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Local handyman competing for national title

Mark Ulinder with his three-way electrical challenge, featured in the top-six episode last week.
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March 18, 2013 - 11:28 AM

By Jennifer Stahn

With six episodes already behind us, Kamloops handyman Mark Ulinder is set for the final episode of HGTV's Canada's Handyman Challenge Tuesday night where he will be featured as one of the four finalists.

Ulinder will compete for the title of Canada's Handyman Challenge winner and a $25,000 prize on Tuesday's show. The final episode will see all four contestants will create an outdoor living space with the help of two assistants that showcases their knowledge, skill, creativity and passion.

Ulinder described himself as a duck in a recent interview, explaining how a duck “smoothly glides along the surface, but under the water the feet are going crazy.”

Ulinder has been the quiet, calm one throughout the series. Host Jenn Robertson and the judges - HGTV personalities Scott McGillivray, Brian Baeumler and Paul Lafrance - would often comment on his collected demeanor. The most recent episode showed not only his sense of humour, but also a more flustered Ulinder.

Hundreds of people auditioned for the show last summer in Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax – each having to create a piece to showcase their skill using only a single piece of plywood. The judges then whittled their choices down to 30 contestants and then 15 finalists.

The top-15 then travelled to Toronto where they took part in a whirlwind taping session lasting just over a week that saw at least two contestants eliminated each episode. Earlier challenges saw the contestants complete electrical, structure, siding, plumbing and even decor tasks.

The final episode airs Tuesday, March 19 at 8 a.m., 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. on HGTV.

To contact the reporter for this story, email jstahn@infotelnews.ca or call (250) 819-3723.

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