Tracey’s screenwriting and producing credits include cult hit BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (FOX), SPIDER-MAN: THE NEW ANIMATED SERIES (MTV), and acclaimed Canadian series FLASHPOINT (CTV/CBS) and REGENESIS (TMN). She started her career writing sketches for SESAME STREET and most recently returned from Los Angeles where she was a writer and consulting producer on the second season of the cable drama, ROGUE (DirectTV).

She has mentored emerging writers through WIFT and Praxis, and has taught writing at Ryerson and to incarcerated girls through the Los Angeles Create Now program.

Tracey co-created, wrote and executive produced the crime drama series, CRACKED, which premiered on CBC in January 2013 and ran for two successful seasons. She is currently developing her next drama series and feature film.

Tracy Moore is an award-nominated host of Cityline, Canada’s longest-running lifestyle television program. Prior to hosting Cityline, she was a reporter/anchor for Breakfast Television, CP24 and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Moore holds a B.A. in Political Science from McGill University in Montreal and a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London. She’s married to former journalist and entrepreneur Lio Perron. They have two children, Sidney and Eva, born in 2008 and 2010 respectively.

Jamie Campbell got his start in sports broadcasting in 1993 at CBC Edmonton before moving on to CJOH Ottawa in 1997É In 1998, he became one of Sportsnet’s original broadcasters and co-hosted the first edition of Sportscentral (now Sportsnet Connected)É He has hosted coverage of the Grey Cup, Super Bowl, NHL Draft, MLB All-Star Game and MLB post-seasonÉ He called play-by-play for the Toronto Phantoms of the Arena Football League from 2002-2003, the CFL on Sportsnet in 2004, and was the play-by-play voice of the Toronto Blue Jays from 2005 to 2009É In 2010 at the Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, millions of Canadians were watching when Campbell announced the country’s historic first gold medal won by Alexandre BilodeauÉHe also called the play-by-play for cycling at London 2012É Now serves as host of the popular Blue Jays Central with analyst Gregg Zaun.

Jordan Schwartz oversees all of Rogers Media’s television in-house productions including City’s local morning show Breakfast Television (in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, and Montreal), Canada’s longest-running daytime talk show Cityline, and national specials including City’s first live red carpet special at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards. Jordan joined City in 2011, with a wealth of entertainment and lifestyle television producing under his belt. Prior to joining City Jordan was the senior vice president and general manager of CTV’s entertainment group, responsible for the network’s daily, national entertainment magazine show, eTalk, and its entertainment channel Star! Jordan also had stints working in the U.S., as producer for ABC Daytime in L.A., and NBC News in New York City.

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As Editor in Chief of Chatelaine, Canada’s number #1 women’s media brand, and mother of four, Karine’s philosophy is to embrace the happy chaos and make everyday extraordinary.

She began her publishing career in New York City at Harper’s Bazaar, (“Nothing teaches you how to work harder than knowing there are thousands vying for your job!”) and has held titles at various women’s brands in both Canada and the US. ÒI have loved magazines for as long as I can remember,Ó she says. ÒThey provided an escape to a world that I longed to be a part of.Ó

Her first job was pumping gas at her best friend’s dad’s gas station in southern Ontario. She spent the rest of her teen years teaching swimming lessons and lifeguarding at a beach in the same small town she and her husband, Jay, eventually returned to with their daughter, Milla, twin boys, Wyatt and Theo, and third son, Beckett.

At Chatelaine, Karine is in charge of expanding the 86 year old brand into new lines of business while continuing to entertain, enlighten and engage it’s loyal audiences across print, online, tablet, mobile, TV, radio and merchandise.

Currently, Lisa leads a team of communicators who inspire, inform and engage employees across the organization through insightful content via the company intranet, clear directives through the company’s task management platform along with day-to-day communications support and service to mobilize the company’s field teams.

Lisa joined the Indigo team in 2007 as marketing lead on the launch of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in the famed boy-wizard series. For more than five years, she was a key contributor to the development and implementation of Indigo Books & Music Inc.’s public relations strategies, including acting as credible company spokesperson when required. Prior to Indigo, Lisa spent more than a decade working with world-class brands like Skechers Footwear and The Body Shop Canada. Creativity combined with curiosity fuel Lisa’s accomplished ability to develop insightful strategic plans and deliver innovative cost-effective communication solutions. From enterprise initiatives to product launches, Lisa applies her communications expertise to help enable Indigo’s commitment to providing booklovers and those they care about with the most inspiring retail and online environments for books and life enriching products and services.

Lisa holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Semiotics and Film from the University of Toronto and loves storytelling in all its forms including books, film, music and art.

