Richmond contestant among 10 amateur bakers to compete on Season 5 of CBC's Great Canadian Baking Show

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      Today (September 15), The Great Canadian Baking Show revealed the 10 amateur bakers who will compete on its fifth season.

      Among this latest batch is one competitor from B.C.: Caron Lau, a 26-year-old occupational therapist from Richmond who was born in Hong Kong.

      The nine other participants are:

      • Aimee DeCruyenaere, 23, an industrial design student from Ottawa, ON;
      • Alina Fintineanu, 30, an orthodontic dental hygienist from Toronto, ON;
      • Amanda Muirhead, 45, a paralegal from Westmoreland, P.E.I.;
      • Dougal Nolan, 31, a mental health researcher from Dartmouth, N.S.;
      • Kunal Ranchod, 30, a choreographer from Montreal, QC;
      • Marian Castelino, 41, a designer from Ottawa, ON;
      • Stephen Nhan, 30, a health administrator from Regina, SK;
      • Steve Levitt, 54, a small business owner from Aurora, ON;
      • Vincent Chan, 55, a graphic designer from Toronto, ON.

      The upcoming series, which will consist of eight episodes, will be cohosted by Second City alumni Ann Pornel and Alan Shane Lewis.

      Pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen from Vancouver and Kyla Kennaley from Toronto will return as judges. The French-born Feldeisen has been involved in developing the culinary program at the boutique hotel Opus Versante in Richmond.

      Each episode will involve the contestants facing three challenges: the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake, and the Show Stopper.

      The contestants will be whittled down to the final three bakers, who will compete for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.

      The new season will premiere on CBC and CBC Gem on October 17 at 8 p.m.

      Pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Kyla Kennaley will serve as judges for Season 5 of The Great Canadian Baking Show.
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