Canadian Keynote Speakers: Julie and Colin Angus

by Angus Rowboats

Are you looking for inspiring Canadian keynote speakers for your next event?   

Bestselling authors and National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Julie and Colin Angus specialize in giving keynote presentations that resonate, inspire and motivate. This husband and wife team who founded Angus Rowboats Ltd. are masters of achieving the impossible; from completing the first entirely human powered circumnavigation of Earth to rowing unsupported across the Atlantic Ocean through two hurricanes.  While adventure, research and exploration is their primary occupation, Julie and Colin are also master storytellers, sharing their exploits through bestselling books, documentaries and, most intimately, on stage.  These Canadian keynote speakers have inspired hundreds of audiences around the world from countless fortune 500 companies to educational institutions.

If your objective is to have your audience entertained through rollicking humor and riveting stories, while learning important life lessons, this is the team for you.  Julie and Colin are Canadian keynote speakers who give motivational presentations together or independently.  Julie offers a refreshing female perspective in the male-dominated world of exploration.  Lexus recently shared some of Julie's words of inspiration in an interview which you can see here: Lexus with Julie.

To learn more about these Canadian keynote speakers, or to book Julie and Colin for your next event, please visit Canada Keynote Speakers.

Testimonial from Keynote Presentations:

“ I could have never prepared myself for the emotions I felt when you presented your story to the group. I had tears a couple times.” – CAPPA 

“Colin and Julie were simply sensational. They were excellent to deal with prior to the conference, a real pleasure to meet and chat with, and of course they delivered a memorable keynote presentation that our franchisees are still buzzing about. I would highly recommend them.” – Brett Browne, Magnetsigns

“Your presentation and story was incredible and most certainly one of the highlights of the entire conference.” – Gina Delle Rose-Ash, St Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation

“I’ve heard all the great testimonials, but words can’t really convey the power of your presentation.” -Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)

“Everyone loved your keynote presentation, you are inspiring, courageous, amazing individuals.” – Jennifer Elliott, Capital Regional District  

Clients that Julie and Colin have provided keynote presentations to include:

Shell Canada

Thompson Reuters

Royal LePage

Price Waterhouse Coopers



Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce/ Wood Gundy

Helly Hansen Canada

Rolls Royce

Farm Credit Canada

Imax Corporation

National Geographic

Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)

Canadian Association of Petroleum Production Accounting (CAPPA)

Association of Public Sector information Professionals Canada Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC) – Vancouver, Fort St. John and Victoria branches

Growing Rural Tourism Alberta

British Columbia Medical Association

Manitoba Municipal Administrators Association

Avanti Software Inc.

Cumis Life Insurance Canada

Northern BC Tourism

Fraser Valley Real Estate Board

AbbVie Braun/Allison Inc.

Fernie Chamber of Commerce

Cooperators Group Ltd.

Worldstrides: Educational Student Travel

Communitech Technology Leadership Conference

Ivanhoe Cambridge

Government Finance Officers of Western Canada

Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP (FMC)

City of Surrey

A&W Canada

Northgate Chevrolet Buick GMC

Scotia Dealer Advantage

United Egg Farmers International

Symposium on Highway Geometric Design

Canadian Health Libraries Association

City of Richmond

St. Lawrence Seaways Management

Tourism Vancouver Island AGM

Wallace & Carey Inc.

Freestone Capital Management

Wood Buffalo Safety

Every Woman

Mountain Equipment Co-op Canada

Illuminating Engineering Society

BC Marine Trade

Saskatchewan Parks & Recreation

Carma Developers

Travelers Financial Corporation

Hollyburn Properties Ltd.

MLC Group

Associate Veterinary Clinics Canada

Alberta Health Authority

BC Lung Cancer Association

Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)


Entrepreneurs’ Organization – Vancouver, Canada and Winnipeg, Canada branches

Canadian Institute of Financial Planners


District of Maple Ridge

Capital Regional District

Calgary Zoo

Canadian Association for Earthquake Engineering

Canada West Ski Areas Association

2010 Legacies Now

Canada Trans Canada Trail

Act Now

BC Association of School Business Officials of Alberta

Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management

Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada

Belleville Sales and Advertising Club

BC Automobile Association

Home Loans Canada

Westlink Innovation Network

Truestar Health

Women’s Business Network – Comox Valley

Safe Community Wood Buffalo

Recreational Facilities Association of BC

Salt Spring Island Conservancy

Youth G.R.E.E.N. Conference

The Mountaineers

Vancouver Maritime Museum

Annual Cardiovascular Conference

Canada Forestry Innovation Investment Ltd.

Healthy Heart

Active Communities

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association

Rowing Canada

Outdoor Industry Association

School District 71 Support Staff

Bluewater Cruising Association Clients

Festivals and Exhibitions

Ottawa Outdoor and Adventure Travel Show

City of Canmore: Festival of Eagles

Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo

TEDx Belgium

Adventures in Travel Expo (New York, Washington, Long Beach, Chicago)

University of Toronto Reading Series


Prince George Outdoor Adventure Trade Show

London Boat Show (London, England)

Adventure Travel Film Festival (Lindsay, ON, Canada)

North Shore Writers Festival Vancouver International Film Festival (VIMFF) Vancouver, Canada

Boat Show

The eh List Author Series

Canwrite Canadian International Festival of Authors

Words on the Water Writers Festival

International Explorers Festival

Clients – Educational Institutions

Queens Canadian Leadership Conference, Kingston, ON

North Island College UBC

Alma Mater Society

University of Victoria, Business Workplace Skills Conference

Round Square International

Humber College, Toronto,ON, Canada

Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops, BC

University of Victoria Alumni, Victoria, BC, Canada

Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC

St. Michael’s University School, Victoria, BC, Canada

Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester, NY

Rockridge Secondary School, Vancouver, BC, Canada

BCIT Student Association, Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, BC

St. Christopher’s School, London, England

Timberline Secondary School, Campbell River, B.C.

Jasper Place Highschool

Livingstone Elementary School, Vancouver, B.C.,

Canada Nightingale Elementary School, Vancouver, B.C.

Carleton Elementary School, Vancouver, B.C.

Highland Secondary School, Comox, B.C.

St. Pius X Catholic School, Toronto, ON

Rockridge Secondary School, Vancouver, B.C.

Summerland Middle School, Summerland, B.C.

KVR Middle School, Penticton, B.C.

McNicoll Park Middle School, Penticton, B.C.

Skaha Lake Middle School, Penticton, B.C.

Trout Creek Elementary School, Summerland, B.C., Canada

Oilfields High School, Black Diamond, AB

Margaret Avenue Senior Public School, Waterloo, ON

Village Park Elementary School, Comox, B.C.

Naramata Elementary School, Naramata, B.C.

To Learn More about Julie and Colin Angus or to book them for Speaking, please visit Keynote Speakers Canada.  


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