Feature Story                                                           Thursday, February 23, 2017


Inventing Dreams

Dragons' Den auditions March 3 in Abbotsford

Carly Klassen, CBC Radio/Photos submitted


Dragons' Den panel (l to r) Michael Wekerle, Manjit Minhas, Jim Treliving, Joe Mimran and Michele Romanow

tís time for all-aspiring entrepreneurs to get their business pitches ready for a chance to be a part of DRAGONSí DEN ís incredible 12th season on CBC.

This February, producers will once again head coast to coast on a multi-city audition tour in search of the countryís best businesses in need of a Dragon investment.

Local auditions are in Abbotsford at the Quality Hotel & Conference Centre March 3rd, and run all day from 10am to 5pm.

The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development.

Hopeful entrepreneurs should prepare to pitch their concept to the DRAGONS' DEN producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers they have what it takes to pitch in the Den, they could be invited to Toronto to face the Dragons.

Prospective pitchers are encouraged to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.

As in previous years, auditions will be open to the public, kicking-off in Toronto Feb. 11th in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBC Toronto headquarters.


A full list of audition dates and cities are listed below, and venues can be found online via the DRAGONSí DEN website here.


DRAGONSí DEN is one of the most successful Canadian unscripted programs and is currently in its 11th
season. In addition to its success on air, DRAGONSí DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community and averaging more than 450,000 page views per month. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content
and Dragon Bios can be viewed at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/dragons.  

DRAGONSí DEN is filmed at the CBC Broadcasting Centre in Toronto and airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television. Tracie Tighe is executive producer and Amy Bourne is senior producer. Dianne Buckner hosts.

Find the show online at:
@cbcdragon #cbcdragonsden

About CBC/Radio-Canada
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