Gerry Rogers ; BSW, MHA and Leader of the Newfoundland and Labrador NDP Party. She has an extensive history of helping others and working as a social activist. Her work as an award winning documentary film maker with the NFB and Independently transferred over into her passion to represent those that need a voice through her work as a Provincial politician. Coupled with an amazing background her story is a pleasure to listen to.
Peg Norman ; Business person and entrepreneur, owner of the Travel Bug and Bees Knees, community activist and former Federal NDP candidate. Peg has had an amazing history with working in various fields and politics. Her drive to improve the lives of Newfoundlanders is legendary.
John Ottenheimer Q.C. : John has a had a distinguished history as an educator, politician and lawyer. He has lectured at Cabot College and MUN and sat on various boards including NL Hydro. He has occupied positions as Minister of Education, Health and Intergovernmental Affairs. Following his career in politics he has decided to once again practice law in CBN.
Vince Withers ( O.C., Hon. Doc.) Vince is a true iconic businessman and tireless supporter of NL sports and mental organizations. Former President and CEO of NewTel, NL Softball, Curling and founder of The Eating Disorder of NL his contributions to the Province are without equal. In recognition of his work he has been awarded the Order of Canada, Hon. PhD from Memorial, Order of NL, Governor Generals Jubilee medal and the Queen’s Jubilee medal. His image looms great in NL and he is a person that makes things happen. Truly experienced in many facets of society his opinions carry great weight and interest.
Minister Hon. Tom Osborne
A native of St. John’s, Tom Osborne attended Cabot College and Memorial University of Newfoundland. He was involved with the business community for several years. Prior to entering politics he worked for Statistics Canada, Small Business Enterprise, and with the Penney Group of Companies.
He has represented his district of Waterford Valley (formerly St. John’s South) since 1996. Mr. Osborne served as Deputy Speaker and has held several cabinet positions, including Minister of Environment and Minister of Labour, Minister of Health, and Minister of Justice.
Mr. Osbourne was appointed as Speaker of the House in December, 2015.
Minister Hon. Andrew Parsons
Minister Andrew Parsons is a Canadian politician and Lawyer, who was elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador House of Assembly in the 2011 and 2015 provincial elections.
Painter and Artist. His amazing work has grabbed headlines and has been exhibited across Canada and in Europe. Educated at Memorial’s Grenfell Campus in fine arts his work captures both portrait, stills and landscape in unique but breathtaking style. His success is catapulting him in discussion with other great Newfoundland artists such as Gerald Squires, Phillip Pratt, Mary Pratt, Reginald Sheppard and David Blackwood.
Ken Shaw – Adventure Motorcycling
From an early age Ken was interested in mechanics and anything associated with adventure. His lifelong engagement with the outdoors as fisherman, hunter, hiker and motorcyclist has culminated with his travels around the world in search of travel. Adventure Motorcycling is his most exciting venture and takes us on some of those trips.
Dr. Noreen Golfman is provost and vice-president (academic) of Memorial University. She served as dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Memorial from June 2008 to September 2014, when she was appointed provost and vice-president (academic) pro tempore. Under Dr. Golfman’s leadership, the School of Graduate Studies experienced tremendous growth. In the last decade, the number of graduate students has doubled to a total of 3,565 graduate students.
Peter Halley is the artistic director of the renowned Spirit of Newfoundland and Labrador
acting and musical group. While producing and executing plays, musicals, and shows since January of
1997, Peter Halley has also been involved in many artistic endeavors across Canada and has helped to
grow the local artistic scene in Newfoundland & Labrador for several years.