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The Amazing Race Canada Returns Tues July 5 on CTV

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It’s Go Time, Canada! THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Returns July 5 on CTV, as all 10 Teams Revealed

CTV’s mega-hit original series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is back. After crisscrossing the country and covering more than a quarter million kilometres around the world during the past seven seasons, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA makes its triumphant return Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, beginning July 5.

Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery, Season 8 of Canada’s favourite summertime adventure continues as an all-new cast of racers head to the starting line to push themselves out of their comfort zones in a non-stop, action-packed expedition. Teams competing this season include an Olympian, a JUNO Award-winning singer, teachers, personal trainers, a firefighter, a comedian, entrepreneurs, a sales representative, a marketing expert, a motivational speaker, and Broadway performers.

Faced with the most intense race of their lives, the teams tackle various challenges with the hope of winning two first-ever Chevrolet Silverado ZR2’s, a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two around the world courtesy of GURU Organic Energy, a $250,000 cash prize, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions.

The 10 teams poised at the starting line for Season 8 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are:

Beverley & Veronica
Competitive best friends on a mission to be the second all-female team to win the Race.

Beverley Cheng
Age:
30
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur / Content Creator
Instagram: @beverleycheng

Veronica Skye
Age:
32
Hometown: Vancouver
Occupation: Travel Marketing / Run Club Leader
Instagram: @veronicaskye

Brendan & Connor
Fun-loving, family-oriented small-town brothers who are the life of every party.

Brendan McDougall
Age:
29
Hometown: McDougall, Ont.
Occupation: Sales Representative
Instagram: @mcdougally

Connor McDougall
Age:
26
Hometown: McDougall, Ont.
Occupation: Elementary School Teacher
Instagram: @connormcd14

Cassie & Jahmeek
Athletic and energetic engaged couple with big smiles and a competitive spirit.

Cassie Day
Age:
31
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Entrepreneur / Personal Trainer
Twitter: @cassiedayyy
Instagram: @cassiedayyy

Jahmeek Murray
Age:
32
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: Firefighter / Personal Trainer
Instagram: @jahjahbanks

Catherine & Craig
Long-time best friends and Broadway performers who know what it takes to beat the odds.

Catherine Wreford Ledlow
Age:
42
Hometown: Winnipeg
Occupation: Actor / Performer
Twitter: @CatherineWrefo2
Instagram: @catherinewreford

Craig Ramsay
Age:
45
Hometown: Windsor, Ont.
Occupation: Performer / Host
Twitter: @craigramsayfit
Instagram: @craigramsayfit

Cedric & Tychon
Father and son who are in the race for every Black father and son across the country – with the hope of being the first Montréal team to win.

Cedric Newman
Age:
50
Hometown: Montréal
Occupation: Comedian / Mechanic
Twitter: @cedricnewman
Instagram: @comediancedricnewman

Tychon Carter-Newman
Age:
30
Hometown: Montréal
Occupation: Content Creator / Motivational Speaker
Twitter: @tychonxcarter
Instagram: @tychonxcarter

Court & Ali
Dating couple who want to be positive role models for Indigenous youth.

Siginaak (Blackbird) Court Larabee
Age:
39
Hometown: Whistler, B.C.
Occupation: Executive Director, Sports academy for Indigenous youth
Instagram: @thebirdandabear

Ali (Bear) Clark
Age:
33
Hometown: Fernie, B.C.
Occupation: Visual Artist / Coach, Sports academy for Indigenous youth
Instagram: @thebirdandabear

Dennis & Durrell
Active and competitive uncle and nephew who are passionate about being positive role models in their community.

Dennis Ashe
Age:
42
Hometown: Halifax
Occupation: Youth Development Teacher

Durrell Borden
Age:
33
Hometown: Halifax
Occupation: Law Student / Community Leader
Twitter: @durrellborden
Instagram: @durrellborden

Franca & Nella
Sisters, known as “Franella,” who are racing for the Filipino and immigrant community across Canada.

Franca Brodett
Age:
32
Hometown: Edmonton
Occupation: Assistant Dean of Development
Instagram: @franellagram

Nella Brodett
Age:
30

Hometown: Edmonton
Occupation: Director of Partnerships
Twitter: @nbrodett
Instagram: @franellagram

Jesse & Marika
Competitive and accomplished siblings who want to represent the Inuit population of Canada.

Jesse Cockney
Age:
32
Hometown: Canmore, Alta.
Occupation: Olympian / Student
Twitter: @jcockney
Instagram: @jcockney

Marika Cockney
Age:
29
Hometown: Canmore, Alta.
Occupation: Actor / Performer / Content Creator
Twitter: @marikasila
Instagram:
@marikasila

Jully & Kathy
Close friends who are racing in memory of their late mothers.

Jully Black
Age:
44
Hometown: Toronto
Occupation: JUNO Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter, dubbed “Canada’s Queen of R&B” / Producer / Actress
Twitter: @jullyblack
Instagram: @missjullyblack

Kathy Hunter
Age:
41
Hometown: Regina
Occupation: Director, Business Development
Instagram: @k_leesteeler

For more information on the teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, including team videos, bios, and exclusive content, visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada. As the go-to resource for the series, CTV.ca also includes full episodes and sneak peeks throughout the season.

Providing viewers with a first look at the 10 teams racing this season, is half-hour special ETALK PRESENTS: THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Premiering Friday, July 1 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV, CTV.ca, and the CTV app, ETALK reporter Chloe Wilde sits down with THE AMAZING RACE CANADA host Jon Montgomery for an exclusive chat about the big return of the series, what fans can expect, what he loves most about Canada, and more. ETALK also catches up with some of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA’s most memorable teams.

As previously announced, the series’ longest running partner, Chevrolet, returns for an eighth consecutive season. Joining Chevrolet is returning partner Expedia®, alongside new sponsors Desjardins Group, Subway® Canada, Destination BC, GURU Organic Energy, Marshalls, Tourism Richmond, and Trans Canada Trail.