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Putting On The Ritz At The O’Briens

Published: December 23, 2016 8:34 am ET

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Tickets and ads for the 2016 O’Brien Awards, scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2017 at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale Hotel (formerly the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre) in Mississauga, Ont., are now on sale.

Canada’s harness racing champions will be announced at the Black Tie Gala which will feature a “Putting on the Ritz” theme in celebration of the 250th anniversary of horse racing in Canada.

The Graydon Hall Ballroom will be decked out in black and white with flashes of gold and purple, and the Graydon Foyer will feature displays of memorabilia and historical photos from year’s past, co-ordinated in co-operation with The Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame.


Tickets are $200 each and may be purchased by contacting SC’s Industry Marketing Department at 905-858-3060.

Program Ads

Each year Standardbred Canada produces a four-colour souvenir program for the O’Brien Awards. Full-page, four-colour ads are available for purchase in the program at a cost of $600 plus HST.

The deadline for reserving space in the O’Brien program is Monday, January 9. To book an ad, please contact the Industry Marketing Department at SC at 905-858-3060.

Hotel Reservations

There is a special O’Brien room rate of $125 available at the Hilton Mississauga / Meadowvale for a limited number of rooms. To make a reservation, you can contact Reservations: 1-855-757-4862 prior to January 11, and use the group code SBC to receive the special rate.

Rent A Dress

Ladies, if you’re thinking about making a new dress purchase for the O’Brien Awards, why not consider renting? Rent Frock Repeat is proud to support O’Brien Awards by giving a 15% discount on their rentals. Simply use promo code OBRIEN17 when processing your order! It's that easy! Live in the GTA and want try a frock on before renting? Call them at 1-855-376-2548 or email them at [email protected] and set up your own private fitting -- for FREE! Visit for more details.

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