Canadian Grand Prix Awards Gala
June 1, 2016

Toronto Congress Centre
North Building - 650 Dixon Rd.

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Cocktail Reception
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Awards Presentation & Dinner
5:00pm - 8:30pm


Paul and Michael Higgins, Co-CEOs of Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee, honoured with Retail Council of Canada’s Canadian Grand Prix Inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award



RCC’s Canadian Grand Prix Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes senior executives who have demonstrated outstanding service and commitment to the Canadian grocery industry. The recipients of the Award reflect the industry’s spirit of community and trust and demonstrate a strong commitment to innovation, both in the products their company offers to consumers and the leadership they provide within their organization. The recipients are recognized as role models whose passion goes beyond a lifelong dedication to the industry, demonstrating a commitment to greater good through support for charitable and community organizations.

"RCC is honoured to award Paul Higgins Jr. and Michael Higgins with this inaugural award, in recognition of their tremendous contributions to the retail and consumer packaged goods industries,” said Diane J. Brisebois, President & CEO, Retail Council of Canada. “Over the course of their careers Paul and Michael have pushed the envelope to drive sustainable growth, champion innovation and exceed customer expectation, earning the respect of their peers and industry partners every step of the way. Paul and Michael Higgins are true innovators and their willingness to embrace change has cemented Mother Parkers as an internationally recognized industry leader."

Paul Higgins Jr. and Michael Higgins will be honoured with a special presentation at the Canadian Grand Prix Gala.

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Ben Mulroney

Ben Mulroney interviews the biggest stars and reports live from red carpets around the world. Ben is the anchor of Canada’s number one entertainment show, CTV's ETALK. Whether on stage or in front of a camera, Mulroney draws on his incredible expertise to create memorable and entertaining experiences for all his audiences.

A veteran of entertainment reporting for more than a decade, Mulroney has covered renowned events such as the Oscars, the Golden Globes, the Emmys, and the Juno Awards. Before joining ETALK, Mulroney was a correspondent for The ChatroomCanada AM. He was also the host of Canadian Idol for six seasons, which was, and remains, the most successful English language show in Canadian history. In addition to ETALK, he also hosts ETALK 20, a weekly two-hour radio show that airs on 11 CHUM stations across Canada.