Tag Archives: Toronto

Al Strachan

Al Strachan and Karim Kanji talking about getting into a pillow fight!
Al Strachan and Karim Kanji talking about getting into a pillow fight!

Al Strachan is a member of the media section of the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. Al is a best selling author of 6 books as well as a former sports writer with The Toronto Sun, Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette. His latest book is Hockey’s Hot Stove – The Untold Stories of the Original Insiders.

This is Episode #250 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Kris Siddiqi and Nigel Downer

Kris and Nigel are two of the nicest and funniest people I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with on this podcast.

Bit Playas is a comedy series on CBC Gem/Amazon Prime created by Kris Siddiqi and Nigel Downer – two friends/actors that met while working at The Second City Toronto. Season One deals with Race, Nerd Culture, Dating, Marijuana and navigating the Canadian Entertainment scene as actors of color. The show originally came out December 2019 and was just released this past summer on Amazon Prime in the US and the UK.

Here is the trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfzO9obrGwo&ab_channel=CBCComedy

This is Episode #243 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Dwayne Morgan

I spoke with Scarborough Walk of Fame inductee Dwayne Morgan less than two weeks after the brutal murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We spoke about racism, privilege, the impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s Black community and why they’ve been impacted more than others, and why we have measured hope for the future.

This is Episode #227 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Perrie Voss | Avocado Toast The Series

Perrie Voss is a creator, writer, actress and producer, known for The Handmaid’s Tale (2017), Workin’ Moms (2017) and Ape Sodom (2016).

Her new series, Avocado Toast The Series is out now on OUT TV GO in Canada and Amazon Prime in the US and UK.

This is Episode #224 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Laurie Dillon-Schalk | Conquer COVID-19

Laurie Dillon-Schalk owns a family maple farm, an agency and is a co-founder and volunteer with the Conquer COVID-19 team.

According to their website, Conquer COVID-19 is comprised of physicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other volunteers who are working together to ensure front line workers responsible for the health and well-being of Canadians have access to masks, gloves, and other supplies that are essential in treating patients and minimizing the spread of the virus.

This is Episode #220 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Conquer Covid-19

Sulemaan Ahmed is a volunteer and co-founder of the grassroots incubator, Conquer COVID-19. 

According to their website, Conquer COVID-19 is comprised of physicians, business leaders, entrepreneurs, and other volunteers who are working together to ensure front line workers responsible for the health and well-being of Canadians have access to masks, gloves, and other supplies that are essential in treating patients and minimizing the spread of the virus.

This is Episode #217 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Dr. Greg Wells

Dr. Greg Wells has a PhD in Physiology, has served as an Associate Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Toronto, and is currently a senior scientist at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Wells is also the CEO and founder of Wells Performance, a global consulting firm committed to achieving the moonshot of helping teams, schools, and businesses become places where people get healthy, perform optimally, and reach their potential.

This is Episode #213 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Jennifer Evans

Jennifer Evans is one of the nicest people in Toronto. She is also a very successful Toronto-based entrepreneur. During our conversation we chatted about her current volunteer work as well as her work with SqueezeCMM.

Please welcome to the show, Jennifer Evans.

This is Episode #211 of the Welcome! podcast.

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Ali Ghafour

My next guest is a former Team Canada Taekwondo member who represented Canada at multiple international competitions worldwide. He is also a former Board member of Taekwondo Canada. Today, he is the founder and CEO of 20/20 Armor.

The vision of 20/20 Armor is:
– To be the standard scoring & training equipment for all martial arts.
– Be the foundation technology for and create a spectator friendly professional martial art league

20/20 Armor is backed by sports investors including LeAD (www.leadsports.com) a program founded by the grand children of Adi Dassler, the founder of Adidas.

Please welcome to the show, Ali Ghafour.

This is Episode #209 of the Welcome! podcast.

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