2019

Dan Hamhuis

Dan Hamhuis was born and raised in Smithers, to parents Marty and Ida. He has two sisters, Erin and Cindy. Beginning to play organized hockey at the age of four, Hamhuis was competing against other players as old as eight years. He went to provincials four seasons in a row and won the title with the Smithers Storm in overtime during his last year of minor hockey.

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2019

Katie Kearney

Instagram model and golf fanatic Katie Kearney joins the celebrity golf tournament for 2019. The former Miss Missouri burst onto the national scene in 2012 when she competed in the Miss USA Pageant. Although she didn’t win the competition, she has been winning over Instagram ever since with her stunning photos on and off the golf course.

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2019

Eric Brewer

Eric Brewer is a Canadian former NHL defenceman who played for the New York Islanders, Edmonton Oilers, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, and Toronto Maple Leafs over a 16 year career. Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Brewer was raised in Ashcroft and began playing hockey for the Ashcroft Minor Hockey program. At fourteen, his family moved to Kamloops where he excelled with the Kamloops Bantam AAA Jardine Blazers, resulting in him being drafted by the Prince George Cougars in the sixth round of the 1994 WHL Bantam Draft. During his time with the Cougars, Brewer was named to play for Team Orr in the 1997 CHL Top Prospects game, represented Canada at the 1998 World Junior Ice Hockey Championship and was named to the WHL West Second All-Star Team. Brewer was the highest ranked defenceman at sixth overall among North American skaters heading into the 1997 NHL Entry Draft and was drafted fifth overall by the New York Islanders in June 1997.

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2019

Kirk McLean

Kirk McLean is a Canadian retired NHL goaltender who played for the New Jersey Devils, Vancouver Canucks, Carolina Hurricanes, Florida Panthers and New York Rangers. Born in Willowdale, Ontario, McLean grew up dreaming of playing for the Toronto Maple Leafs and looked up to NHL star Bernie Parent as a role model.

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2019

Rachel Brown

Rachel Brown was born and raised in Smithers, B.C. She began curling at the age of 11 and instantly fell in love with the game. She moved to Edmonton in 2005 for university and continued to pursue her love of curling. Rachel tried out for the University of Alberta Pandas varsity team and was successful in her pursuit.

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2019

Chelsea Carey

Chelsea Carey is a Canadian curler from Calgary, Alberta. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Carey represented her native province in six junior provincial championships and the 2014 Scotties Tournament of Hearts, before moving to Alberta. After one season in Alberta curling withLaura Crocker, Taylor McDonald and Jen Gates, Carey took over the former Team Nedohin squad (third Amy Nixon, second Jocelyn Peterman, and lead Laine Peters) when skip Heather Nedohin decided to step back from competitive curling at the end of the 2014-15 season.

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2019

Sarah Wilkes

Sarah Wilkes is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta currently playing third for the Chelsea Carey rink. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Wilkes had success as a junior curling playing third for the 2011 Ontario Junior Women’s Championship team. In University curling, she played third for the Wilfrid Laurier University women’s curling team, winning the 2011 and 2012 CIS/CCA Curling Championships under skip Laura Crocker.

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2019

Dana Ferguson

Dana Ferguson is a Canadian curler from Edmonton, Alberta currently playing second for the Chelsea Carey rink. Born in Alberta,Ferguson was a member of the University of Alberta team that lost in the tie-breaker game of the 2010 CIS/CCA Curling Championships.

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2019

Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian Clovis is the star of HGTV’s Save My Reno. A man of many hats, the pro-football player turned renovator and DIY enthusiast teams up with co-host Sabrina Smelko to toss out overpriced reno quotes and make dreams come true with a slashed budget and spectacular renovation.

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2019

John Morris

John Morris is an Olympic gold medallist and world-class Canadian curler from Canmore, Alberta. Born in Winnipeg and raised in Ottawa, John began curling at the tender age of five, and at age 20 went on to win two Canadian and World Championships, setting records along the way for most wins by a Canadian Junior Curler in 1998 and 1999.

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2019

Steve Darling

Darling is a familiar household name for many in British Columbia, having co-hosted Global BC’s Morning News for nearly two decades. He is also well known as a strong advocate for charitable causes, attending up to 60 events a year supporting BC Children’s Hospital, Variety the Children’s Charity, ALS Society of BC, Ronald McDonald House and has been our Master of Ceremonies since 2013.

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2019

Cassie Hawrysh

Cassie Hawrysh was born and raised in Brandon, Manitoba but made her mark in the sporting world as a Professional Skeleton Racer with the Canadian National Team. Through her 8 years of racing head first, Cassie celebrated highlights that include: the Canadian National Championship title, World Cup medals and the honour of being named the Canadian Alternate Sled for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.

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2019

Todd Talbot

As a kid, Todd Talbot spent countless hours repairing an array of miscellaneous items around the house, earning him the name of "Mr. Fix It" by his grandparents. Other family members celebrated his verbosity by making a shirt for him that read "Motor Mouth." It turns out these two nicknames have been instrumental in shaping his future career.

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2019

Joe Watson

Joe Watson was born in Smithers and played hockey as soon as he could walk and with the winters lasting up to half a year he had plenty of time to play hockey. Joe grew up with five brothers, among them his younger brother Jimmy, who later played in the NHL alongside Joe in Philadelphia.

