Banquet Speaker

Steve Patterson

Award-Winning Comedian & Humour Writer

As host of CBC Radio One’s wildly successful “The Debaters” since 2007 Patterson has become a household name, with more than 700,000 weekly listeners.

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Arthur Simeon

Comedian - The Debaters

Arthur Simeon is a Ugandan-born Toronto-based comedian who has been performing for a decade all over the world. A truly gifted storyteller, Arthur has been invited to perform at the prestigious Just For Laughs comedy festival six times and appeared on CBC Television, HBO and the Comedy Network. His unique comedic voice and perspective has … Continued

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Kelly Taylor

Comedian - The Debaters

Kelly Taylor started his comedy career in Saskatchewan, quickly rising to headliner status and in his second year placed second in the Just for Laughs homegrown competition. He was awarded the Canadian College Comedian of the Year and those college tours opened the doors to nine years of American Colleges across 45 states. In that … Continued

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Chris Hadfield

Astronaut, First Canadian Commander of the International Space Station (2013)

Acclaimed for making outer space accessible to millions, Colonel Hadfield continues to bring the marvels of science and space travel to everyone he encounters.

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Dr. Brynn Winegard

Principal of Winegard & Company.

Dr. Winegard is an award-winning professor and expert in business-brain sciences. She specializes in explaining everyday work and life phenomena using the secrets of brain science.

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Darrell Bricker

CEO of IPSOS Public Affairs & Expert on National/International Trends

Demographic trends speaker Darrell Bricker is an expert on public opinion, offering audiences an invaluable peek into the future.

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