Locals back in Dragon’s Den

CBC’s Dragon’s Den is catching up with some of its favourite stories from past seasons this week, and Cowichan Valley inventor Sam Koffski and his son Sid are among those who made the cut.

Koffski’s 3D sawhorse bracket caught the eye of Dragon’s Den investor Arlene Dickinson two years ago, and his product quickly found its way to Home Depot shelves. The brackets have been selling well, Koffski was told in a recent email from Home Depot vice president Jeff Kinnaird.

"They said they have sold thousands of them and expect to sell tens of thousands," Koffski said. "They’re quite optimistic about it."

Out of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs to appear before the Dragons, producers selected nine to revisit for this Wednesday’s episode, Koffski related.

"To be one of the nine out of 1,500 is a pretty big honour," he said. "I was as surprised as anybody."