NSB Links | Introducing our Seasonal Golf Program

June 2, 2015
National Speakers Bureau is Canada’s most experienced, innovative and connected bureau with an awesome team engaged in the marketplace of ideas. We’re a catalyst for new ideas by connecting you with speakers who inspire, inform and engage.  We’re partners in providing speakers to meeting planners for unforgettable conferences and events. In an effort to continually improve our offerings to our partners, we’re proud to be introducing NSB Links, our new seasonal golf program.

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What it is:

An annual program aimed at bringing you the most in-demand celebrities to help your event generate the buzz it deserves. With a wide-range of personalities, we’ve got the perfect fit for any event. Our program offers a mix of: Celebrity Appearances, Keynote Speakers, Celebrity Golfers and Host/MC’s.

Who it’s for:

Organizations putting on seasonal golf events, or exploring the potential opportunity to do so. They can be corporate golf events, charity tournaments, conference outings and everything in-between. NSB-Divider We have over 50 amazing personalities available for summer and fall golf events, including: Ken-Reid

Ken Reid | Co-Host, Sportsnet Central

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker You can catch Ken Reid alongside Evanka Osmak weeknights on the Prime Time Edition of Sportsnet Connected. Ken is also a co-host of Canada’s most listened to sports talk radio presentation, Prime Time Sports with Bob McCown on Sportsnet 590 The FAN.  

Evanka Osmak | Co-host Sportsnet Central

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker Part of the Sportsnet family since 2007, her highlights have included hosting at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and sideline reporting at the Rogers Cup in Toronto. Prior to that, she worked in Arizona for a couple of years with their morning show team. Evanka’s path to the sports desk had a couple of detours along the way. She graduated from Queen’s University with a degree in Civil Engineering. After working for a couple of years for an engineering consulting firm, she traded in the hard hat for the microphone. It was a big move that paid off.  

Jennifer Botterill | Broadcaster & Three-Time Olympic Gold Medallist

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker Jennifer is one of Canada’s most adored sports broadcasters and decorated athlete. She is a three-time Olympic Gold Medallist, and an Olympic Silver Medallist with the Canadian Women’s Hockey Team. Jennifer played an integral role on the team that was highlighted by assisting on the gold medal winning goal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games.  

Hayley Wickenheiser | Four-Time Olympic Gold Medallist, 2014 Canadian Olympic Flagbearer

Celebrity Golfer | Keynote Speaker Hayley is an engaging storyteller who enjoys connecting with Canadians. Hayley uses her experiences on the rink to motivate others, shares how she overcame obstacles with her team to inspire audiences, and uplifts people of all walks of life with her passion and love of sports.  

Jay Onrait | Television Personality, Author & Sports Anchor

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker Currently co-host on FOX sports, Jay’s assignments have included coverage of the NHL Trade Deadline, NBA Finals, Vanier Cup and the in-studio host of Toronto Raptors broadcasts on TSN. Jay also served as co-host of Olympic Morning alongside Beverley Thompson during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. His book Anchorboy explains Jay’s philosophy on personality-based sports broadcasting and how he changed how he ‘changed sportscasting forever’.  

Dan O’Toole | Co-Anchor of Fox Sports Live

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker Continuing a professional journey that began with his delivering traffic reports from a four-seat airplane over Vancouver in 1997, Peterborough, Ontario, native Dan O’Toole migrated to Los Angeles in June of 2013, joining longtime broadcast partner Jay Onrait to form the lead anchor team for FOX Sports 1’s flagship program, FOX Sports Live. Employing an entertaining, light-hearted and wryly sarcastic style, Jay and Dan have gained tremendous popularity amongst audiences for their unique narration of highlights and updates from the world of sports.  

James Duthie | Three-Time Gemini Award-Winning Sportscaster

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker James Duthie is the host of TSN’s extensive NHL coverage, including the award-winning NHL on TSN. He was also the daytime host of CTV’s highly acclaimed 2010 Olympic coverage, and the host for CTV’s coverage of Team Canada’s historic gold medal hockey run.  

Jon Montgomery | Host of Amazing Race Canada & Olympic Gold Medallist, Skeleton

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker No stranger to tough competition, Jon is the host of CTV’s Amazing Race Canada. He won the Olympic gold in Vancouver 2010 by 0.07 seconds. Jon became the second Canadian in a row to win gold in a men’s Olympic skeleton event.  

Theo Fleury | Former NHLer & Bestselling Author

Celebrity Golfer | Keynote Speaker Theo Fleury is a former NHL All-Star, Stanley Cup winner and Olympic Gold Medallist. Theo fascinated readers with his #1 bestseller, Playing With Fire. Now he is one of the country’s most in-demand keynote speakers. He shares funny stories behind the scenes with the game’s biggest stars. Theo tells jaw-dropping anecdotes of living hard at the top of the NHL, the crash that followed, and finally his comeback and redemption. Theo knows what it takes to become a champion, build a strong team and overcome incredible odds.    

