Friends of Q: Peggy
Meet Peggy. Freelancer extraordinaire for Q Media.
Producer. Storyteller. Dog Mama.
Favourite expression: “Actually…..”
Favourite children’s book: “Clarence Turns Sea Dog” by Patricia Lauber. Life changing. For an eight-year-old.
Website you visit the most: Instagram or Facebook; it’s a draw.
A free day is spent: Reading, running my dogs, cooking and drinking big red wines.
Biggest pet peeve: People who pull up to a red light in the inside lane and wait until the light turns green to put their left-turn signal on. Oh, and people who hate the Oxford comma.
Favourite story to tell: The time my then three-year old turned to me while in a very crowded pool at Club Med and announced out of NOWHERE, and in a VERY loud voice, “I did NOT pee in the pool!!!” The pool couldn’t have emptied any faster if they’d announced a Great White Shark had been spotted in the deep end.
Dream project: Directing a doc about childhood obesity or the social psychology of teenage girls.
Something quirky about yourself: Ummmm….does “everything” count?
A dinner party with any three people, dead or alive who’s at the table? JFK, my husband’s maternal grandmother, Sarah Sugar, and probably Danny Zuker; writer and executive producer on Modern Family. The guy can’t open his mouth without spewing comic gold. If you don’t do anything else today, follow him on Twitter
What did you want to grow up to be? A veterinarian.
Why aren’t you doing that now? Because in order to become a veterinarian, apparently you actually have to go to classes at university. That wasn’t on my agenda.
If you could be a character in a movie – who would it be?Probably Bridget Jones because, like Bridget, I hate Christmas sweaters, I have more than my fair share of awkward moments and, now that Will Gardner’s dead, I have only Mark D’Arcy left to love.
What’s your “Q” connection? I’ve known Dorothy since we both wore bellbottoms.
Most memorable Q project: No question. A series on mental health we did for the Council of Ontario Universities. Eye-opening, heart-rending and enormously humbling.
What do you like most about working at Q? That’s easy. The people. The single most amazing group of people I have ever worked with. Anywhere. Ever.
What makes you happy? My kids, my dogs, great food, great wine and having a good book on the go. Oh, and my husband. I better get him in here somewhere.