Time to polish up those pitches; DRAGONS’ DEN producers are hitting the road this January to find the brightest business ideas in Canada. The 2014 Audition Tour will be visiting more than 30 cities from coast-to-coast in search of enthusiastic entrepreneurs hoping for a chance to enter the Den and make a deal with a Dragon.

Open auditions are coming to Winnipeg at the CBC Manitoba (541 Portage Avenue, Studio 41) on February 1 from 11:00am-6:00pm. Complete audition dates and locations are listed below. Tour dates will continue to be updated on the website at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.

The audition tour welcomes participants of all ages, with no prior television experience required. With the highly-rated ‘All-Student’ episode and the recent launch of Kevin O’Leary’s Future Dragon Fund, DRAGONS’ DEN continues to seek out and support young Canadian entrepreneurs.

Aspiring entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their concept to the DRAGONS’ DEN producers in five minutes or less. If they show the producers that they’ve got the chops to land financial backing for their business venture, they could be invited into the Den to brave the Dragons. Prospective pitchers are encouraged to apply online and bring a completed application form to the audition.

Audition dates are as follows:

January 18 – Toronto ON (1 of 2)

January 23 – Windsor ON

January 24 – Sarnia ON

January 25 – London ON, Montreal QC (1 of 2), Vancouver BC (1 of 2)

January 29 – Peterborough ON, Regina SK, Surrey BC

January 31 – Nanaimo BC, Saskatoon SK

February 1 – Calgary AB (1 of 2), Victoria BC, Winnipeg MB

February 6 – Burlington ON, Collingwood ON, Sudbury ON

February 8 – Barrie ON, Ottawa ON, St. Johns NFLD

February 12 – Oshawa ON, Saint John NB

February 14 – Charlottetown PEI, Quebec City QC, Waterloo ON

February 15 – Edmonton AB, Halifax NS, Montreal QC (2 of 2)

February 19 – Kelowna BC

February 21 – Abbotsford BC, Medicine Hat AB, Niagara Falls ON

February 22 – Calgary AB (2 of 2), Hamilton ON, Vancouver BC (2 of 2)

March 1 – Toronto ON (2 of 2)

For more information and full details, please visit online at www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.

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@cbcdragon #cbcdragonsden

The current season of DRAGONS’ DEN airs Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT), with an encore episode on Sundays at 9 p.m. (9:30 NT) on CBC Television.

DRAGONS’ DEN is the highest-rated Canadian unscripted program on during the regular television season, with an average audience of more than 1.2 million Canadians each week. In addition to its success on-air, DRAGONS’ DEN is also a hit online, boasting an active and engaged online community averaging more than 650,000 page views per month. Full episodes and exclusive behind-the-scenes content can be viewed at cbc.ca/dragonsden. Tracie Tighe is executive producer. Dianne Buckner hosts.

About CBC/Radio-Canada

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