Patrick McKenna — Nephew Harold on The Red Green Show, Marty Stephens on TradersPatrick McKenna gained notoriety portraying Marty Stephens, the frenetic head trader on the television series Traders, and the loveable and naive nephew Harold, on The Red Green Show. His exuberance and talent has been rewarded several times including a double Gemini win at the Gemini Awards — one for “Best Performance by a Lead Actor in a Dramatic Series” for his work on Traders, and one for “Best Performance in a Comedy Program or Series” for his role as Harold Green in The Red Green Show. Patrick set a precedent by winning in both categories, which had never been done before – or since. He has also hosted the Gemini Awards on two occasions. McKenna is set to star in the mini-series Insomnia which shoots in Russia this summer. He also recurred heavily over two seasons of Global’s medical drama Remedy, and recently starred in TVO’s drama series Hard Rock Medical. Patrick has made guest appearances in numerous series including: Murdoch Mysteries, Stargate SG-1, ABC’s The Music Man, Trudeau, The Listener, Less Than Kind, The Ron James Show, Rick Mercer Report, Little Mosque on the Prairie, Satisfaction and Saving Grace. He also had roles in the feature films Red Green’s Duct Tape Forever, and Writer’s Block with Kelsey Grammer, Everywhere, John. A: The Rivals, Margarita, Sunshine Sketches Of A Little Town, and is thrilled to have been part of his latest release, A Masked Saint. McKenna honed his comic skills with Second City troupes in Toronto and Vancouver, as well as by performing his stand-up comedy routines throughout Canada and the United States.
*The Masked Saint follows the journey of former professional wrestler Chris Samuels, who retires from the ring to settle down as a small town pastor. When the pastor witnesses rampant problems in the community, he decides to moonlight as a masked vigilante fighting the injustice. While facing crises at home and at the church, the Pastor must evade the police and somehow reconcile his secret, violent identity with his calling as a pastor. Inspired by true events in the life of Pastor Chris Whaley, The Masked Saint is based on the highly popular book of the same name by Whaley.
BECAUSE SOMETIMES CHRISTMAS WITH THE FAMILY CAN BE LIKE A SOAP OPERA...
Judi Evans - Adrienne Kiriakis on Days Of Our Lives
Judi Evans made her television debut on the CBS drama Guiding Light in 1983 as the troubled Beth Raines. Her performance won her the 1984 Daytime Emmy Award as Outstanding Supporting Actress. In 1986 Evans joined NBC's Days Of Our Lives, where she portrayed the popular Adrienne Kiriakis opposite Wally Kurth's (ex-Ned, General Hospital) Justin. From 1991 to 1999 Evans played Paulina Carlino on Another World, a character that she described as "sweet and devilish." The role won her the Soap Opera Digest Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 1998. Evans was nominated for two additional Soap Opera Digest awards — Hottest Female Star in 1993 and Favorite Daytime Supercouple on a Daytime Serial — shared with Vincent Irizarry (ex-Lujack, GL; now David, Y&R) in 1986. After the cancellation of AW, Evans took time off to focus on her family and moved back to California following her husband, an L.A.-based cameraman for CNBC. She returned briefly to acting in 2000 when she played Patsy Ramsey in the made-for-TV movie Getting Away with Murder: The JonBenet Ramsey Mystery. To the delight of her fans she came back to daytime in 2003 to play Mimi's trashy mother Bonnie Lockhart on Days Of Our Lives. Bonnie left Salem in early 2007, but Adrienne soon returned to town. In 2008 she was again nominated for an Emmy, but this time for the dual roles of Adrienne Kiriakis and Bonnie Lockhart. This was a first for daytime since the characters were not on the air at the same time. She appeared briefly on As The World Turns in 2009, before returning once again to Days Of Our Lives as Adrienne Kiriakis. At the 2010 Daytime Emmys in Las Vegas, Judi was voted by TV Guide as the “Best Dressed All Around” for the 4 day celebration of the Daytime Emmys with its Pre-Emmy parties and after-parties. She again won the award for Best Dressed by TV Guide in 2011 and 2012. Besides her work on Days Of Our Lives, Judi has a moonlighting job working at Rose Hills Memorial Park, a cemetery-mortuary [in Los Angeles], as a family service counselor and sales executive. In the fall of 2013 Judi launched her first make-up line called “Simpli Judi” showcasing make-up for “Daytime” and “Nightime”. The line was launched by TNT Cosmetics.
Jen Lilley - Theresa Donovan on Days Of Our Lives
Jen Lilley has been a series regular on NBC's Days of Our Lives since 2013. Jen previously starred as Maxie Jones on General Hospital. She was also in Weinstein's critically acclaimed feature film, The Artist, winner of 5 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Jen is also known for her comedic skills, and starred on MTV's improvised comedy series, Disaster Date. Other recent projects include the films The Spirit of Christmas for Hallmark Channel, The Book of Esther, Turnaround Jake, Revelation Road, The Olivia Experiment, The Back-up Bride, and One Small Hitch, as well as television appearances on The Crazy Ones, Castle, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, Criminal Minds, and iCarly. Born in Roanoke, Virginia, Jen didn't start acting until college (University of VA) when she played the lead in an indie film called The Loss of Life. After that, Jen fell in love with acting and averaged six indie films a semester. In addition to acting, she is also a talented singer and comedian, performing in many improv casts including the Upright Citizens Brigade. In 2014 Jen released her first Christmas single with Days of our Lives co-star, Eric Martsolf, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside”, produced by Rob Christie for RoboRecords. In 2015 she followed that up with her first full length Christmas CD, “Tinsel Time” and recorded a Christmas single (not on CD), with legendary Grammy® artist, Gloria Gaynor. She is active in various charities and garnered the National Educators Award for her work in Guatemala. She also supports charities that focus on protecting children against physical and sexual abuse and building wells to provide water to those in need. She is currently a celebrity ambassador for the child abuse and treatment organization Childhelp, and recently became an advisory board member for the Innocent Justice Foundation.
