Past Events Organized and/or Emceed by Rae Stonehouse aka Mr. Emcee  

Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse Speaks from Lectern 2018As a Director of the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) responsible for education & training of its members, Rae organized 21 monthly Townhall Series meetings and moderated the panel discussions.

The Townhall Series brings together a panel of experienced entrepreneurs who share their sage advice with their fellow entrepreneurs. The organizational process included: topic development, obtaining speakers, creating promotional copy, promoting & marketing the event, website development, working with speakers to develop Bios and introductions and then moderating the event. 


As the Moderator, Rae facilitated a series of questions that explored the subject at hand from different directions and worked with the panellists and audience to make it an interactive experience.

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The following is a list of topics that Rae has organized and moderated on behalf of OVES.


1. Presentation Skills for Entrepreneurs

2. Power Networking for Entrepreneurs: Secrets for Personal & Professional Success

3. Sales Secrets Revealed

4. Marketing-Where do I Start?

5. Risk Mitigation Strategies for Entrepreneurs

6. Public Speaking Talking Your Way to Increased Sales and Success

7. The Key Elements in a Successful Business

8. Entrepreneurial Ideation

9. Public Relations - How to get Free Publicity

10.Using Social Media to Drive Business

11 Search Engine Optimization

12 Marketing to the Baby Boomer & Mature Markets

13. Bartering for Entrepreneurial Success

14. E-Commerce for the Entrepreneur

15. Branding for the Entrepreneur

16. Business Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurs

17. Information Marketing for Entrepreneurs

18. Leveraging Social Media to Market Your Business

19. Money, Money, Money! What every entrepreneur needs to know to access it, earn it, spend it and to save even more of it.

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As a member & District Leader for Toastmasters International Rae has organized hundreds of weekly club meetings. As a volunteer he schedules hundreds of events around the province on behalf of District 21 Toastmasters on the d21 website that he is also the Webmaster. He has also organized and officiated at events at the Area, Division & District level with 400 or more in attendance. In May 2011 Rae co-emceed the District 21 Spring 2011 Conference in Osoyoos.

“I have worked with Rae in the Toastmasters International Skills and have witnessed his superior communication and leadership skills first hand. He has mentored and coached many people to success in the Toastmasters International program and beyond. He is a excellent facilitator and event organizer . He provides entertaining programs where the participants have learned something of quality and value. I wholeheartedly recommend Rae.” August 11, 2012 Mark Kelly, President Kelowna Flying Solo Toastmasters (2011-2013).


Dirty LaundryIn September 2011 Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse served as the local organizer & promoter for Dirty Laundry Theatrical Production held at the Kelowna Community Centre. Dirty Laundry Theatre Production is a poignant one-woman show that highlights the struggles of mental illness and the resulting stigma. 

 Lake Country Chambre of Commerce

Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse has served as the Master of Ceremonies for the Lake Country Chamber of Commerce 9th & 10th Annual Awards of Excellence in October 2011 & 2012. 

Elder Abuse ForumIn June of 2012 Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse organized an Elder Abuse Awareness Forum on behalf of Jo-Ann Keith, owner of Caring For You Support Services, in Kelowna, held at the KLO Campus of Okanagan University College.


“I enjoyed working with Rae. Rae is organized and is well spoken as Mr. Emcee. I would highly recommend Rae.” August 14, 2012 Jo-Ann Keith.


In November of 2012 Mr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse organized & Chaired the Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society (OVES) first annual Finding Strength Within the Forest Conference for local entrepreneurs. Rae serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors for OVES.

Finding Strength Within the Forest Conference

"Rae Stonehouse is the linchpin that tied together our conference efforts and created organization out of chaos! As the Vice Chair of Marketing I have worked with Rae through numerous activities including the launch of the First Annual Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurship Conference in the Fall of 2012. Rae's ability to take on a time-sensitive and demanding project, in his spare time no less, and follow through with a successfully deployed event strategy speaks to his talents. Working with short deadlines is often difficult, but his commitment to the project from start to finish, and handling of tasks both mundane and elaborate, give me more than enough confidence to recommend him as a strong organizer/strategist, event manager, and emcee. Kudos to you Rae!"

-- Daryl Dunstan, Vice Chair of Marketing, Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society

"Thank you to the Okanagan for believing in our dream of stimulating the entrepreneurial spirit among us, to our conference organizing team; to Rae Stonehouse, our entrepreneur society chair who cracked the whip when needed to move everything; our speakers, displayers and sponsors, who made it happen for all of us."


-- Joel Young, Founder of Okanagan Valley Entrepreneurs Society

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February 2013 Mr. Emcee organized Moving Forward Okanagan on behalf of OBRG (Okanagan Business Referral Group) Thursday. This was a business networking meeting to raise funds for Metro Up Financial Asset & Literacy Foundation and welcomed Casey Clarke back to the Okanagan. 

"As the current President of the Okanagan Business Referral Group (Thursday morning) in Kelowna, I wanted to pass on this gesture of Kudos to Rae for doing a great job. We recently had an event as both a fund Raiser for a local Charity called Metro UP and a networking opportunity with our keynote speaker Casey Clarke. This was a task Rae spear headed in a professional manner and did a great job hosting as the Emcee of the event. I would recommend Rae to anyone looking for both an event Organizer and an Emcee for you event. Thank you Rae."  Kelly Wolfe, OBRG President, Mortgage Broker, Lendingmax


Mr Emcee LogoMr. Emcee aka Rae Stonehouse DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) is an experienced Master of Ceremonies having organized & officiated at hundreds of Toastmaster functions & community events with varying sizes of audiences. 

Mr. Emcee offers a full range of services for planning and organizing your perfect event whether it be a seminar, workshop, conference or larger event. From start to finish ... we do it all! Click here to review our services.

Fee structure is based on the complexity of the individual event, location & time of the event. Contact Rae Stonehouse at 250-451-6564 or for a complimentary discussion of your needs.


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