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Important Dates 2021

Important Dates 2021

It’s never too early (or too late) to brainstorm talent for your next event. Check out our suggestions for some important national days, celebratory months and other events/holidays:

 

  • January: National Trivia Day (Jan 4); Presidential Inauguration (Jan 20); Bell Let’s Talk Day (Jan 28)
  • February: Valentine’s Day (Feb 14); Black History Month (Canada & USA) 
  • March: International Women’s Day (Mar 8)
  • April: April Fools’ Day (Apr 1); Financial Literacy Month (Canada & USA)
  • May: Mental Health Week (May 3-9) 
  • June: Pride Month 
  • July: Canada Day (July 1); Independence Day (July 4)
  • August: Black Business Month 
  • September: International Literacy Day (Sept 8); Hispanic Heritage Month
  • October: Indigenous Peoples Day (Oct 14); Cyber Security Month 
  • November: Global Entrepreneurship Week; National Home Care & Hospice Month
  • December: Holiday Season! Surprise your team with celebrity drop-ins

January:

Nik Badminton – World-Renowned Futurist
Chantal Hebert – National Affairs Writer for The Toronto Star
Bob Woodward – Legendary Pulitzer Prize-Winning Investigative Journalist
Andre Picard – Health Reporter & Columnist

February:

Anthony N. Morgan – Racial Justice Lawyer & Educator
Jesse Lipscombe – Co-Founder, #MakeItAwkward
Jeannine Carter – Former Head of Diversity Engagement, Facebook
Mark Groves – Relationship Expert

Celebrate Black History Month

March:

Melissa Sariffodeen – Co-Founder & CEO of Ladies Learning Code
Ann Makosinski – CEO of Makotronic Enterprises
Devon Brooks – Co-Founder, BloDry Bars
Arlene Dickinson – Canadian Entrepreneur Icon

Blog on International Women’s Day

April:

Daymond John- Star of ABC’s Shark Tank
Chantal Chapman – Founder, Trauma of Money
Shannon Lee Simmons – Founder, New School of Finance
David Chilton – The Wealthy Barber 

May:

Ben Nemtin – The Buried Life
Jesse Thistle  – Bestselling Author, From the Ashes
Corey Hirsh – Former NHL Goalie
André Picard – Award-Winning Health Writer

June:

Harrison Browne – First Transgender Professional Athlete
Priyanka – Contestant on Canada’s Drag Race Season 1
Brock McGillis – First Openly Gay Male Hockey Player

July:

Jesse Thistle  – Indigenous Activist
Mary Walsh – Canadian Comedian
Colin Mochrie – Actor, Whose Line Is It?
Shaun Majumder – Gemini Award-winning Actor

August:

Ross Simmonds – Canada’s #1 Digital Marketer
Omar Johnson – Former VP Marketing, Apple
Dambisa Moyo – Global Economist

September:

Harnaryan Singh – National Bestselling Author, “One Game At A Time”
The Rebel Mama – Co-Authors, “The Rebel Mama’s Handbook for (Cool) Moms”
Molly Bloom – Author of “Molly’s Game” – now a motion picture
Brian Solis –  Author of “Lifescale”

October:

Ben Makuch – National Security Correspondent, VICE
Eddy Robinson – Indigenous Speaker & Educator
Gabrielle Scrimshaw – Indigenous Leadership Expert
Sage Paul – Leader in Indigenous Fashion

View all Indigenous Speakers here. 

November:

Patrick Lee – Co-Founder of Rotten Tomatoes
Zahra Ebrahim – Co-Founder of Monumental
Robert Herjavec – Founder, The Herjavec Group

December:

Paul Bissonnette – Co-Host, Spittin’ Chiclets
Jessi Cruickshank – Beloved Media Personality
Adam Growe – Host, Cash Cab Canada
Sage Paul – Leader in Indigenous Fashion