Special Guests

  • Neil Osborne — Lead Singer/Songwriter & Founding Member of 54-40
    54-40 is one of the most important popular music groups to emerge from the Canadian cultural landscape. Celebrating their thirty-year anniversary – a remarkable achievement in itself – the band has an unbelievable catalogue of hit songs, including “Baby Ran”, “I Go Blind” and “Ocean Pearl”. Lead by chief songwriter Neil Osborne, 54-40 have carved out a legacy of gold and platinum albums and a outstanding reputation for their live performances that carries through to this day. The secret to their longevity is their ability to redefine and reinvent themselves, taking longtime fans on a ride that is bound to pick up new young fans on the way. To experience 54-40 in concert is to experience how songs have touched and continue to touch people’s lives: each show is an extraordinary affair that bridges the gaps of generations through a shared love of music. “A band has to evolve with its audience to keep their interest,” explains bassist Brad Merritt. “We make records based on where we’re at, at that time. So it’s kind of like a time capsule.” *After 30 years, 16 releases and more than 2000 performances, 54-40 will be performing LIVE January 23 at The Rose Theatre Brampton. www.rosetheatre.ca

  • Paul Henderson — Canadian Hockey Hero
    Paul Henderson became a Canadian sports legend on September 28, 1972. With 34 seconds remaining in Canada’s game against the Soviet Union, Henderson scored the winning goal and lifted Canada to victory in the “Series of the Century.” Today, Henderson shares the lessons of leadership, teamwork, and commitment he learned during his professional hockey career to help motivate organizations and individuals to reach their own incredible goals. Henderson’s career spanned 19 professional seasons during which he played over 1,000 major league games in the NHL and WHA. He was a two-time NHL all-star, playing in the 1972 and 1973 All-Star Games. Sportswriters and fans have frequently called for Henderson to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on the strength of his performance. Commentator and former coach Don Cherry argued that Henderson’s status as hero of the “greatest series in hockey history” was enough to qualify him. Henderson published his memoir, The Goal of My Life, in 2012. Henderson has been inducted into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame on two occasions. He was first inducted as an individual in 1995, and again ten years later along with his 1972 teammates. He has been honoured by Hockey Canada with the Order of Hockey in Canada as part of its 2013 class. Henderson was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2012 in recognition of “his engagement in support of a range of social and charitable causes” along with his achievements on the ice.

    *Paul and his wife are speakers and supporters of the Family Life Weekend Getaways. Register for the next one at Niagara-on-the-Lake, March 4-6 - “A marriage conference uniquely designed to enrich your relationship. For most couples it’s a chance to reconnect, re-­establish the foundation and rekindle romance. For others, it’s a fresh start. For some, it will be the weekend that saves a marriage. Wherever you’re at in your relationship, it’s a weekend to remember. The atmosphere is relaxed and warm & fun. You’ll hear from real couples doing real life together… God’s way. You’ll be given time to process what you’re learning and, you’ll make a plan for a marriage that lasts a lifetime. Special guest speakers are Sheila & Keith Gregoire and Dave & Rushia Klassen. The 2 for 1 Special is on NOW so reserve today.

  • Dr. John D. Caputo — Philosopher/Theologian, Thomas J. Watson Professor of Religion and Humanities at Syracuse University, Author of Hoping Against Hope: Confessions of A Postmodern Pilgrim
    John D. Caputo has a long career as one of the preeminent postmodern philosophers in America. The author of such books as Radical Hermeneutics, The Prayers and Tears of Jacques Derrida, and The Weakness of God, Caputo now reflects on his spiritual journey from a Catholic altar boy in 1950s Philadelphia to a philosopher after the death of God. Part spiritual autobiography, part homily on what he calls the “nihilism of grace,Hoping Against Hope calls believers and nonbelievers alike to participate in the “praxis of the kingdom of God,” which Caputo says we must pursue “without why.” Caputo’s conversation partners in this volume include Lyotard, Derrida, and Hegel, but also earlier versions of himself: Jackie, a young altar boy, and Brother Paul, a novice in a religious order. Caputo traces his own journey from faith through skepticism to hope after the “death of God.” In the end, Caputo doesn’t want to do away with religion; he wants to redeem religion and to reinvent religion for a postmodern time.

  • Steve Wiens — Author of BEGINNINGS: The First Seven Days Of The Rest Of Your Life
    Have you ever found yourself at the beginning of a big life change? Maybe you’re getting married, or divorced. Maybe you’re having a child, or burying a parent. Maybe you’ve been promoted, or lost a job you loved. Maybe you’ve moved; maybe you feel stuck. These big changes hit us hard―it’s easy to lose our way. It’s easy to think that God is leaving us alone in them. The good news is that the God who spoke the world into existence, who lovingly brought into being everything seen and unseen, is speaking into your big change. Drawing from the story of creation in Genesis, Beginnings offers an empowering message of how God works through the transition in our lives. As God orchestrated the ultimate transition when he created everything from nothing, he can handle the overwhelming details in your life. Beginnings is for everyone who faces significant transition―in career, in relationships, in life stage, whether good or bad. By exploring the first chapter in Genesis―day by day, creative act by creative act.

    *About Steve: “I’m a sucker for a good sentence and a great story. I run marathons. I father boys. I read lots and lots and lots of books. I used to stutter. I used to live in Belgium. I used to have a pony tail (and man, it was a thing of beauty). I tend to thrive in the fertile middle, the unchartered territory where it’s not my turf or your turf. Where new things can burst to life. Where hope can grow. I am a 3 on the Enneagram, I am an introvert, and I don’t like roller coasters. One day, I’d love to learn how to surf. I love words and I scatter them everywhere, hoping they might set people free. I am married to a wise woman who knows how to laugh. I started a weekly podcast called This Good Word, where I explore what’s holy about our humanity, one word at a time.”


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  • This Week's Recording Artist: Tara Beier
    Born and raised in Vancouver, Tara Beier is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter who divides her time between Toronto and Los Angeles. Nostalgic for a time she never knew, Tara embodies ideals of what some would call the “flower child” mentality. She has a deep passion for nature and the social cause. PopMatters compares her sound to the music of Neil Young and Joni Mitchell and “one-of-a kind in Canadian indie rock - definitely worth hearing”. Quickly on the rise, with her debut album unreleased, Tara and her band - The Silverthorns are standing out as a unique folk act. She is already playing in high profile venues such as the Hugh’s Room and the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto and The Hotel Cafe in Hollywood. Tara was just featured in Indie Underground for her indie music video “Guns Road” shot in the gritty Stockyards of Toronto with motorcycle stunt riders. Her unreleased album “Hero & The Sage” was recently reviewed by NYC Deli Magazine. Willie Nelson’s film company “Luck Films” just picked Tara up to play the lead in a Western feature film called “The Poacher” which she co-wrote with writer Alex Whitmer. They have also expressed an interest in some of her songs for the movie. This is set for production in Summer 2016. Tara began writing her own songs just a few years ago after her performance as Buffy Sainte-Marie in “Covered", a docudrama film interpretation of a long lost television interview in 1964. Covered was awarded Best Experimental Film at the ImagineNative Film & Media Arts Festival in Toronto and screened in over 12 festivals worldwide, including the TIFF monthly series and The Whistler Film Festival.

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Pub Crawl

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    This week on The Pub Crawl: A couple of Drew's childhood buddies join him to discuss:

    1/ Who is more important - 2250 homeless Canadian veterans or 25,000 Syrian refugees?

    2/ Should a priest have gotten in trouble for using a hover board during a Christmas Eve service?

    3/ Does Donald Trump actually make sense on some issues?

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