Have you got the guts to face the Dragons?

Popular CBC show will hold auditions in Campbell River

Dragon’s Den producers will hit the road for an audition tour, with more than 40 stops in Canadian cities, including a return visit to Campbell River on Wednesday.

The search is on for a new crop of aspiring entrepreneurs for CBC’s hit TV show. Entrepreneurs from across the country have another chance to face the Dragons in a bid to score some high-powered financial backing for their business ventures.

The stakes are even higher this year, as Dragon’s Den and Shell Canada have partnered for a special “Future Now” energy innovation episode airing June 3, 2012. Three finalists will pitch their energy innovations to the Dragons, and the winning pitch will receive $100,000 from Shell Canada to help make their idea a reality. More information on this special competition can be found online at cbc.ca/dragonsden.

Open auditions are coming to Campbell River on Wednesday, Feb. 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Costal Discovery Inn and Marina, 975 Shoppers Row. Additional tour dates from coast to coast are listed online at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions

No experience is necessary and participants of all ages are encouraged to audition. After a highly-rated „All-Student special in Season Six, Dragon’s Den continues to seek young entrepreneurs who think they have the money-making chops to take on the savviest business tycoons in the country.

All interested entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their business in under five minutes. If they can convince DRAGONS’ DEN producers they are ready for the limelight, they could be invited to face the Dragons when the upcoming season is filmed in Toronto. Candidates are asked to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.

For more details, including a full list of audition tour cities and dates, visit cbc.ca/dragonsden.

The current season of DRAGONS’ DEN can be seen Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC Television and has averaged over 1.3 million viewers per week (Based on overnight unconfirmed PPM Data).

DRAGONS’ DEN is a hit on air and online, boasting an active and engaged online community. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden.