July 30, 2012
-- July 30, 2012
Innovation expert Doug Hall travels across Canada in search of everyday inventors with exceptional ideas. His mission is to find and mentor Canada’s next great inventors, taking them on a journey of a lifetime, from the backyard to the boardroom. On August 1st Ooka Island, a Prince Edward Island based company, will take that journey.
Backyard Inventors is the newest reality TV program on W Network
and features the inventors who impressed Hall the most. They are invited to Eureka! Ranch where their invention is refined into a marketable product that they will ultimately pitch to a big business.
Doug Hall heads up what is today known as “America’s #1 Idea Team” at The Eureka! Ranch, which serves Fortune 500 clients. The average American home uses 18 products or services that he and his team have invented or reinvented. On August 1st at 10pm on the W Network, Doug Hall meets Cammy Barber and Kay and Joelle MacPhee with Ooka Island Reading Adventure Game (www.ookaisland.com)
Ooka Island Inc. is a social enterprise committed to using science-based reading methods and technological innovations to increase literacy skills for children. “Our goal is to teach children to read fluently and well through reading instruction that is fun and compelling” says Ooka Island President Kay MacPhee. “Meeting with Doug and his team has helped Ooka Island refine the Eye-Ear Reading Method and get closer to our mission of eradicating illiteracy”.
Watch the Ooka Island Episode (Season #1, Episode #13) on Wednesday, August 1st at 10:00pm Atlantic Time on the W Network (Channel 45).