Bios

Bruce Rainnie

Bruce RainnieBruce Rainnie is the host of CBC News: Compass, the supperhour news program for Prince Edward Island. In that role, he has helped "Compass" achieve the status of number one rated CBC supperhour news broadcast in the country.

In addition, Bruce is nationally known for his work with CBC Sports. Along with being a regular host on Hockey Night in Canada, he has broadcast 6 Olympic Games (2000, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2014). Most recently in Sochi, Russia, he had the opportunity to call the gold medal wins of both the Jennifer Jones and Brad Jacobs curling teams.

In March of 2004, he researched, co-produced and hosted "Great Expectations," a half-hour primetime documentary that introduced the country to hockey sensation Sidney Crosby.

The award-winning broadcaster has expanded his professional duties to include hosting CBC News Morning, Spruce Meadows Showjumping, Rogers Cup Tennis, Canadian Open Golf, and the Grand Slam of Curling.

Bruce's first book, "Right Place, Right Time: Sidney, Heather, Boomer and Me" was released in May of 2012, with author proceeds going to the PEI Cancer Treatment Centre. It quickly became a national bestseller, reaching number six on the Globe and Mail non-fiction list.

Bruce lives in Charlottetown with his wife, Kendra, and young sons Mark and Alistair.


Kevin "Boomer" Gallant

Kevin One of the most recognizable faces on Prince Edward Island is Kevin "Boomer" Gallant. He was born and raised in Charlottetown and in his 23rd year as weather host on CBC-TV on P.E.I.

Boomer also appears frequently on CBC's national 24-hour news channel, CBC Newsworld, and can often be found on the national morning show, CBC News: Morning. He works extensively with community groups, often visiting schools and working together with organizations to promote not-for-profit projects.

Outside of his work at the CBC, Boomer is known for the 16 years he spent calling harness races at the Charlottetown Driving Park. When not tracking weather systems, he can be found in his backyard flower garden or at the local gym, working as a fitness instructor. He lives in Charlottetown with his two children, Allyson and Brad.