Vancouver drag performer to compete on The Great Canadian Baking Show

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      While many Canadian drag performers have been seeking to compete on Canada’s Drag Race, one such dragster is werking a rather different route.

      Among the competitors on the latest season of The Great Canadian Baking Show is Vancouver’s own 25-year-old Sheldon Lynn.

      Although he works as a software developer, one of his creative interests is baking. In particular, he enjoys integrating the flavours of his ancestral province of Szechuan with Western recipes.

      Another one of his creative pursuits is performing as his drag persona Pangolin, who is a member of Vancouver’s all-Asian drag dynasty House of Rice.

      Season 4 of The Great Canadian Baking Show, which features new hosts Alan Shane Lewis and Ann Pornel, will premiere at 8 p.m. on February 14 on CBC and CBC Gem. Pastry chefs Bruno Feldeisen and Kyla Kennaley return as judges.

      Lynn's competition includes:

      • Oyaks Airende, 28, a project scheduler and engineer from Calgary, Alberta;
      • Larry Harris, 53, a business operations manager from Edmonton, Alberta;
      • anner Davies, 28, a marketing consultant from Winnipeg, Manitoba;
      • Anjali Helferty, 36, a recent PhD grad from Toronto, Ontario;
      • Bertie Diaz, 54, a corporate travel agent from Toronto, Ontario;
      • Maggie Frith, 42, a stay-at-home mom and former lawyer from Toronto, Ontario; 
      • Mahathi Mundluru, 24, a business analyst from Markham, Ontario;
      • Raufikat Oyawoye, 35, an IT support engineer from Milton, Ontario;
      • Dominike Audet, 42, a radio host and novelist from Québec, Quebec.

      Full details about the show are available at the CBC website and Seasons 1 to 3 are available at CBC Gem.

      The Season 3 winner was 33-year-old administrative assistant Natalia Shevchenko of Edmonton, Alberta.

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