If you fancy yourself an inventor or an entrepreneur, then keep an eye out for the "Dragons' Den" tour – the cast will be making more than 60 stops across the country starting this month.
The open audition tour will kick off in Toronto at the CBC Broadcasting Centre on January 19th. No experience is necessary and participants of all ages are encouraged to audition. After highly-rated "All-Student" specials in previous seasons, the series continues to seek young entrepreneurs who think they have what it takes to seal a deal with the country’s most renowned business tycoons.
All interested entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their business in less than five minutes. If they can convince "Dragons' Den" producers that they are ready for their fifteen minutes of fame, they could be invited to brave the Dragons face-to face when the upcoming season is filmed in Toronto. Candidates are asked to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.
Here's a full listing of their tour dates:
Audition dates are as follows:
January 19 – Toronto ON (1 of 2)
January 24 – Windsor ON
January 25 – Prince George BC, Sarnia ON
January 26 – London ON, Montreal QC (1 of 2), Vancouver BC (1 of 2)
January 30 – Nanaimo BC, Oshawa ON, Regina SK
January 31 – Niagara Falls ON, Salt Spring Island BC
February 1 – Saskatoon SK
February 2 – Calgary AB (1 of 2), Victoria BC, Winnipeg MN
February 6 – Barrie ON, Timmins ON, Whitehorse YK
February 7 – Burlington ON, Sudbury ON, Surrey BC
February 9 – Ottawa ON, Penticton BC, Thunder Bay ON
February 13 – Collingwood ON, Saint John NB
February 15 – Charlottetown PEI, Quebec City QC
February 16 – Edmonton AB, Halifax NS, Montreal QC (2 of 2)
February 21 – Peterborough ON, Waterloo ON
February 22 – Medicine Hat AB
February 23 – Calgary AB (2 of 2), Hamilton ON, St John's NFLD
February 27 – Yellowknife NWT
March 1 – Abbotsford BC
March 2 – Toronto (2 of 2), Vancouver (2 of 2)
The current season of "Dragons' Den" can be seen Sundays at 8pm on CBC Television and has averaged over 1.4 million viewers per week.