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Comedy, Glamour and a Good Cause!
With Shaun Majumder and Steve Murphy

Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Halifax Convention Centre
5 p.m. ATL

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We’re celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Celebrity Roast with an unforgettable evening led by the legendary broadcaster, Steve Murphy. Join us for a cocktail reception and stay to savour the gourmet three-course meal. This year, our guests will enjoy a renewed edition of the Roast through a poignant celebration of our past 30 years, recognizing previous courageous Roastees and the impact our alumni have made through their involvement. Take part in our spirited live auction, get inspired by stories of strength and resilience, and be part of an exciting event helping to drive meaningful change for Atlantic Canadians living with arthritis.

And what’s a roast without a generous dose of side-splitting comedy? That job will be covered by Atlantic Canada’s own, Shaun Majumder!

But wait! That’s not all. This year, there’s a new addition to the Celebrity Roast: Afterglow! Don’t miss this fantastic after party to continue the celebrations and networking opportunities.

About the Celebrity Roast

Photo of the 2023 Celebrity Roast - People watching the roasteeFor 30 years, the Celebrity Roast has brought together friends, family and business associates to celebrate the achievements of our community members with a little fun and laughter.

Funds raised from the Celebrity Roast help to support on-going research, programs and the search for a cure; they also support Camp JoinTogether – a six-day overnight summer camp at Brigadoon Village for Atlantic Canadian children living with childhood arthritis.


Steve Murphy

With a television and radio career spanning more than forty-five years, Steve Murphy is among Atlantic Canada’s best known broadcasters. Over the course of his career, he anchored thousands of newscasts and interviewed some of the most influential and interesting people of our time. He stepped down as anchor and executive editor of CTV News at Six in December 2021 and is now a special correspondent and commentator for the station. His previous works include Live At Five: The Story Behind Its Success and Before the Camera: An Autobiography.

Shaun Majumder

In a few short years, Gemini Award-winning actor/comedian Shaun Majumder has blossomed into one of Canada’s top comedians. As a former cast member on This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Majumder provided viewers with a volatile mix of parody, sketch comedy, and scathing editorial commentary. Equally at home on stage as he is in front of the camera, Majumder’s incessant wit never ceases to entertain.

Majumder is proud and honoured to have joined the prestigious list of comedians who have performed at the renowned Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and hosted numerous CBC Just For Laughs television specials. His feature films include Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, The Ladies Man, Pushing Tin, Purpose, the Farrelly Brothers’ Fox comedy Unhitched, and Bob Funk.

The roastees over the years

Frank Cameron - 1989 
Fred MacGillivray - 1990 
Denis Ryan - 1991 
Jerry Lawrence - 1993 
Robbie Shaw - 1994 
Steve Parker - 1995 
Dale Godsoe CM - 1996 
John Risley OC - 1997 
Jim Moir - 1998 
Charles Keating - 1999 
Paul O'Regan - 2000 
Sir Graham Day OC - 2001 
Richard & Ruth Goldbloom - 2002 
John Savage - 2003 
Jack Flemming CM - 2004 
Mickey & Colin MacDonald - 2005 
John Hamm OC - 2006 
Robert Zed - 2007 
William Stanish - 2008 
20th Anniversary Celebration - 2009 
Robert Steele - 2011 
Paul Sobey - 2012 
Stephen Plummer - 2013 
Kim Mason - 2014 
Michael Donovan - 2017 
Jim Spatz - 2018 
Doug Doucet - 2019 
Jim & Don Mills – 2022 
Cory Bell - 2023 

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Event Details


Photo of the 2023 Celebrity Roast - people enjoying good time watching the roasteeReception: 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. 
Main Event Begins: 6:10 p.m.
Dinner: 7 p.m. 
Shaun Majumder: 7:45 p.m. 
Live Auction: 8:30 p.m.  
Afterglow Party: 10 p.m.

Dress code: Business Formal


Tables: $3,500 | Individual Ticket: $350

Tables and individual tickets can be purchased online or contacting us direct:

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Natalie Fournier, Events Manager

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Halifax convention centre - front of the buildingHalifax Convention Centre – Ballroom
1650 Argyle Street
Halifax, NS


Parking is available in the Nova Centre with entry on Grafton St. and is managed by Page Realty. Please note, that rates are subject to change. In addition to the onsite paid parkade there are several major paid parkades within close proximity of the Halifax Convention Centre. More information on parkades including rates.


Use Halifax Transit public transportation. If you’re travelling from the Halifax tanfield International Airport, use the MetroX bus (Fare: $4.25 for adults/students, $3.00 for children/seniors.)


Chair: Mary Dable-Arab 

Alison McCrea
Braeden Coyle  
Kathryn Toope
Natalie Doyle-Oldfield
Susan Atie 
The Honourable Patricia Arab

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