Dave Stevens is an inspirational athlete, Emmy Award winning sports journalist, and father to three boys who brings his story of grit and perseverance to audiences of all ages. Although he was born without legs, from a very young age Dave developed a passion for sports. With persistence and support from his family and coaches, he became a star high school athlete, went on to play college and professional sports, and was a sports journalist at ESPN for 20 years. Dave’s amazing and uplifting story has taken him around the world, from corporations to colleges, grade schools to arenas. His message is the same: you can do anything in life that you put your mind to, despite the odds.
Without formal drama training but a true love for both dance and drama Nicholas has embrace all performance opportunities offered to him. And Keeping It Real With Nick is a bio resume based show, and his questions are based on the past, present and future. And if anyone wants more information on Nicholas Herd, go to his Facebook page.
Sujit K. Reddy has spent close to a decade in corporate Canada in the area of Human Resources. While there, he advocated for people with disabilities in all that he did for organizations like: TD Bank, Royal Bank, Socitabank & March of Dimes, just to name a few.
The show title “Keep Pushin’” comes from a philosophy that Sujit has always lived by. The philosophy of “No matter what obstacles come in your way, you just ‘Keep Pushin’ through and move forward.
The shows focus is around: 1) Accessibility 2) Disability Rights 3) Disability Awareness and all that intersects between those main topics.
The ultimate mission of the show is to empower people with disabilities around the world to become empowered by watching and learning where others started, what they are doing now & why they want to continue what they are doing and how they plan on doing that.
In this way, it is hoped that viewers from all over the world, will engage with the guests and what they are doing to replicate it in their own communities.
Susan Stewart has done a lot in her lifetime, and now, she can add broadcasting to that list.
Well known for surviving a brain injury that nearly took her life in 2005, the former basketball star from Streetsville has become an advocate for people with disabilities and is now hosting her own show, Trailblazers, on the Disability Channel, in which she helps shed light on people with disabilities and the powerful things they’ve done.
Stewart was part of Canada’s Olympic basketball team in 1996 and a former Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) player of the year, First-Team All Canadian, two-time CIS champion and five-time Ontario University Athletics (OUA) champion during her time with Laurentian University in the early 1990s.
Jay Stoyan grew up in Toronto with a disability “Familial Mediterranean Fever”, an incurable illness which he continues to deal with to this day. Growing up in Scarborough and becoming a published author, documented his experiences in his novel, “Flanagan’s”. A tale of the streets. He has managed a popular night club in Toronto’s entertainment district, has been a retail store owner in the ‘FCP’ underground concourse that exists below the downtown streets, is a dedicated dad to his beautiful daughter and highly ranked swimmer and he enjoys martial arts. He has always been, first and foremost, a die hard sports fan, loyal to Toronto’s teams throughout the struggles. He has appeared many times as a guest on Micheal Landsberg’s “Off The Record” sports show and CFRB 1010 with Spider Jones..
This led Jay to develop his own Online talk Show and TV Show. Hosting the ‘Toronto Jay Variety Show’. His one hour On line show commenced in 2007 to 2011 on “ThatChannel.com” – moving onto Rogers TV, Wayne Gretzky’s Toronto and FOX WUTV ’29’.
Jay has interviewed such Stars as OPRAH, Jeff Bridges, Michael Moore, Don Cherry, Mike Ditka, Warren Moon, Darrly Sittler, LT. Gov. David Onley, The Mayor Rob Ford, Ronnie Hawkins, Mark Messier, Frank Sinatra Jr., boxing great George Chuvalo and many more. From sports, news, music to entertainment, Jay gets the skinny and brings out the best of his guest with interesting and entertaining interviews and great performances.
Jay really enjoys getting feedback from viewers, and has a great feel for getting what viewers want to see on to the screen.
You can find Jay today relishing his new role and the future of TDC!