James Flawith’s pitch in the Dragons’ Den will air next month on CBC.

Pitch to Dragons to air on TV

By Scott Stanfield

Record staff

A Comox man who pitched an idea in the Dragons’ Den will appear on an episode of the popular show Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. on CBC Television.

James Flawith is the inventor of Lil Worker Safety Gear, high-visibility children’s clothing designed to protect kids from careless drivers, and from getting lost. The idea sprouted when he couldn’t find safety gear for his three young boys. So he made it himself.

“Keeping kids safe has taken me on a wild ride,” said Flawith, the owner of Precision Tree Services. “I’ve been getting a ton of support across Canada. Needless to say, there are a lot of people who want to protect their children’s priceless lives.”

Lil Worker Safety Gear made the top five for Best Concept in the last Small Business BC Awards. Flawith also won the Young Entrepreneur category at this year’s Chamber of Commerce Community Awards.

Just Posted

Police seeking assistance for missing Courtenay teen

The Comox Valley RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating missing… Continue reading

Deceased Courtenay man located near Lake Trail School

On Nov. 20, the Comox Valley RCMP discovered a deceased man in… Continue reading

Huband Park Elementary receives $10,000 grant to expand salad bar lunch program

A $10,000 grant will allow a Comox Valley elementary school to expand… Continue reading

Viral video shows deer killed on Snapchat in Campbell River

RCMP say they have identified those involved (WARNING: Graphic details of incident)

Veteran searching for therapy dog lost in Campbell River area

The search is on for Adam Bartsch’s dog. Bailey - a purebred… Continue reading

Huband Park Elementary receives $10,000 grant to expand salad bar lunch program

A $10,000 grant will allow a Comox Valley elementary school to expand… Continue reading

Opioid prescriptions up across Canada: report

The report shows the number of opioid prescriptions rose by almost seven per cent, while daily doses on average dropped

Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Kosovo president Hashim Thaci warns that Russian meddling has implications for Canada

Health Canada hints at government’s plans for legal pot

Health warnings, plain covers for pot packs under proposed regulations

Washington governor tells BC don’t be ‘daunted’ by Trump

“I want to assure this assembly that no matter who is in the White House, it won’t affect Washington state’s relationship with Canada or British Columbia.”

Liberals look to ease concerns with housing strategy

Liberals say they look to ease affordability concerns with release of their housing strategy

David Cassidy, teen idol and ‘Partridge Family’ star, dies at 67

Cassidy announced earlier this year he had been diagnosed with dementia

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

Most Read