press and the Toronto Sun.

Boris and Les will join last year’s inductees Lloyd Robertson and Andy Walsh along with a distinguished list of Hall of Fame inductees including: Allan Fotheringham, Douglas Fisher, June Callwood, Charles Lynch, Trina McQueen, Peter Worthington, Jocko Thomas, Douglas Creighton and Peter C. Newman, among others.

The Annual Induction and Dinner is one of the highlights of the social and media agenda.  Early Bird tickets are $200 per person and tables of 10 are available for $2,000. Email your order as soon as possible to reserve your tickets or table. Attached is an order form, an invitation and a copy of this year’s draft program. Tickets are limited so you should book early.

The evening starts at 6 PM with a reception at the Rosewater Room, 19 Toronto Street, Toronto. Dinner takes place at 7 PM with the induction ceremony to follow at 8:30 PM. Once again I urge you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Ian Connerty
Canadian News Hall of Fame

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