Interesting People

Chris Boucher: Overcoming Adversity to Become a Champion
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Earlier this summer, the Toronto Raptors were the talk of the nation as the team completed its historic run to win its first-ever NBA championship. The season was filled with incredible stories, one of which belonged to the lone Canadian...
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Brooke Lynn Hytes: Next Leg of the Race
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One of the world’s most popular reality TV shows, RuPaul's Drag Race is a cultural phenomenon that has turned many of its competing drag queens into global stars. The program’s eleventh season aired earlier this year and garnered a remarkable...
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Karlyn Percil: Create Your Own Seat at the Table
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After spending more than two decades working in the finance industry, Karlyn Percil was experiencing workplace burnout and knew she desperately needed to make a change. Leaving her job proved to be the right move, reinvigorating her passion and leading...
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Jon Montgomery: Stepping Beyond Your Comfort Zone
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Jon Montgomery: Stepping Beyond Your Comfort Zone Canada’s favourite skeleton racer, Jon Montgomery gained national attention after capturing gold at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. His hard work on the track, infectious energy and much-loved post-victory celebration all...
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Shad: Pushing Boundaries and Expectations
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Widely regarded as one of Canada’s top hip-hop artists – in fact, CBC ranked him as the country’s #2 rapper behind the legendary Maestro Fresh Wes and ahead of Drake – Shad is a Juno Award-winning musician with a business degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and...
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Riaz Meghji: Meaningful Conversations Build Success
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As the host of Breakfast Television Vancouver, Riaz Meghji knows the importance of strong communication skills and the benefits that can come from a good conversation. From interviewing and interacting with countless people on the show, he’s been able to...
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Fred Penner: You Never Know Unless You Try
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“You’ll never know unless you try.” This is advice we’ve all heard at some point in our lives and have very likely followed too. For Fred Penner, the simple phrase above has helped take his career in directions he never imagined....
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Andre De Grasse: Focused on the Finish Line
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Running alongside the world’s top track stars in Rio de Janeiro in the summer of 2016, Andre De Grasse blasted to the finish line becoming the first Canadian sprinter to win three medals in a single Olympics. His Olympic success came...
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Tara Slone: Keeping Momentum
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When opportunity knocks, Rogers Hometown Hockey co-host and Juno-nominated musician Tara Slone has learned to answer. In the late ‘90s and early 2000s, Slone gained fame as the vocalist for Canadian alt-rock band Joydrop with chart-topping singles like “Beautiful.” But after touring with the band...
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Steve Patterson: Fallback Plans Are Overrated
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One of Canada’s top comedic talents, Steve Patterson is an award-winning comic best known as the long-running host of CBC Radio’s The Debaters. While in school, Patterson began performing stand-up comedy at open mic nights. After graduating with a business degree from the...
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