Global Announces First Group of Canadian Houseguests for Season 4 of Big Brother Canada

Houseguests from Winnipeg, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, and Thunder Bay Set to Enter the Big Brother Canada House

ET Canada Breaks All the Houseguest News this Week on

Canada Can Vote Now for their Two Favourite International Wildcard Houseguests on 

#BBCAN4 Premieres Wednesday, March 2 at 9 pm ET/PT on Global

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TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Today, Canada meets seven new Big Brother Canada Season 4 houseguests as the ramp up to Global's March 2 premiere continues. This morning, ET Canada revealed that a pipeline worker from Winnipeg; an actor from Edmonton; an entrepreneur from Fort McMurray; a server from Vancouver; a vet tech assistant from Thunder Bay; a digital marketing specialist from Toronto; and a fashion stylist from Calgary will enter the Big Brother Canada house on the wild new season that fans have been waiting for! Big Brother Canada Season 4 premieres Wednesday, March 2 at 9 pm ET/PT on Global.

#BBCAN4 was a trending topic on Twitter yesterday after it was revealed the new season of Big Brother Canada will include an international wildcard vote. A world first for the Big Brother franchise, Canadians can head to to vote for two of their favourite international Big Brother icons to enter the Big Brother Canada house. The four former houseguests competing for a spot in the Big Brother Canada house are: Jase Wirey (Big Brother US), Nikki Grahame (Big Brother UK), Tim Dormer (Big Brother Australia), and Veronica Graf (Big Brother Italy). Fans can vote now for their favourite male and favourite female international wildcard until Thursday, March 3 at 3 pm ET.

"This season of Big Brother Canada includes a tremendous, diverse group of Canadians for fans to cheer for," said Christine Shipton, SVP, Content, Shaw Media. "It will be a thrill to witness what unfolds once these strangers enter the house."

Today's houseguest announcement includes:

Jared Kesler
Age: 24
Hometown: Winnipeg, MB
Occupation: Pipeline Worker
Jared is the quiet "pretty boy" who is looking for a showmance and plans to dominate the physical competitions that Big Brother Canada has in store.

Joel Lefevre
Age: 33
Hometown: Edmonton, AB 
Occupation: Actor
Joel is a self-proclaimed late bloomer who feels he will be able to fly under the radar and swoop in to win it all.

Loveita Adams
Age: 25
Hometown: Fort McMurray, AB
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Loveita is an outspoken and ambitious ball of fire who is sure to stir up controversy in the Big Brother Canada house.

Maddy Pavle
Age: 21
Hometown: Vancouver, BC
Occupation: Server
Maddy is a fashionable tomboy and a serial dater who is so confident in her Big Brother Canada game that she has already declared victory.

Paige Distranski
Age: 19
Hometown: Thunder Bay, ON
Occupation: Vet Tech Assistant
Paige is a real outdoor type who likes to hunt, trap, and fish. Her birthday present from her parents was a trip to audition for Big Brother Canada and she's ready to make it all the way to the finale.

Ramsey Aburaneh
Age: 26
Hometown: Toronto, ON
Occupation: Digital Marketing Specialist
Ramsey is a charming conversationalist who has an enormous family (65 first cousins!) and knows how to handle himself in a large group and chaotic situations.

Raul Manriquez
Age: 21
Hometown: Calgary, AB
Occupation: Fashion Stylist
Raul moved from Mexico with his family for a better life. He's a Mormon who is proud of his LGBT community and is convinced he can use his Latino charm to win Big Brother Canada.

Watch ET Canada tonight at 7:30 pm ET on Global for interviews with the Big Brother Canada houseguests! Fans can also read full bios, see photos, and watch exclusive online videos at

The final set of houseguests will be revealed tomorrow.

Following a coast-to-coast casting call, a new group of houseguests are moving into an overhauled Big Brother Canada house outfitted wall-to-wall with cameras and microphones capturing their every move. The houseguests compete for a grand prize of $100,000, a $25,000 gift card from The Brick, and an OxiCleanTM prize pack valued at $10,000 that includes $500 of fabric care products and a $9,500 wardrobe makeover. The upcoming season of the fan favourite series continues to offer unparalleled digital extensions that augment the social dynamics and real-time momentum of the 24/7 television production. Big Brother Canada extends from series to site at with exclusive content, full episodes, 24-hour live streams, and a host of surprises and opportunities that allow fans to directly impact the show.

Big Brother Canada premieres on Global, Wednesday, March 2 at 9 pm ET/PT and airs Wednesdays at 9 pm ET/PT (Head of Household episode), Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT (Eviction episode), and Sundays at 7 pm ET/PT (Power of Veto episode). Viewers who miss the premiere can catch up on Big Brother Canada for free following the broadcast the next day on and Global Go. Also returning is the Big Brother Canada Side Show, which premieres Friday, March 4 at 10 pm ET on Slice and Saturday, March 5 at 8 pm ET on Global, as well as Big Brother Canada After Dark which airs seven days a week beginning Friday, March 4 at 3 am ET on Slice. And if that's not enough, fans can also watch all of the in-between action on the live feeds from the Big Brother Canada house on

Commissioned by Shaw Media, Season 4 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Shaw Media and Endemol. Erin Brock and Sue Brophey serve as Supervising Producers. John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby serve as Executive Producers. 


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Insight Productions – producers of Big Brother Canada, the most watched reality program across specialty channels in the country and The Amazing Race Canada, the most watched Canadian show on record – is Canada's most established content producer. Big Brother Canada, The Amazing Race Canada, The JUNO Awards 2015, Canada's Walk of Fame, and How To Change The World are collectively nominated for 16 2016 Canadian Screen Awards. Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming in every genre and includes in its development slate the scripted series Hardwood and Tempting Faith DiNapoli.

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