Ice dance has had its share of iconic moments. Perhaps none more so than the Gold medal of Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir’s performance at the 2018 Peuongchang Olympics. Winning their 2nd Gold Medal of the Games and their 3rd Olympic Gold Medal, Virtue and Moir skated into the history books and into the hearts of Canadians.
Scott Kress is a masterful storyteller, a leadership trainer, an Executive MBA Professor, an author and a life-long mountaineer. He is one of the very few people in the world who has summited Mt Everest. In fact, he has climbed the highest peak on each of the 7 continents plus skied to the South Pole and the North Pole. A feat that few people in history have accomplished. Scott has been adventuring for over 25 years, and in his other life he is a leadership and team performance expert teaching at some of the world’s leading educational institutions. He is uniquely qualified to provide you with insights on how to scale your mountains in business and in life.
Widely acclaimed as the guru of Canadian boxing, Russ Anber has built his career as Canada’s most successful boxing analyst upon a solid foundation of coaching excellence at both the professional and amateur level. Anber has seen his fighters wear both World Championship belts as well as Championship Medals and is as likely to be found in the corner of a 12 year-old hopeful fighting in front of friends and family as he is before a capacity crowd in a sold-out arena.
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.
Celebrated hockey legend Ron Ellis combined skill and sporting play throughout his 15 year NHL career. Playing his entire professional career for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ellis has become one of the most respected individuals to ever wear the “blue and white’. Ellis totalled 350 regular season and playoff goals and was a key member of the Leafs’ 1966-1967 Stanley Cup winning squad.
In his distinguished 26 years of covering the wide world of sport, Rod Black has virtually done it all.
From the Blue Jays to the CFL, the Raptors to figure skating, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, tennis, golf, boxing, and of course the Olympics, Canada’s most versatile broadcaster has had a front row seat to observe and call all of sport’s major events.
Despite setting untouchable records for games worked by an official in the National Hockey League, including 2,500 regular season contests and 426 playoff games, Ray Scapinello’s statistics don’t do justice to the respect he has earned. In recognition of his status as one of the most highly skilled and respected officials to ever lace up a pair of skates, Ray was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame, as a member of the class of 2008.