Twin Francophone Athletes, an Upbeat Married Couple, and Wisecracking Co-Workers Announced as Next Three Teams on CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– Nine of 11 teams have now been revealed, with the final two pairs to be announced tomorrow –
– Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA premieres Tuesday, July 8 on CTV and CTV GO –

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TORONTO, June 19, 2014 /CNW/ - CTV unveiled today three more teams competing for the distinguished title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. New competitors are former World Cup circuit skier Pierre Forget and his equally athletic identical twin brother Michel from Montreal; sketch comic Ryan Steele and former Mr. Gay Canada Rob Goddard, who also work together as bartenders in Vancouver; and upbeat urban married couple Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner from Toronto. Previously announced racers include gold medal teammates Natalie and Meaghan, dating couple Alain and Audrey, best friends Shahla and Nabeela, married couple Jen and Shawn, mother and son Cormac and Nicole, and siblings Sukhi and Jinder. The final two teams will be announced tomorrow (June 20). Fans can also look forward to a special Season 2 exclusive, to be revealed this Friday (June 20) at noon ET by @AmazingRaceCDA.

Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2014 schedule, the most-watched Canadian television series on record kicks-off its heart-pounding second season in a new timeslot, airing Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT, beginningJuly 8 on CTV and CTV GO.  

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Below is the third group of teams announced to compete in Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.

Pierre Forget and Michel Forget – Twin Brothers

Name: Pierre Forget
Age: 42
Current City: Terrebonne, Que.
Occupation: Co-Runs the Family Meatpacking Company
Twitter: N/A

Name:
Michel Forget
Age: 42
Current City: Terrebonne, Que.
Occupation: Co-Runs the Family Meatpacking Company
Twitter: N/A

Motto: "Go big or go home."

Ryan Steele and Rob GoddardCo-Workers 

Name: Ryan Steele
Age: 36
Current City: Vancouver
Occupation: Bartender/Sketch Comic
Twitter: @ryansteeleshow

Name: Rob Goddard
Age: 24
Current City: Vancouver
Occupation: Bartender/Fitness Trainer
Twitter: @rgod2014

Motto: "Stay calm and don't give up."

Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner – Married

Name: Laura Takahashi
Age: 29
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Media Development
Twitter: @laura_tak

Name: Jackie Skinner
Age: 32
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Musician
Twitter: @JackieSkinz

Motto: "No hesitation."

Only one team can earn the title of Season 2 champions of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The biggest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series has expanded this season to include "gas for life" from Petro-Canada. In addition, the winning team once again receives a $250,000 cash payout and the opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide in Business Class, plus two Chevrolet Silverado High Country Edition Pickup Trucks. Teams are also competing for special pit stop prizes courtesy of Air Canada and Scotiabank, to be revealed during the broadcasts.

Back this summer with all-new teams and exciting, edge-of-your-seat challenges, the most-watched Canadian television series on record returns for a second season of action-packed adventure. Hosted by Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 1 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA raced ahead of the pack with an average audience of 3.5 million viewers each week, and garnered two Canadian Screen Award wins for Best Photography in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series, and Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series. The smash-hit original series vaulted into the record books as Canada's most-watched TV series last summer and the second most-watched television program of the entire broadcast year. Fans are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the CTV Facebook page for updates.

Commissioned by CTV, Season 2 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 Director, Independent Production at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks. 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. 

The four premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, Dairy Queen® Canada, and Scotiabank.

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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, THE LISTENER, MOTIVE, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, the record-breaking, Canadian-produced complementary version of the hit international series. New to CTV in 2014 are hit international format MASTERCHEF CANADA and multi-cam office comedy SPUN OUT, one of the most-watched new comedies of the season. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the two-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER: THE SERIES, and upcoming dramas SENSITIVE SKIN, and KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. In 2013, Bell Media ordered 27 original Canadian series and currently has 84 projects in various stages of development.

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 13 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.

SOURCE: CTV

For further information: Cary Mignault, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.435.9295 or cary.mignault@bellmedia.ca; Monique Bevan, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, 416.384.2055 or Monique.bevan@bellmedia.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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