Angus has been in the public eye as a professional football player for well over a decade now. The home grown star out of Richmond has been with the British Columbia Lions since 2001, and has been their starting center since 2003. Angus has been an All Canadian, multiple time conference All Star, lineman of the year nominee, lineman of the week winner, a "Friday Night Gladiator", 8 time team captain, and a 2 time Grey Cup Champion. 

A long shot to make it pro, Angus did not start football until the 11th grade, and then missed 3 of his 5 college years due to illness. He is a model of determination and will, and has been speaking on this subject ever since realizing his hard fought dream in 2001. Since then, he has spoken nearly nonstop to over 1000 schools, organizations, teams, businesses, and at events, on the constant pursuit of your dreams, and the hard work and effort required to beat all the obstacles along the way.

With his wealth of insightful experiences, humorous stories and very sociable outgoing personality, Angus has become a sought after speaker, versatile enough to fit almost any need.

Angus can be reached at for your speaking requests and fundraising needs.


2002 - current schools across Western Canada Over 500 various key notes,lectures and presentations 
Jan 28/15 North Vancouver Social Media awareness and family values discussion Special Key Note
Jan 21/15 Vancouver Sun Life Financial AGM Key Note - Success in spite of all odds
Nov 30/14 Vancouver Cystic Fibrosis Gala Emcee / Key Note
Oct 30/14 Vancouver Kids Upfront Gala Emcee / Key Note
Oct 20/14 Port Moody Toastmasters BC Conference  Special Key Note
Sept 28/14 West Vancouver West Vancouver U40 group Key Note - Determination
Sept 19/14 Vancouver Maple Leaf Canada Key Note - Success Through Adversity
Sept 10/14 Vernon North Okanagan Rotary Club Sport dinner Key Note Speaker
June 18/14 Vancouver VPD Gang Crime Unit Key Note - Life Choices
May 20/14 Calgary Intact Insurance Key Note - Team Building
April 12/14 Kamloops B.C. Kamloops Sports Hall of Fame Dinner Key Note Speaker
March 8/14 Vancouver VRC Rugby "Captains" Dinner Key Note Speaker
March 6/14 Richmond KidSportBC fundraising dinner Key Note Speaker
March 4/14 Creston ICAT/EVA (Ending Violence Association) Key Note Speaker
Dec. 5/13 Trail IHIT/ EVA ( Ending Violence Association) Key Note Speaker
Nov. 28/13 Dallas Intact Insurance  Key Note - motivational
May 23/13 Calgary Intact Insurance Key Note - Team building
May 22/13 Richmond J.C.C Maccabi Games Dinner Key Note Speaker
May 10/13 Vancouver Intact Insurance  Key Note - Team building
May 10/13 Vancouver Bazinga Key Note - inspirational 
April 12/13 Kelowna Farm Credit Canada    Key Note - inspirational 
April 10/13 Vancouver S.F.U business school   Key Note - “Building a remarkable career"
April 5/13 N. Vancouver Athletics For Kids Emcee gala dinner event
March 20/13 Penticton Aboriginal Leadership Conference    Key Note Speaker
March 4/13 Surrey Surrey School Board conference    Key Note “ building a memorable life"


I have been very fortunate to hear Angus speak in numerous occasions and his speeches and life stories are amazing and very inspiring. Angus has always been very helpful to help my team, my business, and many other organizations. His stories and speeches have made a huge diference in my life and my family plus many of my players and friends.

Hadi Abassi

President of Atlas group

President of Vancouver Island Raider's Football 3 time Canadian Champions 

Thank you for the FABULOUS job you did for us at the Canadian Hme Builders' -Central Vancouver Island Auction. We just held our Board of Directors meeting last night and they commented on what you did - quick, ffective and to the point Whole raising big bicks! THANK You!!! After expenses, we brought in almost $32,000 that night. Again... THANK YOU! I have no doubt you would be an amazing addition to anyone's special event or fundraiser. We'll be looking for you again next year!

Dayna Aysals, Executive Officer

CHBA-CENTRAL Vancouver Island

"As a large organization that hosts many functions, we have had Angus come out as a special guest speaker to talk to both internal and external audiences. With his engaging and down to earth delivery, he is able to tailor his message depending on the audience and the topic. Whether he talks about team building, drive and determination, or motivation, his inspiring messages have an impact on everyone he meets. He is professional and approachable and the audience loves to interact with him. I would not hesitate to have Angus come out and speak on our behalf again and would highly recommend him for other organizations."

Luisa Currie


Sales and Business Development

Intact Insurance

Western Canada


Angus Reid was absolutely amazing when speaking with my Western Canadian Sales Professionals at our recent sales conference. I was hoping he would be able to connect with non-sport fans and those outside of BC that were on my team. He really scored a touchdown! It was an inspiring and emotional presentation that absolutely delivered a meaningful message of winning through adversity. Angus had people crying, laughing, gasping and when all was said and done, charged up and ready to take on the world! Angus is a Tier 1 public speaker, his story and message will make a difference to the many people who are fortunate enough to interact with him.

Kevin Gallant
Director – Western Canada Foodservice
Maple Leaf Foodservice
604-539-0400 ext 1.726
604-833-5529 (Cell)

In 2006 Angus was a featured speaker at a luncheon in Victoria of aproximately 250 retiree's and spouses of the TD Bank Financial Group. His presentation and delivery was very effective and we recieved numerous compliments from attendees.

Dan Gallant

Past President

TD Bank Financial Group Retiree's of British Columbia

“Angus was a guest speaker at SFU Alumni Association’s young professional event held in the spring of 2013. If you want to inspire an audience for a similar event (or any event for that matter), I would highly recommend Angus as the feature speaker. Although other athletes may have similar stories of overcoming obstacles to achieve success, Angus was able to translate his lessons learned on the field to meaningful advice for anyone in any career. Angus was able to pull on the audience’s heart strings, made them laugh and overall, made us ponder on how to improve the lives that we lead.”

Travis Wong, Board Member

Board of Directors, SFU Alumni Association

When I asked Angus to come and speak to our team, I thought I was going to hear fun stories about the battles of a winning football player. Much to my surprise what we got were eloquent, touching, and inspiring life stories about failing, trying again, and triumphing against all odds. The parallels that Angus was able to illuminate in our imagination about professional sports and our day-to-day struggles as a start-up, resonated with all of us. Every leader of an organization should facilitate for his/her team the opportunity to listen to what is a remarkable person with a remarkable story.

Joseph Nakhla

Founder + CEO


I had the pleasure of working with Angus when I was a Program Director for TALK 1410 and Angus co-hosted on the Jen and Joe Show. Angus thinks fast on his feet and is never short of an opinion which made him a great fit dor our edgy talk format!

Stu Ferguson

Director of Talk Programming

Astral Media Radio Vancouver