CBC today revealed the ten amateur bakers who will participate in the upcoming fifth season of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, premiering Sunday, October 17 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service. Ten Canadians from across the country will bake off in the iconic tent and put their culinary chops on display in an attempt to win The Great Canadian Baking Show title. Season five of the series will consist of eight episodes and be hosted once more by comedians, actors, writers and Second City alumni, Ann Pornel and Alan Shane Lewis. Esteemed pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Kyla Kennaley return to the judges’ table to sample the bakers’ scrumptious offerings.

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Mary Berg in her home kitchenNews

– Hosted by chef and two-time Canadian Screen Award-winner Mary Berg, MARY MAKES IT EASY follows Berg as she takes viewers step-by-step through recipes that solve everyday cooking conundrums – – and to feature recipes and exclusive video extras following each episode – – Stonemill Bakehouse joins as series partner– – Series produced by Boat Rocker’s Proper Television and distributed globally by Boat Rocker Studios in association with Bell Media – TORONTO (August 18, 2021) – Full of recipes guaranteed to impress without the stress, CTV Life Channel announced today that its new original culinary series MARY MAKES IT EASY premieres Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning Sept. 6. Hosted by Mary Berg, Canada’s culinary sweetheart and two-time Canadian Screen Award-winner for Best Host, Lifestyle for CTV Original series MARY’S KITCHEN CRUSH, the first batch of MARY MAKES IT EASY consists of 12 half-hour episodes.

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TORONTO, ON (July 28, 2021) – Proper Television, a Boat Rocker Company, today announced its original unscripted lifestyle series, MOTEL MAKEOVER (6x30’), will premiere globally August 25 on Netflix in more than 190 countries. The series follows BFF business partners, April Brown and Sarah Sklash, as they put everything on the line to transform a rundown roadside pitstop into the trendy new location of The June Motel. MOTEL MAKEOVER takes the viewer behind the rosé-colored glasses to see the unglamorous reality of turning the neglected 1970s property into a retro-chic travel destination.

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Motel Makeover

July 28, 2021

Best friends April Brown and Sarah Sklash have put everything on the line to live the millennial dream of being their own bosses. Their goal is to run and grow a motel empire, by renovating old motor-inns and redefining the expectations of a roadside stay under the retro-chic umbrella of The June Motel.
Three years ago, they turned a dilapidated inn in the Great Lakes wine country into the rosé-fueled The June Motel. The ultra-Instagrammable rooms have been sold out ever since, went viral on social media, and have had glowing features in the likes of The New York Times and Vogue.
Now these BFF business partners are ready to do it all over again. This time everything is bigger: the motel, the renovation, and the risk. April and Sarah have sunk everything they have into this project. With their reputations on the line – and their personal homes and first motel securing the investment – they have no choice but to make their new project a success, and fast!
For this Motel Makeover, the duo is leaving their city lives behind in the midst of a harsh winter and moving on-site to their newly purchased property: the Knight’s Inn, a 1970s-era motel in the sleepy town of Sauble Beach. Once a summer hotspot for urban holiday goers, Sauble Beach has seen better days. But its proximity to some of the most picturesque destinations in the region make this opportunity a diamond in the rough. April and Sarah are seizing their chance to be the go-to spot for sunset seekers around the world who are drawn to the breathtaking seven-mile waterfront along Lake Huron, the fourth largest lake in the world.
Together with their young protégé and Project Manager, Courtney, these women are rolling up their sleeves and taking on a lot of the work themselves. They have just five months and a $600K budget to finish the massive project in time to throw a jam-packed pool party to launch the summer 2020 tourist season.
In order to make it happen, they have to Junify 24 outdated guest rooms; a use-at-your-own-risk outdoor pool; a restaurant that’s been abandoned for a decade; the entire property exterior and landscaping; a bare-bones A-Frame show home; and the residence, a three-bedroom apartment above the restaurant where they will live together throughout the renovation. With a knack for effortlessly stylish design at an affordable price tag, they share their signature Junify Tips along the way.
In a year unlike any other, everything that could go wrong, will go wrong. Are these burgeoning entrepreneurs getting in way over their heads, or are their motel empire dreams closer than they realized?
Motel Makeover is produced by Proper Television (a Boat Rocker company), for Netflix. The executive producers are Cathie James and Lesia Capone. Jessica Nahmias is Co-Executive Producer and Series Producer.

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