Interactive comedy magician Matthew DiSero has worked with comedy greats Drew Carey & Jerry Seinfeld, starred on international TV with an appearance on “Penn and Teller : Fool Us”, headlines shows at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California and had been nominated for a Canadian Comedy Award.
Documentary filmmaker Mark Terry has been producing award-winning films in Canada for more than 20 years. With his film, The Antarctica Challenge: A Global Warning (2009), he achieved the rare feat of setting foot on all seven continents, and his latest film, The Polar Explorer, was the only film invited to screen at the 2011 UN conference in Cancun. Mark is an expert in the environmental issues affecting fragile eco-systems and, by extension, the world.
Margaret Wente brings a candid and revealing perspective to some of the country’s least-reported, but most important issues. Now, hear her speak on the issues of the day that no one else will tackle. From the health care system to education and social issues, Wente’s unique views are both thought provoking and entertaining.
“My Promise is simple: to deliver programs that Create Powerful Shifts, Inspired, Energized and Accountable Professionals who show up every day ready to, as my mom used to say, ‘set the world on fire’. Oh and I promise it will be a heck of a good time. Maybe the best laugh they will have had in a long time. I believe a laugh is worth more than a thousand words and it has the power to change the way people feel, think and take action!
In July of 1998, goaltender Kelly Hrudey retired from the NHL and traded in his skates for a microphone joining the cast of CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada as a full-time analyst. Hrudey came to broadcasting after a fifteen-year career as a goaltender for the New York Islanders, LA Kings, and San Jose Sharks. He compiled a record of 271-265-88 with a goals against average of 3.43, with 16 shutouts. By providing hockey fans with some of the most insightful, well-researched and accurate commentary available, he was able to parlay his experience and knowledge of the game of hockey with a career in front of the camera.
Kathy Buckworth is an award winning writer, spokesperson, content creator and media personality. She is the author of six books, including “I Am So The Boss of You: An 8 Step Guide to Giving Your Family The Business” (Random House). Her books have been translated into Chinese, Indonesian and other languages, and are available on Audible.com and wherever books are sold.
Karina LeBlanc moved from a small island in the Caribbean to Maple Ridge British Columbia at age 8. So at an early age, she was thrust into a new country with different customs and culture. Karina was a smart, shy child with a vibrant personality buried within. It wasn’t until she met some local coaches who invited her to the track and field club and basketball team that her confidence rose and allowed her personality to shine. Soon after others would also notice a change in her confidence. This confidence enabled Karina to pursue a college education, play soccer for her country for almost 18 years and win a Bronze Medal at the 2012 Olympics.
A powerful new idea is sweeping North America: that "doing good" can mean more than volunteering and philanthropy. That how we earn our living can become the way we give back. We’ve all heard about the rich and powerful doing good works. Julia Moulden presents a new group of role models – ordinary men and women who have reinvented what they do for a living. They’re people who want their work to reflect their values, and help them make a difference in the world