Category Archives: Inspirational/ Motivational Speaker

Candy travels all across the globe delivering key note speeches on Aboriginal issues, Diversity, power of language, LGBT topics, racism/ sexism, and candy is an advocate for Educating the youth.

WeDay Atlantic Canada 2013

Good day everyone.

Just wanted to share with all of you some pictures from yesterday.  The WeDay event held at Halifax Metro centre was a blast, and the amount of energy each student was exuding was so powerful and positive over the day.  Candy spoke about Love, kindness, acceptance and inclusion.  Here are a handful of pictures we would like to share with you.  They can be found on The Candy Show Fan Page on Face Book, and I wanted to share them with you here:

Candy with front man Jacob Hoggard of Hedley providing the metal scowl, back stage in green room of WeDay
Candy with front man Jacob Hoggard of Hedley providing the metal scowl, back stage in green room of WeDay
Candy Palmater speaking to 8000 students at Halifax Metro Centre centre stage at WeDay 2013
Candy Palmater speaking to 8000 students at Halifax Metro Centre centre stage at WeDay 2013
Candy with the right honorable Michaelle Jean back stage at WeDay 2013
Candy with the right honorable Michaelle Jean back stage at WeDay 2013
Candy delivering a powerful message to 8000 students on the center stage of WeDay 2013
Candy delivering a powerful message to 8000 students on the center stage of WeDay 2013
Candy speaking center stage of WeDay, note the jumbo tron, and how immensely massive this place is.  Halifax Metro Centre. So fun.
Candy speaking center stage of WeDay, note the jumbo tron, and how immensely massive this place is. Halifax Metro Centre. So fun.

 

Thank you for your continued support and love.  I will be adding for photos to this album as I receive them.

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Until next post….

Motivational/ Inspirational/ Team Building Cultural Keynote Speaker

Good morning everyone,

Sorry for the long delay in between the last post to this one.  These past few months have been exceptionally busy and we are not complaining. Candy Palmater has been flying all over the country on a keynote speaking tour, and the month of November is not letting up. Candy’s flare for speaking to High Schools has her in Ontario this month traveling to many secondary schools in the Upper Grand District School Board, as well as delivering her important message at the Conference held in Guelph Ontario.

Candy was out west speaking at the Central Okanagan Teachers Association in Kelowna, BC for their Development Day, at the end of October 2013.  Candy’s message is being heard far and wide.  She has been as far away as New Zealand and as close as Nova Scotia High Schools, where she will be heading to Horton High School in early December.

Candy is no stranger to conferences.  She will be at the Disabilities Conference in Sydney Cape Breton, as well as Education Conference in Guelph, Northern Women’s Conference in Toronto and the Equity Conference also in Toronto, over the next few weeks.Adding 2 speaking tours to the list in November and she is one busy woman. Spreading several, positive, uplifting, inspirational, and motivational messages in the unique style that is Candy.

POWERFUL MESSAGE: ( Pentecostal  Minister APPROVED)

Weeks after Candy delivers her incredible talks, participants often will be emailing Candy telling her how she had helped them.  Candy’s often being told that her message is healing.  That she is a medicine woman, and a natural healer, by elders in the Communities, and this is her gift from the Creator.  Candy is spreading Love everywhere she travels. Leaving her mark and an impression that will be embedded in everyone who listens.  You can hear a pin drop when she speaks to a crowd of 500 students. You can hear the quietness of the synapse occurring in those who listens to Candy’s message, even touching those to a point, that tears stream down the cheeks. In the next story you will be laughing until your stomach is sore and cheeks are tired from exhaustive smiling.  After one hour, you will feel like you have never felt before, sometimes a little lighter than you did 60 minutes before hearing Candy speak.  But you walk around carrying yourself a little differently.  You feel a change in attitude in life, and towards others around you.

