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.

Derek Edwards, Entertainment and Comedy Speaker, Comedian, Profile Image

Derek Edwards

Standup comedian Derek Edwards is proof positive that you can take the boy out of the country but you can't take the country out of the b...

Hilary Farr, Spokespeople, Star of Love It or List It, Profile Image

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 C...

Ray Ferraro, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Hockey, Profile Image

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 4...

Theo Fleury, Inspirational Sports Speaker, NHL, Profile Image

Theo Fleury

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

Richard Florida, Business and Economy Speaker, Economist, Profile Image

Richard Florida

Richard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals on economic competitiveness, demographic trends, and cultural and tech...

Duane Forde, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN CFL, Profile Image

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 Black. ...

Craig Forrest, Sports Speaker, Canadian Soccer Player, Profile Image

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 age ...

Jermain Franklin, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN Calgary, Profile Image

Jermain Franklin

Jermain Franklin is the Calgary Correspondent for SportsCentre, TSN's flagship news and information program. Franklin, who joined TSN ...

Elliotte Friedman, Adventure and Sports Speaker, CBC, Profile Image

Elliotte Friedman

Elliotte Friedman is no ordinary sports announcer. Currently a reporter for CBC's Hockey Night in Canada, Friedman has also covered 4 Oly...

Gerard Gallant

Named the first coach of the Vegas Golden Knights, Gerard Gallant brings 6 seasons of NHL Coaching experience to the team. He also played...

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 a...

Kristina Groves

A native of Ottawa, Kristina started skating when she was 11 because she wanted to distinguish herself from her ski-crazed family. Good n...

Glen Gulutzan

Glen Gulutzan

Coach Glen Gulutzan is known for his intelligence about the game, both tactically and structurally. As impressive, however are his interp...

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 the...

Charles Hamelin, Sports Speaker, 2010 Olympic Speed Skating Champion

Charles Hamelin

"These will be my Games." After trading world titles in short track's glamour event with Dancing with the Stars winner Apolo Anton Ohn...

Lindsay Hamilton

Lindsay Hamilton joined TSN in September 2016 and is an anchor for Sportscentre. Hamilton started working in broadcasting at a young age...

Chantal Hebert, French / Bilingual Speaker, Political Raconteur and Columnist, Profile Image

Chantal Hebert

Chantal Hébert is a regular participant in television and radio current affairs shows in French and in English. Prior to taking her pos...

Jennifer Hedger, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN, Profile Image

Jennifer Hedger

Jennifer Hedger is the co-host of the 10p.m. ET edition of SportsCentre alongside Darren Dutchyshen. Hedger offered viewers regular updat...

Rick Hillier, Current Events and Political Speaker, Military, Canadian Forces, Profile Image

General Rick Hillier

Born in Newfoundland and Labrador, Rick Hillier joined the Canadian Forces as soon as he could, graduating from Memorial University of Ne...

Ken Hitchcock

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 Stars. ...

Phil Housley

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

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 Hea...

Kelly Hrudey, Sports Speaker, Hockey Night in Canada, Profile Image

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 Hockey ...

Dennis Hull, Adventure and Sports Speaker, NHL, Profile Image

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 wi...

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 dri...

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 bee...

Lorie Kane, Sports Speaker, Premier Golfer, Profile Image

Lorie Kane

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

Taylor Kaye, Entertainment and Comedy Speaker, Lifestyle Expert, Profile Image

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 arou...

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 co...

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 chil...

Barry Kennedy, Entertainment and Comedy Speaker, Profile Image

Barry Kennedy

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

Phil Keoghan profile image

Phil Keoghan

Phil Keoghan is best known for his role as host of Jerry Bruckheimer's television show, The Amazing Race, which has won six Emmy Awards a...

Bob Knight, Legendary NCAA Basketball Coach, ESPN, Sports Speaker, Profile Image

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 have...

Scott Kress, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Leadership, Profile Image

Scott Kress

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

Ralph Krueger

Ralph Krueger is a Canadian-born German former hockey player and head coach of the Buffalo Sabres. He is a multiple sport and internatio...

Nick Kypreos, Adventure and Sports Speakers, Sportsnet Broadcaster, Profile Image

Nick Kypreos

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

Farhan Lalji, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN, Profile Image

Farhan Lalji

Farhan Lalji is the Vancouver correspondent for SportsCentre, TSN's flagship sports news and information program. Lalji, who joined TS...

Peter Laviolette

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

Catriona Le May Doan, Sports Speaker, Olympic Canadian speed skater, Profile Image

Catriona Le May Doan

In any endeavour, crossing the finish line first - and repeatedly - takes incredible determination, dedication and talent. Catriona Le Ma...

Karina LeBlanc, Motivational Speaker, $5000 and Under Speaker, Profile Image

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 in...

Pierre LeBrun

With nearly two decades of broadcasting experience, TSN Hockey Insider Pierre LeBrun continues to be one of the most trusted and influent...

Trevor Linden, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Former NLH, Olympian, Profile Image

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 rep...

John Lu, Sports Speaker, SportsCentre Reporter, Profile Image

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 earl...

Ron MacLean, Adventure and Sports Speaker, CBC, Profile Image

Ron MacLean

Ron MacLean is best known as the straight man on Coach's Corner, the listener, and some might argue the voice of reason that saves Don Ch...

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 ML...

Jeff Marek

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

Paul Maurice

The Head Coach of the Winnipeg Jets, Paul Maurice brings a unique perspective to any speaking engagement through his 14 seasons coaching ...

Rona Maynard, Diversity Speaker, Former Editor of Chatelaine, Profile Image

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 "...