Turner’s Keynote Speakers
The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group welcomes you to its Keynote Speakers, Event Hosts and MCs page!

Whether you are looking for a speaker/MC/Event Host for a festival, theatre or arts council event or for a corporate/private event, conference, convention, special event or fundraiser, Jeff Turner Entertainment Group can put together the perfect package for you.

JTEG offers unparalleled and talented keynote speakers such as Sports Personalities, Business Leaders, Media Personalities as well as world-class corporate comedians and entertainers.

We are committed to finding our clients a speaker whose message meets the needs of their business and delivers a message that touches and entertains their audience.

Beyond the amazing keynote speakers below, through our relationships with all the major agencies and management across North America we can bring you keynote speakers of whatever stripe or topic interests you. Don’t hesitate to ask!

Speakers available in the fields of:

  • Sports Personalities (including former Canucks and other athletes, current and former broadcasters, etc)
  • Politics
  • Business
  • Entertainment
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Media and Current Events

And many more.

Contact info@turnerentertainmentgroup.com to enquire about a keynote speaker for your next event!

Keynote Speakers
Charlie Demers
High Brow & Low Brow with Ease
By combining political humour that's never shrill or self-righteous with broader jokes that are never thoughtless, Charlie is equally well-received whether delivering jokes in a sports bar or emceeing a gala for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  Not many people have both on their resume. read more...
Hadani Ditmars
Author, Journalist and Cultural Commentator
Author, journalist, and photographer Hadani Ditmars has reported from Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, and Iraq, often examining the human costs of sectarian strife as well as cultural resistance to war, occupation and embargo.

Hadani is a former editor at New Internationalist magazine and last travelled to Baghdad in 2010 to write and photograph the May 2010 issue Iraq, 7 years later, the legacy of invasion. read more...
Glenda Standeven
Inspirational and Motivational Speaker
Glenda shares her wit and wisdom in overcoming life’s hurdles. She blends a combination of practicality and humour towards living life to the fullest. She has become an accomplished speaker who has delighted audiences of all ages for over 20 years. In Oct of 2009 Glenda had her first book published, titled ‘Who’s Chasing Me?’ a beautifully written children’s story about friendship, imagination, and facing your fears. She will be releasing an autobiography with two other cancer survivors, entitled ‘Choosing to Smile’ in March 2010. read more...
Troy Derrick
Connecting Communities - Indigenous Speaker
A proud member of the Gitxsan Nation from his fathers side and German from his mothers side. It wasn't always that way. As a youth there was limited sharing regarding his heritage for a number of reasons at the time. Troy grew up in the Prince George area away and out of his traditional territory. Skateboarding became the vehicle that drove his youth with a community and connection. read more...
Chen Lizra
The Communication and Attraction Strategist
TED Speaker, award winning social entrepreneur, Somatic Intelligence life coach, best-selling author & professional dancer

"The Power of Somatic Intelligence came to life out of a quest I started at the age of 20 to find my true self. I was buried under a lot of layers of expectations and broken from the childhood I grew up in, next to a mentally ill mom." - CHEN LIZRA
Barbara Beall
Classically trained actress and seasoned improviser
Corporate Entertainer, MC & Host

Barbara Beall brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her acts and performances. From Cowgirl to Christmas Elf, Barbara excels at bringing interactive characters to life.
Dave Bidini
Musician, author, raconteur, agent provocateur
Dave Bidini is likely best known as one of the founding members of the Rheostatics. Since the band′s separation in 2007 he is now known as the only Canadian to be nominated for a Juno, Gemini, and Genie Award, as well as the country’s national book contest, Canada Reads, for his legendary "On A Cold Road."
Iain Duncan
Creating confident leaders, inspiring presenters, and influential communicators. Because soft-skills are hard. An award-winning and engaging speaker, Iain Duncan's transformative sessions on the intersections of performance and business combine deeply researched content with amazing performing demonstrations and engaging customized comedy. In his seminar series, Secrets from the Stage, Iain draws on his experiences on stage and in the boardroom to help audiences become more relaxed, confident, and influential as public speakers of all types. From conquering stage anxiety, to bomb-proof preparation, to highly effective practising, Iain covers all the essential skills and techniques needed to become a compelling and powerful presenter.
Tim Tamshiro
Sing. Speak. Ikigai.
Tim Tamashiro is passionate about living and learning. He lives by a simple philosophy: Be smart. Be funny. Be kind.