One particular school Candy spoke to last year had a terrible bullying problem. Candy was called it to see what she could do. After delivering her message, many students did not want to let her go, and thanked her for speaking about the topics she did.  We received a message later that day that the three bullies of the secondary school decided to turn themselves in to the Principal’s office, and even one cried. Everyone deserves a chance.

Skeptics have even had an undercover Pentecostal Ministers in the audience. Fearing that Candy may be speaking about messages that young people should not hear. At the end of Candy’s speech, once the line up of young people tapered  down from receiving hugs, there was one man left in the lineup.  He introduced himself as the  Pentecostal Minister, and he was sent by concerned members of his church to listen in on what Candy Palmater was saying.  He simply smiled and wondered what he was doing there. He told Candy that her message is powerful and her sermon is in line with his, Love and kindness. There was nothing bad about that.     Candy’s message should be heard by everyone.

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This concludes today’s message. Often we talk about Candy Palmater The Comedian, or Candy Palmater The TV Personality,  The YouTube Gal, The Actor, but not often you get to hear about her Speaking.   I will post about her recent Comedy gigs and her upcoming events.  For now, I invite you to check out her Calendar here:

Candy PalmaterTomorrow I will post about Candy Palmater- The Entertainer!

Have a great day,

Denise Tompkins – Candy’s Manager

 

 

Canadian Keynote Speaker and Aboriginal Comedian

Updates from Candy’s Manager – Denise Tompkins

Bookings: 902 404-0047  OR Email your request here

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The Candy Show Season 4, small part of the set where Candy interviews her Music guests. This is a replica of her high school bedroom, where she dreamed of having musicians hang with her and talk about music.

Candy Palmater has been very busy lately, working on many National Television projects that include: The Candy Show – National Variety Television series Created by and 100% written by, Candy Palmater. The Candy Show filmed it’s 4th season in Halifax spring 2013 at the Olympic Gardens, where we transform the large building into a giant filming studio. Seasons 1, 2 and 3 can currently be viewed every Wednesday night on APTN and APTN HD Channels. ( Check your service provider for exact airing times in your time zone). Season 4 is currently in Post Production, but be sure to subscribe to our website to not miss out on the FREE news updates.

OTHER Television NEWS:

Candy Palmater has acted on Call Me Fitz, Season 4, as Cholita, opposite Jason Priestly, for HBO Canada.

Candy in her character role as an ex-con named Cholita on Season 4 of Call Me Fitz.
Candy in her character role as an ex-con named Cholita on Season 4 of Call Me Fitz.

She has acted in Thom Fitzgerald’s NEW series Sex & Violence, Season 1, as Louella opposite Olympia Dukakis  for OUTtv.

Candy has a NEW role in Thom Fitgerald,s NEW series, Forgive Me, Season 1, as Agnes, for Super Channel. ( Currently filming)

Watch for another NEW National Television series, Created by Candy Palmater, and she has hired another know Canadian writer, Drew Hayden Taylor, to write with her, called Pink Indian.  Candy has a development deal with APTN, and is currently working away writing and developing her Pilot and a few episodes, hoping to begin filming in 2014.

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KEYNOTE Speaking

When Candy is not filming, writing of performing her Stand up comedy, she is on the road traveling all over the country delivering her stellar keynote speeches, to thousands of participants at various events, gigs and Education seminars. As an International Speaker, Candy is consistently traveling to where she is needed to deliver her powerful messages. Candy delivers many messages in her speeches, and you will never find her speeches video recorded, or on line and not for sale.  In order to hear Candy speak,and inquire about speaking rates,  you can book her for your event here.

Some topics: Aboriginal/ First Nation Rights, Power of Language, Education, Motivational/ Inspirational topics, Women’s Rights, Gay/ Lesbian Rights, Anti-Bullying, One Love, Inclusion, just to name a few.

Candy at Cape Breton University delivering a powerful keynote speech. You can here a pin drop drop when Candy is at the podium.
Candy at Cape Breton University delivering a powerful keynote speech. You can here a pin drop drop when Candy is at the podium.

