CBC Original Race Against The Tide Season 4 Premieres April 28

Race Against The Tide

The scenic shores of New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy will once again play host to the world’s toughest sand sculpting competition, as CBC’s Race Against the Tide returns for its fourth season. Premiering on Sunday, April 28, the ten-episode series will see ten highly skilled sand sculpting teams from around the world battle it out to create extraordinary works of art.

Each week, the teams will have just six hours to sculpt their masterpieces before the world’s highest tide rushes in to wash them away. It’s a demanding outdoor art competition, where the sculptors must not only outdo each other but also race against the forces of nature.

Season 4 Teams

The ten teams competing this season are:

– Amanda Bolduc & Lisa Donze (USA)
– Amin Balaghi & Afrooz Balaghi (Iran)
– Andrei Kudrin & Kateryna Kudrin (Squamish, BC)
– Joon Park & Mitsuhiko (‘Mitsu’) Hotta (USA and Japan)
– Joris Kivitis & Benoit Dutherage (Netherlands and France)
– Lucinda Wierenga & Emerson Schreiner (USA)
– Matt Diebert & Liam Diebert (USA)
– Morgan Rudluff & Delayne Corbett (USA and Penticton, BC)
– Thomas Meloche & Alex Girard (St-Rose-Du-Nord, QC and St. Jean Baptiste QC)
– Vaibhav Katwate & Gowri Nanjundaswamy (India)

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Hosted by Maestro Fresh Wes

The season will be hosted by Canadian music icon Maestro Fresh Wes, who recently made history as the first hip-hop artist inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame at the 2024 JUNO Awards. This adds to an already impressive list of achievements for the artist, including 14 JUNO nominations and wins in categories such as Best Rap Recording of the Year and Best Video.

Maestro Fresh Wes, born Wesley Williams in 1968, is often hailed as the “‘Godfather of Canadian Hip-Hop.’ He broke new ground for hip-hop and rap in Canada and is known for his influential single, “”Let Your Backbone Slide,” which became the first Canadian hip-hop track to enter the Top 40 charts.

Governor General Arts Award

Maestro Fresh Wes will also be receiving the Governor General’s Arts Award on June 8, becoming the first rap artist to receive this honour. This award celebrates exceptional careers in the visual and media arts, with up to eight awards distributed annually. Maestro Fresh Wes will be recognized for his groundbreaking contributions to Canadian music and his ongoing inspiration to the next generation of artists.

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A Competition Like No Other

Race Against the Tide delivers a unique and gripping competition, shining a spotlight on the incredible talent and dedication of professional sand sculptors. With a challenging format, stunning backdrop, and the relentless tide as an ever-present threat, it’s a show that combines artistry, skill, and the unpredictable forces of nature.

Be sure to tune in to CBC or CBC Gem to catch all the action and see which team will ultimately claim the $10,000 grand prize and earn the title of Race Against the Tide champions.


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Alastair James is the editor in chief for Memorable TV. He has been involved in media since his university days. Alastair is passionate about television, and some of his favourite shows include Line of Duty, Luther and Traitors. He is always on the lookout for hot new shows, and is always keen to share his knowledge with others.