Hot Tops: Violence Against Women, Bullying and the Importance of Health and Fitness for Today’s Youth
We all have dreams deep inside of us. Dreams we feel we could never possibly achieve. Angus Reid is somebody who found a way to make his dream a reality. Angus has just finished playing his 13th year of professional football for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.
The Richmond Born native played in 200 professional games placing him in the top 5 all time for games played by a BC Lion. Throughout his career Angus has been a 3 time all star, 2 time Grey Cup Champion and 8 time team captain.
A long shot to make it pro, too small, and way too short, Angus didn’t even begin playing football until the eleventh grade. He then missed three of his five collegiate seasons with a severe stomach aliment, making it back for his senior season and becoming only the 5th All American in school history. Angus became the 4th overall pick in the 2001 CFL college draft by the Toronto Argonauts only to be cut by them following his first training camp. It has been through sheer determination and relentlessness that Angus was able to not only fulfill his seemingly impossible dream, but also be able to do it longer than almost anybody else.
Over the years Angus has become much more than simply a football star but has become a true fixture in the community. He writes a weekly newspaper column for the Vancouver Province, hosts a radio show on the team 1040, does regular television appearances, and tours BC speaking out on such issues as ‘Violence Against Women’, ‘Bullying’, and the importance of health and fitness for today’s youth.
Angus’ home base is Vancouver. For rates and availability,
please contact Karen@old.denverspeakersbureau.com or (303) 478-6652