Virtual Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gillian Mandich has a PhD from Western University in Health Science, specializing in Health Promotion. Her primary areas of research are happiness and health, and her work combines the latest research, practical wisdom, and an engaging style to help people live happier, healthier lives.
Sami Jo Small grew up on the outdoor hockey rinks of Winnipeg, MB. Her passion for the game was honed in the boys’ minor hockey system. As the only girl she was forced each and every day to prove that she belonged through hard work and determination. She dreamt, like her teammates, of someday playing in the NHL, but also dreamt of someday stepping on to the podium at the Olympic Games.
Lisa is an 8-Time Canadian Long Drive National Champion, that is CURRENTLY competing at a World Class level on the Golf Channel’s World Long Drive Tour. Lisa “Longball” knows what it takes to perform at the highest level, and how to sustain success year after year as she enters her 20th year competing against the best in the world.
Nick Nurse is the Head Coach of the Toronto Raptors, the 2019 NBA champions. He led the Raptors to 58 regular season wins, a .707 winning percentage and the Atlantic Division and Eastern Conference titles. His team set franchise records for points per game (114.4), assists per game (25.4), rebounds per game (45.2), and three-point field goals made (1,105).
Bianca Andreescu was born June 16, 2000 and is a Canadian professional tennis player. She has a career-high ranking of No. 4 in the world, making her the highest-ranked Canadian in the history of the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) rankings. Andreescu is the reigning champion at the US Open and the Canadian Open, having defeated Serena Williams to win both titles.
From the studio, to the broadcast booth, to the sidelines, TSN Soccer Analyst Kristian Jack is widely considered to be one of Canada’s top young soccer broadcasters. Jack brings more than 20 years of covering the beautiful game to TSN, joining Luke Wileman and Steven Caldwell on the MLS ON TSN team as they cover the Montreal Impact, Toronto FC, and Vancouver Whitecaps, as well as the top stories from around the league.
Sheldon Keefe enters his first season behind the bench in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team’s head coach. After three successful seasons as the head coach of the Sault St. Marie Greyhounds (OHL), Keefe was named the head coach of the Toronto Marlies (AHL), the top affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs.