All in the Family: A CFL Hall of Famer and his Tenacious Daughter, a Friendly West Coast Father-Daughter Duo, and Married Winnipeg Police Officers are Final Teams Revealed for CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– THE AMAZING RACE CANADA premieres Wednesday, July 8 on CTV and CTV GO –
– Team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content available at
– Download the official Season 3 group team photo at
– Follow @AmazingRaceCDA for updates on Season 3 –

To tweet this release:

TORONTO, June 18, 2015 /CNW/ - As announced on CTV's THE SOCIAL this afternoon, the final round of teams for CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA were revealed for the upcoming third season. The final three teams are:

  • tenacious father and daughter duo Neil and Kristin from Burlington, Ont., who bring physical strength and athletic prowess – Neil is a Canadian Football League Hall of Famer – to the race;
  • friendly and loving father and daughter team Simi and Ope, who emigrated from Nigeria in 2006, and now reside Burnaby, B.C.
  • and focused husband and wife team, and police officers, Brian and Cynthia from Winnipeg.


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. Download the official Season 3 group team photo at

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 to check local listings.

**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at

For more on the racers, fans can visit 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 fourth and final 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.

Neil Lumsden and Kristin Lumsden – Father/Daughter 

Name: Neil Lumsden
Age: 62
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Sport Marketing Consultant/Football Coach. Neil has three Grey Cup rings with the Edmonton Eskimos.
Twitter: @Race_Dad

Name: Kristin Lumsden
Age: 31
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Makeup Artist
Twitter: @sincerley_kris

Team Motto: "Play like a champion today!"

Simi Fagbongbe and Ope Fagbongbe –  Father/Daughter

Simi Fagbongbe
Age: 21
Current City: Burnaby, B.C.; immigrated to Canada from Lagos, Nigeria in 2006
Occupation: Law Student
Twitter: @simifaq

Name: Ope Fagbongbe
Age: 46
Current City: Burnaby, B.C.; immigrated to Canada from Lagos, Nigeria in 2006
Occupation: Distribution Logistics Coordinator
Twitter: @O_Siyoyo 

Team Motto: "You gotta risk it to get the biscuit!"

Brian Boyd and Cynthia Boyd – Married 

Name: Brian Boyd
Age: 46
Current City: Winnipeg
Occupation: Police Officer
Twitter: @BrianCynthia_MB

Name: Cynthia Boyd
Age: 41
Current City: Winnipeg
Occupation: Police Officer
Twitter: @BrianCynthia_MB

Team Motto: "Adapt and overcome...Failure is not an option!"

The 12 teams who will compete in the THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are:


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 are Air 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.



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



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

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For further information: Jacqui VanSickle, CTV Networks, 416.384.5091 or; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or

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