2016: Chris Berman


2016 Headliner: Chris Berman

In October 1979 – one month after its inception – ESPN hired a little known 24-year-old sports anchor named Chris Berman. Over the past three and a half decades, Berman has become one of America’s most respected, popular, and in many ways, most beloved sportscasters of his era. A legend in the industry, Berman has also been recognized by the Pro Football Hall of Fame, his peers and countless other organizations for his exceptional contributions to sports broadcasting. With his trademark combination of genuine enthusiasm, knowledge and wit, he has come to embody ESPN in its dedication to entertaining and informing sports fans across the country. He is best known for his signature delivery of highlights in every sport, most notably on NFL Sundays. Click for full biography.

Calgary Italian Sportsman's Dinner 2016 Headliner Chris Berman

Robyn Regehr

Born in Recife, Brazil, Robin Regehr spent three years with the WHL's Kamloops Blazers and was taken 19th overall by the Colorado Avalanche in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. In February, 1999 he was a key element in the package sent to the Calgary Flames for Theoren Fleury.

A rugged positional player, Regehr was a WHL First Team All-Star in 1998-99 and a member of Canada's World Junior team who made his NHL debut with the Flames during the 1999-00 season. A key figure on the Calgary Flames young blueline, Regehr's career was uncertain after he was involved a car accident in 1999. Fully recovered from his injuries, Regehr impressed Team Canada officials with his stalwart play during the 1999-00 season and was invited him to play for Canada at the 2000 World Championships. Click for full biography.

Calgary Italian Sportsman's Dinner 2016 Speaker Robyn Regehr


Welcome to the Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner. Calgary's premier sportsmen's dinner where we celebrate everything Italian - food, wine, culture, camaraderie and good times, as well as honouring three high school students of Italian descent who excel in both athletics and academics each with a $5,000.00 scholarship and runners up with $1,000.00 and $500.00. The Calgary Italian Sportsmen's Dinner has a rich and storied past. We are a non-profit organization, and since our inception, have relied heavily on volunteerism. The creation of this dinner dates back to the Spring of 1963 when Luca Carloni, one of the founding fathers of our dinner, call a breakfast meeting inviting prominent individuals in the Italian community.

Join us for the opportunity to support Calgary's Italian heritage and community!