Experience has honed my ability to think quickly, act decisively, and communicate effectively on camera, through a microphone or live on stage.​

The benefits of Hiring Daryl as your Emcee

Virtual Events




"Having Daryl emcee our events was always such a positive experience. His ability to understand our cause and connect with our audience was such an important part of our success for many years. "
Nick Parkinson
President & CEO, YMCA of Northern Alberta

A long time coming...​

Over my decades as a news anchor, I essentially emceed a newscast each night by guiding the audience through the news of the day. Breaking news required the same skills except amplified! There was no script and I had to stay mentally agile to do the job well.

It’s easy to just read the script put in front of you by an organizing committee and I’m sure you’ve heard that at events in the past. The key is not just to read the message but to bring it to life, be engaged and most importantly keep the audience engaged. That has been the focus of my entire career. The story and the message first!

More than just an emcee...​

I have emceed hundreds of events over the years from small gatherings to the very biggest galas in the Edmonton area. Snowflake Gala and Festival of Trees are just two examples of the large scale events I’ve done. In every instance, I ensure the organization’s message is delivered with integrity, style, and humor.

That’s what you get when I emcee an event: nearly 4 decades of experience both on-air and in front of live audiences. I can help ensure the program goes smoothly and even when something does go awry, I can handle it. Bonus: I’m now a certified auctioneer I’m excited to be able to offer both services.