Mark Chrysler from Edmonton, AB is the First Evicted Houseguest on Big Brother Canada

Second Chance and First Time Houseguests Alike are Caught Off-Guard by Canada's Time Warp, the First Shockwave of the Season

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TORONTO, March 17, 2017 /CNW/ - In the first eviction episode of this season, Mark Chrysler from Edmonton, AB was the first Big Brother Canada houseguest to be evicted from the BBCAN Odyssey. This eviction makes series history, as a male houseguest has never been first to go home before. Put up for eviction by Head of Household Karen, and against 25-year-old Demetres Giannitsos of Edson, AB, Mark believes he was nominated because Karen and her HOH competition partner, Sindy, decided to target strong male players. When returning houseguest Bruno Ielo won the Power of Veto, he chose not to use it to save either Demetres or Mark from the block, leaving the two brawny Albertans to battle it out for the rest of the week. The houseguests made their final choice and in a vote of 7-6, 24-year-old Mark was sent home. 

"It feels to me like someone in the house was really gunning to get me out of there," said Mark to host Arisa Cox after disembarking the BBCAN Odyssey. "I really don't know who it was and I tried hard to stay in the house but I just couldn't get them to vote in my favour."

At the end of the show Arisa rocked the BBCAN Odyssey when she revealed the season's first official "Shockwave" to the houseguests. Canada had been voting for the past 24 hours to transport one houseguest into the future, granting them immunity until jury begins. While the houseguest who was chosen to experience "Canada's Time Warp" is safe and can't be nominated until jury begins, they will still be a full-fledged houseguest who can compete for HOH, become a Have Not, and vote. After outlining the rules, Arisa announced that BBCAN veteran Neda Kalantar from Vancouver, B.C. was the lucky houseguest to benefit from this unparalleled power, having received the majority of Canada's votes in a tight race to the finish.

To see the houseguests' reactions to the shocking news of Neda's immunity, and to find out who wins the next Head of Household competition, tune into Big Brother Canada on Monday at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global.

And for those who still want more #BBCAN5 action, free live feeds from the Big Brother Canada house officially launched on BigBrotherCanada.ca immediately following the premiere.

Big Brother Canada airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Global. Viewers who miss an episode can catch up on Big Brother Canada for free following the broadcast the next day on BigBrotherCanada.ca and Global Go. This season, Global is shaking things up with After the Eviction Livea weekly Facebook Live chat featuring an extended evicted houseguest interview hosted by Arisa Cox and presented by The Brick. Fans can join the conversation by heading to the Big Brother Canada Facebook page to ask all their burning questions live. 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 BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Check out etcanada.com and ET Canada tonight at 7:30 pm ET on Global for interviews with the Big Brother Canada evictee! Fans can also read full bios, see photos, and watch exclusive online videos at BigBrotherCanada.ca.

Big Brother Canada houseguests are competing for a grand prize, which this season, along with $100,000, includes a $30,000 home furnishing makeover from The Brick, and a brand-new 2017 Toyota 86. 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 BigBrotherCanada.ca with exclusive content, full episodes, 24-hour live streams, and a host of surprises and opportunities that allow fans to directly impact the show.

Commissioned by Corus Entertainment, Season 5 of Big Brother Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Corus Entertainment and Endemol. Erin Brock, Sue Brophey, John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby serve as Executive Producers.  Eric Abboud and Trevor Boris serve as Supervising Producers.

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