AMI This Week

AMI This Week is a weekly magazine show with a distinct community focus, sharing events and interesting stories from coast to coast.

AMI This Week Hosts and Presenters

Anthony McLachlan and Molly Burke smile for the cameras as Molly's guide dog Gallop sits between them.


Molly Burke
Molly is a motivational speaker and anti-bullying activist who was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and began losing her sight at the age of four. She was previously featured in the AMI original documentary A New Friend in Sight and has travelled the world sharing her story. Follow Molly on Twitter: @MollyBOfficial

Anthony McLachlan
Anthony is a graduate of Carleton University and the College of Sports Media. He has an eye condition called Congenital Nystagmus (involuntary movement of the eyes caused by light sensitivity) and is an avid sports fan. Follow Anthony on Twitter: @McLachTalk 


Kelly MacDonald - Toronto
Kelly is a seasoned national reporter with AMI and the host of Blind Sighted​. In his spare time, Kelly also directs Out Of Sight Productions; a London, Ontario based theatre company he founded seven years ago, and follows the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors religiously Follow Kelly on Twitter: @AMIKellyMac

Dave Brown - Ottawa
Dave Brown has worked in broadcasting since 2009. After studying radio at Algonquin College in Ottawa, Dave began working in television for Shaw Media and AMI in 2011. Passionate about sports, food and travel, Dave also enjoys working in the community, and acts as a master of ceremonies at fundraisers for several local charities. Follow Dave on Twitter: @davebrownradio

Laura Bain - Halifax
Laura is a recent graduate of Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, she has long had an interest in advocating on behalf of persons with disabilities and in serving as a mentor. When not working as an ATW presenter, Laura likes to spend her time being active and getting outdoors, including hitting the streets or trails on her tandem bike! Follow Laura on Twitter: @coolblindgirl

Grant Hardy - Vancouver
Grant was born and raised in BC and is passionate about broadcasting and dragon boat racing. There’s a real ‘techy’ side to him too, as he’s often exploring the latest gadgets and apps or offering technology training on a volunteer basis. Grant is also committed to making a difference in his community by sharing his story on behalf of the Rick Hansen Foundation’s Ambassador Program. Follow Grant on Twitter: @amigranthardy

Viviane Forest - Edmonton
Viviane was born and raised in Quebec but now calls Edmonton home. She’s one of Canada’s most celebrated Paralympians competing in both the summer and winter Paralympic Games. She has a total of seven medals in goalball and skiing and in 2010 became the first Canadian female Para-athlete to win gold in both Games. Follow Viviane on Twitter: @vivianeforest