From a media release:
Itâ€™s time for entrepreneurs across Canada to polish their pitches to be part of DRAGONSâ€™ DENâ€™s extraordinary 11th season on CBC-TV. This February, producers will hit the road on a 33-city audition tour to find the countryâ€™s best businesses in need of a Dragon investment.
As seen on DRAGONSâ€™ DEN last night, auditions will be open to the public and kick-off in Toronto on Feb. 6 in the Barbara Frum Atrium at CBCâ€™s Toronto headquarters (250 Front St. W.). All audition dates and cities are listed below, and venues are listed online. Tour dates will continue to be updated through the DRAGONSâ€™ DEN website (cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions).
The audition tour will welcome participants of all ages, with businesses at any stage of development. Aspiring 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.
Online auditions are open now and will continue in-person throughout February, March and April across the country. Producers will be on the lookout for entrepreneurs in the following cities:
Feb. 6 â€“ Toronto, Ontario
Feb.10 â€“ Guelph, Ontario
Feb. 10 â€“ Regina, Saskatchewan
Feb. 11 â€“ Windsor, Ontario
Feb. 12 â€“ Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Feb. 13 â€“ London, Ontario
Feb. 13 â€“ Vancouver, B.C.
Feb. 13 â€“ Winnipeg, Manitoba
Feb. 17 â€“ Richmond, B.C.
Feb. 17 â€“ Cranbrook, B.C.
Feb. 18 â€“ Calgary, Alberta
Feb. 19 â€“ Nanaimo, B.C.
Feb. 20 â€“ Edmonton, Alberta
Feb. 20 â€“ Sudbury, Ontario
Feb. 20 â€“ Victoria, B.C.
Feb. 24 â€“ Burlington, Ontario
Feb. 24 â€“ Collingwood, Ontario
Feb. 25 â€“ Prince Edward County, Ontario
Feb. 26 â€“ Kingston, Ontario
Feb. 27 â€“ Barrie, Ontario
Feb. 27 â€“ Montreal, Quebec
Feb. 27 â€“ Ottawa, Ontario
March 2 â€“ Grand Prairie, Alberta
March 2 â€“ Oshawa, Ontario
March 3 â€“ Moncton, New Brunswick
March 4 â€“ Abbotsford, B.C.
March 4 â€“ Charlottetown, P.E.I.
March 5 â€“ Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 5 â€“ Hamilton, Ontario
March 5 â€“ Vancouver, B.C.
March 9 â€“ Waterloo, Ontario
March 10 â€“ Kelowna, B.C.
March 12 â€“ Calgary, Alberta
March 12 â€“ Niagara, Ontario
March 18 â€“ Quebec City, Quebec
March 19 â€“ Montreal, Quebec
April 2 â€“ Toronto, Ontario