Jennifer Jones | Olympic Gold Medal Skip, Curling

Celebrity Golfer | Keynote Speaker One of the world’s most decorated female curlers, Jennifer Jones became the first female skip to go through the Olympic Games undefeated en route to Gold in Sochi 2014. When not at the rink, Jennifer works as a corporate lawyer. Her legal background includes private practice, in-house legal counsel for an independent wealth management company, and senior legal advisor for a Canadian Bank.  

Wendel Clark | Former Captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs

Celebrity Golfer | Keynote Speaker As captain for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Wendel Clark was a feared player known for his tough but clean body checks and his willingness to drop the gloves. His rambunctious style of play made him one of the Leafs most beloved players.  

Sami Jo Small | Canadian Hockey Goalie, Three-Time Olympic Medallist

Celebrity Golfer | Keynote Speaker Sami Jo Small is a three-time Olympian and five-time world champion goalie for the Canadian national women’s ice hockey team. A multi-sport athlete, Sami Jo attended Stanford University on a scholarship for discus and javelin. She currently works as a motivational speaker as well she is an owner of a hockey school that runs throughout four provinces. Sami Jo has also helped start the Canadian Women’s Hockey League where she continues to play elite hockey for the Toronto Furies.  

Cassie Campbell-Pascall | Broadcaster & Olympic Gold Medallist

Celebrity Golfer | Keynote Speaker One of Canada’s most popular female athletes and Captain of Team Canada for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games, Cassie has had a stellar rise to the top ranks of women’s hockey. She led her team to Canada’s first Gold medal in hockey in 50 years, at the 2002 Winter Games in Salt Lake City. Cassie was also tapped as an analyst for CBC’s men’s and women’s Sochi Olympic ice hockey coverage.  

Dennis Hull | Hockey Great

Celebrity Golfer  | Keynote Speaker Many of his peers consider Dennis to be one of the top after-dinner entertainers in North America, and his hockey career wasn’t all that bad either. Fourteen NHL campaigns, over three hundred regular season goals and six selections to the All Star team are testament to his hockey skills.  

Scott Morrison | Executive Producer of Hockey, Rogers Sportsnet

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker Morrison is a 30-year veteran hockey journalist and broadcaster. He started his career at the Toronto Sun in 1979 and spent 22 years at the newspaper as reporter, columnist and sports editor. He joined Sportsnet in 2001 and was in charge of hockey and news for the network. In 2006, Morrison moved to CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada. In 2011 he returned to Rogers and can be currently seen throughout the networks NHL coverage.  

Chris Pronger | Former NHL MVP, Two-Time Olympic Gold Medallist

Celebrity Golfer Chris led a new generation of big, strong NHL defenders who specialized in taking up space and preventing goals, yet who still had the scatting speed to join the odd rush and create scoring opportunities.  He became the first defenseman since the great Bobby Orr in 1972 to win the Hart Trophy (NHL Most Valuable Player award) and the Norris Trophy (top NHL defenseman) in the same year. He has represented Canada in several international hockey tournaments, including being a member of the goal medal winning 2002 winter Olympic team.  

Darren Dutchyshen | Co-host, TSN’s Sportscentre

Celebrity Golfer | Host/MC | Keynote Speaker A TSN veteran, “Dutchy” is one of Canada’s most popular sports personalities. He began his TSN career in 1995, hosting weekend editions of SPORTSCENTRE and hosting CFL Live. His engaging and unique personality, smooth delivery, and sports knowledge have made him a viewer favourite. Dutchyshen hosted Olympic Prime Time on TSN during the London 2012 Olympic Games and Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.  

Anthony Calvillo | CFL Great, Professional Football’s All-Time Passing Yards Leader

Celebrity Golfer Anthony is the all-time professional football passing yards leader and first in all-time CFL passing yards. He has won three Grey Cup championships in 2002, 2009 and 2010, being named Grey Cup Most Valuable Player in 2002. He has won the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player Award three times, in 2003, 2008 and 2009.  In his career, he has passed for over 70,000 yards and is one of four professional quarterbacks to have completed over 400 touchdown passes.  

Curtis Joseph | Three-Time NHL All Star Goaltender

Celebrity Golfer Curtis Joseph is one of the winningest goaltenders in the history of the NHL. A late, undrafted bloomer, he has the most career wins (454) of any goaltender in NHL history who never played on a Stanley Cup-winning team, and also the first goaltender to have 30 or more wins in a regular season for five different teams.  

Cabral ‘Cabbie’ Richards | Sports Personality & Producer

Host/MC | Keynote Speaker Cabbie is an off-the-wall television host, sports interviewer and hilarious master of ceremonies who has rubbed shoulders with the greats of sports. Unlike traditional broadcasters, he trades barbs up with athletes for light-hearted segments. A self-described performance artist and party crasher, Richards has a fabulous list of people he has interviewed: basketball legends Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant, skateboarder Tony Hawk and hockey stars Sidney Crosby and Wayne Gretzky. NSB-Divider For more info on these and many more options for your golf event, contact us at: speakers@nsb.com