Dr. Murray Howe

Dr. Murray Howe is Gordie Howe’s youngest son. He is head of Sports Medicine Imaging for Toledo Radiological Associates and Promedica Health System’s Sports Care program. An associate clinical professor at the University of Toledo Medical Center, he also serves on the University of Michigan Medical School Admissions Committee.

Rona Maynard

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Rona Maynard was Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she proved to a new generation of readers that “my mother’s magazine” was now their magazine too. In the face of relentless competition from American niche magazines, she met every bottom-line benchmark as she made Chatelaine the meeting place where women could inspire one another, whether they were just starting out in their careers or embarking on mid-life reinventions.

Joe Roberts

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Joe Roberts is an inspirational example of overcoming adversity and managing change. In 1989 he was living under a bridge as a homeless skid row street person. Today he is an author, CEO and internationally sought after professional speaker who motivates and inspires audiences worldwide.

Joe Tilley

Joe Tilley, Sports Speaker, Sports Anchor, CTV Toronto, Profile Image

“A personal story of inspiration and recovery” – Joe Tilley is the Sports Anchor for CTV News Toronto. A happily married father of three, Joe is a native of Edmonton and a graduate of the University of Alberta. Joe had a successful career as an amateur boxer: Golden Gloves champion, three-time Alberta welterweight champion and bronze medallist at the 1978 Canadian championships. Since signing on as the 11:30 pm sports anchor in 1984, Joe has developed a dedicated audience and viewership that is attributable to his enthusiastic and energetic on-air style. He is well known for his program features that include ‘Swiss Picks’ and ‘The Excellent Sports Adventure’.

Herschel Walker

Herschel Walker, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Mental Health Awareness Advocate, Profile Image

In his hometown of Wrightsville, Georgia, Walker played football and basketball and competed in track and field. He scored a record-breaking 85 touchdowns and led the football and track teams to state championships. Meanwhile, he maintained an A average, was valedictorian and became the nation’s most sought-after player.

Frank O’Dea

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Frank O’Dea’s story of triumph over adversity in business and in his personal life inspires audiences around the world. Against all odds, O’Dea went from being a homeless panhandler to a successful international entrepreneur and humanitarian. He is a founder of The Second Cup chain of coffee stores and is the founder of an international document security service. He has also launched a number of other innovative and successful businesses and international not-for-profit organizations. His message resonates with audiences who are looking for hope for a better future and want to learn from his example.