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2019

Brandon Manning

Brandon Manning returns for a third time with the Celebrity Golf Tournament. Hailing from Prince George, BC, Manning is an NHL defenseman currently player for the Edmonton Oilers.

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2019

Tyrel Griffith

Tyrel "Ty" Griffith is a Canadian curler from Kelowna, British Columbia. He currently throws second stones for the John Morris / Jim Cotter team. Born: December 22, 1985 (age 31 years) in Calgary he currently lives in Kelowna BC and is a PGA of Canada Golf Professional at Black Mountain Golf Club.

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2019

Faber Drive

Smithers celebrity Golf is proud to welcome Faber Drive as the tournament’s house band for the weekend festivities. Formed in 2004, the Juno Award-nominated pop punk band from Mission, BC, consists of lead vocalist Dave Faber, lead guitarist Jordan Pritchett, bass guitarist Jeremy Liddle and drummer Seamus O’Neil.

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2019

Angus Reid

Angus Reid is a former offensive lineman who played in the Canadian Football League. A native of Richmond, BC, Reid went to Simon Fraser University and played football for the Simon Fraser Clan. Drafted fourth overall in the 2001 CFL Draft, Reid started his career with the Montreal Alouettes but was traded later that year to the BC Lions, where he enjoyed a 12-year career, winning two Grey Cups and being named a CFL All-Star in 2011, all as a member of the Lions.

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2019

Justin Kripps

Justin Kripps is a Canadian bobsledder and reigning Olympic champion in the two-man bob-sleigh event following his gold medal win at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea. Kripps, teamed with brakeman Alex Kopacz were part of just the second ever tie for an Olympic bobsleigh gold medal, matching the four-run total time of Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis.

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2019

Alex Kopacz

Alex Kopacz is a Canadian bobsledder and reigning Olympic champion in the two-man bob-sleigh event. In his Olympic debut at PyeongChang 2018, Kopacz won gold in the two-man event with pilot Justin Kripps. They were part of just the second ever tie for an Olympic bobsleigh gold medal, matching the four-run total time of Germans Francesco Friedrich and Thorsten Margis.

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2019

Jesse Lumsden

Jesse Lumsden is a Canadian Olympic bobsledder and a retired Canadian football player, who played for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders.

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2019

Marco Iannuzzi

Marco Iannuzzi is a Canadian football wide receiver for the BC Lions. But don’t let his brawn fool you, he has the brains to back it up as well, graduating from Harvard University where he pursued pre-medical requirements in his first two years followed by studying engineering, architecture and environmental science in the last two years of his degree.

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2019

Charlie Simmer

Charlie Simmer grew up in Terrace Bay, Ontario on the north shore of Lake Superior. It was here where his hockey skills were cultivated playing minor hockey as a child. He left town to play for the Kenora Muskies and later moved to the OHL Soo Grey Hounds. After being drafted by the California Seals, who later moved to Cleveland to become the Barons, he then signed with the Los Angeles Kings.

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2019

Tim Kearney

Tim Kearney is a former football linebacker in the National Football League who played for the Cincinnati Bengals, Kansas City Chiefs, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and St. Louis Cardinals.

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2019

Harold Snepsts

Harold Snepsts is a Canadian retired professional hockey player who spent 17 seasons in the National Hockey League. He is one of the most popular players in the history of the Vancouver Canucks, the club where he spent the majority of his career, and currently serves on the team's scouting staff.

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2019

Cross Parallel

Danielle Marie, 2015 CCMA Spotlight artist and Ray McAuley Horizon Award winner, and Jordan Aaron, lead guitarist of Juno nominated band, Faber Drive, met in 2015 to write a song and have been inseparable ever since.

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2019

Dave Babych

Dave had a successful 19 year career in the National Hockey League playing for Winnipeg, Hartford, Vancouver, Philadelphia and LA and appeared in two NHL All-Star games. Babych finished his career with 142 goals and 581 assists for 723 points in 1195 NHL games, along with 970 penalty minutes. He added 21 goals and 41 assists for 62 points in 114 playoff games.

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2019

Garret Stroshein

Garret Stroshein is a former professional hockey player hailing from Alberta. Measuring up at a whopping 6’7” and 245 lbs, he primarily filled the role as an Enforcer. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 14, 2003, he played in the National Hockey League for the Washington Capitals during the 2003–04 NHL season, and spent another 4 seasons in the AHL. He was signed as a free agent by the Boston Bruins in August of 2005.

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2019

Tommy Greene

Growing up in Lumberton, North Carolina, Greene had a very special coach - his grandmother. “She was the first person to catch me. I didn’t want to hurt her so what it did was made me go around the plate more. She caught me until I was thirteen.” Tommy played baseball for Whiteville High School and after graduation was selected 14th in the first round of the 1985 draft.

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2019

Lindsay Carson

Lindsay Carson, the 6’2” 190lb native of Oxbow, Saskatchewan played seven seasons in the National Hockey League with the Philadelphia Flyers and Hartford Whalers. Carson possessed a heavy shot and was known for his stick handling abilities and speed on the ice.

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