A Third Team is Eliminated on Season 5 of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– Megan and Courtney, cousins from St. Lunaire-Griquet and Corner Brook, N.L., are the last team to arrive at the Pit Stop and are eliminated from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA
– Zed and Shabbir, father and son duo from Vancouver, B.C., arrive first to the mat in Castlegar, B.C., winning a trip for two to Chicago
– Next week: Teams race to the Great Wall of China
– Viewers can play along throughout the season with the new in-show game RACE PLAY, available during all original broadcasts across the country –

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TORONTO, July 19, 2017 /CNW/ - After an intense footrace, cousins Megan and Courtney were the last team to reach the mat in tonight's episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA on CTV. The "girls from The Bay" struggled with the metalsmithing Detour in Castlegar, B.C., and were eliminated upon arriving at the Pit Stop at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park nestled on Kootenay Lake just north of Nelson, B.C.

"It's not a great feeling, but I am so proud of me and Courtney. We've never pushed ourselves this hard, we've never done anything like this before, and to just step so far out of our comfort zone," said Megan. "Megan is my ride or die, I would never be able to do this with anyone else," said Courtney.

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Starting in Fort McMurray, Alta., all eight teams travelled to Castlegar, B.C., and raced to Zuckerberg Island where the Roadblock had teams searching 10 seemingly identical camp sites in a Woods Campsite Challenge to determine the one item at each site that had been altered. Andrea and Ebonie, along with Adam and Andrea, teamed up to complete the challenge first, while Karen and Bert struggled to find all of the differences.

After completing the Roadblock, teams travelled to Nelson, B.C., in-search of Oso Negro Coffee Roastery. Teams tested their physical endurance and navigation skills by delivering two custom coffee orders, on-foot, to local businesses in the confusing streets and alleyways of Nelson, B.C. Karen and Bert, the last to arrive, decided to use their Express Pass to jump to the front of the pack. Once teams completed their deliveries they were given their next clue, which had them searching for "Bob" and the next Roadblock. "Bob," short for big, orange bridge and built high above the Kootenay River River, had racers swinging from the bridge, dropping in to the icy water below, and swimming to retrieve a clue from a buoy.

Teams were then faced with a Detour choice at Selkirk Collage, School of the Arts: "strike it" or "throw it". In "throw-it," teams had to master the art of sculpting ceramics by creating two ceramic cups. In "strike-it," teams learned the art of metalsmithing by shaping two metal coat hooks. Andrea and Ebonie struggled to complete their cups, while Kenneth and Ryan couldn't take the heat of metalsmithing and opted to use their Express Pass. In a desperate attempt to make up some time, Megan and Courtney switched from "strike-it" to "throw-it," but were unable to catch up, and arrived last at the Pit Stop at Kootenay Lake with an Express Pass in their pocket.

Last night's episode encores Saturday, July 22 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 23 at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV.

On the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Tuesday, July 25 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), teams head to Beijing, where some Racers find themselves lost in translation on The Great Wall of China, while others consider throwing in the towel.

The seven remaining teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are:

Viewers can play along with THE AMAZING RACE CANADA'snew in-show game RACE PLAY. The game integrates race action from the broadcast into in-show polls and trivia, prompting viewers in real-time to answer on their second screens during all original broadcasts across the country. For more on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for exclusive content, including team videos, bios, full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras including the immersive VR360 experiences that take fans inside some of the toughest challenges of the season.

Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all five seasons, and BMO, which enters its third consecutive season as a partner. New partners this year are Sinorama, Canadian Tire's Woods brand, and Campbell's.

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Racer Social Media Accounts: 
Adam – Instagram: @cavy13
Andrea – Instagram: @drecavaleri
Zed – Twitter: @BeardandtheBald | Instagram: @cheddarburg
Shabbir – Twitter: @BeardandtheBald
Megan – Twitter: @meganburden | Instagram: @mburden
Courtney – Twitter: @crobbs2662 | Instagram: @courtney2662
Korey – Twitter: @koachkore | Instagram: @koachkore
Ivana – Twitter: @ivana_krunic | Instagram: @ivanaBodyFiTiK
Andrea – Instagram: @andrea.croxen & @ibreathefitnessretreats
Ebonie –Instagram: @eb_finley & @ibreathefitnessretreats
Sam – Instagram: @slamchop
Paul – Twitter: @pmitskop | Instagram: @paulmits
Karen – Twitter: @teamrichardss| Instagram: @teamrichardss  
Bert – Twitter: @teamrichardss| Instagram: @teamrichardss  
Kenneth – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @kenneth.mcalpine
Ryan – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @ryangiver

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