A Little About DJ Haymaker

My name is Jeff Hay, born and raised in Toronto, and a lifelong music enthusiast (attributed to Mom and her Neil Diamond and ABBA 8-tracks). After graduating from the Recreation Program at the University of Waterloo in 1995, I was lured West by big mountains, big skiing, and good times.

As of January 2016, I am back in school for my Masters in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University before I open my couples counselling practice (As my son said, ``Dad, you can help them before their wedding AND after!!``)

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  • I have been an interactive mobile DJ since 1997 where I began providing music for weddings, private parties, and school dances in beautiful Whistler where I was living and teaching children.
  • After leaving Whistler, I became one of the most requested and referred DJs in Vancouver where I worked with the top DJ company in the city – Garry Robertson Music (www.grmusic.com)
  • After graduating from BCIT in Radio Broadcast Communications in 2002, I spent a couple of years working at 99.9 SUN FM/AM 1150 The BULLET, 2 radio stations here in Kelowna.
  • As well as operating my own Entertainment company, I do contract work for BC Lotteries as a GAME SHOW host for the popular “Chances Game Show” night.
  • As a wedding specialist and entertainment director, I now help plan and deliver music, entertainment, and memories at over 120 events a year (65+ weddings a year).  This is what I do full time – it is not a hobby!
  • When I am not performing at events, I am a husband and dad.  In my spare time, I am also pursuing my other true passion – writing books, developing workshops/keynotes, and motivational speaking to families, care providers, and specifically fathers!
  • I also spend time playing volleyball, tennis, golf, hockey, biking, and finishing other people’s crossword puzzles.

I am a huge music fan – so when, at your party, your cousin’s date asks me, “you know that song, by that guy, it was in the movie, the video has the cow and the Ferris wheel,  y’know.. it’s like “ba ba ba baa baaa”…  I will know the song AND play it!

I sincerely care about the success of your event, and I will go to extremes to guarantee everybody at your party goes home raving about the incredible night!!

I honestly love what I do, and according to past clients, it shows in the energy and passion with which I perform!

Whether you want a fun, energetic, interactive MC/DJ with lots of games and audience participation or a conservative lower-key DJ, I am very adaptable, easygoing, and versatile.

What I’m “selling” is a great experience and memories for your guests.  Let’s fast forward to the week AFTER your event – how are people talking about the party we threw?  “Best EVER?”  “Hilarious?”  “Amazing” “Incredible night!” – that’s the best place to start our conversation – I can help you achieve that result!

If your family and friends have driven or flown great to distances to help you celebrate, we owe them a great party experience!  You’ve hand selected the people closest to you on this entire planet to come celebrate, and my job is to understand your vision, deliver the great party, and create those memories and experiences you’ll share forever.

Please drop me a line and let’s set up a time to talk! And if you happen to be visiting or live in the Okanagan, let’s grab a coffee and share some ideas for your big night!

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    Jeff Hay

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Jeff also runs his Motivational Speaking Parenting The Dad Vibe website: Parenting observations, stories, advice, and helpful tips from an enthusiastic father of 4 hilarious children…

I look forward to connecting with you!

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