The Presentation

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Matt has presented at secondary schools throughout every school board in Ontario.  His high school presentation centers around teens making smart choices around the issues of school, peers, parties, learning challenges and overcoming life's obstacles.


This one hour award winning performance is comedic and emotional as Matt shares his own personal story that details his struggles with dyslexia and school and his experience of losing two friends to alcohol before the age of 19.


This presentation will leave students and staff motivated and ready to embrace Matt's three key words to meeting any challenge:  Try.  Care.  Work.

Reviews

Public Secondary School Reviews:


Bluewater District School Board

You have changed my life. I thought about drinking and i decided against it Thank you Mr Matt Evans. I liked your presentation and how everyone payed attention to you. Chesley Dist. HS ( Grade 10 student)


Limestone District School Board

The students gave Matt an unsolicited standing ovation... their actions speak for them. I am passing on his name to all of the Success Teachers in our school Board. Sharbot Lake HS


Niagara District School Board 

Excellent.  Matt got the attention of the group even those ‘fringe’ students and held onto it for the entire hour.


York Regional District School Board

Matt Evans is an exceptional speaker! Not only was he enthusiastic, but was able to spread his enthusiasm throughout our student body." Dr. Denison SS, New Market


Toronto District School Board

On behalf of the School Council at Birchmount Park, I wanted to thank you for the outstanding presentations you made to our students in April. The feedback I have received from students and staff has been universally positive. Teachers have told me that discussions continued into their classes after the assembly! That is just what we wanted. The Council has long hoped to find a suitable presentation for our students and I believe we did it!

Thanks again, Birchmount Park CI Parent Council Chair


Halton District School Board

Student and staff agreed this was the best presentation we have had in a long time. As a teacher it was great to watch students laugh and then listen mindfully to Matts message. Highly recommend it. Aldershot School


Rainbow District School Board

Great Presentation to highlight CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT. The response from your presentations has been outstanding! Teachers and students have approached me as well as emailed me to tell me how much they enjoyed the presentations. Many students also "got" the messages that you were delivering and thought it was entertaining at the same time! Thanks again for taking the time to share your experiences and most of all for driving home the key messages........I was impressed that students were actually quoting you about "meeting challenges and not quitting!" Lockerby Composite School


Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Excellent, He was Amazing, It takes good speaker to talk about serious stuff but keep it light. We arrested hearing comments about it. Norway District HS


Grand Erie District School Board

Excellent. He was absolutely great. There was a lot of positive feedback from the students. Brantford C&VI


Near North District School Board

Great presentation. You kept the students interest of 700 students for the  full presentation.  Students talked abut the presentation for days after. Excellent.

Almaguin Highlands HS 


Upper Canada District School Board

Highly recommended ! Amazing what you can do to captivate and inspire without props , pyrotechnics, and Video - Just you. Seaway District HS 


I just wanted to say thank you to OSAID and the United Way for bringing Matt Evans…he was entertaining (Great Laughs) and had such a great message that our students needed to hear. The students were great - listening when he had something serious to say and laughing at his funny actions/jokes- which was so nice to see!  South Grenville DHS, Prescott


“Everyone loved the presentation, both students and staff. I wish to thank you again for your wonderful performance. Kids in the halls were talking about it for weeks afterwards. I was thanked by many for having you as a guest speaker. It brought about a whole new awareness in our school just in time for prom and grad that will take place next week. Thanks,”


Char -Lan D.H.S

"Your presentation is still with the students here! Everyone is still talking about you. Your style of presenting was excellent. Thanks again." North Dundas DHS, Chesterville


Engaging, Entertaining, Good for all the students Gr 9-12. Enjoyed by staff as well.  Almont District. HS


Simcoe County District School Board

“It is not often that I am inspired to write a letter because of an assembly I attended. However, today was an acceptation. I am writing this letter to thank you because the assembly was beyond excellent I was very impressed with your message and with your method of delivering the message. You had the students eating out of your hand, which is quite an accomplishment! ...Again thank you for the excellent, funny, serious, and inspiring time this morning! Best wishes in your efforts to assist youth in Canada and around the world.” Bradford DHS,

Kawartha Pineridge District school Board


“I have had lots of really good feedback from staff and students. Many have said that you were the best speaker we have had in a long time. Well done and thanks.”

