TORONTO, June 29, 2016 /CNW/ - It was a heartfelt goodbye for best friends Anthony and Brandon in tonight's Season 4 premiere of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. The lively pair fell behind when they chose to take a penalty at the physically demanding Jasper SkyTram Roadblock. The Windsor-based duo became the first team eliminated at the Pit Stop at Pyramid Island Lake in Jasper, Alta. To tweet this alert: http://bit.ly/290wvHu
"It's hard standing on this mat hearing we're the first eliminated. I expected the race to be difficult but this totally surprised us. I've never traveled anywhere in Canada before and to be here right now and seeing what's around us is unreal," said Brandon. Reflecting on his bond with Brandon and their friendship throughout the experience, Anthony went on to say, "Going through this I definitely made a friend and brother - I love you man, I got you."
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Episode 401 Recap
In the Season 4 premiere, 10 teams embarked on an adventure of a lifetime, beginning in the rugged Northwest Territories. In Yellowknife, teams proceeded to the Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories where they were tasked with correctly translating a Weledeh phrase to English using plaques scattered across the forest. In order to receive their next clue, teams had to search for the words "travel safely across the land". Teams then departed for Jasper, Alta. on one of two flights where they faced their first Roadblock, climbing under The Jasper SkyTram - arguably one of the most gruelling challenges in THE AMAZING RACE CANADA history. The Racer attempting the Roadblock had to climb outside of the tram - high above the treetops - onto a ladder, transition to monkey bars and use their upper body strength to traverse to the other side to retrieve their next clue. Ashley struggled to get across, while Emmett, and Steph made it through on their first attempt with Joel, Jillian, and Kristen watching from an adjoining tram. Meanwhile Kelly and Kate, and Anthony and Brandon made the decision to skip the Roadblock and instead each took a four-hour penalty.
Teams then proceeded to suit up and paddle down the ice-cold Athabasca River to find their next clue - a three-part Roadblock. After locating Two Valley Creek Canyon, Racers first had to rappel down a rockface, then navigate under a bridge to a river valley where a Parks Canada representative handed them an avalanche beacon. Their next clue was emitting a signal and Racers had to determine how to use the beacon to find the signal and the clue. Exes Jillian and Emmett arrived first at the Pit Stop at Pyramid Island Lake winning a trip for two to London, UK with five nights' accommodation provided by Hotels.com. After being unable to catch up to Kelly and Kate - the other team that chose a penalty - best friends Anthony and Brandon were eliminated from the race.
Last night's episode encores this Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, July 3 at 1 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are available now on CraveTV.
Viewers can catch Anthony and Brandon live today (June 29) on 104.5 CHUM FM (Weekdays at 5:30 a.m. ET), CP24 BREAKFAST (Weekdays 5:30 a.m. ET, and Saturday and Sunday at 7 a.m. ET), THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW (Weekdays at 10 a.m. ET), THE SOCIAL (Weekdays at 1 p.m. ET), and ETALK (Weekdays at 7 p.m. ET) as they discuss their elimination from THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.
On the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Tuesday, July 5 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), teams race to downtown Calgary, where some struggle to catch the beat. Then, a detour leaves racers floundering and heads spinning with two Express Passes on the line.
The nine remaining teams competing for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are:
- Joel and Ashley - Father and daughter - Enoch Cree Nation, Alta.
- Rita and Yvette - Twin sisters - Edmonton
- Steph and Kristen - Dating couple - Toronto
- Julie and Lowell - Married couple - Lethbridge, Alta.
- Anne and Tanya - Friends - Woodbridge, Ont.
- Stéphane and Antoine - Father and son - Saint Hubert, Que. and Montreal
- Kelly and Kate - Business partners - Toronto
- Jillian and Emmett - Exes - New Glasgow, N.S. and Gore N.S.
- Frankie and Amy - Mother and daughter - Aldergrove, B.C.
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.
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.
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Racer Twitter Accounts:
Joel - @JoelGround
Ashley - @ashcallingbull
Anthony and Brandon - @AnthonyaBrandon
Rita - @ritayakis
Yvette - @yyakis
Steph - @sleclair09
Kristen - @krlstenmckenzie
Julie and Lowell @JulieLowellCAN
Anne - @annemorrone
Tanya - @tanyamuzzatti
Stéphane - @StephTetreault
Antoine - @antoinetet
Kelly and Kate - @kelly_kateTO
Jillian - @JillianMacLaugh
Emmett - @emmettblois
Frankie - @FrankieFenix74
Amy - @amygassler
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