News anchor Anne-Marie Mediwake is the co-host of CBC News Toronto at 5, 5:30 and 6 p.m. weeknights on CBC Television.

In 2011, Anne-Marie was named the GTA’s Woman of the Year at the Consumer’s Choice Awards, recognizing the trust she has earned from viewers for her commitment to journalistic excellence and her active community involvement.

Mediwake’s portfolio includes prominent roles in CBC’s local, national and international news coverage; from Jack Layton’s state funeral to The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton from London and their Canadian tour. Recently, Mediwake has brought viewers insightful interviews with former governor general Micha‘lle Jean, humanitarian Stephen Lewis, feminist pioneer Gloria Steinem and Bollywood superstar Bipasha Basu.

Prior to joining CBC, Mediwake co-anchored Global Television’s Toronto flagship newscast. She helmed CTV’s Gemini Award-winning investigative current affairs show 21C and reported for CTV’s National News with Lloyd Robertson, Canada AM and Newsnet.

In 2004 Mediwake hosted Sri Lanka A Journey Home, a network news documentary that gave Canadians unprecedented access to the devastation after the Tsunami in her birth country of Sri Lanka including a rare interview with Tamil Tiger second-in-command S.P. Tamilselvan.

In 2007, Mediwake and her husband Darryl Koynenbelt expanded their family with triplets. She chronicled their experiences with pregnancy and birth in the popular and hilarious National Post column called the Triplet Journal.

Mediwake’s desire to give a voice and provide mentorship to young women is reflected in her active community outreach. She was nominated for Canada’s top 35 under 35.

Mediwake says her natural curiosity and passion for storytelling is rooted in her Scottish-Sri Lankan ancestry. She was also recently nominated for Best Local News Anchor at the Canadian Screen Awards and CBC News Toronto nominated for Best Local Newscast.

Christine Ralphs began her career in retail design in the US (Neiman Marcus) and the UK (Harrods), moving to Canada to co-found the Club Monaco retail brand. As Senior Vice President of Store Design and Marketing, Christine led the design and build of 150 stores world-wide and directed the company’s marketing campaigns, working with photographers like Richard Avedon, Mario Sorrenti, and Walter Chin, Art Directors Fabien Baron, Ruth Ansel, and Douglas Lloyd and Retail and Hospitality designers Yabu Pushelberg and Deborah Berke. The Club Monaco aesthetic that Christine and her colleagues created touched all parts of their customers lives, from environments, to graphics, to clothing, make-up and fashion for the home.

In 2003, Christine and her Club Monaco colleague, Michelle Lloyd took their combined expertise to create Lloyd Ralphs Design. With offices in Toronto and Miami, Lloyd Ralphs Design provides design consultation and services for a wide variety of high profile residential, commercial, retail and hospitality clients. Lloyd Ralphs Design is known for eclectic, modern and glamorous but relaxed environments, and has been widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier boutique design firms through extensive magazine and television coverage.

In her spare time Christine enjoys swimming, running, windsurfing and basically spending as much time on or near the water as possible. Christine has begun to develop her love of photography taking commissions from private clients and selling her work at Stripe Miami and on 1st dibs. Family and friends, travel, art, design, dŽcor and politics are also passions.

Claire Tansey is the Food Director of Chatelaine magazine. She has a diverse
background in the food industry including working as a chef, writer, teacher,
recipe developer and restaurant critic. Originally from Montreal, Claire has
lived and worked all over Canada. As the head of the Chatelaine Kitchen, she
oversees a team of 6 professional cooks who develop and triple-test over 1000
recipes every year. Claire regularly appears on TV and radio sharing her love
of fresh, simple and delicious food and recipes.

As owners of the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors, and Major League Soccer’s Toronto FC, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is the premiere sports entertainment company in Canada and is recognized in the industry as a global leader.

Hired as a Ôday one’ employee of the Toronto Raptors in 1994, and as a key leader on the sales and marketing team as Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment was later formed, David Hopkinson has played an integral role in the growth of both MLSE and the Canadian sports and entertainment industry.

In July, 2013 David was named Chief Commercial Officer for MLSE, presiding over all sales, marketing and communications for the company’s teams and venues, leading one of the largest and most diverse sports entertainment portfolios in the industry. In addition, through unique partnership arrangements with global sports and entertainment companies like the NBA and Live Nation, David’s teams are responsible for the commercialization of all NBA television properties in Canada as well as Live Nation’s Canadian sponsorships.

With more than 20 years of sports sales and marketing experience, David plays an influential role within the industry, serving on the Board of Directors for Canada Basketball’s Board of Directors. David was recently awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions to Canada.

David, his wife Lawrie, and their daughters Claire and Miranda live in the Beach in Toronto.