City of Champions
Kris Harvey | Take Me To Chvrch

Kris Harvey | Take Me To Chvrch

January 10, 2020

Kris Harvey is a guy a lot of you know and love. He’s a DJ, event promoter, and the owner and creative mind behind Church of John, one of the city’s most unique and vibrant nightlife spots. Kris is an entrepreneur and huge booster for the City of Champions.

Episode Links

Kris Harvey | Instagram

Chvrch of John

Seat Giant - Promo Code "APN"

ATB Entrepreneur Centre 

Alberta Podcast Network

Grant Fuhr | “I’m a hockey player but I’m here for golf”

Grant Fuhr | “I’m a hockey player but I’m here for golf”

December 16, 2019

Hall of Fame goaltender, Grant Fuhr, joins me on the podcast this week. Anyone who knows hockey knows Grant was a key member of the 1980's Oilers' dynasty, winning 5 Stanley Cups in his 10 seasons with the team. Grant went on to play for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Buffalo Sabres, Calgary Flames, and St. Louis Blues, where he had a career resurgence in his mid 30's carrying the team to the second round of the playoffs before disaster (Nick Kypreos) struck, destroying his knee and forcing him to undergo a double ACL and MCL surgery, the first of its kind to that point.

Grant now spends his days on the golf course making the rounds on the pro-am circuit. His magnetic personality has bestowed upon him a diverse group of friends outside the world of hockey including legends like Jim McMahon, Marshall Faulk, and Charles Barkley. We had a chance to talk about the experience of making his documentary, his life after hockey, and some of his thoughts on the NHL today. We, of course, also spent time reminiscing about some of his favourite stories from his playing days.

Episode Links

Grant Fuhr | Twitter

Taproot Edmonton

Speaking Municipally

Alberta Podcast Network

Daniel Matishak | Building the Best, Badass Company Culture

Daniel Matishak | Building the Best, Badass Company Culture

November 20, 2019

Very special episode of the podcast with sharp and successful entrepreneur, Daniel Matishak, and co-hosted by former City of Champions guest and great friend, Derek Stone. This was recorded back in February 2019 when Derek and I played around with the idea of starting a new podcast. Ultimately our schedules didn't allow it, but Derek was kind enough to let me release this under the City of Champions banner. Dan is the founder of Mindable, a marketing optimization company. Dan’s had some incredible experiences like hanging on Necker Island with Richard Branson and attending Formula 1 in Monaco. This is a must listen for any burgeoning entrepreneurs out there!

Episode Link

Daniel Matishak - Instagram | LinkedIn

Mindable

Telus World of Science Edmonton - Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes

Love Alberta Forests

Alberta Podcast Network

Raj Dhillon | Physio, Fitness, and Don Cherry

Raj Dhillon | Physio, Fitness, and Don Cherry

November 13, 2019

Raj Dhillon is the co-owner of Pivotal Physiotherapy in Edmonton. He is a U of A grad and has been a practicing clinician for over 15 years. I was excited to sit down and record with Raj because he’s got an incredible outlook on life with a very intentional approach to his work, fitness, and family. He’s an inspiring guy who gives back to the community through his mentoring of the next generation of physiotherapists at the U of A and internationally through work abroad in 3rd world countries. As a child of immigrants to Canada, I had to ask Raj his thoughts on the firing of Don Cherry and response blew me away.

Episode Links

Pivotal Physiotherapy

Raj Dhillon

Alberta Forest Products Association

Alberta Podcast Network

Speaking Municipally

Assumptions

It's a Conspiracy!

Councillor Michael Walters | Climate, Development, and Homelessness

Councillor Michael Walters | Climate, Development, and Homelessness

October 24, 2019

Edmonton Ward 10 City Councillor, Michael Walters, joins me on the podcast this week. One of his Council Initiatives is Energy Transition and Climate Resilience for the city of Edmonton. We had a chance to discuss the city’s pragmatic and thoughtful approach to climate change. Among other things, Councillor Walters also brought a ton of insight to the conversation on homelessness in the city and river valley development.

