Olympic Spirit Speakers

Olympic athletes, coaches, and high-performance professionals have countless stories and high-performance tips to offer your group. We Canadians have a long history of excellence in sport; not only are these speakers excellent for community events, but many of the principles that enable athletes to perform at such exceptional levels are relevant and applicable to the business world as well.

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

Colby Armstrong

After a 12 year NHL career playing for the Thrashers, Penguins, Maple Leafs and Canadiens, Colby turned his on-ice success into a...

Kate Beirness, Sports Speaker, TSN Sportscaster, Profile Image

Kate Beirness

Kate joined TSN from the network's sister station, 'A' Barrie, where she was the sports anchor and videographer. Prior to joining the...

Lisa Bentley, Professional Speaker, Ironman Triathlete

Lisa Bentley

Lisa raced for 20 years as a professional triathlete. In the course of her career, she has won 11 IRONMAN races, 11 IRONMAN 70.3 races...

Alexandre Bilodeau, Canadian freestyle skier, Olympic Gold Medalist Speaker, Profile Image

Alexandre Bilodeau

On February 14, Alexandre Bilodeau wrote a page in history by becoming the first Olympic gold medalist on Canadian soil. A model of...

Rod Black, Sportscaster, CTV, TSN, Profile Image

Rod Black

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...

Tessa Bonhomme

Olympic gold medalist Tessa Bonhomme is a reporter and anchor for Sportscentre, Canada’s most-watched sports news and information show....

Kurt Browning, Sports Speaker, World, Canadian Figure Skating, Olympic Spirit, Profile Image

Kurt Browning

Canadian figure skating champion Kurt Browning won the World Figure Skating Championships and the Canadian Figure Skating Championships...

Patrick Chan, Adventure and Sports Speakers, Figure Skating Gold Olympic Medalist, Profile Image

Patrick Chan

2018 Olympic gold medalist, Patrick Chan is a Canadian skating legend. Born in Ottawa, Patrick Chan has been figure skating since...

Chris Cuthbert, Sports Speaker, Canadian sportscaster TSN, NBC, Profile Image

Chris Cuthbert

Cuthbert's sports broadcasting career spans more than two decades, calling play-by-play for numerous Grey Cup victories, Stanley Cup...

Andre De Grasse, Olympic Sprinter, Motivational Speaker

Andre De Grasse

Andre was born in Scarborough, Ontario on November 10th, 1994 and raised in Markham by his mother Beverley, who was a high school...

Matt Devlin, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Toronto Raptors Play-by-play, Profile Image

Matt Devlin

In 2008, Matt Devlin joined the Toronto Raptors as the club's television play-by-play voice. Considered one of the top young...

James Duthie, Sports Speaker, TSN, NHL, Profile Image

James Duthie

One of the most talented and funniest stars in Canadian media today, James Duthie is the host of TSN's extensive NHL coverage,...

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...

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...

Paul Hollingsworth, Adventure and Sports Speakers, SportsCentre Halifax, Profile Image

Paul Hollingsworth

Paul Hollingsworth is an anchor/reporter based out of Halifax and is a correspondent for SportsCentre, TSN's flagship news and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Peter Legge, Business and Economy Speaker, Business Strategies, Profile Image

Peter Legge

Peter Legge is an inspiration to anyone who meets him! He lives his life dream as an internationally acclaimed professional speaker, a...

Jeff MacInnes, neuroscientist & visualization designer, profile image

Jeff Macinnis

Jeff MacInnis' epic 100-day expedition through the ice-choked Northwest Passage survived one of the harshest environments on the face...

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...

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...

Bob McKenzie, The 'TSN Hockey Insider', Sports Speaker, Profile Image

Bob McKenzie

Bob McKenzie provides insight and commentary as an analyst for TSN's national NHL coverage. McKenzie also continues to file updates and...

Rosie McLennan Canadian Flag

Rosie MacLennan

As the youngest of four children, Rosannagh (Rosie) MacLennan often tagged along to her older siblings' gymnastic lessons. When she was...

Gord Miller, Adventure and Sports Speaker, NHL, Profile Image

Gord Miller

Gord Miller's current duties include play-by-play announcer for TSN's extensive NHL and international hockey coverage. Miller first...

Scott Moir and Tessa Virtue profile image

Scott Moir

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...

Jon Montgomery, Sports and Motivational Speaker, Amazing Race Canada, Olympian, Profile Image

Jon Montgomery

Jon Montgomery captured the hearts of Canadians and the attention of everyone during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games. After years of...

