Episode One

In this premiere episode we travel to Vancouver to find the four contestants who’ll be representing Canada’s “West” in a total of twelve, Handyman Challenge finalists. All entrants here audition first to get in the “top forty” and then make an on-camera project “pitch” to the judges Mike Holmes, Scott McGillavray and Bryan Baeumler to determine the “final ten”. Then it’s on to their first elimination challenge: the handymen must design and build a perfectly functioning garden gate in just two hours time, based on nothing more than the two standing posts and materials provided. The three who most fail to impress the judges with their skills, knowledge or creativity with will be eliminated. The remaining seven must next go head- to-head in a second elimination challenge: to cut and apply crown moulding to an irregularly shaped section of ceiling and wall in just twenty minutes time. Again, the three handymen who do the poorest job will be dismissed, but this time the remaining four will now be declared Canada’s Handyman Challenge “Western Canada” finalists.