In June 0f 2017, Tim departed from CBC to pursue a new career in singing, speaking and digital storytelling. After leaving his cherished job he dove head first into his YouTube Channel. The focus of Tim’s YouTube channel is "Living & Learning". He tells stories of his travels, ideas, challenges and triumphs.

Tim also started a podcast all about the music you grew up with. Hit Story is the podcast that tells the tales of tasty tunes. The goal of Hit Story is to tell you stories about famous songs that everyone knows. When you hear the stories hopefully the songs will feel brand new. They might even become MORE MEANINGFUL to you.
Terry David Mulligan
Entertaining and informing the masses on music and pop culture for over forty years
Television/radio personality and actor Terry David Mulligan has been entertaining and informing the masses on music and pop culture for over forty years. He has had a varied career starting out as a Mountie in Alberta, including a stint as a Gap spokesperson throughout the USA and the MC of the first Greenpeace concert. Appropriately, his Hall of Fame Star is laid in front of the iconic Vancouver music venue, The Commodore Ballroom.
Red Robinson
Legends of Rock and Roll Show, Corporate Speaker and MC
With a broadcasting career extending back to his teens, Red Robinson was there for the beginning of Rock n’ Roll. While still in high school in 1954, Robinson started working as a disc jockey at the age of 16 at radio station CJOR. He quickly became instrumental to the voice of radio, turning the stations he worked for into Rock and Roll powerhouses.
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Chris Molineux
Highly Entertaining Consummate Communication Coach
Chris will custom tailor shows for specific events or crowds and his show can also be offered as part of a package with a keynote speaker speech or workshop on humour and creativity in the workplace. Group and individual coaching and keynotes are available and can be booked world-wide for your conference, convention or retreat. read more...
Levon Kendall
Keynote Speaker, Musician, Philanthropist
Former Professional Basketball Player

Born and raised in East Vancouver, Levon has travelled the globe for the last fifteen years, living his dream as a professional basketball player.

Levon is able to speak in depth on the importance of sports, health, sustainability, career changes and what it means to be the father of a cancer survivor. Through his experiences pursuing his basketball dream and his thirst for knowledge he has countless stories of triumph and defeat, the countries and people encountered and lessons learned that are sure to inspire.read more...
Cory Weeds
Jazz Impresario, Saxophonist, Club and Record Label Owner
Saxophonist Cory Weeds has been a professional musician for the better part of 15 years, but pretty much covers every role on the Vancouver jazz scene - musician, record producer, radio host, record label owner and jazz club owner. Cory is also available for keynote speaker/MC engagements. Cory's speaking topics may include:
- The thrills, trials and tribulations of owning/operating a Jazz Club and Record Label
- The life of a touring musician
Bill Tieleman
One of BC’s best known political commentators, columnist, and strategist
Bill Tieleman is one of BC’s best-known political strategists and campaigners; running his strategy and communications consulting firm – West Star Communications – since 1998.

Bill is a very successful campaigner – playing leading roles in winning four consecutive BC binding referenda – as president of the opponent group that defeated Proportional Representation in 2018 with a 61% win, following twice defeating pro-rep in 2005 and 2009; read more...
Kate Davis
The Healing Thread of Humour
A five-time nominee at the Canadian Comedy Awards and star of her own hour-long comedy special on CTV and the Comedy Network, Kate has appeared on Breakfast Television, Star TV, Toronto 1, Prime, WTN, TVO, CBC Radio One The Debaters and The Mom Show. Through a reinventive outlook, Kate created successful parenting with humour workshops. read more...