John Mark Comer — Author of Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being HumanIn a culture of individuals striving, and often failing, to have a healthy work/life balance, work can often become misinterpreted as the enemy. In his latest release Garden City: Work, Rest, and the Art of Being Human, pastor John Mark Comer calls readers to radically rethink their views on work, rest and what they have to do with eternity. Comer says, “In the church we need to talk about all of life. All too often there is a massive disconnect between “spiritual life” and life. What it means to be a disciple of Jesus at church and at our job, school, gym, coffee shop, on our day off, when we go shopping or to the theater or on a date, and so on. Because it’s in work and rest that we invest the lion share of our lives.”
Garden City is a counter-culture take on the church’s typical “spiritual” answer of life calling and purpose with a different biblical answer from Genesis 1 and 2. Divided into three sections, Comer delves into the theology of work, the theology of Sabbath – a topic rarely addressed, and what these two topics have to do with our roles in eternity. Addressing new insights, readers are challenged to evaluate God’s call and direction in their lives.
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Faith certainly doesn’t come easy for everyone. Skepticism and doubt seem to be the culture norms. That means that for many, there are more questions than answers. For over 30 years Ravi Zacharias International Ministries has been helping people engage in matters of the heart and mind—connecting faith and life. Behind every question is a person with a reason for asking that question. RZIM seeks to address the individual with a thoughtful response—dialoguing with people of different faiths or those who claim to have no faith at all. Addressing diverse audiences all over the world, the RZIM team present a compelling Christian faith perspective to important issues like ‘why we are here’? ‘is there purpose to life?’ where are we going?' They are real people with real answers to real questions. As Christmas rushes upon us, the folks at RZIM would like to help thinkers believe and believers think and to take a moment to reflect on a God who offers the gifts of love, life and hope. Take that conversation a step further. Visit rzim.ca for details. AND... For this weekend only - in connection with the Drew Marshall Show - for every gift of $40 or more, you’ll receive a copy of Dr. Andy Bannister’s book “The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist.” Andy is the Canadian Director of RZIM and recurring guest on The Drew Marshall Show.
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As we head into the Christmas season, Drew wanted to have two of his friends share some of their inspirational music during this show. Shane and Angela Wiebe have been singing together since the day they met. In 2004, Shane began his journey to a TOP FIVE spot on CTV’s hit television show, “Canadian Idol”, where he had the privilege of working with musicians like Lionel Richie and Gordon Lightfoot. In June of 2009, THE WIEBES officially formed and released, Into Your Light, which won Inspirational Album of the Year at the 2010 Covenant Awards. In December 2009 The Wiebes released their Christmas record, Christmas With You. The album was nominated for two Covenant Awards, and ended up on the Canadian Top 50 Radio Charts among artists like Michael Buble and Elton John! In 2012, The Wiebes released their fourth studio album, The Hymns Collection, which brought them their second Covenant Award. Their fifth album, Arise O Sleeper was released in June 2014 and features internationally renown worship leader Brian Doerksen, as well as Fraser Campbell, and Shane and Angela’s daughter, Joelle. This album also won a 2015 Covenant Award for Inspirational Album of The Year!
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This week on The Pub Crawl: Linda Stuart - Founder of Toronto Death Cafe
Linda Stuart is Life-Cycle Celebrant specializing in funerals and weddings who creates and performs one-of-a-kind ceremonies for life’s milestone occasions. She has always been a Celebrant at heart, organizing celebrations, designing ceremonies, and reinventing rituals for as long as she can remember. Her longtime connection with the bereaved, coupled with her passion for Celebrancy, led her to found the Toronto Death Café, a space where people gather to discuss death in order to better understand how to make the most of their finite lives. The Death Café concept illuminates Linda’s belief that we as humans can’t come close to understanding the meaning of life if we’re not willing to explore the reality of death. Linda frequently speaks to funeral professionals about the importance of personalized memorials, particularly for families who have lost children. She also serves as chair of The Unforgettables Fund Toronto Chapter, an organization providing financial assistance for the costs of a dignified funeral to families caring for dying children.
Why does Christmas drive some people into depression? And is it possible to “choose” your way out of it? What are some tricks to help keep the darkness away?
Having grown up in the family funeral business and also currently serving as a hospital chaplain, Drew is very aware that many people seem to die in December, naturally or even by suicide. Christmas can also be a very tough time for those who have lost loved ones. Not everyone has a “jolly” time this month. So how can grievers “celebrate” Christmas when celebrating makes them feel guilty? When the darkness seems to thick?
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W.here's T.he F.aith?Join Drew and various religion reporters from an assortment of news outlets, as they catch up on happenings in the world of Religion & Faith & Cults (Oh My!) Today's W.T.F. Guest: Cathy Lynn Grossman – Senior National Corespondent for Religion News Service