[IWD 2013] Our Brilliant Hostess!

Friends, followers, and YWiB supporters, please give a warm welcome to the host of IWD 2013 - Dawn Chubai! Celebrating 9 years on Breakfast Television, Dawn’s current role as a “Live Eye” Host has her doing everything from rapelling down a 20 storey building in a latex Catsuit, to flying with the Snowbirds, as well as cooking with some of the best chefs in the Lower Mainland. The Vancouver Canucks have also recently brought Dawn on as one of the in-arena hosts!

An established Jazz Vocalist (winning an ARIA award in 1999 for her debut CD, “New Chapters for an Old Book”) Dawn also performs with the Legendary Dal Richards and has had the honour of performing at the Orpheum with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and Conductor Bramwell Tovey.

In addition to morning television and the stage, Dawn can often be spotted in several television productions and feature films including Mission Impossible 4, Twilight: Eclipse and Robert Redford’s latest film, The Company You Keep

Hear Dawn's story at our third annual International Women's Day conference on Sunday, March 10th at SFU Woodwards. 


my name  |  Dawn Chubai (pronounced Chew-bay)

my company  |  I work for Breakfast Television on City, but I also offer many independent services, so I consider myself a company too!

childhood ambition  |  to perform

fondest memory  |  performing concerts in my backyard for the neighbours, mom would prepare refreshments

retreat |  Black Rock Resort in Ucluelet

wildest dream  |  to perform at Carnegie Hall

proudest moment  |  interviewing Ted Rogers for BT (one of his last before his death) and him saying "you're a star" - I was thrilled - I mean, it's his name on the sign!

biggest challenge  |  saying no is difficult for me.

keeps me up at night  |  thinking about what to do next with my life.

how I give back  |  I support as many charities as humanly possible. Sometimes it's a donation of money, but more often than not, it's a donation of my time and talents. This often adds up to hundreds of hours a year.

perfect day  |  Saturday, up at 7am, coffee with my husband of 8 years, hot yoga at Chopra yoga at 9, and then go home for a nap. After that....as long as I am not officially committed to anything, I consider it relaxing!

first job  |  bussing tables

favourite quote  |  "If a decision beyond your control has been made, and it's not to be changed...you can change your attitude, or you can leave...but you ALWAYS have a choice." it's my own quote, and I learned it from experience.

inspiration | People who live their life in service to others and who's primary goal is happiness.