The hit CBC TV show Dragons’ Den holds auditions in Abbotsford on Saturday, March 16. (CBC TV photo)

The hit CBC TV show Dragons’ Den holds auditions in Abbotsford on Saturday, March 16. (CBC TV photo)

Dragons’ Den holds open auditions in Abbotsford

Aspiring entrepreneurs invited to make a pitch for CBC TV show

The hit CBC Television show Dragons’ Den will hold open auditions in Abbotsford on Saturday, March 16.

The auditions run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Quality Hotel and Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Rd.

No experience is necessary, and participants of all ages are encouraged to audition.

Dragons’ Den gives aspiring entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their businesses to a panel of wealthy Canadian business moguls, known as the Dragons.

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All interested entrepreneurs should be prepared to pitch their concept in less than five minutes. Selected candidates will be invited to face the Dragons when the upcoming season is filmed in Toronto in May.

New this season is a partnership with the Desjardins GoodSpark Program to look for social entrepreneurs who have ideas that will positively impact young Canadians (up to 30 years old).

This is the 10th consecutive year that the auditions have been held in Abbotsford, and it’s the second and final set of auditions in the Lower Mainland. (The first took place March 9 and 10 in Vancouver.)

Those who can’t make it in person are invited to apply online.

More information and application forms are available online at cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions.