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Guest Comments:  

Here are some of the comments from some of our guests: 

  • Lloyd Robertson: “It was a great night and I had a wonderful time!!!  Fred, you are an excellent interviewer.  Your thoughtfulness and thorough knowledge of the story shone through.”

  • Criminal Lawyer Eddie Greenspan: “The event was one of the highlights of the year for me!”

  • Singer/Actress Louise Pitre: “Thank you for a very enjoyable & quite personal interview. I truly enjoyed it”

  • Author Joseph Boyden: “Fred, you are a fantastic interviewer.”

  • Toronto Raptors Commentator Leo Rautins: “I had a great time! It was just a comfortable, relaxing conversation!”

  • Politician, Ambassador Allan Rock: “Thanks especially to Fred for managing the conversation on stage so skillfully.”

  • Author and Activist Maude Barlow: “I forgot there was an audience and just shared my soul with Fred on that stage.”

  • Former Supreme Court Justice Frank Iacobucci: “I had a most delightful and memorable visit to Midland & thoroughly enjoyed my evening participation in the ‘Day in the Life’ series under the masterful direction of Fred Hacker.” 

  • The Honourable Carolyn Bennett: “Congrats on the amazing series .... loved the format.”

  • Steve Smith (“Red Green”): “Fred is a great host. He is a professional. He does his homework and brings out the best in his guests and his audience. This program, in this venue, is an understated example of why we all live in this country.”

  • Lawyer Tim Danson: “Frankly your interview was the best - incredibly impressed with time, energy & research” 

  • Sports Broadcaster Rod Black: “Kudos to Fred, the MCC and all the great people in the area for continuing to support a show that is not only educational but truly inspirational allowing great Canadian stories to be told”

  • Holocaust Survivor Max Eisen: “The ‘In conversation’ mode was highly effective.  I could feel the audience respond.”

  • Hockey Great Ken Dryden: “Thank you for helping me discover things I didn’t know were there …”

  • “Born Ruffians” (Indie Band): “A Day in the Life is set in an ideal format, providing an incredible opportunity for the audience to learn intimate, engaging details and anecdotes from the show's guests.”

  • Former Prime Minister Joe Clark: I greatly enjoyed the opportunity in our conversation to recall some milestones

  • Actress Sheila McCarthy: “Spending a warm and fun hour talking with Fred Hacker was an absolute pleasure for me as he reminded me of times in my life I had forgotten about!”

  • Pollster Nik Nanos: “Fred is a thoughtful and engaging host who makes his guests feel at ease.  He has an exceptionally unique quality of being able to get guests to open up.”

  • Ontario Ombudsman Paul Dube: “What a delight being interviewed by such a genuinely interested and gracious host.

  • Motivational Speaker Joe Roberts: “This interview was like taking a step back in time with a seasoned journalist who invested energy to research and prepare. I felt he truly cared about the quality of product he was producing.”

  • Michael Mostyn, ED of B’Nai Brith:  "It was really such a great experience both being a guest on your show and getting to know you as well. You are an excellent and well-prepared host."

  • Terry Fallis, two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour: "My 'A Day in the Life’ experience in beautiful Midland was wonderful and memorable. In fact, everything was perfect. The warm welcome from the audience, the amazing set up at the Midland Cultural Centre, and Fred Hacker’s thoughtful and insightful leadership on-stage. He can interview me again anytime, anywhere. He is that good. I’m grateful."

  • Professional Dancer Allie Laliberte “To be a guest on A Day in the Life was nothing but enjoyable - the host Fred, the audience and the whole experience made for an incredible night and I’m so grateful I was asked to participate!”

  • Actor, Model, Influencer Jed Tavernier - “It was an honour to be featured on the Day in the Life program - the amount of love and support that was shown by the community made me proud of where I grew up, and motivates me to continue raising the bar and inspiring the next generation of local talent!”  

  • Geologist Nick Eyles: “…a great venue … in front of a clearly receptive audience. I thank … Fred Hacker for the time and effort he so evidently put into his questions, and the sponsors of the series for their support. It was a hugely enjoyable event.”

  • Pop Artist Ileana Grimm: “I feel really blessed for the life I have lived and sharing my story on A Day in the Life allowed me to feel doubly grateful.”


Audience Comments:

 Here are some recent comments about the series:

  • “To think these world-class, top-notch, high power, progressive individuals are "up close and personal" in our community, and in such a perfect venue as the Midland Cultural Centre!” 

  •  “The conversations are incredibly enjoyable, personable, interesting, informative and entertaining!” 

  • “I'm always amazed at how candid and open your different guests are.”

  •  “I've attended a number of your "A Day in the Life" evenings, all of which were wonderful.  Tonight, however, you hit it out of the park!  You handled the interview with incredible sensitivity and kindness …”

  • “… amazing presentation … couldn’t believe the amount of valuable information that was covered …  Your interviewing technique really [sets] guests at ease to provide useful information in a personal manner.”

  • “I want to congratulate you on the very fine interview … Your questions were insightful …”

  • “This … Day in the Life was absolutely wonderful … the 90 minutes flew by …exceedingly well done.”

  • “I am so impressed with the A Day in the Life program and the excellent job you do as host. It easily rivals anything I might see on PBS or TVO; it is even better than that. Every show leaves me spellbound.”

  • “Fred has a great deal of skill at bringing out the best in people and showing that each life is very interesting!”

  • “Thank YOU, Fred, for your continuing support of our community by bringing such fabulous people to our doorstep!”

  • “All of the episodes are of very high quality and extremely interesting.”

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