Next Week on CANADA AM – THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Amy Schumer, Chris Thomas King, and MORE…

— July 9, 2015

For Immediate Release – July 9, 2015 To tweet this alert: Watch Beverly Thomson, Marci Ien, and Jeff Hutcheson on CANADA AM, weekdays beginning at 6 a.m. ET on CTV, CTV News Channel, the CTV GO app, the CTV News GO app, and on the CTV Mobile channel on Bell Mobile TV. Visit CANADA AM online at for full episodes, top stories, CANADA AM extras, daily show info, featured recipes, book reviews, and contributor gift ideas. Viewers can also watch the best of the week’s segments with a special weekly episode, airing Saturdays at 8 a.m. ET. Monday, July 13
  • Courageous Escape: Hyeonseo Lee was one of the first female defectors from North Korea. Today, Lee shares her story of sacrifice, survival, and courage from her unforgettable experience detailed in her memoir and the acclaimed TED Talk that became the second ever to earn a standing ovation.
  • Kids and Social Responsibility: Youth movement Millennium Kids is inviting all Canadians to #ChalkYourSidewalk on July 13 to help raise awareness for Sustainable Development Goals and the need to raise Canada’s development assistance. Today, the youth movement group shares their passion to help end poverty, for good.
  • African Children’s Choir: The 18 children of the African Children’s Choir bring their unique, international, a cappella, and percussion sounds to the AM
Tuesday, July 14
  • Parisian Style: Star chef Armand Arnal on the grand opening of Maman. The SoHo, New York café and bakery is opening its second location in Toronto, serving family-inspired recipes from the South of France and North America.
  • Happy Campers: Camping expert Andrew Sutherland shares tips on how to secure last-minute camp sites in provincial and private parks, and hits close to home with backyard camping advice.
Wednesday, July 15
  • Off the Rails: Breakout comedic actress Amy Schumer shares details on her new film Trainwreck. Directed by Judd Apataow, the comedy follows a commitment-phobic woman struggling to face her fears when she meets a good man.
  • Home Sweet Home: Real estate expert Sandra Rinomato lays the blueprint on housing’s most frequently asked questions - from whether to buy or sell, to showing schedules.
  • Havana Nights: Grammy ® nominee Adonis Puentes takes to the AM Soundstage with his all-star six-piece Voice of Cuba Orchestra and their hit Latin sound.
Thursday, July 16
  • More Than a Project: Tessa Hill and Lia Valente were 13-years-old when they made a documentary on rape culture. This class project kicked off a series of events leading to a viral petition, a media blitz, and then a meeting with Ontario Premiere Kathleen Wynne that was followed by an updated sex-education curriculum. Today, the two teens join CANADA AM to share their campaign journey.
  • Sent Packing: THE AMAZING RACE CANADA heads to Brazil to face a high-flying challenge. The second pair to be eliminated this season detail their experience south of the equator.
  • A Host to Boast About: Décor expert Karl Lohnes shows viewers the dollar store finds and the investments that spruce up cottages or condos for short-term guests and travellers.
Friday, July 17
  • Beyography: Marci Ien channels her inner Beyoncé as she participates in a rendition of the hit song “Crazy in Love” at Toronto’s popular Beyography dance studio.
  • Triple Feature: AM film critic Richard Crouse shares his reviews of Ant-Man, Trainwreck, and Holmes.
  • King of New Orleans Blues: Critically acclaimed blues musician and Grammy Award ® winner Chris Thomas King performs his combination of early hip-hop, country styles, and traditional jazz technique on the AM


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