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Guest Host (Emcee)

We are so fortunate to have such a quality group of Canadian personalities stepping up to host the Hell or High Water 12-hour Telethon.  Each emcee hosts the event for approximately 2 hours from a remote location in Canada. A technology feat in itself. The video of each segment with a guest emcee, musicians, special guests and/or dignitaries is available here.

The Hell or High Water Telethon was held  online on March 13th, 2022 from 10 AM to 10 PM.

Here are our emcees.

Our Guest Hosts

Amber Marshall

Amber Marshall is a rare find in the busy world of today. A strong role model for many, she captivates audiences across the globe in her leading role as Amy Fleming on Heartland. This popular television drama set on an Alberta ranch has been in the homes of millions for well over a decade. Not only does Marshall play a horse lover on television; she lives the cowgirl lifestyle. Hardworking, independent and talented, Amber has been pursuing her life goals since she was old enough to voice them.

Amber left behind the rolling hills of southwestern Ontario and now proudly makes her home in the same beautiful terrain of southern Alberta that is depicted on Heartland. This is where reality departs from the myth-making of television as Amber and her husband competently manage their own ranch. Horses are as big a part of her home life as they are of her workday. She currently has several horse companions on her 100 acre home as well as cattle, dogs, cats, rabbits and chickens.

Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais

Shaneen Robinson-Desjarlais is a multi-award-winning former journalist/broadcaster who’s been on Canada’s media scene for two decades. Over the years she’s worked at CTV News Winnipeg where her stories have aired on CTV Newsnet/News Channel, CTV National News, and CNN. She also worked for many years as a correspondent at APTN National News.

She was honoured to win first place for the Canadian Aboriginal Writing Challenge in 2008 for her play, Notay Kiskintamowin “Wanting to Know”, the same year she was named a National Aboriginal Role Model by the Governor General of Canada and graduated from the University of Winnipeg where she has been recognized as Notable Alumni and founded the Indigenous Course Requirement. Shaneen has showcased Indigenous artists and their music throughout her career and is proud to be the Indigenous Music Development Coordinator for Manitoba Music.

Greg Girard

Greg Girard is a Co-Bro Owner of with his brother Colin, nicknamed the “Brothers of Tourism”. The brothers also develop, and build customized platforms and training programs for small communities. Greg is a passionate advocate for Canadian small businesses, small towns and the many opportunities available in the adventure tourism/travel sector.

Greg is a multi award winning entrepreneur, public speaker, online talk show host, content marketer and trainer with over 25 years in the tourism, economic and technology marketing and development fields. Greg has been recognized as a “2021 Top 100 Global Power Influencer” #cloud Influencers and Ranked #23 “2020 Top 1000 Global Travel Bloggers” Global Rise.

In the last two years their brojects have won the “Best 2022 Adventure Vacation Planner” Canadian Business Awards by Corporate Vision; the “2021 Best Canadian Inbound Travel & Tourism Marketing Business” Lux Life Hospitality Awards; the 2021 Canada Prestige Award for the “Marketing Program of the Year” and the 2021 BC Economic Development Association “Best Community Project Award (under 20,000 population)”.

Roger White

Q101 Program Director and Morning Show host Roger White began his radio journey in 1985 at a small community-owned station in Amherst Nova Scotia. Since then, he has broadcast from every province in Canada with the exception of, Newfoundland, Alberta, and Manitoba. Roger has served in every capacity in radio from news anchor, program and music director, General Manager and General Sales Manager as well as play-by-play announcer for the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL.

Roger’s wit and story-telling has made him a favorite in Merritt and his commitment to the Nicola Valley is second to none serving as a board member of the Nicola Valley Food Bank and Country Christmas Committee.

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Donation matching is a corporate/ business giving initiative in which an employer matches their employee’s contribution to a specific cause, Hell or High Water, thus increasing the donation. Makes sense right! Businesses for BC fire and flood victims.

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