About me


What is this site?

Hi, my name is Mark McKay, thanks for checking out my blog! Here you’ll find stories about me, my family, the products we use and the adventures we have.

What makes me not your average dad?

Before becoming a father, I was one of Canada’s pioneering video bloggers. My videos have won awards and I appeared regularly on MTV Canada’s flagship show MTV Live. Prior to that, I was a member of the award winning pop group and one-hit wonder Len, best known for our song “Steal My Sunshine”.

Today I work as a creative director and social media strategist at an agency in Toronto. And live in the suburbs with my wife, our two boys, dog and four cats. It’s a big change from my days in the band and TV, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world.

What else can I tell you?

In addition to this blog, I contribute to Playground Dad and the Ford Canada blog. I am really into the quantifiable self movement, Raja Yoga and rap music. My favourite colour is green, my favourite food is donair.

Conferences I have spoken at include Mesh, She’s Connected and Global Ignite Week. Awards I have won include a CPRS ACE Award, the TVO Award for Excellence and Innovation, and the Mesh Conference Video Award.

Let’s hook up

Want me to review your product? How about speak at your conference? I’ll do it. Just fill out the form below and I’ll get back to your 24 hours. Don’t want to fill out a form? Email me at mark @ markmckay.ca. If you want to follow me on Twitter, I am @markmckay. You can find me on Linkedin here. Thanks for taking the time to read my about page. Now go and read some blog posts!


The opinions expressed here are my own and do not represent the views of Sonic Boom or its subsidiaries.

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