February 15, 2023 By Proper Television
In-Person Casting Events To Occur in Edmonton,
Winnipeg, Montréal, and Halifax
TORONTO (February 15, 2023) – In-person casting is back! Proper Television today announces an exciting return to its cross-country casting tour in addition to virtual casting for the upcoming seventh season of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW (CBC). It also marks the first time that its previously invitation-only events are open call, asking any and all home bakers to attend with their best creations.
After casting the previous three seasons entirely virtually, producers are thrilled to be adding an in-person tour of select cities to meet with local bakers and taste their signature baking. While ongoing virtual casting continues for those who are not able to attend in person, the open call offers one more chance to earn a coveted spot in the Baking Tent, plus the opportunity to meet bakers from past seasons. The open casting events are taking place in four locations, listed below with links for more information and to register:
HALIFAX, N.S. – Monday, February 27
Residence Inn by Marriott Halifax Downtown
1599 Grafton St, Halifax, NS B3J 2C3
Link to Register:
MONTRÉAL, QUE. – Tuesday, February 28
Delta Hotels Montreal
475 Av. du Président-Kennedy, Montréal, QC H3A 1J7
Link to Register:
EDMONTON, ALTA. – Wednesday, March 1
Holiday Inn Express Downtown Edmonton
10010 104 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5J 0Z1
Link to Register:
WINNIPEG, MAN. – Friday, March 3
Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway, Winnipeg, MB R3C 0R3
Link to Register:
Interested bakers are asked to bring one signature baked item to the event that showcases who they are through their baking. This item will be presented to THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW team for tasting. All bakers are welcome and encouraged to register to attend at the Eventbrite pages linked above. There is no prior application required.
THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is CBC’s homegrown take on hit format The Great British Bake Off. THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges that celebrate their diverse backgrounds, families and communities. The series is an affirming, warm-spirited competition that celebrates personal achievement and the joy of baking. Past seasons of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW can be streamed at CBC Gem.
THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW is produced by Boat Rocker’s Proper Television in association with CBC and Love Productions. The executive producers are Cathie James and Lesia Capone, and the series producer is Mark Van de Ven. The format is owned by Love Productions and distributed by Sky. In addition to the original British series, the format has been produced in more than 20 territories including America, Australia, France and Ireland.
Press Contact: Lindsey McCulloch, Publicist, Proper Television;; 647.518.2183
Since opening its doors in 2004, Proper Television has become one of Canada’s most successful production companies. Proper works across a wide range of genres, including reality, lifestyle, documentary and specialist factual programming. The company’s ratings-grabbing slate includes a mix of originals: Motel Makeover (Netflix), Vegas Rat Rods (Discovery, Velocity), Mary Makes It Easy (CTV, Food Network US), Family Home Overhaul (HGTV Canada, Hulu); along with big international formats: MasterChef Canada (CTV, Cooking Channel US), The Great Canadian Baking Show (CBC), and Iron Chef Canada (Food Network, Discovery Plus). In 2017 Proper Television became a division of Boat Rocker Media.