Host/MC’s

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Many of our personalities are excellent hosts and emcees, often having honed their skills as television hosts or anchors. They bring an appropriate level of energy to keep the audience engaged and the event on schedule for a multi day conference or awards event.

 

Our Most Requested Host/MC’s:

George Stroumboulopoulos

Award-Winning Broadcasting Personality

George is one of Canada’s most popular and respected hosts/interviewers. He is the host of the Sunday-night radio program The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 and former host of his bespoke TV interview program and of Hockey Night in Canada. George has interviewed a who’s who of entertainment icons, sports stars, world leaders and respected thinkers. His fresh, thought-provoking style fuses big ideas with art, pop culture, politics, news, sports, and celebrity. George thrives when interacting with guests or the audience. He gets audiences what they really want to know, in a way that’s both entertaining and challenging.

“He has an easy charm, can talk like the wind…nicely balances the interesting and the quirky…watch the way Stroumboulopoulos interacts with his studio audience and his true potential is suddenly apparent. He chats them up as they wait in line, plays a little piano to keep them entertained, answers all their questions before, during, and after the show, and poses for as many photos as they want. There are no barriers. “
-Macleans

Lauren Toyota

Host, YouTuber & Food Blogger

There’s nothing but ferocious energy when Lauren hits a stage. She has engaged audiences all over the country hosting large live television events such as the Much Music Video Awards. Lauren was also chosen to host the profile YouTube FanFest in 2016.  She’s relatable, and vivacious, inspiring a new generation. Her years of experience have led her to rock numerous red carpets, where she has conducted countless celebrity interviews including at The Juno Awards, The Brit Awards, and The Toronto International Film Festival. Lauren has also hosted the Polaris Music Prize Gala, the YMCA Power Of Peace Awards, and presented at the Canadian Radio Music Awards and CMW Indie Music Awards.  On mental health, Lauren lent her voice to the Bell Let’s Talk initiative.  With over 25,000 followers on Instagram and 85,000 followers on Twitter, her social media efforts can help bring profile to your event.

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Howard Green

Journalist, Founding Anchor of BNN & Bestselling Author

Howard Green is one of the founders and builders of Business News Network in Canada, where he anchored from 1999-2014. Green is best known for hosting BNN’s flagship interview show, Headline with Howard Green and for his bestselling book, Banking on America.  With an insightful approach to current events, business and the economy, Green is asked to host a number of business events.  Among others, Green has hosted Canada’s Outstanding CEO of the Year and ‘Canada’s Top 40 under 40.

“As MC ..he was most engaging and connected strongly with the audience.  He was always well prepared, easy to work with and unflappable. He made it look easy and our events were all the better for his contribution.” 
-President, TMAC Communications

Jessi Cruickshank

Host of The Goods & Canada’s Smartest Person

Jessi Cruickshank is one of the most recognized stars in Canada and has been called “the funniest woman on TV today, period.”[The Province]. Known for her signature warmth, sharp wit and irreverent interview style, the television personality is currently the host of CBC’s The Goods and the hit primetime series Canada’s Smartest Person. Her ability to think on her toes and relate to any crowd makes any event a truly memorable one. Jessi’s hosted a live daily talk show on MTV, broadcast to over 90 million homes across North America. Jessi has also taken the US by storm, writing and starring in The CW hit comedy series Oh Sit! alongside Jamie Kennedy, acting in TV Land sitcom Kirstie with Kirstie Alley. She appears regularly as the LA host of Canada’s #1 Entertainment show Etalk on CTV and on The Style Network. Jessi has MC’d and hosted charity fundraisers, private parties, red carpets, award shows, store openings and corporate events all across Canada and the US.

