Kevin Sorbo — HerculesIn 1993, Kevin emerged as a full fledged international TV star when he was cast as the lead role of Hercules in a series of TV films that would lay the groundwork for the immensely popular series, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Kevin also guest-starred as Hercules in episodes of the successful spin-off series Xena: Warrior Princess as well as providing his voice to the animated Hercules films. In 1997 Kevin accepted his first leading film role in the fantasy action feature Kull the Conqueror. Along the way, Kevin played characters in video games such as Mortal Kombat 4, God of War and The Conduit. Kevin guest starred on the sitcom Two and a Half Men and played a recurring role on the final season of The O.C. One glimpse at Kevin's IMBD and it's clear that this hard working actor takes no breaks! In addition to his work onscreen, Kevin now also produces films, recently serving as Executive Producer and star of the movie Abel's Field. Kevin recently authored the widely praised book, True Strength, that recounts the painful recovery from serious health setbacks that changed his life during his Hercules years.
*The Breathe Bible Audio New Testament is a remarkably vivid listening experience that transports you into the world of the Bible. Performed in the New Living Translation by a cast of internationally acclaimed film, television and recording artists, this captivating multi-million dollar audio production features cinema-quality sound with an original music score. It’s an experience you will never forget. The Breathe Bible Audio New Testament—“It’s like being there.” Not only are 18 CDs included in this premium audio product, it also includes a code to receive the user friendly mobile App for free! Listen however you like! Created by an award-winning team, this dramatic production features a cast of leading Hollywood entertainers, over 80 supporting actors, a full-orchestral score, and cutting-edge sound design. Stars of stage and film such as Kevin Sorbo (Voice of God), Josh Lucas (Jesus), John Rhys-Davies (narrator), Jesse McCartney (Matthew), Hill Harper (Mark), Corbin Bleu (John), Christian Stolte (Luke), Marshall Allman (John the Baptist), Wintley Phipps (Peter), and Bailee Madison (Young Mary Mother of Jesus) headline this $2 million production, bringing a new level of excitement to the forefront of Bible audio innovation. Features the New Living Translation, the first translation created to be read aloud.
Devarshi Steven Hartman — Yoga GuruDevarshi Steven Hartman is the Co-Founder of The Pranotthan Yoga School. He Currently leads 200-Hour and 500-Hour Yoga Certification Programs around the country. He has been a student and teacher of yoga and yoga philosophy since 1974, lived in a spiritual community (ashram) for nearly a decade, was the Director of Professional Trainings and the dean of the Kripalu School of Yoga from 2004-2014, and has dedicated his life to the study and practice of the art and science of yoga. Devarshi is the author of the best-selling audio series, “The Essence of the Bhagavad Gita”, as well as, “The Simple Secrets of Inner Peace” and the new Kripalu Yoga DVD, viewed by over 250,000. He has personally trained over 4,500 yoga teachers in a 200 and 500-hour certification programs. Devarshi’s training has included many years in personal growth classrooms, training with Werner Ehrhardt in EST, Lifespring, LifeStream, ARAS, The New Warrior Program, Avatar Master/Wizard, and of course, yoga with almost every leading yoga teacher of the past three decades. He has been a student and teacher of A Course in Miracles since 1976. Devarshi currently teaches Pranotthan Yoga Teacher Trainings and at Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, New York, Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California, All That Matters Studio in Wakefield, Rhode Island, Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica, and 1440 Multiversity, in Santa Cruz, California, as well as conferences and workshops around the globe. He maintains a private practice in Yoga Therapy, Spiritual Support, Transformational Breathwork, and Bodywork in Palm Springs, CA.
Stephen Marche — Author of The Unmade Bed:The Messy Truth About Men And Women In The 21st CenturyIn response to books such as Anne Marie Slaughter’s Unfinished Business, cultural commentator Stephen Marche examines the state of male-female relations in the twenty-first century—with the help of his wife, writer and editor Sarah Fulford. One warm spring morning in New York City, Stephen Marche, then a new father and tenure-track professor got the call: his wife had been offered her dream job...in Toronto. Their mutual decision to move home, prioritizing her career over his, shed new light on the gender roles in their marriage and in the world they saw around them. As Marche provocatively argues, we are no longer engaged in a war of the sexes, but rather stuck together in a labyrinth of contradictions. And these contradictions are keeping women from power and confounding male identity. The Unmade Bed, is a deeply researched, yet acutely personal exploration into the moments in everyday life where women and men meet. After all, within offices and homes, on the street, online, and in bed, we constantly ask ourselves: Who has the power? How much can we say? What are we expected to sacrifice? Is it possible to be equal? As he attempts to answer these questions, Marche explores the phenomena that have come to define our modern conversations on gender, from mansplaining and sexual morality to parenthood and divisions of the domestic sphere. In the process, he discovers that amid all this chatter, we are not actually facing the real issues—that true power remains shockingly elusive for women while the idea of masculinity, trapped between iconographies of power and powerlessness, struggles in a state of uncertainty to the point where manliness and crudity are almost synonymous. The only way out of these mutual struggles is together. With footnote commentary throughout the book from Sarah Fulford, Marche’s wife and Toronto Life editor-in- chief, The Unmade Bed, is a uniquely balanced and honest approach to the revolution going on in our everyday lives, a thought-provoking work of social science that is sure to ignite conversation.
