East Coast Engaged Couple Hamilton and Michaelia are the Fourth Team Eliminated in Season 3 of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

— July 30, 2015

– Exes Dujean and Leilani win the leg in Halifax, earning them round-trip tickets from Air Canada to any of their 15 Caribbean destinations, plus 2.5 million Petro-Points™ each from Petro-Canada™ –
– Next week: Teams discover one of Québec’s hidden gems, the Magdalen Islands, where they fight to stay afloat in the series’ first ever Face Off challenge –
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After frantically scrambling to find a lost passport, the race came to a halt for Hamilton Elliot and Michaelia Drever in their home province in tonight’s episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The Centreville, N.S.-based engaged couple had multiple setbacks, including their own personal detour, when Hamilton realized he left his passport on the plane. They were eliminated from the race after arriving last at the Pit Stop in Halifax’s Seaport Farmer’s Market. Host Jon Montgomery greeted them at the Pit Stop, saying, “Hamilton, on behalf of Canadians and myself, thank you for being brave enough to be yourself.” “I live every day the way that I want to, and I want transgender people to feel okay with being who they are, to come out and say ‘okay, this is me,’” said Hamilton. “I had Hamilton (by my side) this entire race, and I couldn’t ask for anything better,” said an emotional Michaelia. Hamilton added, “Sharing this experience with someone I love is the best experience of my life.” **Media Note** To download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA please visit BellMediaPR.ca   111_K3A5001(media site) Hamilton and Michaelia are the fourth team eliminated in Season 3 of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Episode 304 Recap The nine remaining teams travelled more than 8,000 kilometres from Buenos Aires, Argentina back home to Canada to Halifax. While on a layover in Toronto, teams sidled up to Hamilton and Michaelia, in hopes of being given the final Express Pass. Ultimately, Hamilton and Michaelia chose to give the Express Pass to fellow East Coast racers Brent and Sean Hamilton, a transgender man, also felt that the brothers, both gay, shared similar experiences as him, having grown up in a small town and feeling judged by their peers. Once teams touched down in Halifax, they raced to the new Halifax Central Library, where they had to scan local artist Cliff Eyland’s “5,000 Paintings” project to locate black and white smartphone photos from the original Halifax Library. Then, the Road Block had racers climb a terrifying 340 feet to the top of the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge to search for the next clue with binoculars. At the Road Block, a frantic Hamilton and Michaelia realized Hamilton lost his passport, and began scrambling to retrieve it. Meanwhile, at the Halifax Public Gardens, teams had to taste test five Orange Julius Premium Fruit Smoothies and correctly identify their flavours. For the Detour, teams had to choose between bubbles or suds. At bubbles, teams headed to the Aquatron at Dalhousie University and had to dive, band, and tag four live lobsters. At suds, teams had to make Garrison Brewing Company beer deliveries to three local iconic pubs along the steep streets of downtown Halifax. Dujean and Leilani, a Halifax native, arrived first at the Pit Stop at the Farmer’s Market, winning the leg. Host Jon Montgomery greeted them with their leg prize – round-trip tickets from Air Canada to any of their 15 Caribbean destinations, plus 2.5 million Petro-Points each from Petro-Canada. Last night’s episode will encore this Saturday, August 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, August 2 at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO – and is also now available on demand at CTV GO. All-new episodes of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Episodes 1–3 are also now streaming on CraveTV™, with new episodes available a week after the broadcast premiere. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV. Viewers can also catch Hamilton and Michaelia live on 104.5 CHUM FM morning show ROGER, DARREN, & MARILYN (weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (weekdays at 5 a.m. ET, and weekends at 7 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), and THE SOCIAL (weekdays at 1 p.m. ET) on Friday, July 31, as they discuss their elimination from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Next Week: On the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Wednesday, August 5 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), teams discover one of Québec’s hidden gems, the Magdalen Islands, where they dig deep, get dirty, and fight to stay afloat in the series’ first ever Face Off challenge, all in an effort to survive the double U-turn. The eight remaining teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are: 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. The three premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and BMO Financial Group. Dairy Queen® Canada, Mentos, and Petro-Canada also return to partner with the juggernaut hit series. SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: Twitter: #AmazingRaceCanada @CTV_PR @CTV_Television @AmazingRaceCDA @AirCanada @BMO @ChevroletCanada @DQCanada Racer Twitter Accounts: Brent – @brentasweeney Sean – @SeanASweeney Brian and Cynthia – @BrianCynthia_MB Dana – @dana7h Amanda – @amj839 Dujean – @Ruthlessraze1 Leilani – @leilanimayaross Gino – @g_montani Jesse – @jessemontani Hamilton – @HamCElliott Michaelia – @MichaeliaDrever Max – @MaxAltamuro Elias – @eliastheodorou Neil – @Race_Dad Kristin – @sincerley_kris Nic and Sabrina – @Nic_SabrinaTARC Nick – @asylum1240 Matt – @mattrlp123 Simi – @simifaq Ope – @O_Siyoyo  Susan – @hayresk13 Sharnjit – @Sharnkgill Facebook: Facebook.com/ctv Facebook.com/aircanada Facebook.com/BMOcommunity Facebook.com/chevroletcanada Instagram: Instagram.com/AmazingRaceCDA Instagram.com/ChevroletCanada About CTV   CTV is Canada’s #1 private broadcaster. 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