“Just what I had expected and was terrific! …young, energetic, vibrant, well prepared and generally an outstanding charity MC..is she interested in a repeat performance?” 
-Sea to Sky Community Services Society

Bobby Umar

Executive Leadership Coach & Authority on Personal Branding

One of Inc. Magazine‘s Top 100 Leadership speakers. A champion of authentic connection and heart-based leadership, Bobby brings an engaging presence, endless exuberance and dynamic people skills to his role as host/mc.  A top five leadership influencer on social media via Kred, with over 350,000 followers, Bobby’s social media influence can help your event gain traction both online and in person. He’s mastered the art of quickly articulating and encapsulating concise takeaways and learnings for the audience to remember.  Bobby has over 25 years experience emceeing and hosting including TEDx Laurier, DYPB conference, and hundreds of other conferences, using his Second City’s Improv Program skills, social media, comedy, speaking experience, understanding my audience,  and leveraging some charm and dynamic energy to enhance every event that he hosts.

“I was incredibly impressed with his ability to capture the fresh audience and connect with them immediately. He is authentic and genuine in developing both meaningful relationships and leadership in everyone.” 
-Founder, GameOn Leadership

Orlando Bowen

Gamechanger & Former CFL Linebacker

Orlando Bowen is a gamechanger and a messenger of hope who inspires change with his words and delivers results with his actions. He’s a high energy, interactive host/MC , who’s also  founder and Executive Director at One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization.

“His commitment to helping others work together as a team is outstanding. Even in businesses where we do things as individuals, Orlando convinced us that we can produce even more together.” 
-Regional Director, Investors Group

Jon Montgomery

Award-Winning Host of The Amazing Race Canada & Olympic Gold Medallist, Skeleton

No stranger to tough competition, Jon is the host of CTV’s The Amazing Race Canada (ARC) which celebrated its fourth year on air in 2016, has won over a dozen Canadian Screen Awards and counts millions of viewers every week. He’s also been co-host of the 2016 Juno awards.  Before ARC, Jon won Olympic gold in men’s skeleton at the Vancouver 2010 games by 0.07 seconds.  Montgomery brings a great sense of fun and professionalism for your event.  An accomplished Auctioneer, Montgomery can add a unique touch as host of your fundraising events.

“Olympic golden boy Jon Montgomery did an admirable job MCing the event.” 
-The ROAR Awards (Recognizing Our Accomplished Realtors)

Dawn Chubai

Television Host, Emcee & Award-Winning Jazz Vocalist

The amount work and cost involved in producing a major event like a convention, an awards ceremony or even a corporate Christmas party truly demands a professional “front person” to tie it all together. With several hundred events on her resume, Dawn’s ability to command audience attention and keep the event on track has put her in high demand for her services as both an Emcee and Celebrity Auctioneer.

Candy Palmater

Broadcaster, Comedian & Activist

Candy Palmater is a dynamic one of a kind host and the only one you need for your next event. There is no event too small, or too large. From outdoor LIVE televised events to indoor private or Corporate events, Candy has hosted many events including Nova Scotia Music Week Award Gala, Canada Day outdoor musical event, Comedy festival nights, National LIVE TV shows and Recorded Award-winning TV Shows, plus a myriad of National/ International Radio shows, and has been a guest on many local and National Radio programs across the country.

“Her unique blend of humour, personal anecdotes and sincerity left everyone reflecting their own work and approach to students and their families.”
-Upper Grand District School Board

Tony Quinn

Musical Comedian

Tony has been in the entertainment business for over thirty years. His brand of musical comedy has engaged audiences of all ages and backgrounds. From local audiences to international conferences, Tony’s show is current, tailored and versatile. Whether feature comedian at the National Radio Awards, as an emcee/host for a three-day sales summit, or performing at a political conference, Tony easily adapts to the mood of any audience.

“His monologue varied from witty to downright hilarious. Our association has met annually for over 100 years and cannot recall a meeting as successful as when Tony performed for us.”
-NS Dental Association

View our full list of Host/MC’s here.

To find out more about our Host/MC’s, check out their individual profile page or request to speak with an agent.