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CAPS T.O Afternoon Workshop andor An Evening with Canadian Icon Dini Petty

May 13, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Join us for an afternoon book writing workshop with Cat Margulis and/or an evening with Canadian Icon Dini Petty!


Evening Event:

Dini Petty will be joining us on May 13th for an evening of great stories, insights into the communication and speaking world and of course, fun, laughter and challenge.

Dini is a Canadian icon and powerhouse.

You should be there.

You should bring your friends.

Come and be inspired!

Dini Petty in Her Own Words:

I began my life in broadcast media flying a Pink Helicopter while reporting on traffic for CKEY Radio. After 5,000 hours of flying time and some 30,000 traffic reports ( six per hour) which included,“Traffic northbound on the Parkway is stop and go ” or, Traffic Westbound on the Gardiner is stop and go” I knew it was time move on. I called Moses Znaimer and told him he should hire me, and fortunately he did. I joined CITY-TV and was a part of the original CityPulse News team. We grew from being a local joke to one of the most successful franchises in Canadian television history. I co-hosted the 6:00 news with Gord Martineau and then anchored the 5:00 o’clock evening news while also hosting CITY-Line. I produced several award winning documentaries and garnered several nominations and awards for both interviewing and my documentary work. I moved to CTV to work at the national level and spent 10 years hosting The Dini Petty Show. In all, I’ve interviewed some twenty thousand people on every topic imaginable, and a few unimaginable moments. I’ve posted a few of my favourites on YouTube/Dini Petty: Red Skelton, Omar Sheriff, Sarah The Duchess of York, Johnny Cochran and Sir George Martin .

Over the past decade, I’ve focused my attention on public speaking with hundreds of engagements across Canada and in the US. For a partial list go to DiniPetty.com .After 35 performances of my One Woman Show ” A Broad View ” across Canada, I’ve written a second show “Men and Other Furry Creatures” Most often I’m booked for speeches but once in a while I’m asked to do forty minutes of my one woman show.”


5:45pm – Networking with light snacks and beverages (on CAPS Toronto!)
6:30pm – Event Starts


Afternoon Event:

2:00pm – 4:00pm
Dave & Buster’s Vaughan (120 Interchange Way, Vaughan, On)

Free to Members AND Non-Members!

Join us for an afternoon book writing workshop with CAPS Toronto member Cat Margulis.

This includes tips, tools and strategies for how to:

-Create a vision that will motivate you to finally start and FINISH your book

-Develop a plan that will keep you unstuck and moving through the first draft of your manuscript

-Outline your book to make writing it as simple and effortless as possible

-As well as how to start marketing your book and author brand before you even finish writing it!

Cat is a former journalist and content strategist for brands like ELLE and Walmart, and now she helps writers start and finish their book.

Cat Margulis in Her Own Words:

Cat Margulis is a Toronto author, speaker, book coach and podcaster.

A former journalist and content strategist for brands like ELLE and Walmart, Cat now works with speakers, experts, coaches and thought leaders as a book coach and editor, helping them to share their story and knowledge so they can inspire, educate, motivate and empower others.

Through one-on-one coaching, feedback and accountability, she helps writers start and finish their book, sharing everything she has learned in her own author journey—in addition to 25+ years as a journalist, writer, editor and content strategist, and as a transformation and leadership coach—to help them publish their book.

Cat’s book Again Only More Like You, published by Rising Action, is arriving in book stores in April 2025. She is also the host of Passion Project, a podcast about making your dreams happen.


May 13, 2024
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Dave & Buster’s Vaughan
120 Interchange Way, Vaughan, ON L4K 5C3
Vaughan, L4K 5C3 CA
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(CAPS) Canadian Association of Professional Speakers: Toronto Chapter
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