 

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Canadian Aboriginal Comedian, Actor, Speaker, Host

Candy Palmater is a Canadian Icon, she is known in the Canadian scene as an all around Entertainer.  She is a stand up comedian, and TV Host of her own National Variety TV Show on the Aboriginal People Television Network, ( APTN), currently wrapping up filming her 4th Season, with 13 episodes. Candy has acted on Season 4 of Call Me Fitz before filming her own TV series, and has just been on set of Thom Fitzgerald’s new TV series, Sex and Violence for OUT TV.  With a week rest, she is off to Toronto for some work, meetings and Hosting a massive outdoor surprise!  While currently writing on a NEW Dramady series with a Development deal for APTN, called The Pink Indian.

Candy Palmater is an Actor, Comedian, TV Host, Event Host, Mistress of Ceremonies and she has an activist side as well.  She is a Gay rights activist, Aboriginal rights activist, Education activist with First nation Youth, and she delivers the most compelling Motivational and Inspiring Keynote speeches all across the country.  She can make you laugh and cry all in one speech, at the same time delivering powerful message of one love, inclusiveness and education.

Candy also puts on powerful workshops, mostly educational and informational workshops around Aboriginal History.

Bring Candy to your events, Expos, private or corporate events, symposiums, stages, concerts, meetings, or where ever you may need some Prime Entertainment,  keynote speaker and host for your needs.  Contact us today, by clicking here.

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Today is my second most favorite Holiday. I love everything about Halloween – scary movies, costumes, make up, fall time of year and candy kisses.  I will be uploading my top 10 favorite scary movies to my YouTube Channel this afternoon, please be sure to tune in and subscribe to my YouTube Channel in preparation for the video. By clicking HERE you will be taken to my Channel.

Top 10 Horror Movie Video

Recent Engagements

I have been on the road traveling the country for Comedy, TV, Professional Speaking and Hosting for the past few months. I have been posting photos and updates on my website and I wanted to share with you where I have been in the last couple weeks.  I had the pleasure of visiting North Nova Education Centre and Northumberland Regional High School, speaking to students about Diversity, Inclusion with the world theme of “Born This Way”.  Speaking to High School students is very important to me, definitely one of my high lights each year.  North Nova Education Centre was so welcoming, I have to show you some great pictures we took while visiting.  Much love greeted me as I entered the front doors, and I was well looked after by everyone, Thank you.

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News update for Candy Palmater/ The Candy Show

Good Monday Morning,

This will be the first Monday that we have not posted “Its Just Another Mani Monday”, sorry to you for missing one Monday.  We have a lot of great exciting news though, and for now we are only allowed to share some of the great news.  Candy Palmater has officially resigned from her day job as the Director of Mi’Kmaq Liason Office in the Department of Education, to 100% concentrate and peruse her Entertainment business.  Candy has been traveling the country extensively with her Stand Up Comedy and with her Keynote speech and Hosting talent. Candy will now be able to give all her time and attention to her love and her business that includes: National TV Show “The Candy Show”, Comedy , Writing, Hosting,  Keynote speeches and more up coming projects….. like a Book!  yes, finally, Candy will be able to work on the big book that many people, friends, family and fans have been asking for.

Candy has a special and unique talent, I try to be unbiased, however the truth is the truth. Candy’s ability to reach out to young people, especially aboriginal/ First nation Youth is astounding.  The results of Motivating, Inspiring and helping young people to believe in themselves and to  persevere with their struggles, and conquering fears made Candy realize her own life journey.  To Book Candy please click HERE

Past week News/ Gigs

This past Saturday was NSRAP ( Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project) big Gala night, that Candy hosts every year and has done so now for 6 years.  Here is NSRAP Website, read more about what they do.  Without NSRAP, Candy and I could not legally marry.

Candy was in 6 Nations in Ontario last week for 3 days hosting/ speaking to Aboriginal Youth and educators alike. NPAAMB Website  for details about this annual event.