Thomas A. Stewart SS Peterborough

Trillium Lakeland District School Board

...He was awesome!...Best assembly we've had in a long time...


Haliburton Highland

Both Staff and students enjoyed the energy and enthusiasm and all the students I spoke with afterwards would tell me what your message  was and enjoyed the humour.


 Catholic Secondary School Reviews:


Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario
Ottawa Catholic School Board,

Excellent, He has a humorous way of informing students and entertaining them. He did’t speak down to them, but treated them as responsible decision makers. Absolutely recommend. Holy Trinity Catholic HS
Excellent. Both Staff and Students were entertained, enthralled, and understood your message. St. Johns Catholic HS, Perth


Nippising Parry Sound Catholic School Board
Even after the holidays the students were still talking about your presentation. In fact, during the holidays with guests at my home whose kids attend SJSH comments were made regarding the positive impact you made, Again, Thank you Saint Joseph’s of Scollard Hall CSS, North Bay


Toronto Catholic District School BoardExcellent.  Very Entertaining presentation, with some serious issues well integrated into the high energy talk. Our students laughed and laughed and were thoroughly captivated by Matt, from start to finish. Our staff feedback was positive as well. Marshall McLuhan Catholic SS 


Niagara Catholic School BoardExcellent. Thanks you very much for visiting our school -we really enjoyed your presentation. 
Peel District Catholic School Board

I just wanted to thank you for doing such an amazing job last week.  My Principal wanted me to thank you and let you know that we would love to have you back again next year! St. Joan of Arc C.S..S , Mississauga


"Your ability to capture the students' attention was evident in the rapt look on their faces. I received many thanks and accolades from the students, staff, and administration of the school for such an effective presentation. I will be forwarding a memo to recommend your presentation to other staff members in our board.” Catholic SS, Dufferin- Peel District Catholic School Board, Mississauga


Halton Catholic District School Board
"I thought the presentation was very relevant. (Matt) was wonderful - entertaining, humourous and non-judgemental, and yet he made a strong point. My grade eleven advanced class really enjoyed it and they were open to receiving our stale message delivered in such a refreshing way.” Bishop P.F. Reding SS, Milton


Sudbury Catholic District School Board
Excellent. I have had the opportunity to be present at two of matt’s presentations and I fully endorse his approach. Matt engaged the students so as to speak to their hearts and minds instead of speaking at them. Both teachers and students indicated to me that they appreciated the presentation. St. Benedict's CSS, Sudbury


York Catholic District School BoardI have received nothing but positive comments/feedback regarding your presentation from students and staff alike. It is no small feat to blend humour into such a serious message but you managed to do so with ease and without "preaching". Your ability to do this allowed everyone to relate to your story at some level. Thanks again for sharing your message with us.Brother Andre CHS, Markham


Highly recommend it. Anytime you are available you are more than welcome to return. The kids really enjoyed it and got your message. Our principal particularly enjoyed it. St John or Arc HS


Durham District Catholic School Board

It was our pleasure having you to All Saints. I have heard nothing but positive feedback from the students and teachers...they truly enjoyed your presentation. I have one lady who would like you to speak at her son's school. Thanks again for taking the time out of your busy schedule. We will definitely have you speak again. Take care.”All Saints H.S. Whitby 

Algonquin and Lakeshore District School Board“I have worked at the school for over 15 years. Your presentation was the best I have seen"Holy Cross SS, Kingston

Past Sponsors Include:

THE UNITED WAY 

MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND LONG TERM CARE

TORONTO CATHOLIC SCHOOL BOARD

THE INSURANCE COMMISSION OF BRITISH COLUMBIA 

MANITOBA PUBLIC INSURANCE

TEACHERS INSURANCE PLAN 

ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE

LOCAL POLICE SERVICES 

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TYENDINAGA FIRST NATIONS

HIAWATHA FIRST NATIONS

NEW YORK STOP DWI

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TADD NEW BRUNSWICK 

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