The Current Mrs. Universe and Her Father, a Pair of Restaurant Servers, Twin Sisters from Edmonton, and Former Varsity Softball Players Join Season 4 of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– 10 teams head to the starting line on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, premiering Tuesday, June 28 on CTV and CTV GO –

– Visit THE AMAZING RACE CANADA destination site at CTV.ca and follow the series' social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat for more team reveals tomorrow and Thursday –

– Check out CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for everything and anything about Season 4 –
– Follow @AmazingRaceCDA and the official Facebook page for all the latest updates –

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TORONTO, June 14, 2016 /CNW/ - New teams, new locations, new challenges! In anticipation of the Season 4 premiere of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA on June 28 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO, CTV announced earlier this morning on CTV.ca, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat the first four teams set to compete in television's race of a lifetime.

  • Joel and Ashley, a mechanic/Mrs. Universe father and daughter team from Enoch Cree Nation in Alberta;
  • Anthony and Brandon, best friends and restaurant co-workers from Windsor, Ont.;
  • Rita and Yvette, twin sisters and recent university graduates from Edmonton;
  • Steph and Kristen, former varsity softball players and dating couple from Toronto.

 

For more on today's reveal, viewers can tune into ETALK this week as exclusive THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Reporter Liz Trinnear gets the scoop on all four teams. CTV will announce the remaining racers tomorrow and Thursday on CTV.ca as well as THE AMAZING RACE CANADA's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Newly announced teams will be featured on THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (tomorrow) and THE SOCIAL (Thursday). Following the final team announcements, the official Season 4 group photo will be released by @CTV_PR.

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

For more on the teams competing on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and explore the team pages presented by Chevrolet Canada. All the information viewers need to learn about the racers can be found on this destination site, including team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content. For full episodes, sneak peeks, amazing contests, and extras, head to the site after the Season 4 premiere on June 28.

More information on the first four teams announced for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is below. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.

Joel and Ashley – Father/Daughter

Name: Joel Ground
Age: 42
Current City: Enoch Cree Nation, Alta.   
Occupation: Automotive Mechanic
Twitter: @Joel_and _Ashley

Name: Ashley Callingbull
Age: 26
Current City: Enoch Cree Nation, Ont.
Occupation: Actress/Motivational Speaker   
Twitter: @ashcallingbull / @Joel_and _Ashley
Instagram: @ashleycallingbull

Past team they most associate with: Simi and Ope (Season 3)

Anthony and Brandon – Best Friends 

Name: Anthony Limbombe
Age: 21
Current City: Windsor, Ont.   
Occupation: Server/Nursing Student
Twitter: @AnthonyaBrandon
Instagram: @Limbombe

Name: Brandon Campeau
Age: 21
Current City: Windsor, Ont.
Occupation: Server   
Twitter: @AnthonyaBrandon

Past team they most associate with: Mickey and Pete (Season 2)

Rita and Yvette – Twin Sisters 

Name: Rita Yakibonge
Age: 23
Current City: Edmonton   
Occupation: Account Representative
Twitter: @ritayakis
Instagram: @ritayakibonge

Name: Yvette Yakibonge
Age: 23
Current City: Edmonton
Occupation: Service Canada Agent
Twitter: @yyakis
Instagram: @yvetteyakibonge

Past team they most associate with: Brent and Sean (Season 3)

Steph and Kristen – Dating Couple

Name: Steph Leclair
Age: 27
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Lawyer
Twitter: @sleclair09          
Instagram: @sleclair09

Name: Kristen Mckenzie
Age: 25
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Sales Account Executive
Twitter: @krlstenmckenzie
Instagram: @kristen_mckenzie

Past team they most associate with: Natalie and Meaghan (Season 2) 

Last year, Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was the most-watched program of the summer for the third straight year, with an average audience of 2.6 million viewers each week. The series is also the most-watched Canadian television show on record.

This year, the winners of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will take home $250,000 cash and their choice of any Chevrolet vehicle driven during the race. Additionally, Hotels.com will provide hotel accommodations for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two around the world. Each Leg Prize (which is awarded to the first place team for that leg of the race) is also provided by Hotels.com. The Leg Prize includes a five-night stay at a pre-determined exotic destination.  

Season 4 is back with brand new teams and exciting, nail-biting challenges. This all-new season has all the non-stop, action-packed adventure viewers have grown to love, as the racers travel across Canada and beyond in the hopes of being the last team standing. Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), the series pits 10 fresh teams, each comprised of two members with a pre-existing relationship, against each other in the biggest race Canada's has ever seen. Fans can follow @AmazingRaceCDA and the official Facebook page, and @amazingracecda on Snapchat for updates.

Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA garnered six 2016 Canadian Screen Award wins including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series; Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series; and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show, which recognizes the most-watched television programs of the previous broadcast year.

Commissioned by CTV, Season 4 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, Independent Production and Robin Johnston is Production Executive at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting.

Encore presentations air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT (1 p.m. ET/PT on July 3 only) on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV.

Leading sponsors for Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Chevrolet and BMO. Returning sponsor Mentos, as well as first year brands Hotels.com, and MEC Canada also partner with the CSA-winning series.

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 series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV's original series LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery's upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy's new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.

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 15 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.

About Insight Production Company Ltd.  
Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is Canada's most established content producer. The company is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming and multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. In 2015, Insight celebrated 35 years of outstanding storytelling, award-winning programming, and an unparalleled reputation. In recognition of its achievements, Insight received the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television's inaugural Icon Award. Notable hits include The Amazing Race Canada; Big Brother Canada; Battle of the Blades; The JUNO Awards; Canada's Walk of Fame; Falcon Beach; and The Jon Dore Television Show. How To Change The World, co-produced with MET Films, had its world premiere in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, where it won two awards. For more information, visit www.insighttv.com.

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS:

Twitter:
@CTV_PR
@CTV_Television
@AmazingRaceCDA
#AmazingRaceCanada  
@BMO
@ChevroletCanada
@MentosUS
@Hotelsdotcomca
@mec

Facebook:
Facebook.com/ctv
Facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA
Facebook.com/BMOcommunity
Facebook.com/chevroletcanada
Facebook.com/MentosCanada
Facebook.com/Hotels.comCA
Facebook.com/mec

Instagram:
@amazingracecda

Snapchat:
Follow @amazingracecda

Source: Numeris, Summer 2015 (May 25-Sept 13), Summer 2014 (May 26-Sept 14), Summer 2013 (May 27-Sept 15). Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.

SOURCE CTV

Image with caption: "L-R: Joel and Ashley, Anthony and Brandon, Rita and Yvette, and Steph and Kristen (CNW Group/CTV)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160613_C8220_PHOTO_EN_712699.jpg

For further information: Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or tonia.addison@bellmedia.ca, Jessica Charbonneau, CTV Networks, 416.384.3016 or jessica.charbonneau@bellmedia.ca, Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or jim.quan@bellmedia.ca


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