Episode Links

Councillor Michael Walters | Twitter

Over a Barrel | YouTube | Facebook | VimeOnDemand

Alberta Podcast Network

Love Alberta Forests

ATB

Keegan Lowe & Jaynen Rissling | Paths to Playing Pro

Keegan Lowe & Jaynen Rissling | Paths to Playing Pro

September 18, 2019

It’s been just over 2 years since my brother, Keegan Lowe, joined me on episode 2 of City of Champions, so we had lots to catch up on. Joining Keegan on the episode this time is his childhood best friend, minor hockey teammate, and junior hockey rival, Jaynen Rissling. Jaynen spent last season playing for the Nottingham Panthers in England, redefining the term “non-traditional hockey market”, and this season he’s off to play for the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL.

Episode Links

Keegan Lowe | Twitter | Instagram

Jaynen Rissling | Instagram

Alberta Health Services

Edmonton Community Foundation

The Well Endowed Podcast

Alberta Podcast Network

Arjen Colquhoun | The Canadian Flash

Arjen Colquhoun | The Canadian Flash

September 11, 2019

This week I’m pleased to introduce #17 on your Edmonton Eskimos, defensive back, Arjen Colquhoun. Arjen joined the Esks after a fantastic career at Michigan State, and a brief stint with the Dallas Cowboys. Arjen is an energetic and enthusiastic personality, and a key part of our defensive corps. We got into a great discussion about what he wants to do when his playing days are over, and how he hopes to help as many young kids coming up in football as he can.

Episode Links

Arjen Colquhoun | Twitter | Instagram

Park Power

Unit B Coworking

Alberta Podcast Network

Councillor Jon Dziadyk | Top of the City

Councillor Jon Dziadyk | Top of the City

September 4, 2019

Edmonton Ward 3 City Councillor, Jon Dziadyk, brings a diverse wealth of experience to City Hall. Councillor Dziadyk is an author, urban planner, and spent time as an intelligence officer in the Navy. The Councillor and I talked about decision making on City Council, the extreme polarization of people’s political views, the failings of group identities, and we also discussed homelessness and first responders in Edmonton.

Episode Links

Jon Dziadyk | Twitter | Website

Alberta Blue Cross Wellness Summit

ATB Entrepreneur Centre

Alberta Podcast Network

Shaun Maslyk | The Most Hated F-Word

Shaun Maslyk | The Most Hated F-Word

August 21, 2019

Shaun Maslyk is the founder of "The Most Hated F Word", which is a brand dedicated to helping people learn better money habits, spend wisely, invest wisely, and take total control over their finances and life. His website has a ton of useful blog posts with practical advice (see below). Shaun is also hosting an event in Edmonton on September 28th called "Shifting Your Financial Course: A Non-Boring Personal Finance Conference" and has some fantastic guests confirmed already.

Episode Links

The Most Hated F-Word

"Shifting Your Financial Course" Conference

Dining in Edmonton: Top 10 Places to Eat that Serve Up Great Prices

ATB X

Unit B Coworking

Alberta Podcast Network

Ladislav Smid | Tough Czech’ing

Ladislav Smid | Tough Czech’ing

August 14, 2019

My guest this week is a current European professional hockey player, former Edmonton Oilers defenceman, and overall awesome guy, Ladislav Smid. I was lucky enough to cross paths with Ladi this summer in Edmonton and fortunate enough to have him agree to come on the podcast. After a decade in the NHL, Ladi moved back to his home country of Czech Republic to wind down his pro hockey career. We talk about his time in the show, playing in Europe (and against Jagr), and his desire to help the young players of today face the challenges of tomorrow.

Episode Links

Ladislav Smid

Cross-polliNation

Park Power

Alberta Podcast Network