Key Note Speakers:
Kristjan Hebert — kristjanhebert.com
Kristjan Hebert was born and raised a farmer. He left the family farm briefly to obtain his bachelor of commerce at the University of Saskatchewan and articled at MNP to fulfill his CPA requirements.He then returned to pursue his passion for farming.
Grateful for being born into farming, Kristjan has made it his life’s work to help each and every farmer increase revenue and reduce risk in hopes of helping them live a better life, and fulfill the food needs of the growing world.
Fifteen years ago Leah Hextall started her sports broadcast career here in Brandon at CKX.
Since then, she has gone on to cover every major sport league in North America in Canada and the United States.
She has appeared on major networks including TSN, Sportsnet, Hockey Night in Canada, NESN in Boston and covering the World Cup of Hockey for ESPN in 2017.
This year, Leah ventured into the role of play-by-play calling the Canadian Women’s Hockey League for Sportsnet. In March, along with her broadcast partner, 3-time Olympic gold medalist for Canada in women’s hockey – Cassie Campbell-Pascal; the pair became the first all-female team to call a professional hockey championship, the Clarkson Cup.
Along with her play-by-play duties with Sportsnet this hockey season, Leah also contributes to “The Athletic” – an online subscription based publication which is the new standard in sports journalism. For The Athletic, Leah sits down for in depth one-on-one interviews with members of your Winnipeg Jets.
Lane is passionate about marketing, branding and image, especially as they apply to agriculture operations. He brings a unique focus onplanning and brand management based on his wide-ranging work experience that includes Labatt Breweries, Brown Communications and, most recently, Farm Credit Canada. Lane has now transitioned to focus on the 4,000-acre family grain farm, LDS Farms. He’s also the Vice-Chair for Saskatchewan Canola Development Commission.
Born and raised in Winnipeg, MB. Moved to Brandon age of 16 to play for Brandon Wheat Kings, from 1989 to 1993. Attending, training camp of the Hartford Whalers in 1992 and Dallas Stars 1993. Played professional hockey in the IHL, ECHL, CHL, WPHL and in England for 9 years. Started his Coaching career in 2001 with the Brandon Wheat Kings, and continued there fulfilling both roles as an Assistant and Head Coach, until 2014.
The last four years has been Head Coaching with Hockey Canada, and the country’s National Women’s Hockey Team. Most recently, “Chewy” was at the 2018 Winter Olympics, as an Assistant Coach with the Women’s Hockey Team
Certified HP2 NCCP Coach, Chartered Professional Coach (Coaches of Canada) ChPC 2017
Has served as a consulted to Team Hungary (IIHF), and various hockey organizations across Canada and internationally. Is a Coach Mentor for Hockey Canada, Hockey Manitoba and various other Hockey organizations.
Currently calls Brandon home, with his wife Cara, children Madie (21), Emma (18) and Nickolas (3)