Heroes in Our Midst

Season 3

Ep. 78 - Katrina Monton

“I don’t think any of us are in the business of removing challenge. I think we’re in the business of increasing challenge to the most we can tolerate as a human being. But then, if that human being is being…

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Ep. 77 - Asun Ducharme

“I know what it’s like to not have food in the fridge” One of the things that Asun Ducharme carries with him from his childhood. It wasn’t an easy one but somehow, somewhere, he finds positives in all of it…

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Ep. 76 - Ray Zahab

When you open Ray Zahab’s website you will find these three words. CHALLENGE. DISTANCE. DISCOVERY. Exactly what he takes on, on a very regular basis. He takes on new challenges that usually include running long distances and discovering not only…

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Ep. 75 - Steve Bell

“My life changed when I stopped defining success by a certain limited framework.” That’s what Juno award winning singer/songwriter Steve Bell said, when he decided, along with his manager/producer/sound design partner Dave Zeglinski, that they would leave Nashville and come…

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Ep. 74 - Claire Hanna

If you were ever wanting to hear the story of someone who has worked for absolutely everything she’s ever gotten in life, then, you’ve found the right story. Our guest today is Claire Hanna. Most recently, you may have seen…

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Ep. 73 - Mark Borowiecki

“A 30-year reunion… do your ex-teammates want to come sit at a table with you because you scored a bunch of goals or was it because you were a good person and a good teammate? That’s always kind of stuck…

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Ep. 72 - Danny Zhilkin

“I think the biggest thing is just finding the motivation within yourself. If this is something you want to do and if this is your passion, I think you’ll have no problem having that motivation to succeed.” Well, 19-year-old hockey…

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Ep. 71 - Team Toogood

“It’s not just about, ‘How can I get a million people to buy my stuff?’ it’s ‘How can I get one person to be affected by the stuff that we are saying and that we are sharing’ – and that…

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Ep. 70 - Sara Orlesky

“Hard work pays off and we all fall down at some point, the important thing is to get back up.” Those are the words Sara Orlesky ended our conversation with, in this episode of “Heroes in our Midst”, and the…

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Ep. 69 - Catherine Wredford-Ledlow

“Winning Amazing Race Canada has made my platform much bigger and I’m able to reach out more to people and be a bigger advocate for brain cancer and every kind of cancer and people with disabilities and people who don’t…

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Ep. 68 - Dayna Spiring

“The harder I work, the luckier I get.” Dayna Spiring might attribute that quote to her husband, but she certainly lives it.  Every single day she wakes up with purpose and the realization that to be your very best, you…

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Ep. 67 - Venla Hovi

“That was my goal since daycare that I was going to play in the Olympics.” Who sets goals like that in daycare? Venla Hovi, that’s who. Venla is one of the best female hockey players to ever come out of…

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Ep. 66 - Vanessa Martinez Lagunas

“My plan to go to Germany was to get a PHD in sport science, to get the highest coaching license in the world and I wanted to play pro soccer in Germany. Those were my three goals and many people…

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Ep. 65 - Adam Bighill

“NOW, go do something with it!” If there’s anyone who believes that everyone has huge potential and it just takes hard work to realize your dreams, it’s Adam Bighill. He grew up in the States where “Friday Night Lights” was…

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Ep. 64 - Neil Craton

“I think this idea, the open hand, sharing what you’ve been given openly… that’s very important to me.” – Dr. Neil Craton Well, good thing we asked him to join us to share his story! Dr. Neil Craton doesn’t only…

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Ep. 63 - Jill Officer

“I want her to know that she can chase her dreams”. That’s what Jill Officer said about her daughter, Camryn, because that’s exactly what she has always done – chased her dreams. All her life, Jill wasn’t afraid to put…

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Ep. 62 - Alexa Scott

“Cindy Klassen, Clara Hughes, Shannon Rempel, Brittany Schussler: I just want to be the next “one of them”.” – Alexa Scott. But who IS 21-year-old, long track speed skater Alexa Scott in her own right?  She’s a Canadian Junior champion,…

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Ep. 61 - Cindy Klassen

No doubt, when you hear the name Cindy Klassen, speed skating and Olympic medals come to mind. SIX Olympic medals, to be exact. The whole world was talking about Cindy Klassen in 2006, when she won FIVE of them in…

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