Celebrity Speakers

Today, more than ever, Celebrity is power. Meeting planners need keynote speakers who not only captivate their audiences, but also deliver the insight that keeps people talking about an event weeks and months afterwards. Browse our Celebrity Speakers to find the perfect one for your event.

Click any of the speakers below for a full biography and program overview.

Hilary Farr

Hilary Farr is the talented and accomplished host of Canada's #1 home improvement and home design show, "Love it or List it," airing on...

Ray Ferraro

Ray is the all time record holder in the Western Hockey league with 108 goals in a single season. He represented Canada internationally...

Theo Fleury

Theoren Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medalist. Recently, Theo fascinated readers with his #1...

Duane Forde

A two-time Grey Cup champion, Duane Forde joined the CFL on TSN team in 2008 as game analyst alongside play-by-play announcer Rod...

Craig Forrest

Craig Forrest is one of the most successful Canadian soccer players of all time. Born in Coquitlam, B.C., he left home at the tender...

Travis Green

As a new coach to the NHL, Travis Green relies on his experience as an NHL player with 5 different teams. Considered the past few years...

Dave Hakstol

He knows how to adapt his style to his roster, he's survived in a tough hockey market and he's turned teams around in short order. As...

Ken Hitchcock

Nicknamed "Hitch", Ken has served as an NHL Canadian ice hockey coach and pro scout. He is currently the head coach of the Dallas...

Phil Housley

Peruse the record books for the Buffalo Sabres, and you'll find the name Phil Housley atop nearly every offensive statistic for...

Kelly Hrudey

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...

Dennis Hull

Dennis Hull, is a fourteen year veteran of the National Hockey League, spending 13 seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks and one season...

John Hynes

As the youngest coach in the NHL, in 2015 Hynes was named as the new head coach of the New Jersey Devils. His experience, however, in...

Claude Julien

Claude Julien has entered into his second tour of duty as head coach of the Montreal Canadiens. Throughout his coaching career he has...

Lorie Kane

Lorie Kane is among Canada's premier female golfers. Born in 1964 in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island in an athletic family. Lorie...

Taylor Kaye

Taylor Kaye is a national TV and Radio Personality and lifestyle expert. She was on the Steven and Chris show which aired on CBC and...

Sheldon Keefe

Sheldon Keefe enters his first season behind the bench in the National Hockey League with the Toronto Maple Leafs as the team’s head...

Cathal Kelly

Cathal Kelly is a sports columnist for The Globe and Mail. Cathal won the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 2019 for his...

Barry Kennedy

Former fighter pilot flies again...but this time the thrill comes from making people laugh. After growing up in Winnipeg, graduating...

Bob Knight

Bob Knight is among the youngest head coaches to have won 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700 and 800 career games. He is the only coach to...

Scott Kress

Scott Kress is a masterful storyteller, a leadership trainer, an Executive MBA Professor, an author and a life-long mountaineer. He is...

Nick Kypreos

Nick Kypreos is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey left-winger. He played eight seasons in the National Hockey League for the...

Peter Laviolette

Peter Laviolette is an American professional ice hockey coach and former player. He is the current head coach for the Nashville...

Karina LeBlanc

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...

Trevor Linden

Known as one of the most refined players in professional hockey, former NHL All-Star and Olympian Trevor Linden has built his stellar...

John Lu

John Lu was first exposed to the Canadiens-Leafs rivalry on a small black and white TV in his family's suburban Winnipeg home in the...

Hazel Mae

A veteran of the Canadian broadcast industry, Hazel started out at Rogers Sportsnet before moving on to stints in the U.S. at NESN and...

Jeff Marek

A veteran of the Canadian broadcast industry, Jeff started out on conventional radio hosting Live Audio Wrestling. He has grown through...

Rona Maynard

Rona Maynard was Editor of Chatelaine through a decade of growth and innovation in which she proved to a new generation of readers that...

Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured...