Rare Earth Game to Tape Episode of CBC’s Dragons’ Den on May 23rd

April 26, 2011 - Saint John, NB, Canada

Dragons' DenThis May 23rd, 2011, Saint John, NB entrepreneurs, Rick Gowan and Jim MacDonald will bring their new science learning game, the Rare Earth Chemical Element Card Game before the investment savvy experts on CBC’s hit show, Dragons’ Den.

The pair will fly to Toronto to film their appearance on the popular program at CBC Studios.

The co-inventors of the game are thrilled to be chosen out of the thousands of entrepreneurs who audition every year across Canada.  “It’s a chance to accelerate the success of our game,” said Gowan.  “With the Dragons’ help, we can promote the game and make deals that would be much more difficult to achieve with our existing resources and connections.”

For months to come, this is all the information that the team will be able to offer about their meeting with the Dragons.  “We won’t be allowed to say what happened during the taping before the air date,” said MacDonald.  “Not only that, we won’t know if our session is to be included in a show until the producers inform us 2 weeks before our pitch is scheduled to air.”

Gowan and MacDonald received their first shipment of Rare Earth Games product into inventory this past week and are selling through their Web site and through retailers.

“The Dragons really hold your feet to the fire on your sales numbers, so we’re hoping to get as many orders as we can before the taping,” said MacDonald.

The new Web site for the game is RareEarthGame.com.


Richard Gowan is a native of New Brunswick, and a graduate of Mount Allison University (B.Sc., B. Ed.), and the University of Victoria (M.Sc). He has taught senior high school courses in Biology, Chemistry and Physics and served as Science Department Head at schools in Southern California and New Hampshire. Over the last seven years, Gowan has taught Chemistry and Biology at Rothesay Netherwood School in New Brunswick where he also serves as Head of Science, Varsity Hockey coach, and Junior Varsity Soccer coach. For more information on Rothesay Netherwood School please visit www.rns.cc.

James MacDonald, originally from Ontario, is a graduate of York University (B.F.A.) who began his career drawing editorial cartoons for the "Bolton Enterprise". With more than 20 years of marketing management experience in the USA and Canada, MacDonald has launched multiple products and spearheaded marketing project management, database marketing and online marketing programs. MacDonald has also been a top selling account manager and an innovative sales manager. MacDonald currently resides in Rothesay, NB.

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