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Maple Leaf Ball


2019 Maple Leaf Ball Program:



Featuring Budd Mishkin and Dwayne Gretzky!


We are looking forward to a fun and exciting evening at the Maple Leaf Ball.


Cocktail Reception, 7:00 pm

Dinner and Program, 8:00 pm

Dancing, 10:00 pm


During the program, you'll have an opportunity to learn about the wonderful organizations that benefit from the funds raised by the Canadian Association of New York Foundation and participate in our silent auction that is so central to our fundraising efforts.


The evening's program will be in the very capable hands of our 2019 Master of Ceremonies, Budd Mishkin.



Budd Mishkin has been a broadcast journalist for almost forty years.   Mishkin spent 25 years as an anchor/reporter for NY1.  He was one of the journalists who helped create the news channel, working at NY1 from its inception on September 8, 1992.


From 1992-2017, Mishkin served as host and reporter for "Sports on 1: The Last Word," NY1's nightly sports show.   He covered many of New York’s biggest sports stories during that period, including the Stanley Cup and NBA playoffs, the World Series, Super Bowl and US Open.  Mishkin also conducted hundreds of in studio sports interviews, including Mark Messier, Rod Gilbert, John Starks, Bill Bradley, Billie Jean King, Yogi Berra and many more.   Perhaps his favorite in studio interview was Jack Klugman, horse racing fan and owner and Oscar Madison of "The Odd Couple" fame.


In 2003, he created NY1’s weekly series "One on 1 with Budd Mishkin," profiling influential and intriguing New Yorkers from a wide range of fields.  In all, "One on 1" profiled some 400 prominent New Yorkers: poets and politicians, athletes and artists, the old timers and the rising stars.   From Ed Koch to Gloria Steinem, Joe Torre to Audra McDonald, Sean Combs to Kurt Vonnegut, Paul Shaffer to Mario Cuomo.  In 2012, the series was honored by the New York Press Club with its coveted Reverend Mychal Judge Heart of New York award.


Mishkin has also created and been invited to host close to 100 conversations at some of the most prestigious venues in New York and beyond.  His guests have included Bob Costas, Ira Glass, Harry Belafonte, Dan Rather, Judy Collins, Kirk Douglas, Wynton Marsalis, Danny Meyer and many more.


Mishkin is married and is the proud father of a wonderful daughter who is a dutiful fan of the New York Rangers and The Beatles.



We are also very excited to announce that Toronto-based ensemble Dwayne Gretzky will lead us into a night of dancing.




Dwayne Gretzky is a live music phenomenon celebrating the greatest songs of all time. Transcending both era and genre, this prodigiously talented collective of Toronto musicians captivates audiences with a masterfully curated tour of artists from both the classic and modern pop canon - from Bowie to Beyonce, Springsteen to Spears, The Supremes to The Strokes.


Dwayne’s high-energy nostalgia trips recall the serendipity of flipping through the radio dial, and the joy of coming together en masse to celebrate and sing along to the best songs ever written. Boasting 100+ straight sold-out shows in their hometown of Toronto and with venue capacities growing into the multiple-thousands, Dwayne Gretzky is shattering conventions and re-defining what people truly want in a live music experience.