Voice One – Ralph Hass

So, this is the first post in what will be a new series of guest posts… celebrating the voices of people whom I am honoured to know. You’ll meet poets, writers, photographers, artists, and others who have something unique to say. I hope you are encouraged, inspired and entertained.  And, once you meet them, I hope you will drop by their blogs, and get to know them a bit more.

In the true spirit of ‘Buddy Breathing’, I trust that these voices are fresh air to your soul.

Here then is Ralph Hass… Voice One!!!

Ralph Hass voices all sorts of sports projects with exciting sprints to the finish! Clients include the NFL’s Buffalo Bills since 2008 (“Thurman Thomas Show.”); Shaw TV in Canada (2010/11 is his fourth season voicing the promos for WHL hockey games); NHL’s Buffalo Sabres (2006 to 2009).

Besides sports, longer narration projects like corporate videos and eLearning modules make up Ralph’s niche market. In the spring of 2010, he began work as the voice of training materials for NAPA Auto Parts dealers. This will result in close to 20 modules being recorded by the end of 2011. Ralph works from a home studio in one of Canada’s most beautiful cities, Kelowna, BC.

Website:              http://www.HasTheVoice.com

Blog:                          http://HasTheVoice.blogspot.com

Twitter:            @ RalphH_VO

This is from Ralph’s posting on his blog, “Has The Voice”  Friday, December 31, 2010

Friday Facebook Fun! Finally Photos…Family is EVERYTHING!

I have posted quite a few videos lately but NO photos. The last one was on December 3rd when I was surrounded by a couple of Gretzkys.

So, as we set a new record for blog posts (120 for 2010 beats the combined 119 for 2008 and 2009), I wanted to share this Christmas photo when my family spent time at my parents. My dad (Emil) took the photo so he’s not in it:

Jordan snapped this one last night of my parents and myself. The clothing we are wearing is from the Lance Armstrong Foundation, LIVESTRONG, which provides support to guide people through the cancer experience, bring them together to fight cancer – and work for a world in which our fight is no longer necessary.

My dad is currently battling cancer. He has finished radiation treatments and chemotherapy is hopefully an option in the near future. He has always been a strong man and is a fighter but right now his kidney needs to get better. He beat prostate cancer a couple of years ago but it returned and spread to his bladder and now into the lymph nodes.

Please say a prayer for my parents as they go through this battle together. HOPE is a great thing to have!

Holding On Praying Endlessly


  1. Nice to meet you .. via your Guest Blog. Nice, too, that we have Lesley-Anne in common. What a thoroughly lovely and true woman! And friend!

    I was touched in enjoying your guest blog, Ralph, to ‘pick up’ on your great love for your father and your family. A colourful character yourself, a great self-starter and a sportsman … you must generally have a great gusto for life at it’s fullest and at it’s most fun. Such a good face … and a goodlooking face. (I can safely say this at my age.) You have do much going for you and I am sure much energy for all that you do.

    And yet, you seem, ‘stopped in your tracks’ to a beautiful degree, with the fight you can only help fight for your much loved father. He is much blessed in you.

    My surname is Hope, and I will join you in ‘praying endlessly’ for you, for your family, for your parents …. for strength and deepening love and understanding of all that comes along. I pray, too, for the miracles that do happen … by way of periods of real recovery.

    All this .. because you are such a wonderful son. And, would be a great blessing to your folks and, especially, to your father, Ralph.

    You do more than you can imagine for him, I am sure, just by being who you are.

    Forgive me speaking personally … and it may seem like assumption .. yet, it is not hard to see these things from what you share.

    God bless … and many happy days to you all from across the sea in Australia :)



  2. I saw them before your Facebook note Lesley-Anne:)
    Thank you for the encouragement Jude!
    I will be dropping by your blog soon as I’m sure there is much to learn from your years of experience.

    The power of prayer is amazing and it’s something couples don’t do enough of together. I know that is a goal for my wife and I. It’s easy to be distracted by the things of this world.

    Off now to see if my 16-year-old will pass his Learner’s test. He came just a bit short yesterday:)

    Best, Ralph



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