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."

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Cowichan Capitals add two points to lead over Clippers

Tensions between rivals come to a head in third period

Work has started on Malahat Skywalk, expected completion in 2021

$15-million project expected to open in spring, 2021

Baby Bear statue returned to be reunited with Mama and Papa

Culprit left it near the Henry Road roundabout in Chemainus with a note attached

Cowichan Estuary Nature Centre launches new project

The Nature Centre’s goal is to continue to engage the local community

Isles offence picks up against Peninsula

Kerry Park better at both ends of the ice in winless weekend

VIDEO: Feds look to help 126 Canadians quarantined in China for coronavirus

China has confirmed more than 4,500 cases of the new virus, with more than 100 deaths

Off-duty Nanaimo Mountie takes down would-be ice cream thief

Suspect attempted to steal Dilly Bars from Dairy Queen location on Sunday

Sap thief taps Saanich park maple trees, faces hefty fine

One tree found with four taps in Mount Doug Park

Nanaimo man hit with pole in dispute over off-leash dog

RCMP say no charges recommended at this time

Was there a tornado on Vancouver Island Monday?

Suspected phone app glitch gives eerie warning

B.C. reports first coronavirus in Vancouver region

First patient visited Wuhan, China, reported symptoms

Uber threatens legal action to ‘defend its right’ to operate in Surrey

‘I have no concerns,’ Mayor Doug McCallum replies

Victoria resident says WestJet employee uttered racist comment, refused to let her on plane

Customer claims she was told ‘You guys can’t handle your alcohol’ by WestJet employee

Bystander who tried to help dog being attacked not liable for its death: B.C. tribunal

Owner of dog killed tried to get $5,000 in damages from man who tried to save it

Most Read