Cito Gaston headlines 9th Annual Scotiabank Hot Stove Luncheon
The Vancouver Canadians Baseball Club is proud to announce that legendary manager Cito Gaston will headline our Annual Scotiabank Vancouver Canadians Hot Stove Luncheon on Friday, January 25, at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver from noon through 2 p.m. Gaston will be joined by Toronto Blue Jays president emeritus Paul Beeston and current executive vice-president, baseball operations, and general manager Ross Atkins.
Gaston's journey through professional baseball is littered with unforgettable moments both as a player and manager. From rooming with the legendary Hank Aaron to his first all-star nod with the Padres right through to his becoming the first Afro-American man to manage a Major League Baseball team to a World Series Championship winning back-to-back titles with the Toronto Blue Jays, Gaston is one of the most fascinating personalities in Canadian sports history.
Sports executive Paul Beeston is synonymous with the Toronto Blue Jays dating back to his hire in 1977. From helping architect the Blue Jays toward multiple division titles and a pair of World Series Championships to being named president of Major League Baseball working alongside former MLB commissioner Bud Selig, Beeston remains one of the most influential baseball minds in Canada.
Toronto Blue Jays executive vice-president, baseball operations, and general manager Ross Atkins will also be on-hand to share his many thoughts on the current state of the game, what the Blue Jays are envisioning when it comes to their many highly touted prospects and what he sees happening this coming season here in Vancouver.
This event raises funds for the Vancouver Canadians Baseball Foundation, which supports local charities, teams and organizations all across the Lower Mainland. Kids learn so much through sport—lessons they can apply on and off the field—so it is increasingly important to the C’s that they continue their support of our local communities.
Tickets are $75 per person and on sale now. Call 604.872.5232 or visit the Nat Bailey Stadium box office at 4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver.