Celebrity Dim Sum 2016 - List of Celebrities

Barb Snelgrove

barb_snelgrove.jpgBarb is the Promotions Director at Roundhouse Radio 98.3 and is a Reporter for Shaw Television’s Outlooktv.  Barb can be seen nationally on OutTV, and has written for numerous publications such as The Huffington Post, shewired.com and WE. 

Barb Snelgrove is in her 3rd term as a member of the Vancouver City Hall LGTBQ Advisory Committee, sits on the VPD Diversity Advisory Committee, is a member of Positive Living BC’s Red Ribbon Advisory Panel and the newly formed City of Vancouver Jim Deva Plaza Steering and Oversight Committee (the first of its kind in Vancouver). She is also part of the scholarship selection panel for The LOUD Foundation.


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Janice Ungaro

janice_ungaro.jpgLongtime Vancouver radio personality Janice Ungaro spent the past 14 years working in Los Angeles writing and producing the Rick Dees Weekly Top 40, The Phil Hendrie Show, and The Bill Handel Show. She continues to tour with and produce the Jillian Michaels Show. 

Janice returned to the local radio scene in 2015 with Roundhouse Radio’s CAMP, and now can be found weekdays (3pm-6pm) as Co-Host of the Janice & Cory Show. Janice’s experience as a former can-can dancer and stand-up comic will surely take the dim out of your sum!


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Mayor Gregor Robertson

mayor_robertson.jpgIn November 2014, Gregor Robertson was elected to a third term as Mayor of Vancouver to continue building upon the progress achieved on priorities such as improving public transit, addressing housing affordability, and making Vancouver the greenest city in the world. 

Under Mayor Robertson’s leadership, Vancouver continues to rank as one of the most livable cities in the world and is leading Canada in economic growth.  Mayor Robertson spearheaded the creation of the city’s first comprehensive Economic Action Strategy and has committed to growing a sustainable and thriving economy that is focused on innovative sectors such as digital media, clean technology, and renewable energy. Mayor Robertson has worked to make Vancouver a global leader in urban sustainability, with Vancouver’s award-winning Greenest City 2020 Action Plan.

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Dr. Hedy Fry

hedy_fry.jpgDr. Hedy Fry is the Liberal Member of Parliament for Vancouver Centre. She served as Secretary of State for Multiculturalism and the Minister for Status of Women (1996-2002), and is currently Chair of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. First elected in 1993, she is the longest-serving female MP in Canadian history.

Hedy Fry was born in Trinidad and Tobago where she graduated as class Valedictorian, winning a full scholarship for a Masters degree in English Literature at Oxford, England. She had done her undergraduate in French, English and Spanish literature, though her passion turned to medicine and she relinquished the scholarship to study medicine in Dublin, Ireland. Accepted into the program, she had one year to fulfill the academic requirements, which meant an intensive immersion in science from high school level to the equivalent of a Bachelor of Science in a single academic year. She completed her degree in Medicine with Honours at the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Ryan Steele

ryan_steele.jpgRyan Steele is half of the local sketch comedy duo 'The Ryan and Amy Show'. His online comedy videos with Amy Goodmurphy have over 5 million views. He his also an alumni of 'The Amazing Race Canada', coming in 3rd place in the show's second season. Ryan would like everybody to know he dyes his beard because it's fully grey and he's not ready for that yet. Ryan says that his main inspirations are Maya Rudolph, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, Kristin Wiig, Jan Hooks, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, and all the Kids in the Hall.



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Kyle Wellwood

kyle_wellwwod.jpgKyle Wellwood was born in Windsor, ON Canada. He has wife Bianca and son Roman. He is Vancouver Canucks alumni member. Some of his major interests include spending time with family, reading, investing and watching Dota 2.

NHL Career

Toronto Maple Leafs: 2005-08

Vancouver Canucks: 2008-10

San Jose Sharks: 2010-11

Winnipeg Jets: 2011-13

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Josh Rimer

josh_rimer.jpgIn 2007 Josh Rimer had “the most discussed video of all time” on YouTube and has since uploaded hundreds of videos, garnering over 12 million views on his main channel with over 28 thousand subscribers. 

In 2014 OUTtv began airing his videos on their national TV station in high rotation to over 1.2 million LGBT viewers across Canada, making him one of the most viewed personalities on the network. Josh has also been a member of Queer Prov since 2013 and can often be seen hosting or performing in their weekly live shows in the West End.



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Sister Festivus Illuminata

festivus.jpgThe Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights and respect for diversity. They use humour and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.

We the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence present our message of joy and acceptance to the greater community as something that deals with the natural aspirations of the human heart and spirit. We all know that words are so important. We have all heard it said that there is power in the spoken word. We have experienced the fact that words can hurt and words can heal." Sister Festivus Illuminata has come to believe that Sisters must be wordsmiths. "To use words to ravish people with the beautiful reality that he or she is unique and special and that no prior hurtful, unkind, insensitive words, events or any particular individual should take their power and ultimately make them feel any less vital than any other human being."

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Conni Smudge

conni_smudge.jpgDeveloping a character named Conni Smudge has been a journey, over 2 decades in the making and one that has taken her around the Globe. She has performed in some of the most unlikely of places. From Biker Bars to the Grand Theatres of Europe, Mz Smudge has done them all.

Her wit, charm and approachable nature has afforded her the honour of being a highly sought after event host and spokesperson.  With an uncanny ability to break through barriers and draw the audience in, an evening with Conni is unlike anything ever experienced.

Based out of Vancouver British Columbia, Mz Smudge has been the face of several events and charities, including the North American OutGames, Outlook TV, Pride Vancouver, Qmunity, The City of Vancouver, and the Q Hall of Fame Canada to name just a few.

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Mary Zilba

mary_zilba.jpgMary Zilba is an American singer and television personality best known for her singing career in Canada and her reign as Miss Ohio (Miss America Pageant). She was one of the main cast members of The Real Housewives of Vancouver.

Mary has worked in front of the camera and behind the scenes for almost 25 years – from writing and producing travel shows in Florida to writing for various series in LA and most recently was a star of a popular Bravo franchise reality series.




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