December 5 - A Celtic Ceilidh for Hugh Heron

January 2, 2008

A Celtic Ceilidh for Hugh Heron

Toronto, December 5, 2007- A group of prominent Ontario business, sports, entertainment and community leaders have joined together to organize a special celebration of the life and accomplishments of Ontario home builder, entrepreneur and philanthropist, Hugh Heron.

The event, which coincides with Mr. Heron’s birthday, is set for Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto. Proceeds from the event will go to the Mikey Network, an organization set up by Heron to promote heart-healthy living and place public-access defibrillators, called Mikeys, across the Greater Toronto Area. 

The organizing committee is chaired by Peter Smith, a long-time friend and colleague of Heron. Smith is also Chairman of the Board of GO Transit, a member of the Boards of TARION and Brampton Brick Limited and President of Andrin Limited.

“Hugh is a well-known advocate for consumers and homebuilders, but he is also a real community builder in the truest sense,” said Smith, who added, “Since arriving in Canada from Scotland in 1967, Hugh has shown an admirable and relentless commitment to improving the lives of others, giving them the capacity to build their dreams. As well, through countless community activities, Hugh demonstrates his deep compassion for society’s less fortunate.”

Organizers are expecting a large crowd at the celebration, being billed as a Celtic Céilidh, in honour of Heron’s Scottish roots.

“Hugh’s life activities provide shining examples that have benefited Ontario society and we’re looking forward to an absolutely spectacular and fun-filled evening to celebrate this really, really great man,” notes Smith.

Tickets for the event are $3000.00 for a table of 10 or $300.00 per person and can be ordered by calling:

Miriam Lash at 416-642-7660, via e-mail at or by fax to 416-490-1401.

For additional information about the event contact