CFL commish helping Sun

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual Okanagan Sun scholarship dinner.

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon will be the guest speaker at the fifth annual Okanagan Sun scholarship dinner, Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Coast Capri Hotel.

Tickets are $150 each or $1,200 for a table of eight. The dinner is sponsored by Scotiabank and JDS Energy & Mining Inc.

“In the past two years, our scholarship program has awarded over $45,000 to Sun players,” said Sun dinner chairman Les Weiss.

Cohon, 47, is the son of McDonald’s Canada founder George Cohon. He was appointed CFL commissioner in 2007, succeeding Tom Wright.

He is a graduate of Upper Canada College and Northwestern University with a Bachelors of Science majoring in communication studies, and worked at the NBA as head of international marketing, and Major League Baseball International as head of corporate development.

Cohon then became president and CEO of AudienceView Ticketing, a company which sells ticketing systems and services to sports, arts and entertainment events.

Call Weiss at 250-859-5603 or go online at www.okanagansun.ca to purchase tickets.