Tattoo News

Yesterday Candy had Ian Preeper of Classy Tattoo Company  Tattoo a very special piece on Candy’s right arm. A memorial piece for her late brother Billy Palmater in the most vibrant colors. Take a look. This concludes the news from  last week.  More news and pictures will be coming….

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Until next time.

 

Speaking and Hosting Gigs next week

Canada’s only Gay, First nation, National TV personality will be speaking to Aboriginal students next week, as well as Halifax’s Gay community NSRAP Gala night.  Candy is one of kind, she wears a few hats: National TV Host, Comedian and Keynote Speaker.  Candy travels to high schools all around the Eastern Provinces ( right now), delivering powerful messages to students, educators, Principals alike with a message.  The results are incredible, we receive messages every day from students, parents of students and educators showing gratitude for Candy providing the necessary motivation and inspiration the students and those who teach, what they needed to move forward to stay in school and for the teachers, the power to help keep students in class.  Candy’s powerful message has helped bullies from a high school she spoke to, to “turn themselves in” to the Principal!   Incredible results.  To have Candy speak to your school click here Bookings

Candy has been traveling expensively across the country.  Next week Candy will be hosting and speaking at the 3 day event in Ontario for Niagara Peninsula Aboriginal Area Management Board’s 5th annual  “Dream Walkers Gathering”.  This event is to help motivate aboriginal students to help stay in school and graduate.

Candy is the Host and will speak for the 3 days

October 15-19 Candy will be away.

After she is back from Ontario, Candy will be hosting NSRAP ( Nova Scotia Rainbow Action Project), Gala Night. October 20th.

Candy is the host for this great event each year

To read about NSRAP, please visit the website to learn more. About NSRAP

October 23rd – Candy will be traveling to New Glasgow area of Nova Scotia to speak to 2 high schools.

For inquiries or to book Candy for your event, festival, school, to host your event, comedy or whatever you need, click here

Laughter is the perfect Medicine, Book Candy Today

 

 

Wearing 2 hats – Comedy and Speaking

Good morning,  Candy and (The Candy Show) fans -Today’s blog is  written by me, Denise Tompkins, Candy’s Manager.

Today’s blog post is more about Candy, rather than her videos,  and her life style YouTube Channel.  I want to provide all of you with details of Candy Palmater’s talents.  Many of you might only now her as a Professional stand up comedian, or maybe a National TV star, or just as an inspirational speaker.  I want to introduce all of Candy’s talents to you.  I would not be a good Manager if I didn’t, now would I? (*smile)

Candy Palmater’s number one, greatest talent is her ability to captivate audiences with her Key note speeches. She can make you weepy and laugh through the power of her words, and at the same time feel motivated or become active in your cause, business and education.  Here are a few of many testimonials from clients Please read I have the pleasure of attending Candy’s key note speeches, and just when I think I have heard everything, wham, I am knocked off my feet with emotion once more.  I feel fueled with my every day tasks and with my career, not to mention how I interact with people. Candy’s speeches help with self confidence, motivation with life in general but more importantly, how you move through life on your own path.  Candy’s stay in school message brings her speaking to auditoriums in junior high and high schools across the country.  Candy speaks to college and university students, educators, Principals, and vice principals.  Everyone walks away with a heightened sense of importance that helps each person with their life journey. Once you hear Candy speak, you will never see the world the same again.   I’d like to invite you to read About Candy

I believe the second greatest talent of Candy Palmater, and this is a very tight second, perhaps 1.5 rather than a 2,  is her Stand up Comedy.  There isn’t a single person alive today that delivers comedy the way Candy can deliver.  I have searched and I am yet to find other like her, trust me.  There are many awesome comedians performing their craft, and many utilize the “industry normal” or “industry standard” as I like to call it.  I think this is great,  and I think that stand up comedy is a true art form.  You try getting up on a stage in front of 500 people, just you, and entertain for 1 hour solid. Bet you can’t do it, I know I would have a massive coronary if I even try stepping on a stage.   There are many styles of stand up comedy, and many unique ways to deliver the funny to the audience.  Candy Palmater’s comedy is unique, friggin hilarious, most often edgy, and educational.  At the moment of delivery, the  impact of a joke can make you laugh until you pee yourself ( I have witnessed many aftermaths after Candy has been on stage, and this has happened). But at 3 AM you wake up thinking about the underlying message in Candy’s material.

