Testimonials

What clients are saying

“I hired Matt Day in 2016 to emcee our Canada Day event at City Hall, he had previously done other events at City Hall and was highly recommended. I was so pleased with his performance that we hired Matt to emcee the Grand Opening of the Downtown Arena in September 2016, New Year’s Eve Downtown 2016 and Family Day 2017. He will be returning to City Hall to emcee our Canada Day event this year.

Matt is a true professional, an outstanding emcee and a multi talented artist and musician. It has been a pleasure getting to know him and work with him.”
~ Heather Shepherd | Program & Events Coordinator, City of Edmonton

“Matt’s performance was awesome in the way he blended the Quality Goals of our organization into his act. He’s truly a pioneer in his field; would always recommend him to add spice to any event.”
~ Rajneesh Wadhawan, Enbridge Pipelines Inc.

“Thank you Matt for not only providing us with beautiful dinner music played live for our reception, but your unique and hilarious comedy program. Your creative humour had every one of our guests in stitches. We had so many friends and family members approach us after to tell us how much they loved the entertainment, and that they had never experienced a program like yours at a wedding before. You were definately that something different we were looking for at the reception. We especially loved your use of the pictures we provided and the way you got the guests involved for the music trivia. You were an unforgettable highlight in our perfect evening, and a joy to work with. Thanks again for everything.”
~ Ashlee & Dyaln Pearce

Matt Day Wedding Emcee

“Your whole presentation was such a perfect mix of wonderful music, incredible talent, comedy and thought provoking encouragement. The jokes you told were so funny! I’m still giggling…”
~ Pam Miller, Kids Kottage, Edmonton, Alberta

“I’ll give my two cents…he was fantastic! We really enjoyed the dinner music and show. Many people commented on how prepared he was; that he did his research and gave the songs a personal “Edward Jones” touch. We were still talking about it and remembering the funny lines a few days later. We hope to have him back again with even more jokes/roasts about the advisors!! Thanks so, so much. Merry Christmas!”
~ Kerry Adams, Edward Jones

“Matt gave an awesome performance! His research and relevance to IBAC was great! He did not take anything too far that would be embarrassing or rude. I would recommend Matt Day for any Corporate event.”
~ Dale Rempel, IBAC President

“I wanted to express our appreciation to you for providing the entertainment at our Canadian Utilities Pensioners Banquet at the Italian Cultural Centre in Edmonton the evening of May 2, 2014. Your professionalism was greatly appreciated. I received a lot of feedback indicating that your song choices were excellent and you performed very well. I also appreciated how you set the stage and made it look very stylish. I very much look forward to working with you again at future events.”
~ Karen Jamieson, ATCO Gas

“Matt was the MC for a major event for the YWCA in 2013 and we were so impressed, we had him back the next year. He is creative,versatile and is extremely adept at capturing the nuances of the event and the organization. He has a great ability to connect with the audience. Matt contributed expertise to ensuring everything ran smoothly, could adapt to unexpected changes and managed numerous changes with patience and humor. A real pleasure to work with.”
~ Susan McLean, Lethbridge YWCA Women of Distinction Awards

“Matt Day’s lunch performance at one of our NAIT teaching events was a big hit. We had told our instructors to stay in the room for a surprise performance. From the very video announcement of Matt, right to the group song at the end, the audience was just ecstatic. Matt was very inventive with self-created songs, video clips, a slide show, and many jokes. Comments on the evaluation forms included ‘The lunch entertainment was awesome’ and ‘Matt Day was just hilarious’. The performance was completely customized to NAIT, highlighting very NAIT-specific pet peeves, NAIT-isms, and oddities of NAIT’s executives. Beside causing a great amount of laughter, this also contributed to a very welcome sense of ‘belonging at NAIT’ amongst instructors. I very much recommend Matt Day to perform at your event, especially if you are looking to celebrate and bond with your staff.”
~ Dr. Annemarieke Hoekstra, NAIT

“Matt – thank you so much for your contribution to the CPA’s National Conference in Edmonton in June. You made such a significant impact at the Opening Ceremonies—from your exciting introduction to the custom song lyrics that showed you’d done your research on what was important to both the Association and the delegates, to your unique humour—all of this made for a meaningful and memorable kick-off to the 2011 Conference. When you re-appeared as the surprise MC at the Awards Banquet the next night, the delegates reacted with such enthusiasm and your professionalism, musical talent and humour added much to the success of the evening. It was my particular pleasure to work with you throughout the planning and execution of these events. I look forward to future collaborations!”
~ Jeannie Boyes, JB Productions (Canadian Payroll Association)

