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Practicing Slaying the CBC Dragons

I’m practicing every day to slay those shrewd Dragons.  CBC Dragons’ Den gives you about a month to prepare to film the show. We pitch April 24th, but will not be told when we air until two weeks prior.

I’m equal parts excited and terrified. There are no do-overs, after all. All bumbles and goof-ups will be forever etched into the unforgiving archive that is Google. In 2016, the realty is; there is nothing certain in life but death, taxes, and the Internet eternal.  I must know my numbers. I must know my numbers. I must know my numbers.

It’s been so long since I’ve walked in high heels, yesterday I took them for a spin just to make sure I could still do it. Those metal stairs on-set look like they could eat shoes, so a scurried up and down the wooden steps at home about a dozen times. So far, so good.

I practiced my pitch about 1000 times before I realized it was too long by about a factor of two. Rewriting and re-memorizing is the equivalent of shifting into reverse whilst speeding down the Autobahn in an Austin Martin clocking 180 MPH. Cut, splice, cut– must get it down to 1:15. Feels as though I’m cramming a pregnant water buffalo into my carry-on luggage.

10 Things I’m Bringing to My Dragons’ Den Audition

Walton Wood Farm is taking our CPO (Chief Pig Officer), and heading to Kitchener on March 9th to audition for the CBC hit show, Dragon’s Den. It was only two years ago I eagerly watched the show each week, with no idea and no business, never suspecting I’d have this opportunity. I wonder how long the line to get in will be?

Things to bring;

  1. Personality. Must be larger than life. Must be larger than life. Must be larger than life. Etc. Etc.
  2. Pig (who can resist a cute pig face?)
  3. Protein bars (non cricket based, sorry Entymo Farms)
  4. Butter tart from Doo Doo’s ( bribe for producer)
  5. Signature apron – part of my persona (really because it disguises evidence of chocolate and wine problem)
  6. Product. Duh!
  7. Phone charger – so I can watch DD episodes whilst waiting in line. Think Rocky for biz.
  8. Twitter – must Tweet experience of being in line with other weird and wacky people like me.
  9. Chocolate espresso beans. Goes without saying.
  10. Tissue. In case of humiliation. Tissue. In case they pick me. Tissue. In case I have a cold.

Winter’s a B*tch Part of Four Season’s Celebrity SWAG Bag!

We are so excited the following celebrities are receiving our Winter’s a B*tch Hand Rescue as part of the Four Season’s Celebrity SWAG Bag for the SAG Awards!

Cate Blanchett, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter, Mark Ruffalo, Dot Jones, Johnny Depp, Helen Mirren, Kate Winslet, Paul Giamatti, Queen Latifah, Peter Dinklage, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Michelle Dockery, Brie Larson, Tina Fey + Many more!