Georges St. Pierre
Georges is a Canadian former professional mixed martial artist. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters in mixed martial arts history. St-Pierre was ranked as the #1 welterweight in the world for several years by Sherdog and numerous other publications. He has also founded a charity, the GSP Foundation, that aims to reduce bullying and encourage youth participation in sports.
Founded in 1946, the Montréal Alouettes possess a rich history. The organization has had its name inscribed seven times on the Grey Cup (1949, 1970, 1974, 1977, 2002, 2009, 2010), a trophy awarded yearly to the champion of the Canadian Football League. They play their home games at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium, on beautiful Mount Royal.
Co-owner of Beachclub, Olivier Primeau is a well-known, colorful and daring personality among Quebec entrepreneurs. Like him or not, he deserves credit for working tirelessly to achieve the popular success he enjoys.
CF Montréal, a Canadian soccer club, made its debut in 1993. The sporting club is made of 11 teams, from the professional to the youth level and offers its sports-study program. In 2021, the club will play its 10th season in MLS, the highest-rated soccer league in North America. In the second division, the Montreal club won three playoff championships (1994, 2004 and 2009), five regular-season championships (1995, 1996, 1997, 2005 and 2006), as well as the Canadian Championship in 2008. Having qualified for the MLS Cup playoffs in 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2020, CF Montréal reached the Eastern Conference semifinal in 2015 and the Eastern Conference final in 2016. In April of 2015, CF Montréal faced off against Club América in the Concacaf Champions League final in front of over 61,000 spectators at Olympic Stadium. Stade Saputo, the club’s home since 2008, was upgraded to 19,619 seats.
Meghan Chayka is a multifaceted entrepreneur, data scientist and sports industry speaker. An influential voice in the intersectional worlds of sports, media, and tech, Meghan Chayka is the co-founder of Stathletes, a hockey data and analytics company launched in 2010 that provides decision-making insights to more than 22 leagues worldwide, with some of the most elite clients in the sports industry.
Named to The Hockey News’ 100 People of Power and Influence in 2019, Chayka was featured in the insert cover alongside industry heavyweights Gary Bettman (NHL Commissioner), René Fasel (International Ice Hockey Federation President), and Donald Fehr Executive Director of the National Hockey League Players’ Association).
Alysha Newman is a two-time Olympian, model and influencer. One of the top women’s pole vaulters of all-time, Alysha is the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and Canadian record holder. Born and raised in London, Ontario, the gymnast turned pole-vaulter, became the first female high schooler to clear four metres, earning her a scholarship to the University of Miami, where she went on to become a six-time All-American, school record holder and ACC Champion. Newman graduated with a Bachelors of Kinesiology & Sports Medicine before starting her professional track & field career, signing with Nike in 2018.
Shea-Lynn Noyes is a sports journalist, model, and actor with a big personality packed with charisma, empathy and insight! You can catch her at Sportsnet hosting a series titled ‘Best of the FAN’ on Sportsnet 590. As a former collegiate athlete, sports have always been her passion. Shea-Lynn prides herself on being a woman of colour, building a career in the world of professional sports. Nothing lights her up more than empowering others to chase their wildest dreams, while she does the exact same.
Matthew Barnaby is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey right winger turned sports betting guru. Barnaby played in the NHL for the Buffalo Sabres, Pittsburgh Penguins, Tampa Bay Lightning, New York Rangers, Colorado Avalanche, Chicago Blackhawks and the Dallas Stars. Barnaby lives in Ottawa and is a hockey analyst on The Power Play on SiriusXM channel 91. Since 2019, he has hosted a podcast called “Unfiltered with Matthew Barnaby.” Outside of hockey, Barnaby is the co-owner of a company called Hunger Cave. He has also been heavily involved in charitable work raising money for Alzheimer’s since his grandmother passed away from the disease.
Renaud started in the business at 19 years old in 1993. He was first covering the Ottawa Senators activities before leaving for MTL in 1999 to cover the Canadiens. Over the years he’s managed to break news and have exclusive interviews with all personalities in the hockey world. Renaud has been working with TVASports since 2013.