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2016 Leo Awards Hosts
Gala Awards Ceremony
Sunday, June 5

Zak Santiago

Zak Santiago is a multicultural powerhouse with family ties ranging from Spain and Ireland to Bangladesh. A modern day renaissance man, Zak is a Golden Gloves winning boxer, popular night club DJ, classically trained musician, flamenco dancer, and of course, a talented actor.

Among his credits is a series lead on the N series ‘The Assistants’, a series regular on the popular Canadian series ‘Robson Arms’, a series regular in the NBC/PAX series ‘Young Blades’ and many Recurring and Guest Starring roles in episodic television and Cable Features including SyFy’s Continuum, The CW’s The 100 and the Hallmark series, Signed, Sealed and Delivered.

He won a Leo Award for best supporting actor in the lauded ‘Human Cargo’, and was a Leo Award Nominee for best supporting Actor on ‘Young Blades’ and was nominated as a producer for the feature film, ‘Random Acts of Romance’ in which he also played a leading role.

Zak is one of Canada’s most in demand leading men with his combination of raw talent and bad-boy edge.


Zak Santiago






Celebration Awards Ceremony Two
Saturday, June 4

Veena Sood

Veena Sood is a well known Vancouver actress & producer - known for her versatility in theatre, film, television, cartoon voices, improv comedy and em-ceeing. She’s been a series regular on 5 different TV shows, as well as co-hosting her own talk show, TV specials, galas, and awards events throughout Canada. Her numerous film & television credits including ‘Numb’, ‘The X-Files (2016)’, ‘Bates Motel’, ‘Supernatural’, ‘Motive’, ‘Saving Hope’ and several movies of the week.

Veena has been a featured performer at many theatre festivals including The Glasgow Comedy Festival, The Vancouver Comedy Festival and The Winnipeg Comedy Festival. Veena is a 3 time Jessie Richardson nominee & winner, as well as a Leo Award winner for her work over the years. Most recently Veena co-produced 20 episodes of The Life Game, with her improvisational theatre company, Truth Be Told Theatre - to air on CBC this summer.




Veena Sood






Celebration Awards Ceremony One
Saturday, May 28

Kalyn Miles

Ellie Harvie is a well known comedienne and respected actress in the community, with multiple awards to her credit and...ok...I can't do this, I think we all know this is not Ellie Harvie and we apologize.

Kalyn Miles on the other hand is comedic in her own mind and "acts" like she knows what she's doing on regular basis. She feels it important to constantly mention that she is a Leo award winning host, although it has been suggested that maybe it's time to let that one go, as it happened many years ago and most people, mainly her mom, can barely remember what it was even for.

She's thrilled to be hosting the Leo's Awards again this year, and promises a: not to sing and b: to try to keep her clothes on, "try". Some of her accomplishments this year include joining snap chat, accidentally biting a lynx, not falling on top of a senior on the skytrain and summoning orcas with the power of her mind grapes...ok...that last one was a lie.

Grab a flask and maybe bring your headphones to stream the Raptors game, either way she promises an exciting evening. Congratulations to all the nominees, see you there.


Kalyn Miles

Celebrating Excellence in British Columbia Film & Television since 1999


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