Casting open for second season of Canada’s Handyman Challenge

The nationwide search for the best all around handyman is back for a second season and casting has begun!

Canada’s Handyman Challenge puts contestants through a series of rigorous challenges to test their skills, ultimately awarding one contestant the coveted title of Canada’s Best Handyman – and new this season, a $25,000 prize.

Teaming up as judges are powerhouse construction experts and HGTV celebrities Paul Lafrance (Decked Out, Deck Wars), Bryan Baeumler (Leave It To Bryan, House of Bryan), and Scott McGillivray (Income Property), who will be touring the country looking for talented handyman hopefuls in live auditions this September.

Applicants must apply online at www.hgtv.ca/castingcall prior to live auditions. The series is scheduled to premiere in Winter 2013 on HGTV Canada.

“Canada’s Handyman Challenge was a big success in its first season and we are so excited to bring together again HGTV Canada’s favourite personalities, this time including the talented Paul Lafrance,” says Barb Williams, Senior Vice President of Content, Shaw Media. “This series gives Canadians the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to present their work to HGTV’s most respected professionals.”

The three HGTV stars will be appearing in Halifax, Vancouver and Toronto to select the top four contestants from each city, who will then progress to Toronto to compete and test their handyman talents. Joining as guest judge will be Mike Holmes (Holmes Makes It Right, Holmes Inspection) to help choose the winner and award the $25,000 prize.

Following their online application, Canadians are encouraged to join the casting calls in the following cities:

Halifax – Wednesday September 5
Vancouver – Monday September 10
Toronto – Saturday September 15

To compete on Canada’s Handyman Challenge, applicants must pre-register online. The winner this season will not only be crowned Canada’s Best Handyman by the most respected men in the business, but will also be awarded a $25,000 prize.

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