Catherine O’Hara will be streamed in live from her home in LA. She is a prolific, multi-award-winning actress, writer, and comedian whose film credits include lead and supporting roles in Beetlejuice, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, After Hours, Heartburn, The Life Before This, Penelope, Away We Go, Where the Wild Things Are, A.C.O.D., The Right Kind of Wrong, Nightmare Before Christmas, and many more.
O’Hara has collaborated with Christopher Guest and co-writer Eugene Levy four times on the critically acclaimed mockumentary films Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration. Her performance in the latter won her the 2007 National Board of Review Award for Supporting Actress. O’Hara has also made many guest appearances on top-rated television series including Six Feet Under and Curb Your Enthusiasm. Her role in HBO’s Temple Grandin earned her Primetime Emmy, Satellite, and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations.
O’Hara first performed with Toronto’s Second City Theatre and later, with fellow alumni including Eugene Levy, created the iconic sketch comedy show SCTV. O’Hara won an Emmy Award and earned four Emmy nominations for her writing on the show.
In the final two seasons of the hit CBC series, Schitt’s Creek, O’Hara received an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Television Series, a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy, and multiple Canadian Screen Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Continuing Leading Comedic Role amongst others. O’Hara also garnered Emmy, Golden Globe, and SAG awards in the Best Ensemble categories alongside her cast mates Eugene Levy, Dan Levy, and Annie Murphy.
O’Hara can be seen next in a second national tour with her Schitt’s Creek cast members in their live show “Schitt’s Creek: Up Close and Personal”.
The “kb” in the company is Kristina Botelho, who opened the “fast casual plant-based café” on 104th Street downtown Edmonton after experiencing the health benefits of a plant-based diet.
Kristina had previous experience in the restaurant industry and studied nutrition as well as obtained a certificate as a raw food chef. In June 2016, Botelho unleashed her creations to the public opening her first location. 1.5 years later, she expanded into the southwest of Edmonton and since then has continued to grow the concept into St. Albert, Calgary, and Kelowna, BC along with new locations opening this February in Sherwood Park and north Edmonton.
Kristina is extremely passionate in what she does and believes wholeheartedly in the many benefits of a plant based diet and its contribution to your overall health. Kristina balances her time between running her own 2 stores, the company, raising her 5 month old niece and spending time with her own 3 children.
Shayla Oulette Stonechild
Shayla Oulette Stonechild is a vibrant voice for Indigenous women and youth. As a Mètis and Nehiyaw Iskwew (Plains Cree Woman) from Muscowpetung First Nations, she has been active in the movement to reclaim Indigenous voices and worldviews.
Shayla is a steward for Indigenous wellness, representation and leadership in the mainstream. She has become a catalyst for change in wellness communities where there has often been a lack of meaningful engagement and programming for her community. She is helping to lead a powerful shift in humanity. She believes that the arts, meditation, movement and a reclamation of Indigenous ways will lead us all towards healing.
When business leaders are preparing to present innovative ideas to propel their company, they call Carrie Doll. Every organization needs to equip their people with strong public speaking skills. This is where Carrie can help. She empowers clients to craft strong messages, feel comfortable no matter how big or small the stage, and connect with the audience whether online or in person.
Carrie Doll merged her love of storytelling and public speaking by becoming a coach, keynote speaker and professional emcee following a 20-year career as a television news anchor. She considers public speaking to be a life skill and a learned skill, so she wrote and launched her online course, “The Power of Public Speaking”. She also believes in the power of story which is reflected in the interviews she does for her podcast, “The Inner Circle with Carrie Doll” which to date has published almost 200 episodes that regularly trend top 10 in Canada.
Carrie was honored as one of the top citizens in the province of Alberta, is the past chair of the Stollery Women’s Network, and sits on an Edmonton Mental Health board. Carrie is also an ambassador with Volvo of Edmonton and past ambassador for Lululemon, both of which align with her core values. She is married to entrepreneur Stephen Petasky who founded “The Luxus Group”. Together they are the proud parents of their son Kasha and daughter Allegra.