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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


TCS S4 set
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.


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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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.


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



News/ updates/ comedy shows

Hey everyone,
Just to provide some news and updates about recent shows, YouTube giveaways, upcoming Comedy Shows and The Candy Show TV Production.

Up coming Comedy shows for September

Candy will be heading to Banff tomorrow morning to headline a Comedy show at the Kinnear Centre, then the following week she will be in Saskatchewan headlining a comedy show for Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations.  ( please visit the calendar to view dates and details).

Recent shows/ events

Candy was in Quebec, Ontario, Cape Breton, Havre Boucher, and Halifax for various comedy shows, Celebrity yard sales, fundraisers, and festivals.  We have compiled a photo Gallery of all the places Candy has been in the past handful of weeks.

YouTube Channels

Comedy Channel

Life Style Channel  –  Candy currently has a MASSIVE Giveaway on this channel right now.  Please visit her YouTube channel, and watch the Giveaway video.  This is open to every country, so please watch the video and follow the easy steps to qualify. Contest open until October 1st, 2012.  The winner will be announced on this date.  Good luck!





Stand up Comedy, Event Host, Keynote speaker

Are you looking for an Entertainer for your event, function or festival?
Do you want to find the right Stand Up Comedian that will have you in stitches for 45 minutes straight? Candy Palmater is brash, big and bodacious…. and will leave you wanting more.

To book Candy for your event for Comedy or to Host your Festival or event, please visit the contact/ Bookings page above the website.

Performing for Big Brother Big Sister Gala, Halifax, 2007

Inspirational Keynote speaker/ Diversity Keynote Speaker

Candy Palmater is one of a kind in that she can make you laugh and weep in one single swoop.  Candy’s talent of delivering a Diversity keynote, Aboriginal Keynote and Gay rights keynote is top class, and is highly sought after on the keynote circuit.  Candy Palmater’s keynote address has brought her as far away as New Zealand, and has her delivered powerful and emotional keynote speeches to client’s of many national unions, first nation events, Federal Government, Provincial government organizations, Corporate clients,  Insurance companies, Universities and the list goes on.

To book Candy for your next keynote speaker, please visit the contact/ bookings page above on the top page of the website.Candy speaking at Cape Breton University 2012