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Link: Manjit Minhas and Michele Romanow join Dragons’ Den, Vikram Vij leaving

From Cheryl Brown of CBC News:

Manjit Minhas and Michele Romanow join Dragons’ Den, Vikram Vij leaving
Major changes are underway at CBC’s Dragons’ Den as the broadcaster revealed the addition of two young female entrepreneurs to its roster of venture capitalists, and announced the departure of Vikram Vij.

Calgary-born distillery and brewery owner Manjit Minhas and Toronto-born Buytopia.ca co-founder Michele Romanow are joining the hit reality TV show in season 10, the broadcaster announced Wednesday.

Vij, the celebrated Vancouver chef and restaurant magnate, has said he is leaving the den after only one season to spend more time building his own businesses, including his frozen food line. Continue reading.

Joe Fresh’s Joe Mimran joins Dragons’ Den

From a media release:

CBC announced today that Joe Fresh founder Joe Mimran will join the upcoming 10thseason of DRAGONS’ DEN. The new season of DRAGONS’ DEN will air in fall 2015.

Throughout his storied career, Joe Mimran has founded and built brands that helped define the industry landscape, including Joe Fresh, Club Monaco, Alfred Sung, Caban and—with his wife, Kimberley Newport-Mimran—Pink Tartan. With an intuitive design vision and a keen business sense, Mimran has been at the forefront of fashion and retail for over thirty years. As founder and former creative director of Joe Fresh for Loblaw Companies Limited, Mimran oversaw the brand’s design, merchandising and retail concepts. Under Mimran’s guidance, Joe Fresh has grown to become Canada’s second largest apparel brand, encompassing women’s, men’s, children’s, baby and beauty collections. Additionally, Mimran oversaw creative direction of Home and Entertainment brands for Loblaw, including PC Home, Life at Home, Everyday Essentials, Jump Kids World, Jogi and Tera Gear, among others.

Mimran is also a private investor in Canada-based businesses, ranging from steel to pharmaceuticals. Educated at York University and the University of Windsor, Mimran joined the family dress manufacturing business in 1977. The company marketed several labels, including its marquee Alfred Sung line. The business grew rapidly from a small rented factory to a 50,000 square-foot space on King Street and was renamed Monaco Group in 1981. A longtime collector and patron of the arts, Mimran’s wide-ranging philanthropic activities include support of the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Governor General’s Performing Arts Awards and Nuit Blanche. Additionally, he was co-chair of the 2014 Big Bang Bash benefiting Toronto’s popular Luminato Festival.

Big things are in store for the anticipated 10th season of DRAGONS’ DEN, which will feature top entrepreneurs, innovative business pitches and new Dragons. Further details about the 10th season of DRAGONS’ DEN will be announced in the coming weeks.

DRAGONS’ DEN continues to be the top-rated Canadian unscripted program this season, with an average audience of about 1 million Canadians each week.

Tonight: Hockey Wives, Dragons’ Den, X Company

Hockey Wives, W Network – premiere
Hockey Wives delivers a rare opportunity for fans to meet ten sexy, accomplished “captains” off the ice and explores the meaning of being married to the game. With an exclusive look into the high-stakes lives of WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of the NHL®, the series reveals that it takes an incredible woman to manage fulfilling personal careers and stick handle life off of the ice with some of today’s top pro athletes. There are incredible perks to being a hockey wife, but, make no mistake, balancing the pressure of trades, relentless travel, long periods of separation, injury, retirement and living for the game takes an extraordinary and self-sufficient woman. Though they are based in cities all over North America, the wives cross paths throughout the course of the regular NHL season and are deeply affected by one another. From wives who are new to the league, to those whose partners are Stanley Cup winning superstars or entering retirement, these women form a team of their own, supporting and encourage one another through personal and professional highs and lows.

Dragons’ Den, CBC
A company asks the Dragons to take a shot with their business; a brave entrepreneur hopes his product won’t put him on a razor’s edge; and a long-time entrepreneur hopes his bitter story helps him make a sweet deal. Plus, a married couple say they’ve got the perfect solution to a hot problem.

X Company, CBC – “Walk With The Devil”
Aurora and the team wrestle with whether to trust a Vichy Mayor, who offers rich intelligence in exchange for their help in discovering what has become of the town’s young women.

Tonight: Young Drunk Punk, Dragons’ Den, X Company

Young Drunk Punk, City – “Yoga Show”
Lloyd (Bruce McCulloch) and Ian (Tim Carlson) find common ground while watching a mildly racy yoga show one morning – but their objectifying eyes are soon opened when Helen (Tracy Ryan) joins the cast of the show. Meanwhile, Belinda (Allie Macdonald) goes on a journey of self-discovery when some old friends return from university.

Dragons’ Den, CBC
Three friends hope they will be able to toast to a Dragon deal; a pair of nurses thinks the Dragons will want in, after they have a chance to sleep on it; and an eager entrepreneur sticks her neck out to see if the Dragons will bite. Plus, a CEO tries to convince the Dragons that seed money is all he needs to grow a super business.

X Company, CBC – “Sixes and Sevens”
The team engineers a high-risk extraction of a British airman with the help of an infamous jazz chanteuse. Meanwhile, Harry struggles to help a critically injured Frenchwoman deliver her baby.

Tonight: Young Drunk Punk, Dragons’ Den, X Company

Young Drunk Punk, City – “Ian and Shinky Make a Move”
After seeing the film Eraserhead, Ian (Tim Carlson) and Shinky (Atticus Mitchell) decide to make their own movie using the security cameras at Brae Vista, forcing a tired Lloyd (Bruce McCulloch) to work overtime trying to figure out what’s going on. But when Helen (Tracy Ryan) tries to help out by giving Lloyd some suspiciously effective pep pills, things in Brae Vista start to go seriously off the rails.

Dragons’ Den, CBC
Business partners show the Dragons how they’ll wipe away the competition; one entrepreneur reveals his strategy in the Den; and a family promises their product will relieve the Dragons’ swelling desire for a successful brand. Plus, one business tries to prove they have the right ammunition to zero-in on becoming an industry leader.

X Company, CBC – “Kiss of Death”
The team infiltrates a brothel and a Gestapo headquarters as they battle to stop atomic research from falling into the hands of the Nazis. Meanwhile, things get personal for Aurora when she learns the tragic fate of her lover.