Candy’s comedy Shows are often Produced by her Manager, me, or she travels the country to large events, Corporate functions, private festivals, outdoor festivals, TV specials, and private functions.  Catching a stand up comedy show is your city/ province or country is very limited, but that does not mean she won;t be there. Contact BOOKINGS and we will bring her to you.  Candy has performed in front of an audience of 50 people, and as large as 12,000 people. There is no venue that is too large for Candy, “bigger the better”, Candy says.  Candy receives emails, fan messages, new fan messages and social media tweets about her comedy shows, TV show ( The Candy Show – variety national Television series where Candy performs comedy), and her speaking all the time.  I love to hear that her message is out there, people are listening and people are loving Candy’s vibe.   Wikipedia – Candy Palmater

** Candy writes all her comedy material and her National TV show is 100% written/ created/ Co-Produced by Candy Palmater**   Many comedians of her caliber, have co-writers, not Candy. ( This is unique in itself).  Candy’s Comedy YouTube Channel

Candy’s Television Series

Thank you for supporting Candy Palmater.  My goal was to boast about my client, and I hope my summary blog paid homage to a great Canadian Comedian, an awesome Canadian Entertainer, and a wonderful, intelligent, and kind person.

Please leave us your comments, we love to hear from you.

Manager – Denise Tompkins

 

 

Photos from Aboriginal Day LIVE 2012 – on APTN

Candy was a smash hit as one of the hosts on Aboriginal Day Live – National LIVE Televised music festival, celebrating National Aboriginal Day – live from Winnipeg and from Regina. Candy is Canada’s only First Nation, gay woman,stand-up comedian that has her own national prime time TV series, The Candy Show, that airs Thursday nights on APTN & APTNHD, as well as many other times throughout the week. Season 3 is currently in post-production, and will air later this winter.
On set of Candy’s show, The Candy Show, she conducts all her interviews of the Musical guests, in her giant big pink bed. APTN had a replica built of this big pink bed and a smaller stage built for Candy specifically to interview musicians on Aboriginal day LIVE – including, Inez and Joey Stylez.
WE have attached a handful of pictures from the night’s event. Please check out APTN & APTN HD to catch the replay of Aboriginal Day live broadcast – they usually replay it several times until next years broadcast.
Candy is the ultimate Canadian Entertainer – her very unique comedy style is not found on Yuk Yuk’s stage, or other smaller comedy stages. Candy Palmater’s stand up comedy is one of a kind, unique and absolutely hilariously funny! Young or older, everyone LOVES Candy. My dare – try not to laugh, come on , I dare you.
You can find Candy on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and of course YouTube!
Check her her awesome videos, some comedy, some rants, some make-up, some book reviews. if you have something you want Candy to rant about, please leave us a message through the website and let us know.adl2012-1adl2012-4adl2012-3adl2012-2adl2012-6adl2012-13adl2012-8forks-5-winnipegadl2012-15

Aboriginal Day LIVE June 23rd

Here are a few pictures during rehearsal from the forks in Winnipeg June 22nd, for the big event June 23rd.  The National Televised event will draw many thousands of people to Winnipeg and Regina locations.  You can sit in the comfort of your own home and watch everything happening as it happens. Co- Hosted by Candy Palmater ( Canadian aboriginal host/ emcee), she will be interviewing the musicians on her set on stage in the big bed.

June 23rd 9PM ET/ 10PM AT only on APTN and APTN HD channels.

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