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Dragons' Den brings auditions tour of hit show back to Kelowna

Dragons' Den panel.
January 27, 2015 - 8:30 AM

KELOWNA — The Dragons are coming to Kelowna and it will be their only Southern Interior stop.

Producers of the hit CBC series have announced the latest round of online auditions for the show, which pits would-be entrepreneurs and inventors against a panel of seasoned and successful business people and possible investors from across Canada who put their dreams and ideas through the mill.

The panel includes such success stories as Jim Treliving, a master franchiser with both Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube, Arlene Dickinson, a communications entrepreneur who created the marketing firm Venture Communications and Vikram Vij, the celebrity chef and restaurant magnate from Vancouver, The Wealthy Barber author David Chilton, who made his fortune as a stockbroker and publisher, plus Michael Wekerle, described as a rock star tech and media investor.

The in-person 2015 audition tour begins in Toronto Feb. 7 criss-crossing the country before reaching Kelowna March 4 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the atrium of Okanagan College’s KLO Campus, at 1000 KLO Rd. Dragons’ Den airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. on CBC Television.

To contact the reporter for this story, email John McDonald at or call 250-808-0143. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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