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Cassandra Thomas

DJ Haymaker is always a hit at the YMCA of Okanagan’s annual holiday party. He has been our DJ of choice every year (going on 5 years) because he ensures our staff are active participants in the fun activities, fostering teamwork and above all, laughs! Every year, Jeff comes with new and fresh ideas to make the night one to remember. As the head of our party’s planning committee, I had a lot of game ideas for 2017. Jeff has the ability to balance our wants and needs, as well as provide his expertise to make our game ideas successful. In addition, we always like to throw him curve balls, like this year when we wanted to have a staff support as an MC. Jeff was more than accommodating, providing them with specific direction and tasks, all while making them feel valued and comfortable. His charisma and creativity on the fly make memorable moments that our staff and volunteers talk about for months after the party. With an attendance of over 200 staff and volunteers, we could not pull off this party without him. From all the staff and volunteers at the Y, thank you Jeff!

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Jeff HayCassandra Thomas

BC Honey Producers Conference

Hi Jeff,

Just a note to say thank you for serving us so well and giving us such a fun time. You brought great life to our event and people are still talking about it. Our banquet scored high of our evaluations mostly because of you.

Hope we can do it again,

Dan & the BCHPA Conference Team

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Jeff HayBC Honey Producers Conference

Enterprise Steel – Sheri Clark

Everyone is still talking about how much fun they had playing the games you put on! The games you played with the group where a great way to get people to loosen up and have a great time.

Our group was not the easiest read either, but you managed to get and keep people on the dance floor!

As soon as I was off the phone with you the first time I knew that you were the right man who would be up to the task of entertaining our mixed brood of people.

We made the right choice when we picked you as our DJ! THANKS!!!!

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Jeff HayEnterprise Steel – Sheri Clark

Dundee Wealth

Hi Jeff,

Thank YOU for helping make our event a great success!

They definitely had a blast – and would have gone all night if the liquor license hadn’t run out. Which is probably a good thing.

Thanks again, hope I can bring them out there again soon!


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Jeff HayDundee Wealth

Okanagan Chefs Association Christmas Party

Greetings Jeff,

On behalf of the Okanagan Chefs Association many thanks for being a big part of a fantastic evening last night.

Your energy, timing and attention to detail were very much appreciated by all.

Looking forward to having you with us again in 2012.

All the best,

Geoffrey S. Couper
President – CCFCC Okanagan Chefs Association
OCA Chef of the Year 2009

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Jeff HayOkanagan Chefs Association Christmas Party

National Sales Meeting Dinner/Awards Evening

Dear Jeff,

Thank you so much for making our National Sales Meeting Dinner/Awards Evening a HUGE SUCCESS! Like I had mentioned when we first talked, this was our first National Sales Meeting since the merge of our two divisions and we needed to make ABSOLUTELY SURE that people were going to have a FUN TIME together!

Well the SURVIVORS GAME did it BIG TIME! You were right, it was the best thing to do to launch a great evening!

You were so quick to feel the group and I know that it was largely due to your experience! Everyone enjoy SURVIVOR and everyone is still talking about it being the best thing they’ve seen!

Jeff, you had the perfect energy the entire night, you understood our group and the evening went beyond all our expectations! It was great to have you in charge and I knew that people were to have a great time all night long!

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

Most sincerely,

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Jeff HayNational Sales Meeting Dinner/Awards Evening

Earl’s Restaurant Interior Awards Night and Party

Hi Jeff,

Just wanted to send a quick ‘thank you’ for providing our music on Tuesday night!

You totally read our crowd and gave them an awesome time on the dance floor – who knew our region had so many people that love to “Dougie”?!

The addition of the music during dinner and the awards ceremony was also hugely appreciated.

Thanks again for your time and help.



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Jeff HayEarl’s Restaurant Interior Awards Night and Party

Carole Taylor Retirement Party

We had the immense pleasure of having djhaymaker as the main stage for entertainment recently at a retirement party in Interior Health. Jeff was able to move the evening from the formal speeches immediately and gracefully into a group adult party “survivor” game which resulted in many attendees absolutely belly laughing. The energy in the room never seized from this point on until closing largely due to Jeff’s amazing ability to read the crowd needs, to tastefully joke with the crowd and of course to play his incredible mix of music. I have never been to a function in which every single person, including the venue staff, were dancing at one time. Jeff’s ability to remember names and specifics about certain people that spoke that night or that participated in main roles in the party games was remarkable and polished off an overall positive, fun and very professional service. Hiring djhaymaker is unlike hiring a regular “dj” – instead you will receive an experience unlike any other I have witnessed in the Okanagan. Numerous guests that evening as well as the guest being honored remarked this was the most fun they had had in years.” I highly recommend djhaymaker and hope to host another “just because” event for IH employees as we all need more belly laughing, exercise and pure fun!!!

Leslie Gamble
Violence Intervention Program (VIP)
Project Coordinator

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Jeff HayCarole Taylor Retirement Party

Kronos “End of Conference” Game Show night

Hi Jeff,

On behalf of the Conference Committee and Kronos in general, I wanted to write and let you know what a superb job you did for us during our recent conference. Our Tuesday evening event was one of the most exciting and inclusive evenings that we’ve hosted and that is due in large part to your extraordinary emcee, DJ and game show host abilities. You promised that everyone would have fun and that everything would work out great and it did. I BELIEVE!

Thank you for helping to make our conference a great success and for allowing our guests to let loose and have fun.

You are amazing.

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Jeff HayKronos “End of Conference” Game Show night

Delta Grand Okanagan Staff party (for 350+)

Dear Jeff,

On behalf of the whole team here at the Delta Grand, I thank you ever so much for one of the best parties we’ve had. The Oscar theme went off without a hitch,thanks to your advice and expertise.

We have had you perform at our staff party for the last few years, and we have no plans of changing that anytime soon. You always do a fantastic job and it just wouldn’t be a great party without you.

I highly recommend you to all of my clients and friends and can do so without any hesitation. Keep up the great work and thanks again for everything.

Melissa Grassmick
Conference Services Manager
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort and Conference Centre

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Jeff HayDelta Grand Okanagan Staff party (for 350+)