Professional Dancers, Tough Vancouver Correctional Officers, and a Fearless GTA Wrestling Duo are Latest Teams Revealed for Season 3 of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– Nine of 12 teams have now been revealed, with the remaining three to
be announced on THE SOCIAL tomorrow (June 18) –
– THE AMAZING RACE CANADA premieres Wednesday, July 8 on CTV and CTV
GO –
– Team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content available at
CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada – 
– Follow @AmazingRaceCDA for updates on Season 3 –

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TORONTO, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - As announced on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW this morning, the third round of teams for CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA were revealed for the upcoming third season. The three new teams revealed are:

  • highly competitive, confident, professional dancers, and exes Dujean and Leilani from Toronto and Halifax;
  • proud moms, outdoor activity enthusiasts, and tough correctional officers Susan and Sharnjit from Vancouver;
  • and humorous, down-to-earth wrestling teammates Nick and Matt from the Greater Toronto Area.

Up from 11 teams last season, a total of 12 teams will race to win more than $1 million dollars in prizes and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The final three teams will be announced on CTV's THE SOCIAL tomorrow (June 18). In addition, the official Season 3 group photo will be released by @CTV_PR following THE SOCIAL.

Set to anchor CTV's Summer 2015 schedule, the most-watched Canadian television show in history airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 8 on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings.

**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at BellMediaPR.ca

For more on the racers, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and click on the team pages presented by Chevrolet Canada. With team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content, the site is the ultimate destination to get the scoop on this season's competitors. Full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras will also be available following the July 8 premiere.

Below is the third group of three teams announced to compete in Season 3 of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.

Dujean Williams and Leilani Ross – Exes 

Name: Dujean Williams
Age: 25
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Twitter: @Ruthlessraze1

Name: Leilani Ross
Age: 24
Current City: Toronto; hometown is Halifax
Occupation: Professional Dancer
Twitter: @leilanimayaross

Team Motto: "Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, get on up, it's winning time!"

Susan Hayre and Sharnjit Gill – Co-workers 

Name: Susan Hayre
Age: 38
Current City: Vancouver
Occupation: Correctional Officer
Twitter: @hayresk13

Name: Sharnjit Gill
Age: 39
Current City: Vancouver
Occupation: Correctional Officer
Twitter: @Sharnkgill

Team Motto: "You got this!"

Nick Foti and Matt Giunta – Wrestling Teammates

Name: Nick Foti
Age: 35
Current City: Newmarket, Ont.
Occupation: Professional Wrestler/Elementary School Teacher
Twitter: @asylum1240

Name: Matt Giunta
Age: 32
Current City: Stouffville, Ont.
Occupation: Professional Wrestler
Twitter: @mattrlp123

Team Motto: "The more you think, the more you stink!"

To date, nine teams have been announced to compete in Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA:

In the end, only one team can win THE AMAZING RACE CANADA and receive the life-changing grand prize valued at close to $1 million dollars, which includes "gas for life" from Petro-Canada, a $250,000 cash payout, the opportunity to fly for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide in Business Class, plus two Chevrolet Colorado Trucks – the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year. Teams are also competing for special pit stop prizes courtesy of Air Canada and Petro-Canada, to be revealed during the broadcasts.

The third season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is back with brand new teams and fresh, exciting, nail-biting challenges. Canada's most-watched television series on record now has 12 teams, meaning more action, more challenges, and more at stake as the racers travel across Canada in the hopes of being the first team to cross the finish line. Hosted by Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA garnered four 2015 Canadian Screen Award wins including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series. Viewers are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Facebook page for updates.

Commissioned by CTV, Season 3 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 Production Executive at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. 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. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV.

The three premier sponsors for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA areAir Canada, Chevrolet Canada, and newly added BMO Financial Group. Dairy Queen® Canada, Mentos, and Petro-Canada™, a Suncor business, also return to partner with the juggernaut hit series.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

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

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

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, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo's most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, the upcoming adventure series KILLJOYS, and upcoming cult comedy, LETTERKENNY. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others.

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 14 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.

– CTV –

Source: Numeris (BBM Canada)

SOURCE CTV

For further information: Jacqui VanSickle, CTV Networks, 416.384.5091 or jacqui.vansickle@bellmedia.ca; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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