David Chilton, author and publisher of the multi-million selling Wealthy Barber books, will bring his common sense approach to judging investment proposals from Canadian entrepreneurs seeking help from the Dragons.
"David Chilton embodies Canadian entrepreneurial success, and through his terrific books he has shared his financial advice for the benefit of everyone," said Julie Bristow, executive director of studio and unscripted programming.
I've met David, and he's a very smart guy. He's more than an author, he's the creator of one of the most successful brands in Canadian publishing. He cuts through bombast and mebellishment with a knife. Plus, he's got a great sense of humour. So, should be an interesting season. (Season 7 starts taping in just a few weeks!)
By the way, auditions continue for entrepreneurs and innovators to pitch their ideas on the show next season. With 20+ new episodes planned, the producers really want and need quality pitches.
You can apply online at http://dragonsdenauditions.cbc.ca/. Or attend one of the remaining open auditions, listed below, scheduled over the next 10 days. Calgary, Montreal, Vancouver and Toronto residents (not to mention Kamloops, Collingwood, Windsor and Sarnia) still have a chance to strut their stuff! (For more info visit http://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/auditions/#cities)
|Thursday Mar. 22 2012||Collingwood ON||11AM-6PM||Royal Canadian Legion|
490 Ontario St.
|Thursday Mar. 22 2012||Kamloops BC||11AM-6PM||TRU Residence & Conference Centre|
900 McGill Road
|Saturday Mar. 24 2012||Calgary AB||10AM-5PM||University of Calgary|
2500 University Dr. NW
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
|Saturday Mar. 24 2012||Montreal QC||10AM-5PM||Concordia University|
Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Complex
1515 Ste. Catherine St. West, EV Atrium
|Saturday Mar. 24 2012||Vancouver BC||10AM-5PM||Morris J Wosk Centre for Dailogue|
580 West Hastings Street
(Enter via Seymour Street courtyard entrance)
|Monday Mar. 26 2012||Abbotsford BC||11AM-6PM||BEST WESTERN PLUS|
Regency Inn & Conference Centre
32110 Marshall Rd
Abbotsford, BC V2T 1A1
|Thursday Mar. 29 2012||Windsor ON||11AM-6PM||Windsor-Essex Regional Chamber of Commerce|
2575 Ouellette Place
Windsor, ON N8X 1L9
|Friday Mar. 30 2012||Sarnia ON||10AM-5PM||The University of Western Ontario Research Park|
1086 Modeland Rd.
|Saturday Mar. 31 2012||Toronto ON||11AM-5PM||CBC Toronto|
250 Front St.