Graham Beer is the Executive Producer and Host for Cobourg Media, Freelance Journalist, CCI Student Council Prime Minister, and Community Leader volunteering for many organizations.
Graham grew up and lives in Cobourg Ontario. He is 18 years old and was born on May 5, 2000. Graham attended Burnham Public School until grade 6 where he the continued middle school (grade 7 and 8) at Terry Fox Public School. He currently is in grade 12 at Cobourg Collegiate Institute studying the International Baccalaureate Program in Mathematics, English Literature and History.
Graham is presently the Executive Producer for Cobourg Media, an online news and multimedia business offering local news, video and production services. With over 5 years of media experience, Graham has worked with over 100 clients on a variety of projects and opportunities. Graham was first interested in media when he appeared on CityTv’s Breakfast Television in 2009 not once but twice, then again in 2012. He built the whole studio out of lego, camera to elevator putting his name to fame all the while connecting with Citytv staff and on-air personality.
Septemeber of 2012, Graham started Cobourg News now know as Cobourg Media. When his Mom and her Friend Judy were walking down the street outside his house a big tree branch came down and almost killed them both with the impact it created. After everyone was okay, Graham got his friend Hunter Straughan and Kieran McFarlene together to report on the story that the local paper wouldn’t pick up. Since that day Graham has covered and produced thousands of stories and interviews.
His passion for journalism and broadcast television has to lead to many great opportunities such as covering Vimy Ridge’s 100th anniversary for CityNews Toronto, meeting CBC’s Peter Mansbridge, interviewing CTV’s Ken Shaw, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, Bell Let’s Talk Ambassador Clara Hughes, and Hockey’s Great Hayley Wickenhieser just to name a few. He has toured London England’s BBC, CTV Toronto and appeared on Breakfast Television YouTube week contest.
Graham is driven to be involved with the Cobourg and Northumberland community. Graham is currently serving as CCI’s Student Council Prime Minister in previous roles of Deputy Prime Minister, Technology Minister and Grade Representative. He is also the Lead Producer for CCI’s Morning Howl and Technology department which televises the announcements and communications throughout the school. Graham enjoys his involvement with Track and Field, Cross Country, Badminton, and Volleyball. Graham sings in the Chancel Choir at Trinity United Church along with being a Handbell Ringer with the Jubilate Handbell Choir.
Presently, Graham is on the Cobourg 2017 Canada 150 committee as Youth Representative responsible for youth interactions organizing media campaign events. He has volunteered for Chazzapalooza a youth mental health awareness concert, Trinity United Church, Cornerstone Family Violence Prevention Centre, The Corporation of the Town of Cobourg, United Way, and Cobourg Collegiate Institute.
Graham over 3 years raised $6000 dollars for the Salvation Army and Northumberland Fare Share through his annual Cobourg Media Christmas Special. In 2015, Graham held his first event at a local entertainment venue. The special was smaller in scale but raised over $1000 for the Salvation Army. A year later, Graham moved venues to the auditorium at Cobourg Collegiate Institute. Members of his student body became performers, volunteers and production crew. The event grew much larger and Graham more than doubled donations. All the money raised supports the Northumberland Fare Share Foodbank and the Salvation Army.
On his free time, when there is some, he enjoys hanging out with friends, going out for dinner, biking around the town or planning his next trip. He enjoys celebrating experiences with friends and meeting new people.
Graham has been recognized and awarded for his contributions in many ways. In April 2016, Graham was awarded the 2015 Outstanding Youth Distinguished Civic Award at the Town of Cobourg Civic Awards. In November 2017, he was awarded the International Youth Peace Medal by YMCA Northumberland. Graham is a Loran National Scholarship Semi-Finalist for 2018 recognized for outstanding achievement in Leadership, Service, and Character. Graham has won many academic and sports awards in areas of Business, Technology, Track and Field and Badminton.
“I live by 3 words: Create, Lead and Inspire. It only takes one decision to make a difference that can empower others to make a difference that can last a lifetime, or just at that moment. Your dreams can be sparked by anything, sometimes it takes some lego and a big old tree branch. No matter the opportunity, just be passionate.”
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Graham Beer, April 2017.