Denny Morrison, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Profile Image

Denny Morrison

Denny Morrison is writing the story of a small town boy who makes good in the big city. Growing up in Fort St. John, British...

Cary Mullen, Olympic Spirit Speaker, Olympic and World Champion Skier, Profile Image

Cary Mullen

Cary Mullen, Olympian and World Cup Champion currently holds the World Downhill Speed Record for skiing 97 MPH (151 KMH) down the...

Ben Mulroney

Ben has been working in television and radio for over 18 years: from the chatroom, to Canadian Idol and etalk, he has become a familiar...

Brian Orser, Sports Speaker, Figure Skater, Profile Image

Brian Orser

In addition to winning silver medals at the 1984 and 1988 Winter Olympics, Brain Orser is an eight time Canadian Figure Skating...

Cheryl Pounder, Sports Speaker, Gold Medal Champion, Profile Image

Cheryl Pounder

Cheryl Pounder was born in Montreal into a family of hockey enthusiasts. Her grandfather was a former GM of the Montreal Junior...

Vic Rauter, Adventure and Sports Speaker, TSN Curling Announcer, Profile Image

Vic Rauter

Known as the 'voice of curling' in Canada, Vic Rauter has anchored TSN's curling coverage for 20 years. Off the ice, Rauter has been...

Maelle Ricker, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Gold Medalist, Profile Image

Maelle Ricker

Just shy of a medal at both of her previous Olympic Games and after suffering frustrating crashes, Maelle Ricker thrilled Canadians as...

Joannie Rochette, Motivational Sports Speaker, Olympic Figure Skater, Profile Image

Joannie Rochette

The audience at Pacific Coliseum, all of Canada, and skating fans all over the world held their breaths as six-time Canadian Ladies...

Scott Russell, Adventure and Sports Speaker, CBC, Profile Image

Scott Russell

Scott Russell is a Gemini-Award winning broadcaster and acclaimed author, originally from Oshawa. He holds a Masters of Arts degree...

David Pelletier and Jamie Sale, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympians, Profile Image

Jamie Sale

It was the story that rocked the 2002 Winter Olympics and directed the world's gaze to figure skating. Canadian champions Jamie Salé...

Kyle Shewfelt, Sports Speaker, Olympic Gynmnastics Champion, Profile Image

Kyle Shewfelt

Kyle Shewfelt achieved his ultimate goal on Sunday, August 22, 2004 in Athens, Greece when he captured Canada's first-ever Olympic...

Christine Sinclair, Sports Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Profile image

Christine Sinclair

Christine Sinclair is widely recognized as the greatest soccer player to ever come out of Canada. She has spent the last 12 years with...

Harnarayan Singh

Born and raised in small town Alberta, Harnarayan Singh has risen through the broadcast ranks to become the host and play by play...

Sami-Jo Small, Sports, Hockey, Olympics Motivational Speaker

Sami Jo Small

Sami Jo Small grew up on the outdoor hockey rinks of Winnipeg, MB. Her passion for the game was honed in the boys' minor hockey system....

Gord Stellick, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Profile Image

Gord Stellick

Gord Stellick is a Canadian sports broadcaster and former NHL executive. Currently the radio host of Hockey Night in Canada, Stellick...

Glen Suitor, Adventure and Sports Speaker, CFL, Profile Image

Glen Suitor

Glen Suitor played 11 seasons with the Saskatchewan Roughriders as a safety before announcing his retirement from the CFL in 1994....

Scott Moir, Tessa Virtue, Adventure and Sports Speakers, Olympians Figure Skating, Profile Image

Tessa Virtue

Ranked third in the World, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir represented one of Canada's best medal hopefuls entering the 2010 Winter...

Simon Whitfield, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Triathlete, Profile Image

Simon Whitfield

Simon Whitfield has relentlessly pursued excellence in sport - and in life - for as long as he or anyone around him can remember. As a...

Hayley Wickenheiser, Adventure and Sports Speaker, Olympic Medalist, Profile Image

Hayley Wickenheiser

Four-time Olympic medalist, Hayley Wickenheiser is regarded as one of the best female hockey players in the world with an uncompromised...

Brian Williams, Sports Speaker, Legendary Sports Broadcaster, Profile Image

Brian Williams

Named to the Order of Canada in December 2011 for both his distinguished broadcasting career of more than 40 years and extensive...