#MeetTheRacers: All 10 Teams Now Revealed for Season 6 of CTV’s Highly Anticipated and First-Ever THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION, Premiering July 3

— June 14, 2018

– Canada’s most-watched summer series returns for Season 6 celebrating everyday Canadian heroes among us, with the first-ever THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION –
– Teams this season include Mounties, navy sailors, community volunteers, and a pair of first-responders –
– For more on all 10 teams, visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada –
– Racers take off on epic trip across Canada and around the world beginning Tuesday, July 3 at 8 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. MT on CTV and CTV GO –

@CTV_PR #MEETTHERACERS: Click on the group picture above to get to know all 10 teams competing in the first-ever THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION.
To tweet this release: http://bit.ly/2LOP84f #MeetTheRacers TORONTO (June 14, 2018) – CTV has now unveiled the 10 teams competing in THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION, as announced this week by @CTV_PR via #MeetTheRacers on Twitter and Instagram. Featuring advocates, coaches, elite athletes, first responders, mentors, Mounties, navy sailors, retired air force pilots, and volunteers, Season 6 follows 10 intrepid teams as they push themselves out of their comfort zones in a non-stop, action-packed adventure. THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET / 9 p.m. MT, beginning July 3 on CTV and CTV GO. #MeetTheRacers and let the race begin!
  • Chewy & Happy, boisterous friends and retired air force pilots from Ontario
  • Courtney & Adam, first responders and engaged couple from Alberta
  • Dylan & Kwame, friends and youth mentors/football coaches from Alberta
  • Joseph & Akash, young community volunteers, entrepreneurs, and best friends from Ontario
  • Leanne & Mar, energetic teammates and youth mentors from Ontario
  • Martina & Phil, strong-willed brother and sister and volunteers from British Columbia
  • Nancy & Mellisa, teammates and elite athletes from Alberta
  • Taylor & Courtney, quick-witted siblings and fourth-generation Mounties from British Columbia
  • Todd & Anna, dating couple and compassionate advocates from Alberta
  • Zainab & Monica, fiercely-driven co-workers and navy sailors from Ontario
**MEDIA NOTE** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION at Bellmedia.ca/PR. More information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION teams below. Click on the team names for full bios and photography. CHEWY & HAPPY – FRIENDS/RETIRED AIR FORCE PILOTS Corey “Chewy” Liddle Age: 47 Current City: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Occupation: Retired Air Force Pilot Twitter: @chewy_happy | Instagram: @chewyandhappy Mark “Happy” LaVerdiere Age: 48 Current City: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Occupation: Retired Air Force Pilot Twitter: @chewy_happy | Instagram: @MarkLaverdiere / @chewyandhappy   COURTNEY & ADAM – ENGAGED/FIRST RESPONDERS Courtney Berglind Age: 28 Current City: Calgary, Alta. Occupation: Nurse Instagram: @xxCourtneyhopexx Adam Kovacs Age: 29 Current City: Calgary, Alta. Occupation: Firefighter Instagram: @rampagexj   DYLAN & KWAME – FRIENDS/COACHES Dylan Elias Age: 28 Current City: Fort McMurray, Alta. Occupation: Youth Mentor/Sport Program Developer Twitter: @DylElias | Instagram: @dylan.elias.83 Kwame Osei Age: 34 Current City: Fort McMurray, Alta. Occupation: Phys Ed Teacher/Football Coach Twitter: @4kwameosei | Instagram: @iamkwameosei   JOSEPH & AKASH – FRIENDS/VOLUNTEERS Joseph Truong Age: 23 Current City: Mississauga, Ont. Occupation: Non-Profit Founder Twitter: @josephtruong77 | Instagram: @jtruong77 Akash Sidhu Age: 22 Current City: Brampton, Ont. Occupation: Non-Profit Founder Twitter: @theakashsidhu | Instagram: @akash.sidhu   LEANNE & MAR – TEAMMATES/MENTORS Leanne Larsen Age: 25 Current City: Toronto Occupation: Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader Instagram: @leanneenicole Marielle Lyon Age: 26 Current City: Ottawa Occupation: Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader Instagram: @Mllyon18   MARTINA & PHIL – SIBLINGS/VOLUNTEERS Martina Seo Age: 40 Current City: North Vancouver B.C. Occupation: Home Economics Teacher Twitter: @martinaseo | Instagram: @martinaseo Phil Seo Age: 37 Current City: North Vancouver, B.C. Occupation: Banking Manager Twitter: @PhilSeo1 | Instagram: @pseo20   NANCY & MELLISA – TEAMMATES/ELITE ATHLETES Nancy Csabay Age: 49 Current City: Taber, Alta. Occupation: Professional Barrel Racer/Horse Trainer Instagram: @nancycsabay Mellisa Hollingsworth Age: 37 Current City: Pinelake, Alta. Occupation: Olympian/Public Speaker/Realtor Twitter: @Racer_Mel | Instagram: @Racer_Mel   TAYLOR & COURTNEY – SIBLINGS/MOUNTIES Taylor Callens Age: 25 Current City: Williams Lake, B.C. Occupation: RCMP Officer Instagram: @taylorcallens Courtney Callens Age: 27 Current City: Langley, B.C. Occupation: RCMP Officer Instagram: @courtney.callens   TODD & ANNA – DATING/ADVOCATES Todd Kirk Age: 24 Current City: Edmonton, Alta. Occupation: Electrician Instagram: @tkirk77 Anna Holtby Age: 24 Current City: Edmonton, Alta. Occupation: Writer Twitter: @aholtby1 | Instagram: @anna.holtby   ZAINAB & MONICA – CO-WORKERS/NAVY SAILORS Zainab Ansari Age: 32 Current City: Toronto Occupation: Navy Sailors, Royal Canadian Navy Twitter: @RCNZainab | Instagram: @lefthookzai Monica Demian Age: 24 Current City: Ajax, Ont. Occupation: Navy Sailors, Royal Canadian Navy Instagram: @Monicademiann To get to know the roster of teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION, viewers can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and explore the team pages presented by Chevrolet. The site features team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content. For full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras, head to the site after the Season 6 premiere of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION on July 3. Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA averaged 1.8 million viewers per week last summer, making it the #1 summer series for five consecutive years, and the #1 Canadian series of the 2016/2017 broadcast season. Hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 6 will see racers travel across Canada and beyond, tackling intense challenges in the country’s favourite summertime adventure. The winners of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION will each take home the All-New 2018 Chevrolet Traverse Redline, a once in a lifetime trip for two around the world, $250,000 in cash, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. Encore presentations of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA: HEROES EDITION air Saturday at 5 p.m. ET / MT and Sundays at 7 p.m. ET / MT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV. Season 6 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all six seasons, and Woods, which enters its second consecutive season as a partner. New partners include Alcon Dailies Contact Lenses, Dempster’s, The Royal Canadian Legion, and SkipTheDishes.

Source: Numeris, Total Canada. 2016-17 Broadcast Year. TARC S5: July 4 – Sept. 12, 2017. Commercial channels, A25-54. Final data.

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