Twin Francophone Athletes, an Upbeat Married Couple, and Wisecracking
Co-Workers Announced as Next Three Teams on CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA
- Nine of 11 teams have now been revealed, with the final two pairs to be
announced tomorrow - - Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA premieres Tuesday,
July 8 on CTV and CTV GO -
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TORONTO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - CTV unveiled today three more teams competing
for the distinguished title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. New
competitors are former World Cup circuit skier Pierre Forget and his equally
athletic identical twin brother Michel from Montreal; sketch comic Ryan Steele
and former Mr. Gay Canada Rob Goddard, who also work together as bartenders in
Vancouver; and upbeat urban married couple Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner
from Toronto. Previously announced racers include gold medal teammates Natalie
and Meaghan, dating couple Alain and Audrey, best friends Shahla and Nabeela,
married couple Jen and Shawn, mother and son Cormac and Nicole, and siblings
Sukhi and Jinder. The final two teams will be announced tomorrow (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, beginningJuly 8 on CTV and CTV GO.
**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca
Below is the third group of teams announced to compete in Season 2 of THE
AMAZING RACE CANADA. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.
Pierre Forget and Michel Forget - Twin Brothers Name: Pierre Forget Age: 42
Current City: Terrebonne, Que. Occupation: Co-Runs the Family Meatpacking
Company Twitter: N/A Name: Michel Forget Age: 42 Current City: Terrebonne,
Que. Occupation: Co-Runs the Family Meatpacking Company Twitter: N/A
Motto: "Go big or go home."
Ryan Steele and Rob Goddard - Co-Workers Name: Ryan Steele Age: 36 Current
City: Vancouver Occupation: Bartender/Sketch Comic Twitter: @ryansteeleshow
Name: Rob Goddard Age: 24 Current City: Vancouver Occupation:
Bartender/Fitness Trainer Twitter: @rgod2014
Motto: "Stay calm and don't give up."
Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner - Married Name: Laura Takahashi Age: 29
Current City: Toronto Occupation: Media Development Twitter: @laura_tak Name:
Jackie Skinner Age: 32 Current City: Toronto Occupation: Musician Twitter:
Motto: "No hesitation."
Only one team can earn the title of Season 2 champions of THE AMAZING RACE
CANADA. The biggest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series
has 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 (@jonmonty), 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 are Air 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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