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Coffee Talks 

Coffee Talks
Hosted By: Brian Evely

About the Show...

An entertaining and informative show, Coffee Talks highlights Ajax and Pickering’s local businesses, politician's, and community leaders. Join’s very own Publisher, Brian Evely, as he speaks with the local business experts in our community. Brian keeps things fresh by introducing celebrity co-hosts to highlight business, community and political topics of interest in your neighbourhood. If you have a topic you would like to hear more about or if you have a business or local celebrity you want to hear more from, please send your inquiries and suggestions to us at

Coffee Talks – find out what’s here in your own backyard as we help you keep your spending local – your money, your community – Coffee Talks.




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Coffee Talks Shows


EPISODE 26 - Local Biz Expo March 20, 2013


In this PREMIERE edition of Coffee Talks RoadShow, Brian travels to Essential Communications in Whitby to have a Coffee with Tina Wieringa, Program Director. We discuss starting a business in Durham, The Local Biz Expo for new local Entrepreneurs, and how to connect with Essential Communications.



EPISODE 25 - Guest: John McLellan from McLellan Contracting

Brian's guest for coffee in this episode is John McLellan, a local professional contractor since 1996. John shares his experience and offer tips to getting ready for winter and how to protect yourself from a fly-by-night scamster posing as a contractor. Looking to do that reno...this show is for you! 


EPISODE 24 - Guest: Esther Forde from Cultural Expressions


Esther Forde from Cultural Expressions in Pickering Village stops into the studio to discuss Village Days and Culture Days that is happening on September 29, 2012 and Cultural Expressions Art Gallery. Arts and Culture enthusiasts this is a show you do not want to miss!



EPISODE 23 - Guest: "Chocolate" Margaret Campbell from Courtyard Country Fall Fair in Pickering Village

Brian is in studio with 'Chocolate' Margaret Campbell owner of the Pickering Village Ice Cream Shoppe and organizer of the Courtyard Country Fall Fair on September 22, 2012. 'Sweet' conversation about the Fall Fair and the Pickering Village BIA 'Village Days' promotion. If you like the 'Village you will not want to miss this episode! 


EPISODE 22 - Guest: Brenton Alleyne, Professional Image Consultant and Groomer at Alleyne's Grooming for Men

Brenton Alleyne the dynamic speaker, business owner, life coach and general all around nice guy sits down with Brian in this episode of Coffee Talks. Brian and Brenton share some info and have some good hardy laughs over this coffee break. If you are a modern guy, you will want to listen to this episode. 


EPISODE 21 - Guest: Lou Fenech - Fenech Financial : Demystifying Supplemental Health Insurance

Brian sets out to explain what "Supplemental Insurance" is exactly. So, who else is better to explain that topic than Lou Fenech of Fenech Financial, insurance and supplemental insurance specialist. This podcast episode is a much needed listen to those who want the right coverage when they need it most. 


EPISODE 20 - Guest: Tianna Niens - Back to School Special Episode

Brian has a special Coffee Talk with Intern Tianna Niens about preparing for the upcoming school year, what to get, how to achieve what you set out to. Students, this ones for you! 


EPISODE 19 - Guest: Don Kellough, Corporate Protection Specialist with Freedom 55 Financial

Brian sits down with Don Kellough, a Corporate Protection Specialist and one of the top Financial Advisor's and experts from Freedom 55 Financial in the area of tax sheltering. You do not want to miss this episode. 


EPISODE 18 - Guest: Ollie Cavers - Ollie Golf Custom Golf Clubs and Coaching


It's GOLF SEASON...and its in full SWING! Brian has Ollie Cavers in studio to discuss custom clubs, your swing and how you can improve it, and putting...more than a means to an end in Golf.



EPISODE 17 - Guest: Jeff Gordon - Ajax Town Planner Calendar

Brian and Ajax Town Planner's Jeff Gordon discuss what the Town Planner Calendar is, what it does for the community, and how you can get your photos published in an upcoming edition. Watch for this resource tool coming to your door. 


EPISODE 16 - Guests: Susan Hart and Samantha Luciani from Oasis Animal Rescue and Education Centre

Brian interviews Susan Hart and Samantha Luciani from Oasis Animal Rescue and Education Centre. Many topics covered in this episode including how to go about adopting an animal, the procedure. We discuss the animal food bank for people to use who are in need and cannot afford pet food. A great conversation with two caring souls. 


