The Gay Canadian Baking Show: TV, Food, and Identity

Aug 14, 2021
1 PM


Join the Vancouver Queer Film Festival and CBC Vancouver in conversation with Sheldon Lynn, Quarter-finalist on Season 4 of the Great Canadian Baking Show, and a member of Vancouver’s all-Asian drag dynasty, House of Rice. Join us and CBC’s Isabelle Raghem as we talk through being queer on reality television and bringing your full self into the spotlight.

Sheldon Lynn


Baking is one of Sheldon’s many creative outlets. He’s fascinated by baking’s technical details and loves the challenge of blending the flavours of his ancestral province of Szechuan with traditional western recipes. When not working on his bread recipes, he has channeled his artistic talents into perfecting the look of his drag alter-ego, Pangolin, a member of an all-Asian drag family.

Isabelle Raghem

Isabelle Raghem is a reporter for CBC Vancouver News and is currently the interim host and producer of CBC Vancouver News Saturday and CBC Vancouver News Sunday.

Before joining CBC, Raghem was a video journalist and host for CityNews Vancouver. She moved to the lower mainland in 2018 after reporting across Vancouver Island as a video journalist and fill-in anchor at CHEK News in Victoria. She began her broadcast career in Hamilton, Ontario at CHCH News as a line-up producer, assignment editor and video journalist.

Raghem graduated from Western University with a degree in Media, Information & Technoculture. She also earned a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from Fanshawe College. She is the recipient of ‘The Canadian Press’ Eric Murray Scholarship’ for her radio documentary Courage Canada: Blind Ice Hockey.

She is a proud Francophone, born and raised in Toronto. Drawn by the mountains and ocean, Raghem moved to B.C. in 2016.

In her free time, Raghem can be found playing board games, dancing in her car and cuddling with her cat Seymour.