Jim Swan is retired in 2011 after over 40 years in broadcasting, most recently as a salesperson with Astral Radio London. His face and voice became familiar to people throughout Southwestern Ontario as a result of years in front of cameras and microphones in Woodstock, Wingham and London and his presence as MC at countless events. He continues to serve as MC.
Jim is past- president and a member of the Board of Directors of the Agape Foundation of London, Past-President of The Garrison Community Council London and Region, and belongs to the Rotary Club of London and the London Branch of the Toaist Tai Chi Society.
Jim established Swan eCommunications and besides providing MC services, produces video and audio recordings. As well he is currently providing marketing services to the BBB of Western Ontario.
He continues to live in London with his wife Joanne.
A successful singer-songwriter, actress, model, and television host, Beverley Mahood is a dynamic entertainer, highly recognized, musically, for several solo albums and for the female country trio, "Lace". Since 2010 she has reached international audiences through her work on TV, as the host of the family series, "Pick a Puppy".
Beverley's musical past includes several albums, Girl Out of the Ordinary (1998), Moody Blue (2004), Unmistakable (2009), a couple of very successful Christmas albums and a partnership with David Foster on the female trio, Lace (1999), each album as diverse and acclaimed as the entertainer herself. In the last few years Beverley has frequented the charts with hit singles, Hope and Gasoline, Sunday I'm and Angel, I Can't Outrun You and Atmosphere all leading to her next release, "Better" which will be released in early 2017.
As a songwriter, Beverley is both productive and highly recognized with credits that include Celine Dion and many others in addition to her own albums. Recently, her song, "Chariots of Fire" was used by the, 2016, USA Presidential campaign. Says Beverley - "My songs deal with life, mine and the people I meet along the way. Some are about life challenges but I have met fun happy people too, so it all gets covered."
Beverley's performances have included tours with George Strait, Tim McGraw, Kenny Rogers, plus some interesting exclusive performances. Over the past few years she has performed for the G8, World Leaders (2010), the American/Canadian Military in Afghanistan (2004, 2010, 2011), the Royal Family (2012) and on Beijing, China, Television for an Aids Awareness program reaching 100 million people. In 2010 she was a celebrated guest at the G20 Canadian Woman of Distinction luncheon.
Beverley has often performed somewhat on the edge with many unique and non-music experiences. These include touring with the Vagina Monologues, a regular guest spot on the TSN's, "Off The Record", time as a celebrity model for Bootlegger, TV commercial work with Smokey Robinson and Boyz II Men, a lead role in the 2014 TV-movie, "Changing Seasons", hosting numerous TV shows for CMT and a year with City-TV's Breakfast Televison.
With a passion for community that rivals her love of music, Beverley is a devoted supporter of charitable endeavors with a focus on children. "As artists, we have the privilege of a voice and a stage. We have a responsibility to use that privilege so those without can be heard. Children need that voice." She is the spokesperson for the Pink Mitten Campaign (Cancer Research) and 2016 marks Beverley's 20th year with Saskatchewan's, CTV‐Telemiracle and Canada's Food Banks. "I am very grateful to have worked beside people like Bob McGrath, the Kinsmen Foundation and the Huron Carole's, Tom Jackson since I began my career … magical!" Beverley was recognized for her philanthropic work, with the, "CCMA - 2014, Slaight Music Humanitarian Award". "Born in Belfast, living between Ontario and Nashville, Beverley is a proud Canadian … "I can't wink, I can't whistle … but I love my hockey"