Big Brother Canada challenges fans in Toronto

Fans can take 'power of veto' human curling challenge in Yonge-Dundas Square as Season 5 begins on Global March 15.

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Fans of Big Brother Canada have a chance to experience a bit of Big Brother life, but without 108 cameras and 88 microphones capturing their every move.

The show is bringing one of its “power of veto” challenges to Yonge-Dundas Square today and Thursday. Anyone who’s up for it can try “human curling,” pushing a partner on a block of ice like a curling stone.

The challenge runs from 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day.

It’s timed to Wednesday’s Season 5 debut of Big Brother Canada (Global at 9 p.m.), which will see 16 house guests competing for $100,000 and other prizes in a spaceship-themed home, styled after sci-fi pop culture references with “hibernation pod” bedrooms, an “alien mine” kitchen and a “bridge.”

The cast is split between newbies and second-chancers.

The returning house guests include Gary “Glitter” Levy, who was first runner-up in the first season; Neda Kalantar, Kevin Martin, Bruno Ielo, Ika Wong, Dallas Cormier, Sindy Nguyen and Cassandra Shahinfar.

 BY DEBRA YEO – TORONTO STAR