Canada's Worst Handyman 2

Canada's Worst Handyman 2

Infobox Television
show_name = Canada's Worst Handyman 2


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format = Reality television
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runtime = 60 minutes (including commercials)
creator =
developer = Proper Television
producer = Heather Findlay Blair Ricard
executive_producer = Guy O'Sullivan
starring = Andrew Younghusband
narrated = Andrew Younghusband
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country = CAN
language = English
network = Discovery Channel Canada
first_aired = April 16, 2007
last_aired = June 11, 2007
num_episodes = 9
list_episodes = List of Canada's Worst Handyman 2 episodes
chronology =
preceded_by = Canada's Worst Handyman
followed_by = Canada's Worst Handyman 3
related = Canada's Worst Driver Britain's Worst DIYer
website = http://www.worsthandyman.ca/
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tv_com_id =

"Canada's Worst Handyman 2" is a 2007 Canadian television series, airing on Discovery Channel Canada, and is the successor to "Canada's Worst Handyman". Like its predecessor, five contestants and their nominators enter the "Handyman Rehabilitation Centre", where a series of challenges await them. At the end of the series, one contestant is given the show's dubious namesake title. Unlike its predecessor, however, "Worst Handyman 2" is a longer series with a slightly different format, largely due to the increasing trend in garage and shed renovation and a decline in home renovation.

Format

Over the course of the series, each of the five contestants seek to build "the ultimate eco-shed", incorporating various environmentally-friendly building materials and "creature comforts", from within the Handyman Rehabilitation Centre, a warehouse in Toronto, Ontario. In each episode, contestants partake in a series of challenges, with one contestant being named the most improved handyman and another being named the worst.

At the end of the series, the contestant with the worst shed overall is given the title of Canada's worst handyman. The five sheds, as well as one built by experts Greg House and Jill Rydall, have been sold to the one lucky, and five unlucky bidders on eBay, sight unseen. The winning bidders will also appear on the final episode of the series (which traditionally is a recap episode) as the shed is being delivered to them. The proceeds of the eco-shed sale goes to Habitat for Humanity Canada.

Contestants

* Terry Cress, a truck driver from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, is nominated by his friend, tech support professional Harvey Houle, for his neverending endeavor into building a shed of his own, using cheap materials (including extension cords to wire his shed, reused wood, and straightened-out nails) and tools. Cress takes pride in his skills, and claims that his shed costs less than $50.
* Jaime García, a web designer from Regina, Saskatchewan, is nominated by mother-in-law Sheilla Stengler for his meticulousness in reading the directions but not acting on them. Stengler herself is the owner of a business in plumbing.
* Jeff Gignac, a management consultant from Mississauga, Ontario, is a father whose sons have recently been taking an interest in tools. As the owner of a business, he specializes in delegation of duties, including letting nominator Fred Johnson, a firefighter, do all of his handiwork.
* Candace Landmark, a nurse's assistant from Calgary, Alberta, is a fan of many design and construction TV shows (including "Flip This House" and "Holmes on Homes"), but is very shy around lifting heavy objects, using tools, and other basic construction knowhow. Still, she believes that she can do things as seen on TV just because she has seen it done on TV, and contends that she is better at the do-it-yourself process than husband and nominator Justin Landmark, a construction worker specializing in metalworking.
* Ruth Summersides, a retired teacher/psychologist from Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, is nominated by daughter Michelle Pine, a call-in centre supervisor. Her experience as a single mother of two daughters, and one son has led her to numerous unsafe projects. She has reportedly complained to the manufacturers about power tools and how she feels they are too big for her to use.

Experts

* Greg House, a general contractor, returns from "Worst Handyman" as a resident contracting expert. He has experience in building both within Canada and internationally, and has over 20 years of residential and commercial contracting under his belt.
* Jill Rydall, a licensed carpenter, was the first female member of the Sault Ste. Marie Carpenter's Union, who also teaches construction to college-age students. She too has over 20 years of experience under her belt.

External links

* [http://www.channelcanada.com/Article1798.html "Canada's Worst Handyman 2" press release]
* [http://www.mediaincanada.com/articles/mic/20070320/handyman.html "Media in Canada" article on "Canada's Worst Handyman 2"]
* [http://www.worsthandyman.ca "Canada's Worst Handyman" official site]
* [http://gethandy.blogspot.com "Jaime's Blog" ]


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