All in the Family: A CFL Hall of Famer and his Tenacious Daughter, a Friendly West Coast Father-Daughter Duo, and Married Winnipeg Police Officers are Final Teams Revealed for CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

— June 18, 2015

– THE AMAZING RACE CANADA premieres Wednesday, July 8 on CTV and CTV GO –
– Team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content available at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada –
– Download the official Season 3 group team photo at BellMediapr.ca –
– Follow @AmazingRaceCDA for updates on Season 3 –

To tweet this release: TORONTO (June 18, 2015) – As announced on CTV’s THE SOCIAL this afternoon, the final round of teams for CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA were revealed for the upcoming third season. The final three teams are:
  • tenacious father and daughter duo Neil and Kristin from Burlington, Ont., who bring physical strength and athletic prowess – Neil is a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer – to the race;
  • friendly and loving father and daughter team Simi and Ope, who emigrated from Nigeria in 2006, and now reside Burnaby, B.C.
  • and focused husband and wife team, and police officers, Brian and Cynthia from Winnipeg.
Up from 11 teams last season, a total of 12 teams will race to win more than $1 million dollars in prizes and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Download the official Season 3 group team photo at BellMediapr.ca. Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2015 schedule, the most-watched Canadian television show in history airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 8 on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings.   NeilKristinLowResSimiOpe LowResBrianCynthiaLowRes L-R: Neil and Kristin, Simi and Ope, and Brian and Cynthia   **Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca For more on the racers, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and click on the team pages presented by Chevrolet Canada. With team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content, the site is the ultimate destination to get the scoop on this season’s competitors. Full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras will also be available following the July 8 premiere. Below is the fourth and final group of three teams announced to compete in Season 3 of CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.   Neil Lumsden and Kristin Lumsden – Father/Daughter Name: Neil Lumsden Age: 62 Current City: Toronto Occupation: Sport Marketing Consultant/Football Coach. Neil has three Grey Cup rings with the Edmonton Eskimos. Twitter: @Race_Dad  Name: Kristin Lumsden Age: 31 Current City: Toronto Occupation: Makeup Artist Twitter: @sincerley_kris Team Motto: “Play like a champion today!” Simi Fagbongbe and Ope Fagbongbe –  Father/Daughter Name: Simi Fagbongbe Age: 21 Current City: Burnaby, B.C.; immigrated to Canada from Lagos, Nigeria in 2006 Occupation: Law Student Twitter: @simifaq  Name: Ope Fagbongbe Age: 46 Current City: Burnaby, B.C.; immigrated to Canada from Lagos, Nigeria in 2006 Occupation: Distribution Logistics Coordinator Twitter: @O_Siyoyo  Team Motto: “You gotta risk it to get the biscuit!” Brian Boyd and Cynthia Boyd – Married Name: Brian Boyd Age: 46 Current City: Winnipeg Occupation: Police Officer Twitter: @BrianCynthia_MB  Name: Cynthia Boyd Age: 41 Current City: Winnipeg Occupation: Police Officer Twitter: @BrianCynthia_MB Team Motto: “Adapt and overcome...Failure is not an option!” The 12 teams who will compete in the THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are: In the end, only one team can win THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and receive the life-changing grand prize valued at close to $1 million dollars, which includes “gas for life” from Petro-Canada, a $250,000 cash payout, the opportunity to fly for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide in Business Class, plus two Chevrolet Colorado Trucks – the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Teams are also competing for special pit stop prizes courtesy of Air Canada and Petro-Canada, to be revealed during the broadcasts. The third season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is back with brand new teams and fresh, exciting, nail-biting challenges. Canada’s most-watched television series on record now has 12 teams, meaning more action, more challenges, and more at stake as the racers travel across Canada in the hopes of being the first team to cross the finish line. Hosted by Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA garnered four 2015 Canadian Screen Award wins including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series. Viewers are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Facebook page for updates. Commissioned by CTV, Season 3 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 Production Executive at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Phil King is President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming. 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. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV. The three premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and newly added BMO Financial Group. Dairy Queen® Canada, Mentos, and Petro-Canada™, a Suncor business, 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: Max – @MaxAltamuro Elias – @eliastheodorou Gino – @g_montani Jesse – @jessemontani Hamilton – @HamCElliott Michaelia – @MichaeliaDrever Dana – @dana7h Amanda – @amj839 Nic and Sabrina – @Nic_SabrinaTARC Brent – @brentasweeney Sean – @SeanASweeney Dujean – @Ruthlessraze1 Leilani – leilanimayaross Susan – @hayresk13 Sharnjit – @Sharnkgill Nick – @asylum1240 Matt – @mattrlp123 Neil – @Race_Dad Kristin –@sincerley_kris Simi – @simifaq Ope – @O_Siyoyo  Brian and Cynthia – @BrianCynthia_MB   Facebook: Facebook.com/ctv Facebook.com/aircanada Facebook.com/BMOcommunity Facebook.com/chevroletcanada Facebook.com/MentosCanada Facebook.com/petropoints Instagram: Instagram.com/AmazingRaceCDA Instagram.com/ChevroletCanada 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, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the upcoming adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others. 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 14 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.  

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