Adapted from DAVID STAPLES, EDMONTON JOURNAL May 21, 2018 Amazing. An expansion team, in their first season are off to the Stanley Cup Finals. So what is Gerard Gallant’s super power? We can’t say for sure. We’re no expert on him and his team, so we can only speculate. But we were nonetheless struck by something he said to the … Read More
Walter Gretzky, father of The Great One, is an ordinary man who, from humble beginnings and against the odds of a devastating illness to lead an extraordinary life.
To many people, Walter Gretzky is the ultimate dad, and the first inspired coach to a talented young boy. Walter’s major insight into hockey, that a player should “go where the puck is going”- guided Wayne’s brilliant style.
Known as the ‘voice of curling’ in Canada, Vic Rauter has anchored TSN’s curling coverage for 20 years.
Off the ice, Rauter has been a key player in TSN’s soccer coverage since 1986, providing commentary for the Canadian Olympic and World Cup qualifying bids, Toronto Blizzard and TSN’s coverage of the 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002 and 2006 World Cup.
Born in Toronto to Jamaican-Canadian parents, Tracy Moore was raised in quintessential suburbia, where she had the sort of childhood you would expect of a suburban girl in Richmond Hill. Early aspirations of performance had her twirling baton at the young age of four before tackling cheerleading in high school and being crowned Richmond Hill’s Carnival Queen in the ninth grade.
Shaunna’s passion for the mountains has led her to become the second Canadian woman in history to summit Mount Everest. This success on May 30th 2005 was the culmination of a very distinguished climbing and academic career. Some of her climbing highlights include a successful ascent of Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak, and the difficult traverse of Mount Blanc from Italy to France. In the fall of 2003, Shaunna climbed Everest to 26,000 feet as part of her research related to what motivates Everest climbers. In 2004, she was a main character in The Discovery Channel documentary mini-series that was filmed on Mt. Everest titled “Ultimate Survival: Everest” and continued to make history by conducting her research while on the upper reaches of the mountain. This body of work that was continued during her successful bid in 2005 has become widely known as “Sport Psychology: Science in the Death Zone.” What separates Shaunna from other academics and/or climbers was her ability to be “in Situ” or “in the moment” collecting her data while she and the other athletes were participating. This is cutting edge science and further opens the window into a greater understanding of the psyche of sport.
Sharon Hampson is a Member of the Order of Canada, and the recipient of many awards, including the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award, the YWCA Woman of Distinction Award, and The Alliance for Children and Television Lifetime Achievement Award. She has been an Ambassador for UNICEF and was Founding President of Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada and is the recipient of a Doctor of Humane Letters from Mount Saint Vincent University.
Scott Campbell is a highly successful speaker, consultant, and author. Over the last twenty years, he has consulted with and coached leaders from FedEx, Nike, GE, Toyota, Bayer, Kraft, Pepsi, Ceridian, P&G, and Spectra Energy. He is a former instructor in the Schulich School of Business Executive Education Centre.