Event Hosts & MC'S
Sarah Johns
Sarah Johns has been singing, acting and hosting her way from Vancouver to Dubai for the last 30 years.

Her deep voice, vivacious personality and quick wit has gleaned her a permanent spot as one of Vancouver’s most popular performers. She has performed literally thousands of shows, and for over 30 years has been the lead singer and MC for the iconic and former Roxy houseband, Dr.Strangelove.
Daniela Carmona
Daniela Carmona is a TV host, freelance journalist, and artist born in Colombia, 1991. She currently works in Vancouver and across Canada for major Latin American media outlets such as as Univision Canada and Colombian national TV, NTN24, in Vancouver. After coming to Canada in 2004 as a refugee, she saw the unison in democracy and journalism and decided to obtain her Journalism Bachelor’s Degree.

As an immigrant, she feels an immense desire and responsibility to be a voice for her people. Her work emphasizes the importance of ethnic diversity and professionalism in our society, igniting pure love for multiculturalism. read more...
Mike Cavers
Seasoned MC for over 10 Years
Mike has hosted events as vibrant characters and also as a traditional MC. He has developed a reputation of being meticulously organized and professional, able to think fast and avoid facial twitches with the last minute changes in program. His cheerful serenity under pressure at big events is the benefit of years of experience - not pharmaceuticals. Add to that his 20 years experience as an improv comedian and you have an MC that never fails to bring your event to life, engage your audience and keep the program running so smoothly that event coordinators can actually drop their shoulders and breath again. read more...
Patrick Maliha
World Record Holder
Patrick Maliha is the world record holder for most impressions in one minute beating out the previous record holder, Dana Carvey. His act has been described as Ray Romano meets a 21st Century Don Rickles. A professional Stand-up comedian & talented impressionist, Patrick has Headlined and MC’ed various shows at a multitude of comedy clubs, festivals, and corporate events through out Canada and the U.S. read more...
Barbara Beall
Classically trained actress and seasoned improviser
Corporate Entertainer, MC & Host

Barbara Beall brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her acts and performances. From Cowgirl to Christmas Elf, Barbara excels at bringing interactive characters to life.

Barbara is a classically trained actor and graduate of the University of British Columbia's BFA Acting Program where she received the Hnatyshyn Foundation Developing Artist Grant for English Theatre. Recent credits include appearances on the popular TV shows Riverdale, The 100, iZombie and The Detour. read more...
Nick Harrison
Nicholas Harrison was trained as an actor in London, England and the London Academy of Performing Arts, has a Masters in Directing from the University of Victoria and a PhD from the University of British Columbia. He is a veteran improviser with the award winning Vancouver TheatreSports League and is a well-known radio personality in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. In addition to making listeners laugh for years as Nick The Guy on JRFM 93.7, he was the morning show producer on CKZZ 95.3. He has won the Canadian Gold Ribbon Award during his time at 95.3. He has co-written A Twisted Christmas Carol and Sword Play which were both nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards. read more...
Pearce Visser
Pearce Visser is the Artistic Associate Director of the celebrated Vancouver Theatresports League and one of Vancouver’s most popular comedy emcees. He’s been hosting and creating top–notch comedy shows for years with the popular improv comedy company on Granville Island and getting the big laughs from public and corporate audiences from around the world. He has also toured with the company six times with the company, winning a Jesse Award for the hit show Free Willy Shakespeare. He has been invited to teach the arts of comedy improv in Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary, as well as London and Melbourne. He’s also a veteran cruise ship entertainer for the Royal Caribean and Crystal cruise lines. read more...
Character MCs
Add excitement and fun to your event with a character MC. Turner’s MCs can provide just about any character we offer as an event MC. Popular character MCs been Captain Cannonball, Marilyn Monroe, Captain Kirk and Sergeant Preston, a true Canadian icon. The Jeff Turner Entertainment Group’s stellar roster or comedians and keynote speakers are also available as MCs for your special event. Check out our comedy roster here and our keynote speaker’s roster here.

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