“The NRCB staff thoroughly enjoyed Matt’s musical talent, wit and humour at our staff retreat. Matt wrote two songs and incorporated pictures with a slide show that were tailor made for our organization, it was excellent!”
~ Peter Woloshyn, CEO, Natural Resource Conservation Board

“Matt Day made my “Day” as a professional speaker for over 20 years, Matt was our MC for a large event and he handled every conceivable detail upfront with class and care. Not only did he wow the audience with his ability to inject humour, he was able to get the audience’s attention on a moment’s notice and keep us all on time. As a speaker, I felt he handled the show perfectly. There are not many MC’s that I’d highly recommend, however, I would highly recommend Matt Day.”
~ Valerie Cade, CSP Past National President Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS)

“THERE ARE NO WORDS…..YOU WERE GREAT! HOPE TO WORK TOGETHER AGAIN!
~ Maureen G. Bianchini-Purvis, Waterloo Lincoln Ford, MC and Music for Showroom opening

“Jessica and I just wanted to thank you again for the amazing job you did on Saturday evening. You were an absolutely phenomenal emcee, not to mention the entertainment with Gord Graber was hilarious and excellent as well. Matt, you made the evening flow and your support of this project and our goals and values is a huge part of what made the night so successful.

I hope that it’s alright if we recommend you for next year’s Project Benefit Dinner. Thank you so much!”
~ Melissa St. Dennis and Jessica Marsh, Project HOPE Team Leaders

“He was AMAZING! I will be recommending him for the future for sure! Thanks!”
~ Stephanie Lynch, CSAE (Canadian Society of Association Executives), Christmas luncheon

“I want to thank you for your performance at our Christmas party on the weekend—your show was a big hit with our crowd and I’ve heard nothing but positive comments.Thanks again and Merry Christmas!”
~ Loretta Foley, Urban Systems, company Christmas party

“I wanted to thank you for a great evening. I totally enjoyed working with you and you were fabulous at the podium! I appreciate all of your incite and enthusiasm for the event. I do hope that we will be able to work together again – it was a pleasure.”
~ Shelly Portman, Canadian Home Builders Association – Edmonton Region, Organizer, Awards of Excellence

“We invited Matt to play at our 2009 Staff Milestone Anniversary, held on February 5, 2010. Matt was very friendly, entertaining and accommodating. It was apparent he had done some research as he created a song all about our company that was very amusing and the staff thoroughly enjoyed. He interacted with the audience, told funny stories and had everyone singing along with him. We would hire him again in a minute!”

Staff comments:

Loved the ‘theme song’!
He was awesome! Can we get him again!
I laughed so hard, I cried!
Very entertaining!
The entertainment was wonderful!
~ Peace Hills Insurance

“Matt Day was the keynote speaker at the City of Leduc’s 2011 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. Matt’s inspirational message was interwoven through humor and song. I was impressed with his ability to connect with the audience and get them fully engaged in his presentation.”
~ Mayor Greg Krischke, Leduc, AB

“Matt was absolutely fantastic! He had composed songs for our industry and everyone was very entertained.”
~ Carol Larson, AWWDA

“We were fortunate to have Matt Day play piano at our resident Christmas Parties in the 2009 season. He quickly became the center of attention with our residents as his unique ability to listen to the crowd and interpret their mood was amazing. He had such a wide array of music to draw from and was easily able to accommodate even the more obscure requests. We look forward to asking Matt to entertain our residents for future events and thank him sincerely for doing such a great job of inspiring the Christmas Spirit in all of us.”
~ Greg, Christenson Developments

“Matt Day is a true professional. He added an energy and class that elevated our events from a good to great. We look forward to working with Matt again in the future.”
~ TV, Fun Sun Vacations

“Matt,You put on a excellent show last night. It was tailor made to perfection for our group and thoroughly enjoyed by all – several people came up to me later in the evening and told me how much they enjoyed it. Thx again for making our evening such a great success.”
~ Jim Webb, Hockey Allusion Banquet

“I’d like to acknowledge how pleased I am with the professional, confident and humorous way Matt Day co-hosted the 7th annual Laugh for Life Gala at Edmonton’s finest concert hall, The Winspear Centre, on Saturday, October 23, 2010. Matt did a superb job of keeping the audience entertained and informed at the same time. His confidence really enhanced the overall gala.”
~ Craig Hutscal, Laugh for Life Gala, Founder

“We were so impressed with Matt Day’s performance and engaging personality. His entertaining and inspiring message, helped to make our recent fund-raising dinner a great success.”
~ Shirley B, Kamloops PCC Fundraiser

“Matt Day was sensational at our Go Global concert at the King’s University College. He is an exceptionally talented musician with a remarkable ability to inspire laughter.”
~ Marvin Bravo, The King’s University College, Edmonton, Alberta

“Matt Day is a wonderful night of entertainment. Matt and his band have played our Church Christmas Galas for the last few years. Matt is a virtuoso Jazz pianist, combining world class jazz with the wit and timing of a seasoned comedian. It makes an evening with Matt Day a memorable must see.”
~ Gary James, Radio Host, Joe FM, Edmonton, Alberta

Client List

Matt has provided entertainment for clients including:

  • Canadian Home Builders Association
  • Insurance Brokers Association of Canada
  • NAIT
  • Calgary Police Service Volunteers
  • Alberta Congress Board Conference, Jasper
  • Canadian Payroll Association
  • Natural Resource Conservation Board
  • FINNING Canada
  • Airports Council International MAR-COM Awards, Emcee
  • Lord Strathcona’s Horse, All Ranks Dinner, Emcee
  • Ledcor Group (Christmas Party)
  • Edward Jones (Christmas Party)
  • North American Construction (Christmas Party)
  • Syncrude
  • Epcor
  • Insurance Brokers Association of Alberta
  • TD Insurance
  • City of Leduc
  • Realty Executives Golf Tournament, Emcee
  • Luxus Group
  • Queen’s University
  • Belvedere Golf and Country Club
  • Waterloo Lincoln Fort (showroom opening)
  • Urban Systems
  • Economic Development Edmonton
  • Chief Justice Wachowich Retirement Party
  • Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE)
  • Edmonton City Council Swearing In 2010, 2013
  • Weber Motors
  • YWCA Women of Distinction Awards Emcee
  • Alberta Lung Association
  • Ann Arbour Consultants, emcee and music
  • West Edmonton Mall
  • Capital Health Authority
  • Shaw Conference Center
  • Peace Hills Insurance
  • Concordia University College of Alberta
  • Elk Island Catholic Schools
  • Alberta Treasury Branch
  • Stollery Children’s Hospital
  • Alberta Water Well Drillers Association
  • Alberta Advanced Education
  • Alberta Apprenticeship Board
  • Metafore
  • Ledcor Industries
  • Hotel MacDonald
  • Melcor
  • CEMA (Calgary)
  • Muth Electrical
  • Reliable Tube
  • Solar Turbines
  • Northlands Park
  • Manulife Place
  • The Edmonton Christmas Bureau
  • Edmonton Chamber of Commerce
  • Tonko Realty Advisors
  • Standard General Inc
  • River West Church
  • Earls Restaurants
  • Christenson Developments
  • Century Park
  • Stony Plain Chamber of Commerce
  • Wild Rose Foundation
  • GOL Communications
  • Heritage Valley Estates
  • Capilano Mall
  • Aboughoushe Professional Corp
  • Brazilian Canadian Coffee
  • The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
  • Toronto Dominion Bank
  • Fun Sun Vacations
  • Delton Cabinets
  • Brownlee LLP
  • Alberta Wilderness Assoc
  • AADAC
  • Canadian Forces Base events
  • Action Electrical
  • St. Albert Community Info and Vol. Assc
  • Com Links
  • Sherwood Park Alliance Church
  • Southtown Chrysler
  • Coast Terrace Inn
  • Athabasca University
  • Children’s Health Foundation
  • Sonar Media Think
  • Western America Venture Mgmt
  • Synergy
  • Assc. of Administative Professionals
  • Best Western Hotels
  • CNC Industries
  • Millennium EMS Solutions
  • City of Edmonton Managers Association