*STEPHEN MARCHE is a contributing editor at Esquire magazine. He also writes regular features and opinion pieces for The Atlantic, the New York Times, The Walrus, and is a weekly contributor on CBC Radio. His books include four novels, The Hunger of the Wolf, Raymond and Hannah, Shining at the Bottom of the Sea, and Love and the Mess We’re In, as well as a work of non-fiction How Shakespeare Changed Everything.
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“Amazing” Grace Kennedy — 2017 Provincial Easter Seals AmbassadorAt 15 years old and in Grade 9, Grace was born with Spina Bifida and wears AFO's on her lower legs. She also uses a wheelchair for long distances or trips. Grace says of kids with physical disabilities, “We are special, but all children are special. We are unique and wonderfully made and should be accepted for all that we are, not just what people see.” As a 2017 Provincial Easter Seals Ambassador, Grace wants to bring awareness about accessibility, inclusivity and acceptance for children like her. “I want to share my story of hope,” says Grace. “Of being born at 25 weeks weighing 1lb, 10 ounces and of my parents being told I would never walk or talk.” Certainly Grace has defied doctors’ predictions. She’s a spunky teenage girl who has overcome tremendous obstacles and challenges and has faced the world with unapologetic courage! “Look beyond my braces,” she says. “Look beyond the way I walk and see me, meet me, speak to me, look me in the eyes and let’s talk. And I will do the same with you.” In her own words being a 2017 Easter Seals Ambassador will give Grace the opportunity to “be the voice of those who may not have a voice and to speak about acceptance for all people.” Each year, Easter Seals designates a girl and boy from Ontario to be Provincial Easter Seals Ambassadors, a role which asks them to represent children and youth with physical disabilities across the province. As Ambassadors, their mission is to speak at public events, educate people about the work of Easter Seals and inspire other kids with physical disabilities to make themselves heard.
*For the past 94 years, Easter Seals has played an important role in providing support for children and youth with physical disabilities from all ethnic and religious backgrounds. Thanks to its generous donors, Easter Seals continues to offer programs to allow kids to experience freedom, independence and a sense of accomplishment. Easter Seals helps by providing financial assistance for mobility equipment and communication devices, as well as fully accessible summer camp opportunities at its two properties, Camp Merrywood and Camp Woodeden. Easter Seals helps kids BE KIDS. For more information or to donate, visit
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Sarah BeattyQuirky and captivating, songwriter and scientist Sarah Beatty sounds a bit like Dusty Springfield coming off a science bender. With a voice as sharp as a silver-spur and dangerous as a diamond-backed sidewinder (Raw Ramp), she's an amble adventurer of the inner and outer workings of being a human being. Her new album, Bandit Queen, released in February of this year peaked at #1 on Canada's Roots charts, has become a staple in Top 30 charts across the country, has appeared in the Earshot Top 20, and keeps on being recognized by bloggers and industry insiders as one of those albums that people need to hear (Beehive Candy, Mother Church Pew, Running After My Hat). Far beyond the mainstream, it has landed on international playlists all the way from Nashville to France and as a live performer, she's known for enchanting audiences with warmth, wit, and messages that make people think.
*Sarah will be performing songs off her new CD on Apr 11th 8:00pm @ Door FiftyFive in Mississauga / Apr 22nd 8:00pm @ St. Lawrence Acoustic Stage in Alexandria / Apr 29th 4:00pm @ Merchant Ale House in St. Catharines / Apr 29th 8:00pm @ The Cameron House in Toronto. www.sarahbeatty.ca
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David Peck www.davidpecklive.com
Kevin Pauls www.kevinpauls.com
Nathan Colquhoun www.storyboardsolutions.com
A/ What are the top dumbest things to say at a funeral? Why does everyone presume that the deceased and their family are religious or believes in God or the afterlife? And even if they do think that their loved one is in a “better place” is saying that really a comfort to the family?
- 1) "God only gives you what you can handle"
2) "It's all part of God's plan"
3) "Everything happens for a reason"
4) "He's one of God's special little angels"
5) "He's at peace now."
6) "He's in a better place"
7) "He's looking down from Heaven"
8) "He was too perfect for this world"
9) "God called him home"
10) "He's in my prayers"
11) "Now you have a guardian angel"
B/ An Indian man visiting Toronto was charged with practicing witchcraft, extortion and fraud of over $5,000. He claimed he could expel evil spirits and that he “Solves – Love, Marriage, Health, Business, Money, and Court Problems” Should some charismatic, pentecostal, “prosperity gospel” churches also be charged with practicing witchcraft, extortion and fraud? Or is that different? Oh and… YOU CAN STILL GET CHARGED FOR PRACTISING WITCHCRAFT?
C/ Brad Trost, a Saskatchewan MP who wants to be the next leader of the federal Conservative Party of Canada, does not believe that climate change is threatening the planet, is against same-sex marriage, is anti-abortion and opposes transgender rights. Does he have a shot? And more importantly, are we at a time in history when Christians will stop voting Conservative simply because they’re morally conservative? Or do Christians still feel the same way as Brad Trost (and Donald Trump) about these issues?
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