EPISODE 14 - Guest: Louie Di Tacchio - Travel Specialist and Travel Agent from Progress Travel Plus

Brian sits down with Travel Specialist and Registered Travel Agent Louie Di Ticchio from Progress Travel Plus in Pickering Village. We discuss the importance of dealing with a TICO licensed provider. Speaking with a Registered Travel Agent can save you money, headaches, and prevent you from being stranded. Listen and find out the ins and outs travelling to far off destinations. 


EPISODE 13 - Guest: Chris Vale - Durham Cause


Chris Vale from CLH Designs, founder of Durham Cause, drops in for a coffee and special announcement. Durham Cause is a group of creative entrepreneurs which pooled talents and created a contest for non-profits to enter for free marketing services. The winner would receive $12,500 in marketing and communications support for their organization. Chris Reveals this years winner!



EPISODE 12 - Guest: Jason Skare - Mortgage Professional - Dominion Lending Centres


Jason Skare from Dominion Lending Centre is in the studio with Brian to discuss taking the stress out of your mortgage. Many great tips are offered including an invitation by Jason to review your mortgage.



EPISODE 11 - Special Episode: Guest Jenn McGouran - RockU Contestant from Pickering

Jenn sings! In this special episode of Coffee Talks, Brian’s guest is 16 year old Pickering Resident and St. Mary’s High School student Jenn McGouran. Jenn talks about Universal Music Canada’s partner, the Uni Community Music Industry Student Outreach endeavour and the RockU Contest which Jenn has a great chance of winning. And, of course, Jenn treats us to an acapella performance of Hallelujah. 


EPISODE 09 - Guest: Yvonne McKay - Therapeutic Counselor and Spiritual Guide - McKay Wellness Centre

Continuing forward with our wellness theme, Brian sits down with Yvonne McKay from McKay Wellness. A conversation that started out with a hot beverage consisting of hot chocolate with a peppermint tea bag in it...awesome start. 


EPISODE 08 - Guest: Dennis Brown - Life and Business Coach from Dennis Brown and Associates

Brian sits down with Dennis Brown to discuss life and business coaches, what they do, and how they can help. Why and when you show talk with a life or business coach. 


EPISODE 07 - Guest: Craig MacPherson Durham Lawn Jockey

Brian sits down with Craig MacPherson from the Durham Lawn Jockey to discuss ways to protect your lawn this year. As an all natural lawn care provider, we discuss the impact on lawns since the pesticide ban 3 years ago. 


EPISODE 06 - Guest: Tina Wieringa from Essential Communications

In this episode, Brian has coffee with Tina Wieringa, Program Director with Essential Communications. Essential Communications specializes in the delivery and continuous coaching for entrepreneurs who are a part of the Ontario Self Employment Benefit Program (OSEB). 


EPISODE 05 - Guest: Eric Novak,

Brian Evely speaks with “dad on a mission” Eric Novak, of Modern Media Perspectives, and otherwise known as Enviro Dad. A very dynamic guest, Eric freely speaks of his past media training in radio, his success as an entrepreneur, his growth as a father and his own social media evolution. 


EPISODE 03 - Guest: Marsha Dooley, Jones-Dooley Insurance

Your host, Brian Evely chats with Marsha Dooley, of Jones-Dooley Insurance, about home and auto insurance as well as her positions as the President of the Pickering Village Business Improvement Area (“BIA”), an Ajax Rotarian and a member of Harmony Highway. 


EPISODE 04 - Guest - Keith Falconer, President Pickering East Shore Community Association - PESCA

Let’s talk community as Brian Evely sits down with Keith Falconer, President of the Pickering East Shore Community Association. One of the longest standing associations in Pickering, PESCA represents the residents of Bay Ridges. Plug in, download and find out what makes this neighbourhood so great!  


EPISODE 02 - Guest: Eric Emanuel, of Eric’s Driving Academy

In this episode of Coffee Talks your host, Brian Evely talks about the importance of drivers’ education with Eric Emanuel of Eric’s Driving Academy, Pickering Village, Ajax. 


EPISODE 01 - Guest -Jeanette Evely and WriteWay/EOS

In Coffee Talks premier episode, your host, Brian Evely,’s publisher, talks business with Jeanette Evely of WriteWay and editor-in-chief of 






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