2024

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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2024

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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2024

Sebastian Clovis

Sebastian Clovis is the star of HGTV’s Gut Job. A man of many hats, the pro-football player turned renovator and DIY enthusiast joined HGTV Canada in 2014 to help overwhelmed homeowners achieve their reno goals as host of Tackle My Reno. He then became the co-host of Save My Reno and a member of the all-star cast of Home To Win and Family Home Overhaul. In his new show Gut Job, Sebastian takes on a new challenge as host, creator, and Executive Producer.

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2024

Ron Flockhart

Hailing from Smithers, Ron Flockhart is a former professional ice hockey player whose skill and scoring prowess made him a notable figure in the NHL. Flockhart's journey from the small town of Smithers to a successful career in the NHL is marked by his offensive abilities and contributions to the teams he played for.

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2024

Lindsay Carson

Lindsay Carson, a 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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2024

Mark Howe

Mark Howe is a former professional ice hockey defenseman and left winger who played sixteen seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) following six seasons in the World Hockey Association (WHA). Son of hockey legend Gordie Howe, he was known as one of the best two-way NHL defensemen of the 1980s, being a three-time runner-up for the Norris Trophy and making the Stanley Cup finals three times as a player.

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2024

Terry Grant

Terry Grant, aka Mantracker, is a 25-year veteran of the Alberta Foothills Search and Rescue Team and the Chief Scout of Scouts Canada. An expert in utilizing clues such as footprints, probable path and other signs of human presence to track prey, Grant starred for 6 seasons in the reality TV hit Mantracker which made its premiere in 2006.

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2024

Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller is a 3 time World Champion poker player and a retired professional Hockey player. Born June 2nd 1971 in Schaffhausen, the German/Canadian grew up in White Rock, BC but returned to Europe to play professional hockey in Germany.

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2024

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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2024

Todd Talbot

TV host, entrepreneur, entertainer and funny guy. Todd believes that the only way to be truly happy in life is to find something that you are passionate about and then figure out some way to make money at it! Both acting and real estate have allowed him to do just that and came together as he began a new chapter in his career as TV Host of Love It or List It Vancouver.

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2024

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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2024

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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2024

David Tomlinson

David Tomlinson is the lead radio colour commentator for the Vancouver Canucks. A retired professional ice hockey player from Vancouver, Tomlinson attended Boston University on a hockey scholarship from 1987-1991. After graduating, he played 5 seasons AHL and IHL. During this time he was called up several times to the NHL, playing 42 games for the Toronto Maple Leafs, Winnipeg Jets and Florida Panthers.

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2024

Mark Lofthouse

Mark Lofthouse is a former professional ice hockey player. Born in New Westminster, B.C., Lofthouse was drafted in 1977 in the second round, 21st overall by the Washington Capitals. While the majority of his playing time was spent in the minors, Lofthouse played 181 games in the NHL between 1977 and 1983 with the Capitals and Detroit Red Wings. He scored 42 goals and added 38 assists for 80 points.

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2024

Al Secord

Born in Sudbury, Ontario, Al Secord played on the 1976 Memorial Cup winning team, Hamilton Fincups of the OHL prior to being drafted 16th overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1978 NHL Amateur Draft. Over a NHL career that spanned 12 years, he played for the Boston Bruins, Chicago Black Hawks, Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia, scoring 273 goals and 222 assists for 495 points and registering 2093 career penalty minutes in 766 career games.

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2024

Randy Heath

Randy Heath is a retired Canadian hockey player. Born in Vancouver, Heath had a successful junior career playing three seasons in Portland from 1981 to 1984. He was a part of two Memorial Cup runs during his time in the Rose City and is among the all-time leading scorers in Winterhawks history, scoring 178 goals (2nd all-time) and 340 points (8th all-time) in 199 career WHL games.

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2024

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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2024

Tim Hunter

Tim Hunter played 16 seasons in the NHL with the Calgary Flames, Quebec Nordiques, Vancouver Canucks, and San Jose Sharks. Chosen in the 3rd round of the 1979 NHL Entry Draft (#54 overall) by the Atlanta Flames, Hunter was on the Flames' 1989 Stanley Cup championship team, and also appeared in the Stanley Cup Finals in 1986 with Calgary and in 1994 with Vancouver.

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2024

Lochlyn Munro

Lochlyn Munro is a Canadian actor from Vancouver. His most notable film roles include A Night at the Roxbury (1998), Scary Movie (2000), Freddy vs. Jason (2003), White Chicks (2004), The Predator (2018) and Cosmic Sin (2021). For television, he is perhaps best known for his roles in the Canadian series Northwood, supernatural drama Charmed, and teen drama Riverdale.

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2024

Craig MacTavish

Craig MacTavish is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player. He played center for 17 seasons in the National Hockey League with the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers, New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers and St. Louis Blues, winning the Stanley Cup four times (1987, 1988, 1990, 1994). He was the last NHL player not to wear a helmet during games.

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2024

Ron Sutter

Ron Sutter played 18 season in the National Hockey League, joining his brothers Brian, Brent, Darryl, Duane and Rich Sutter, all of whom played in NHL. He was the highest draft pick of the family, taken 4th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1982 and was the last of the Sutter brothers to retire from the NHL.

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2024

Rich Sutter

Rich Sutter, born in Viking Alberta, is a former professional ice hockey player who contributed to the Sutter family legacy being one of six brothers to play in the NHL. Rich's journey from the small town of Viking to a successful NHL career reflects a dedication to the sport that runs deep in the Sutter family.

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2024

Dana Murzyn

Dana Murzyn is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman. Drafted out of the Western Hockey League (WHL), he was selected fifth overall by the Hartford Whalers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft.

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2024

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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2024

Aaron Pritchett

Acclaimed for bringing “rock energy” to “country audiences”, Aaron Pritchett continues to hold the title of one of the most sought after artists in the business. Growing up in Kitimat, BC, Pritchett got his start as a DJ at Rooster's Country Cabaret bar in Pitt Meadows, BC, and played in a house band performing cover tunes.

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2024

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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2024

John Grisdale

John Grisdale spent 15 years as the BCHL commissioner from 2003-2018. As a player, he played 6 seasons in the NHL with the Toronto Maple Leafs and Vancouver Canucks. After graduating from NCAA Michigan Tech, he signed with the Toronto Maple Leafs but was traded to Vancouver in 1974 and spent the bulk of his 250-game NHL career with the Canucks.

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2024

Chris Oddleifson

Chris Oddleifson is a former professional ice hockey centre who played in the NHL from 1972 until 1981. He is best known for his time with the Vancouver Canucks, where he was one of the team's top players for much of the 1970s and served as team captain in 1976–77.

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2024

Dickie Noles

Dickie Noles is a former Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher who played for Philadelphia Phillies, Chicago Cubs, Texas Rangers, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, and the Baltimore Orioles between 1979 and 1990. Noles attended Harding University High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was selected in the 4th round (84th overall) in the 1975 June amateur baseball draft by the Philadelphia Phillies and was an effective relief pitcher for the Phillies' 1980 World Series championship team.

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2024

Dana Ferguson

Growing up in Stony Plain, Alberta, Ferguson started curling at the age of 8. She played for the University of Alberta for 5 years, playing every single position at Nationals and even earning an All-Star third award along the way. After University, Ferguson joined forces with Team Sweeting where she won 2 provincial titles, 1 Canada Cup, 3 Grand Slams, 1 Continental Cup, and finished runner up at the Scotties Tournament of Hearts twice.

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