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Orene “DJ O Show” Askew

Orene “DJ O Show” Askew is an Afro-Indigenous and 2Spirit award-winning DJ from BC’s west coast. Orene was born and raised on X̱wemelch’stn (Capilano) Reserve in North Vancouver, BC and is a proud member of the Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation).  With representation as her foundation, Orene shares her story with an inspired approach, focusing on […]

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Vivek Shraya

Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, TV, film, and fashion. She is the creator and writer of the new CBC Gem Original Series How to Fail as a Popstar, a Canadian Screen Award winner, and a Polaris Music Prize nominee. Vanity Fair heralded […]

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Rob Kearney

As a professional strongman and the only openly gay man competing at the highest level of his sport, Rob has plenty of experience when it comes to overcoming obstacles, tackling stereotypes as well as setting goals and achieving them. Rob went from an un-athletic high school kid to amateur strongman competitor (a bad one at […]

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Beverly Priestman

Hailing from small-town Consett, England, Beverly (Bev) Priestman grew up with a soccer ball at her feet. Bev adopted the hardworking reputation of her hometown, bringing that blue collar mentality to every team she has coached in her young career. The humble soccer ball would take her on to the world’s biggest stage, leading the […]

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Scott Wabano

A 2Spirit James Bay Cree from the Mushkegowuk & Eeyou Istchee territory, Scott Wabano is a Creative Director, Fashion Designer/Stylist, Consultant and Social Media Content Creator. Scott owns the genderless streetwear brand ‘WABANO’, which they use to educate society about sustainability in fashion and the various Indigenous 2SLGBTQ+ identities worldwide. Often incorporating traditional storytelling with […]