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Watch The O'Brien Awards Live!

Published: January 30, 2019 8:45 pm ET

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If you aren’t attending the 2018 O’Brien Awards Black Tie Gala, no worries. Grab your favourite refreshments, get comfortable in your recliner and you can enjoy all of the live action from the comfort of your own home as the event will be video streamed live on

The online stream, made possible by Standardbred Canada, is brought to you in part by Omega Alpha Pharmaceuticals ~ Effective Supplements Through Science.

You can follow all of the action of Canada’s national harness racing awards event, starting with the Red Carpet coverage of the cocktail reception with Host, Kelly Spencer, live from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (EST), on and SC’s Facebook page.

Kelly will be interviewing some of the finalists and special guests as they arrive on the Red Carpet for the Gala.

Starting at approximately 9:00 p.m. (EST) you can watch the main portion of the 2018 O’Brien Awards presentations live via video stream exclusively on A link to the video will be available before the awards on Saturday night. The awards presentations are estimated to last for 60 - 75 minutes.

Standardbred Canada will also provide live updates on the event through its social media channels. For anyone tweeting or adding photos to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, please use the hashtag #OBriens18

The 2018 O’Brien Awards, the 30th anniversary edition of the event, are scheduled for Saturday, February 2 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel, and are hosted by Ken Middleton and Jason Portuondo.

To take a look at the finalists, click here.

Country singer Natasha Zimbaro, who in 2018 performed at Canada’s largest country music festival, Boots & Hearts, will sing the National Anthems.

Stereoflavour, one of Toronto’s popular event bands will be taking the stage after the awards presentations and provide dance music until 1:00 a.m.

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