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

O’Brien ninth in big air

Courtenay-raised snowboarder happy to make finals

Ry Cooder coming to Vancouver Island MusicFest

American music icon to play in Comox Valley July 14

2017 surplus will cushion CVRD recreation facilities from operational challenges

The recreation department discovered a $488,000 surplus carry-over from its 2017 financials

Duncan family says care home switched mom’s cat with robot cat

Staff alleged to have said they were taking cat for bath, then replaced her with robotic stuffed toy

Foot found near Victoria belonged to missing Washington man

No foul play suspected in death of Stanley Okumoto, 79

B.C. Games open with Olympic touch

The 2018 B.C. Winter Games kicked off in Kamloops

More snow forecast to fall Friday on Vancouver Island

Environment Canada calling for 2-10 centimetres on the east coast of the Island and areas inland

Suspect and Mountie bitten by police dog during arrest near Nanaimo

Two suspects were arrested in connection with a stolen pickup truck in Cassidy on Thursday evening

B.C. ski cross racer wins Olympic gold

Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa wins the gold medal in thrilling fashion in PyeongChang

New charges against ex-Trump campaign associates

More charges were laid Thursday against President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman and his business associate

Wish granted to Cumberland boy

Young Abel is off to Disney World

Man accused in death of Winnipeg teen Tina Fontaine not guilty

Raymond Cormier was accused of killing Indigenous 15-year-old and dumping her body in the Red River

Okanagan real estate agents brace for speculation tax impact

“There’s a real potential for a domino effect to hurt the market in Kelowna.”

Human remains found near Campbell River

Human remains were found in a rural area outside Campbell River, RCMP… Continue reading

Most Read