Final Three Teams Revealed: Father and Daughter Duo Simi and Ope are the Ninth Team Eliminated in Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– Brothers Brent and Sean earn their second victory at the Pit Stop at Edmonton's Muttart Conservatory, winning Premium Economy round-trip tickets from Air Canada to Dubai, plus 10 million Petro-Points™, redeemable for two years of free gas from Petro-Canada™ –
– Next week: The final three teams race to Vancouver and Whistler, B.C., where they're pushed to the limits in the most extreme finale yet – 
– After-Show Special AFTER THE RACE airs immediately following season finale, Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO – 
– Season 3 averaging 2.6 million total viewers, with an impressive 1.1 million A25-54 viewers –
– Exclusive content available at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada 
– Follow @AmazingRaceCDA for updates on Season 3 –

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TORONTO, Sept. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - Up against a challenging Edmonton leg and cut-throat racing, compassionate father and daughter duo Simi and Ope fell behind the pack and were eliminated in tonight's episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA when they arrived last to the Pit Stop at Muttart Conservatory. Simi and Ope, who are Burnaby, B.C.-based, had their cabs "stolen" twice by fellow racers and struggled during the curling Face Off, placing them behind the other teams. Tonight episode revealed the final three teams competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history: Brent and Sean (Brothers, Musquodoboit Harbour, N.S.), Nick and Matt (Wrestling Teammates, Newmarket, Ont. and Stouffville, Ont.), and Gino and Jesse (Brothers, Hamilton).

"I'm so grateful that we were able to make it this far," said a tearful Simi.

"I'm grateful to be in this race, but most especially, to be a Canadian," said Ope. "We need to be proud of this truly great nation, a nation that gives immigrants the opportunity to excel."

Simi added, "My dad became my best friend. He became my mentor. My dad's Superman."

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Episode 311 Recap

From the Pit Start at Spotted Lake in Osoyoos, B.C., teams travelled more than 800 km to Edmonton, the capital of Alberta. Once there, teams had to locate City Hall and interrupt a wedding to receive their next clue. At the blind Detour at Edmonton Waste Management Centre, teams chose between paper or plastic, without knowing what each task entailed. In paper, racers filled two bins – one with plastic materials, and one with non-paper garbage, making sure each bin weighed at least 13 kilograms. In plastic, teams travelled to the Global Electric and Electronics Processing Facility and dismantled six dead television sets, carefully separating the parts that had to be shipped out and safely recycled, without breaking any parts of the television sets.

After a few instances of cut throat cab theft among teams, or, "cabotage" as Matt dubbed it, racers arrived at the Ottewell Curling Club for the second Face Off challenge of the season. In the Face Off, teams competed head-to-head in one of Canada's favourite winter sports, curling.

After receiving a Petro-Points card loaded with 250,000 points, teams had to redeem all their points on only food and drinks within 90 seconds at a Petro-Canada station.

At the Road Block at Kelly's Saloon in Fort Edmonton Park, one team member had to step back in time, memorize a script, and correctly perform a Wild West saloon scene, all while dressed in a period costume.

Brent and Sean arrived first at the Pit Stop at Muttart Conservatory, winning their second leg of the race. Host Jon Montgomery greeted them with their leg prize – Premium Economy round-trip tickets from Air Canada to Dubai, plus 10 million Petro-Points, redeemable for two years of free gas.

Last night's episode will encore this Saturday, Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO – and is also now available on demand at CTV GO. Episodes 1–10 are also now streaming on CraveTV™, as well as previous seasons.

Viewers can also catch Simi and Ope live on 104.5 CHUM FM morning show ROGER, DARREN, & MARILYN (weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (weekdays at 5 a.m. ET, and weekends at 7 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), and THE SOCIAL (weekdays at 1 p.m. ET) on Friday, Sept. 18, as they discuss their elimination from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

Next Week:

On the Season 3 finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), the final three teams race to Vancouver and Whistler, B.C. where they're pushed to the limits in the most terrifying challenge ever. The highs are high and the lows are low. It's winner-take-all in the most extreme finale yet.

The three remaining teams still competing for the biggest grand prize in Canadian television history are:

Immediately following the Season 3 finale of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is the fan-favourite, one-hour after-show special, AFTER THE RACE (Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO). Shot live and hosted by TSN's James Duthie (@tsnjamesduthie), AFTER THE RACE reunites all 12 teams to re-live their most memorable moments, while also giving viewers a look at the exclusive first chat with the finalists and the newly crowned winners, just minutes after Canada learns who wins the race. 

The most-watched television program in Canada this summer, nine weeks of final data confirms THE AMAZING RACE CANADA's average audience for the first nine episodes of Season 3 is 2.6 million total viewers, with an impressive 1.1 million A25-54 viewers.

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.

The three premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Air Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and BMO Financial Group. Dairy Queen® Canada, Mentos, and Petro-Canada also return to partner with the juggernaut hit series.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
#AmazingRaceCanada
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@AmazingRaceCDA
@AirCanada
@BMO
@ChevroletCanada
@DQCanada

Racer Twitter Accounts: 
Brent – @brentasweeney 
Sean – @SeanASweeney
Brian and Cynthia – @BrianCynthia_MB
Dana – @dana7h
Amanda – @amj839
Dujean – @Ruthlessraze1
Leilani – @leilanimayaross
Gino – @g_montani
Jesse – @jessemontani
Hamilton@HamCElliott
Michaelia – @MichaeliaDrever
Max – @MaxAltamuro 
Elias – @eliastheodorou
Neil – @Race_Dad
Kristin – @sincerley_kris
Nic and Sabrina – @Nic_SabrinaTARC
Nick – @asylum1240
Matt – @mattrlp123
Simi – @simifaq
Ope – @O_Siyoyo 
Susan – @hayresk13
Sharnjit – @Sharnkgill

Facebook:
Facebook.com/ctv
Facebook.com/aircanada
Facebook.com/BMOcommunity
Facebook.com/chevroletcanada
Facebook.com/dairyqueencanada
Facebook.com/MentosCanada
Facebook.com/petropoints

Instagram:
Instagram.com/AmazingRaceCDA
Instagram.com/ChevroletCanada

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Source: Numeris (BBM Canada), July 6 to Sept 6, 2015, final data.

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