- ADAM THIBAULT
- AL JONES
- BAILEE SIMONIN
- BO LEVI MITCHELL
- CURTIS DICKSON
- DONNA MCTAGGART
- HAYLEY WICKENHEISER
- JARI LOVE
- CST. JEREMY SHAW
- JODY SEELEY
- MADDISON KREBS
- MARNI FEDEYKO
- MATT WEBSTER
- MICHAEL SMITH
- MICHELLE SALT
- SEAN MONAHAN
Bo Levi Mitchell
Bo Levi Mitchell is the current quarterback for the Calgary Stampeders. Mitchell made his CFL debut in July of 2012 against the Montreal Alouettes, and has since broken numerous records. In September of 2014, He became the first quarterback in CFL history to win 12 out of his 13 starts and in July of 2014, he tied the CFL record for most consecutive wins to start a career with seven. Mitchell was named MVP of the 2014 Grey Cup. In 2016 Bo became a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area.
Hayley Wickenheiser is a Canadian women’s ice hockey player. As an Olympian, she earned a silver medal at the 1998 Winter Olympics and four Olympic gold medals in 2002, 2006, 2010 and most recently at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics. Along with having the most gold medals of any Canadian Olympian, Wickenheiser has also received the Order of Canada and been inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Wickenheiser is passionate about giving back to the community and works to provide mentoring opportunities for young athletes.
Sean Monahan is heading into his fourth NHL season with the Calgary Flames. Selected by the club in the first round (6th overall) of the 2013 NHL Draft, Monahan became the first Flames rookie forward since Jarome Iginla in 1996-97 to score 20 goals in his first year. Since turning pro, he has posted three straight 20+ goal seasons. Now an alternate captain of the team, Monahan will represent Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey 2016, taking place September 17 to October 1, in Toronto.
Adam Thibault is a defensive back for the Calgary Stampeders team of the Canadian Football League. In 2015, Thibault played in 8 games, recording 5 special teams tackles. He played in the Western Final, where he registered two tackles and Grey Cup, where he made a special teams tackle. Adam became a mentor with BBBS Calgary in 2016.
Al Jones runs the Airdrie newspaper “Here’s the Scoop.” In 2013, he was recognized by the Stars of Alberta Volunteer Awards for his commitment to the Airdrie community. Jones supported a variety of events and charities including, Airdrie Food Bank, Battling Against Breast Cancer Softball Tournament, DQ Miracle treat day and Chair of the 2014 Alberta Summer Games.
As Miss Calgary 2016 Bailee has the honour of representing our beautiful city of Calgary for the year, and is able to help raise awareness for organizations and charities that she is passionate about. Bailee also had the experience of competing for Miss Universe Canada last year in Toronto. She will be attending the University of Calgary this September and is super excited to be a true role model for the youth of Calgary as Miss Calgary.
Curtis “Superman” Dickson recently completed his sixth NLL season with the Calgary Roughnecks. He had a milestone campaign in 2016, setting a new single-season franchise goals record at 61, becoming the fourth player in NLL history to reach this plateau, while recording a personal-best 107 points. Twice named to the All-Pro Second Team (2013 & 2014), the 28-year-old forward has amassed 442 career points (259 goals, 183 assists) including four consecutive 40-plus goal seasons. In 2011, Dickson was named the NLL Rookie of the Year and joined five players on the All-Rookie Team. He was selected by the Roughnecks in the first round, third overall, in the 2010 NLL Draft.
As founder of KAOS, Donna McTaggart has spent over 20 years working with small and medium sized businesses, implementing accounting software. Her passion for social media and coordinating events has led Donna to a focus on assisting non-profits and organizations add social to their marketing strategy. She is also the Co-Founder of Social Media Breakfast – Calgary (@SMByyc). Meeting monthly for over 6 years, presentations topics continue to be grounded in the questions that individuals, organizations, non-profits and corporations share about social media.
Jari Love was raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; the oldest of five girls. Her early career revolved around acting, modeling, and singing. Love was involved with acting in both television and film. She went to college and obtained her personal fitness trainer diploma. Then, she began working with her husband at two local health clubs, where she developed Ripped!, a home workout video series. Ripped! has been featured in Oprah Magazine and Fitness Magazine. Love enjoys spending time with her family and giving back to the community however she can.
Cst. Jeremy Shaw
Constable Jeremy Shaw has been a member of the Calgary Police Service for 12 years. He is currently assigned to the Public Affairs/Media Relations Unit as a Digital Communications Officer. In this role, he uses social media to engage with citizens of Calgary sharing everything from real-time crime updates, to proactive community policing campaigns. Today, Jeremy volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area as a mentor in the PRYME mentoring program.
Jody Seeley is a radio and podcast gal, music lover, community ambassador and Independent Consultant with Arbonne. You hear her on the Morning Show Monday-Saturday on 99.7 Sun Country. Jody has been in radio for about 20 years and calls High River home with her husband and son. She’s volunteered with many organizations over the years and was name a Flood Hero in 2013. Jody is the past winner of the Industry Person of The Year award from the Association of Country Music in Alberta and has been nominated 4 times for a Canadian Country Music Award. Jody also works as a Community Impact Worker with Our High River to help engage citizens in their community and she’s the spokesperson for 100 Women Who Care Okotoks and Area.
Miss Krebs displays an uncanny, nuanced and very real sensibility for writing and singing in a vintage style, comparable to the timeless classics created by legends of country music. Maddison’s new record Bulls-Eye debuted at #40 on iTunes’ Country Albums chart, climbing all the way to #6 to be their top-ranked Canadian record Feb 16 & 17th, 2016!
Marni Fedeyko is a news reporter for AIR 91.5FM and Cochrane Now. Fedeyko is committed to engaging in the community and has participated in events like Bowl for Kids Sake – Cochrane. She was named “Citizen of the Year” at the Cochrane Community Awards in May. Fedeyko has a huge passion for connecting the community through her news reporting, event coordinating, and volunteering. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an important part of Marni’s life as her daughter Natonya has an incredible big sister.
Matt Webster is the current defensive back for the Saskatchewan Roughriders. Webster played college football for the Queen’s Golden Gaels before making his CFL debut in 2014. In his first season, he played eight regular season games and the Western Semi Final with eight special teams tackles, two defensive tackles and one pass knockdown. In the 2015 season, Webster played 17 regular season games with seven starts, 23 defensive tackles, and nine special teams tackles.
Decathlete Michael Smith is a three-time Olympian and a World Championships and Commonwealth Games medalist. In 1996, Smith set his personal best, and the Canadian record, placing first at the unofficial World Championships of Combined Events. From 1989 to 1998, Smith was ranked in the top 10 in the world and currently holds the world’s best performance for the three combined throwing events in decathlon. Smith devotes time as a colour commentator for track and field events with CBC Television Sports and CTV Television. He remains active in his community through his volunteer work and demonstrates his passion for mentoring as a board member at Big Brother Big Sisters of Calgary and Area.
When Michelle was 13, she fell in love with snowboarding and dreamed of becoming a professional snowboarder. However, in 2011, Michelle was out for an evening ride when she lost control of her motorcycle, breaking several bones and severing her femoral artery, causing her to lose her right leg 10 inches above the knee. In March, 2014, Michelle made her dream a reality when she became the first ever Female Canadian Paralympic snowboarder, placing ninth in the snowboard cross. She is looking to qualify for X-games Adaptive Motocross, and is currently making a push for the next Winter Paralympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea.