A Seventh Team is Eliminated on Season 5 of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Ahead of Next Week’s Season Finale

— September 6, 2017

– Karen and Bert, married couple from Edmonton, are the latest team to be eliminated from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA –
– Sam and Paul, dating couple from Toronto, arrive first to the Pit Stop in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. on this leg of the Race, winning a trip for two to Cape Town, South Africa, and earning a spot in the finale –
– Next week on the Season 5 finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the final three teams, Sam and Paul, Kenneth and Ryan, and Korey and Ivana fly to Quebec City –
– Hosted by THE SOCIAL co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Marci Ien, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA’s live after-show special AFTER THE RACE airs immediately following the Season 5 finale (Sept. 12) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO –
– Viewers can play along throughout the season with the new in-show game RACE PLAY, available during all original broadcasts across the country –

Karen and Bert, married couple from Edmonton, are the seventh team eliminated on CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

After struggling to complete the cockroach Roadblock, married couple Karen and Bert from Edmonton were eliminated on last night’s episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA on CTV. “THE AMAZING RACE CANADA has been an adventure of a life time,” said Bert. “We will never forget this experience. We worked together so well, and honestly watched each other bloom,” said Karen. **MEDIA NOTE** – To download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, please visit BellMediaPR.ca. In last night’s (Sept. 5) episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, all four teams raced to Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., and made their way to the Agawa Canyon Tour Train, which travels through many landscapes that inspired Canada’s Group of Seven. Once teams boarded the train, they had 30 minutes to memorize and match 14 titles and descriptions to the corresponding Group of Seven paintings. When all 14 paintings were correctly identified, they received their next clue. Teams that were unable to identify all of the paintings in the allotted 30 minutes had to stay on the train for another 30 minute loop through Agawa Canyon. Sam and Paul were able to complete the challenge during the first trip, jumping out to an early lead. The remaining teams needed a second trip to correctly identifying each painting and receive their clues. Teams then had to select one of two Detours – “I’ll Cast it” or “Alpac It”. In “Alpac It”, teams had to select two alpacas and guide them through an obstacle course in three minutes. Once teams completed the obstacle course in three minutes, they received their next clue. In “I’ll Cast It”, teams had to wade into the water of Kinsmen Lake and cast their fly fishing line into three floating targets. Once they had hooked each target, they received their next clue. Kenneth and Ryan couldn’t control their alpaca’s and began to fall behind. The second Face Off of the season had teams playing the hybrid sport of crokicurl, a mix between crokinole and curling. The team with the most points after all rocks had been thrown received their next clue, while the other team had to wait for another team to arrive. Sam and Paul arrived first to the Face Off followed by Korey and Ivana. After throwing the final rock, Korey and Ivana beat Sam and Paul, and left the Face Off in first place. After falling behind in the Detour, Kenneth and Ryan arrived to the Face Off in last place, however, they threw the winning rock leaving Karen and Bert to wait out the timer before continuing. Teams then made their way to Canada’s first insectarium, Entomica, to complete a Roadblock. One Racer had to insert their head into an enclosed plexiglass environment, while several live cockroaches were dumped on their head, while the other Racer had to correctly count the number of each species in their partner’s helmet to receive their next clue. As Karen struggled to count the cockroaches, Bert’s fears took over, and he began to panic, leaving them in last place. Sam and Paul completed the cockroach challenge first, and made their way to Top Sail Island at Bellevue Park, where they found Host Jon Montgomery at the Pit Stop. After coming in first place, Sam and Paul won a trip for two to Cape Town, South Africa, and a spot in the finale. Karen and Bert were last to reach the Pit Stop, and were eliminated from the Race. Last night’s (Sept. 5) episode encores Saturday, Sept. 9 at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV. On the Season finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Tuesday, Sept. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), the final three teams fly to Quebec City, where challenges have teams puzzling over a map, riding around in circles, and scaling new heights. Emotions intensify as they race to the finish line where one team will claim victory in the biggest finale yet. The final three teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are: Immediately following the Season 5 finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA on Sept. 12, the fan-favourite, one-hour after-show special, AFTER THE RACE returns, airing at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Shot live and hosted by CTV’s THE SOCIAL co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Marci Ien, AFTER THE RACE reunites all 10 teams to re-live their most memorable moments, while also giving viewers a look at the exclusive first chat with the finalists and the newly crowned winners, just minutes after Canada learns who wins the Race. Viewers at home can also get in on the action by submitting questions now through THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Facebook page and on Twitter with the hashtag #AfterTheRace. Viewers can play along with THE AMAZING RACE CANADA’s new in-show game RACE PLAY. The game integrates race action from the broadcast into in-show polls and trivia, prompting viewers in real-time to answer on their second screens during all original broadcasts across the country. For more on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for exclusive content, including team videos, bios, full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras including the immersive VR360 experiences that take fans inside some of the toughest challenges of the season. Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all five seasons, and BMO, which enters its third consecutive season as a partner. New partners this year are Sinorama, Canadian Tire’s Woods brand, and Campbell’s. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @AmazingRaceCDA #AmazingRaceCanada   Facebook: Facebook.com/ctv Facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA Instagram: @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @amazingracecda Racer Social Media Accounts: Korey – Twitter: @koachkore | Instagram: @koachkore Ivana – Twitter: @ivana_krunic | Instagram: @ivanaBodyFiTiK Sam – Twitter: @slamchop1 | Instagram: @slamchop Paul – Twitter: @pmitskop | Instagram: @paulmits Kenneth – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @kenneth.mcalpine Ryan – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @ryangiver

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