Three Teams Revealed in Advance of Season 7 Premiere of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, July 2 on CTV

— June 11, 2019

– Teams include a teacher, writer, software developer, yoga instructor, human resources manager, and the Bareknuckle Boxing World Champion –
– Three additional teams to be announced tomorrow on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW –
– For more on teams competing this season, visit –

TORONTO (June 11, 2019) – As announced today, live on CTV’s YOUR MORNING, the first three teams competing on Season 7 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA have been revealed. Racers include a software developer, yoga instructor, teacher, writer, human resources manager, and the Bareknuckle Boxing World Champion. As previously announced, fan-favourites Jet and Dave from Season 1 were chosen as part of Canada’s Choice to race again, and these three teams will join them on the starting line when all the non-stop action begins Tuesday, July 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT, on CTV,, and the CTV app.

Tomorrow, three more teams will be announced on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (10 a.m. ET/PT), before the final three teams are revealed Thursday on THE SOCIAL (1 p.m. ET/PT). ETALK will also be airing exclusive interviews with this season’s respective teams tonight, Wednesday, and Thursday at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV.

Teams racing during Season 7 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA include:

Aarthy & Thinesh

Competitive and energetic dating couple, living in Vancouver who are both first-generation Canadians.

Aarthy Ketheeswaran

Age: 25

Current City: Vancouver, B.C.

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Occupation: Human Resources


Thinesh Kumarakulasingam

Age: 28

Current City: Vancouver, B.C.

Hometown: Toronto, Ont.

Occupation: Software Developer


Lauren & Joanne

Fun-loving and enthusiastic sisters who become the race’s first team ever to hail from Saskatchewan.

Lauren Lavoie

Age: 27

Current City: Regina, Sask.

Hometown: Regina, Sask.

Occupation: Teacher


Joanne Lavoie

Age: 21

Current City: Regina, Sask.

Hometown: Regina, Sask.

Occupation: Yoga Instructor


Dave & Irina

Intensely competitive married couple from Québec, who now live abroad.

Dave Leduc

Age: 27

Current City: Dubai, UAE

Hometown: Gatineau, Que.

Occupation: Burmese Bareknuckle Boxing World Champion


Irina Terehova

Age: 29

Current City: Dubai, UAE

Hometown: Montréal, Que.

Occupation: Housewife and Writer


Jet & Dave

Unforgettable best friends who competed on Season 1, and were voted back into the competition as part of Canada’s Choice.

Jet Black

Age: 40

Current City: Toronto, Ont.

Hometown: London, Ont.

Occupation: Firefighter  


Dave Schram

Age: 35

Current City: London, Ont.

Hometown: London, Ont.

Occupation: Marketing Consultant

For more information on the teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA this season, viewers can visit and search the team pages presented by Chevrolet. The site features team videos, bios, and exclusive content. As the go-to resource for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA fans, also includes full episodes and sneak peeks.

Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery, 10 teams of racers will once again push themselves outside of their comfort zones in a non-stop, action-packed adventure. Faced with the most intense race of their lives, the teams tackle various challenges with the hope of winning two all-new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS, a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two around the world, a $250,000 cash prize, and the coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions.

Beginning July 6, encore presentations of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Saturdays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV2 (visit to check local listings). Episodes are available to stream anytime on, the CTV app, and the all-new Crave.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV. John Brunton is Executive Producer and Mark Lysakowski is Executive Producer and Showrunner. For Bell Media, Danielle Pearson is Production Executive; Robin Johnston is Director, Original Programming, Factual and Reality; Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Original Programming; Pat DiVittorio is Vice-President, Programming, CTV and Specialty. Mike Cosentino is President, Content and Programming, Bell Media. Randy Lennox is President, Bell Media. 

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