An online reality show that aims to find out which Canadian city has the wildest university-aged partiers is looking for Winnipeg contestants who’ll fight for their right to party.
Beer4Breakfast is the brainchild of 26-year-old McMaster University alumni Michael McCrudden, who has a certificate in television producing and writing from Humber College in Toronto and admits to partying a little through his post-secondary career.
“It seems there’s a reality show for everything whether it’s getting married or buying a house… but there’s no one documenting what goes on when these kids close their books and start letting loose,” said McCrudden from Toronto. “We’re grading students on what they learn after class.”
The show hopes to hit 13 cities, and each episode will see McCrudden and the show’s two other hosts—a DJ and a party photographer—spend 24 hours videotaping contestants as they plan their parties, throw their parties, and then try to remember their parties the next morning.
After the hosts weigh in and give each house party a grade, viewers will get the chance to pick Canada’s wildest partiers by voting online.
The show has finished filming and editing its pilot episode, and the show, which follows a Hamilton party, will make its debut online this Wednesday.
But it hasn’t been all partying for the show on its search for contestants so far.
Producers received a chilly welcome from the mayor and police chief in London, Ont. after a five-hour riot made up mostly of drunken students broke out in the community last St. Patrick’s Day.
“It’s a very touchy subject in London,” admits McCrudden. “But they were dealing with something that had gotten out of control… what we’re doing is an organized event with tickets, guest lists, ID checks, and security.
“We’re not looking for any trouble, we’re taking all the precautions necessary to make sure things do not get out of control.”
Winnipeg Police said they will “respond with appropriate action” only if needed.
Go to beer4breakfast.ca to watch the pilot episode or to apply to become Winnipeg’s most epic partier.