CTV Announces First Three Teams for Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA
- Canadian Olympic Champions, Montreal-based lovebirds, and a pair of bubbly
best friends from the Greater Toronto Area are first three teams revealed - -
Season 2 features 11 teams, with the remaining eight pairings to be announced
throughout this week - - Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA premieres
Tuesday, July 8 on CTV and CTV GO -
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TORONTO, June 17, 2014 /CNW/ - As one of the most anticipated second seasons
in Canadian television history draws ever closer, CTV unveiled today the first
three of 11 teams competing in the all-new cycle of the THE AMAZING RACE
CANADA. Competing in this race of a lifetime are Canada's National Women's
Hockey Team members Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson, both fresh off
their breath-taking gold medal triumph during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter
Games. Joining them are dating couple Alain and Audrey from the Montreal area,
who bring 'joie de vivre' and tenacity to the race, making them fierce
competitors. The third team unveiled today are best friends Shahla and
Nabeela, who share boundless energy and terrific chemistry - a lethal
combination in this competition. Up from nine teams last season, the 11 teams
will race for the historic half-a-million dollar grand prize. Three more teams
will be announced tomorrow (June 18), three on Thursday (June 19), and the
final two pairings will be revealed on Friday (June 20). Fans can also look
forward to a special Season 2 exclusive, to be revealed this Friday (June 20)
at noon ET by @AmazingRaceCDA.
Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2014 schedule, the most-watched Canadian television
series on record kicks-off its heart-pounding second season in a new timeslot,
airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginning July 8 on CTV and CTV GO.
**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca
"This season's teams are highly competitive, athletic, and full of
personality," said Phil King, President - CTV, Sports, and Entertainment
Programming. "They will ignite screens across Canada and inspire that same
passion we saw erupt from last summer's incredible journey."
"Canada once again rose to the challenge this season, we have the most
engaging and watchable teams - this season is going to blow people's minds,"
said John Brunton, Chairman and CEO of Insight Productions. "We have 11
dynamic teams from all corners of this country; Canada will be on the edge of
their seats cheering them on."
Below are the first three teams announced to compete in Season 2 of THE
AMAZING RACE CANADA. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.
Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson - Teammates
Name: Natalie Spooner Age: 23 Current City: Scarborough, Ont. Occupation:
Forward, Canada's National Women's Hockey Team Twitter: @natspooner5
Name: Meaghan Mikkelson Age: 29 Current City: Calgary, Alta. Occupation:
Defence, Canada's National Women's Hockey Team Twitter: @Mikkelson12
Motto: "One clue at a time - unity in adversity."
Alain Chanoine and Audrey Tousignant-Maurice - Dating
Name: Alain Chanoine Age: 32 Current City: St-Hubert, Que. Occupation: Actor
Name: Audrey Tousignant-Maurice Age: 31 Current City: St-Hubert, Que.
Occupation: Real Estate Broker Twitter: N/A
Team Motto : "We are the 'A' team - in it to win it!"
Shahla Kara and Nabeela Barday - Best Friends
Name: Shahla Kara Age: 29 Current City: Markham, Ont. Occupation: Occupational
Therapist Twitter: N/A
Name: Nabeela Barday Age: 29 Current City: Toronto, Ont. Occupation:
Management, Consulting Twitter: N/A
Team Motto: "Brownies for the win!"
Only one team can earn the title as Season 2 champions of THE AMAZING RACE
CANADA. The biggest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series
expanded this season to include "gas for life" from Petro-Canada. In addition,
the winning team once again receives a $250,000 cash payout and the
opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide in
Business Class, plus two Chevrolet Silverado High Country Edition Pickup
Trucks. Teams are also competing for special pit stop prizes courtesy of Air
Canada and Scotiabank, to be revealed during the broadcasts.
Back this summer with all-new teams and exciting, edge-of-your-seat
challenges, the most-watched Canadian television series on record returns for
a second season of action-packed adventure. Hosted by Olympic champion and
Canadian hero Jon Montgomery (@jrmonty12), Season 1 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA
raced ahead of the pack with an average audience of 3.5 million viewers each
week, and garnered two Canadian Screen Award wins for Best Photography in a
Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series, and Best Writing in a
Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series. The smash-hit original
series vaulted into the record books as Canada's most-watched TV series last
summer and the second most-watched television program of the entire broadcast
year. Fans are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the CTV
Facebook page for updates.
Commissioned by CTV, Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by
Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles
Television Productions. Insight Productions' John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby
are Executive Producers, and Mark Lysakowski is Supervising Producer. Corrie
Coe is Senior Vice-President and Robin Johnston is Director, Independent
Production at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President,
Programming, CTV Networks. Phil King is President - CTV, Sports, and
Encore episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT
and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO.
The four premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA areAir Canada, Chevrolet
Canada, Dairy Queen® Canada and Scotiabank.
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @AmazingRaceCDA #RaceCDA @CTV_PR
@CTV_Television @insightprod @AirCanada @chevrolet @DQCanada @scotiabank
Facebook: facebook.com/TheAmazingRaceCanada facebook.com/ctv
About Bell Media Independent Production Bell Media has commissioned some of
Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with
the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include
ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING
RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of
the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format
MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the
most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell
Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit
DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched
original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2,
TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES, and upcoming dramas SENSITIVE SKIN, and KILLJOYS.
Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU
HELL and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. In 2013, Bell Media ordered 27
original Canadian series and currently has 84 projects in various stages of
About CTV CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of
quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been
Canada's most-watched television network for the past 13 years in a row. CTV
is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading
assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by
BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More
information about CTV can be found on the network's website at CTV.ca.
Cary Mignault, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.435.9295 or
firstname.lastname@example.org; Monique Bevan, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA,
416.384.2055 or Monique.email@example.com; Jim Quan, CTV Networks,
416.384.5311 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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