Brampton Resident Takes On The Dragons

This Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on CBC Television, don't miss Episode 9 of DRAGONS' DEN, Canada's highest-rated entertainment program.

In this week's episode a Brampton, ON man, Andy Nyakas, wants Dragon dollars to grow his cash empire with Lyoness, an independent shopping community.

Other pitches this week: A Dartmouth, Nova Scotia man, Guy Chaham, has a fresh plan for an outdoor jungle gym called a Green Gym

A father-daughter duo from Ottawa, ON, Anne and John Cheung, knows the grass would be greener with Dragon dollars behind them for their golf enterprise Cygnet Better Golf.

A yoga-preneur from Robert's Creek, BC, Shine Apsara, is looking for a deal from the Dragons for her raw snacks line Sunshine Living Foods

A Grand Prairie, AB woman, Francie Santarossa, is hoping to warm the Dragons' hearts and hands with her company, Smittens.

A Saskatoon, SK man, Roy Dopson, hopes his new sport Airball will catch on.

A pair from Robert's Creek, BC, Sarah Doherty and Kerith P. Lloyd, think an investment from the Dragons will help their Sidestix company take a step in the right direction.

Tune in this Wednesday to see which lucky entrepreneurs the Dragons' take a chance on, and which ones leave empty-handed. And good luck Andy Nyakas!


A two-time Gemini Award winner for Best Reality Program, DRAGONS' DEN is the top-rated entertainment program on Canadian television, with more than 1.5 million viewers tuning-in each week.

Every week, DRAGONS' DEN gives budding entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their ideas to a panel of wealthy businesspeople, otherwise known as the Dragons, on national television. The prize is real investment from the Dragons' own pockets. In the sixth season, five Dragons are making or breaking the dreams of aspiring entrepreneurs nationwide.

The Dragons are:
Internet Mogul, Bruce Croxon, an active investor, advisor and start-up specialist who made his mark as the co-founder of Lavalife, an online dating company.

Marketing Maven, Arlene Dickinson, renowned independent communications entrepreneurs and CEO of marketing firm Venture Communications.

Technology Titan, Robert Herjavec, head of leading IT firm The Herjavec Group, Herjavec is the cassic 'rags-to-riches' story.

Investment Guru, Kevin O'Leary, the Bay Street Bigmouth and co-host of CBC News Network's LANG & O'LEARY EXCHANGE started his fortune selling educational software.

Franchise Baron, Jim Treliving, former RCMP officer, with 40 years of franchising experience helming companies such as Boston Pizza and Mr. Lube.


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