#MeetTheRacers: All 10 Teams Now Revealed for Season 5 of CTV's Smash-Hit Original Series THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– Season 5 teams include a mother-son funeral director duo, a pair of popular YouTube Creators, and a pair of goofball best friends –
– For more on all 10 teams, visit CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada
– New season includes special tributes to the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation –
– Racers take off on epic trip across Canada and around the world beginning Tuesday, July 4 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO –

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TORONTO, June 22, 2017 /CNW/ - CTV has now unveiled the 10 teams competing in the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, as announced this week by @CTV_PR via #MeetTheRacers videos on Twitter and Instagram. All 10 teams are set to embark on a race like no other, with an all-new fifth season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airing Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 4 on CTV and CTV GO.

#MeetTheRacers and let the race begin!

  • Karen & Burt, a vivacious, cool-under-pressure couple from Edmonton, Alta.
  • Sam & Paul, out-going and fun-loving boyfriends from Toronto, Ont.
  • Andrea & Ebonie, energetic best friends and business partners from Montréal, Que.
  • Kenneth & Ryan, passionate best friends from Collingwood, Ont., who live their lives by one word – GIVE'R.
  • Aaron and Deb, a wacky mother-son duo who work together as funeral directors in their family-run funeral home in Grand Forks, B.C.
  • Korey & Ivana, chiseled fitness gurus, co-workers, and best friends from Toronto, Ont.
  • Megan & Courtney, quirky cousins with absolutely no filter from Corner Brook, N.L.
  • Zed & Shabbir, a fiercely driven father-son duo from Vancouver, B.C.
  • Adam & Andrea, outgoing, competitive siblings from Montréal, Que.
  • Dan & Riya, a pair of YouTube Creators from Toronto, Ont., whose most popular video has received more than 14 million views.


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

Karen Richards
Age: 31
Current City: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Social Worker
Twitter: @teamrichardss | Instagram: @teamrichardss  

Bert Richards
Age: 36
Current City: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Owner of a small moving and delivery company, Musician
Twitter: @teamrichardss  | Instagram: @teamrichardss 

Sam Lambert
Age: 25
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Student
Instagram: @slamchop

Paul Mitskopoulos
Age: 24
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Account Manager, LinkedIn Canada
Twitter: @pmitskop | Instagram: @paulmits

Andrea Croxen
Age: 29
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Yoga Teacher and Founder of I Breathe Fitness
Instagram: @andrea.croxen & @ibreathefitnessretreats

Ebonie Roberge
Age: 29
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Fitness Consultant and Founder of I Breathe Fitness
Instagram: @eb_finley & @ibreathefitnessretreats

Kenneth McAlpine
Age: 25
Current City: Collingwood, Ont.
Occupation: Chef
Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @kenneth.mcalpine

Ryan Lachapelle
Age: 25
Current City: Collingwood, Ont.
Occupation: Events Coordinator at Red Mountain Resort
Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @ryangiver

Aaron Baker
Age: 30
Current City: Grand Forks, B.C.
Occupation: Funeral Director
Twitter: @blandaaron86

Deb Baker
Age: 54
Current City: Grand Forks, B.C.
Occupation: Funeral Director
Twitter: @undertakerdebb  

Korey Sam
Age: 31
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Twitter: @koachkore | Instagram: @koachkore

Ivana Krunic
Age: 30
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Personal Trainer/Substitute Teacher
Twitter: @ivana_krunic | Instagram: @ivanaBodyFiTiK

Megan Burden
Age: 23
Current City: Corner Brook, N.L.
Occupation: Biomedical Engineering Student
Twitter: @meganburden | Instagram: @mburden

Courtney Roberts
Age: 21
Current City: Corner Brook, N.L.
Occupation: Social Work Student
Twitter: @crobbs2662 | Instagram: @courtney2662

Zed Dhalla
Age: 27
Current City: Vancouver, B.C.
Occupation: National Account Manager – Healthcare
Twitter: @zed.dhalla & @BeardandtheBald | Instagram: @cheddarburg

Shabbir Dhalla
Age: 57
Current City: Coquitlam, B.C.
Occupation: Manager Director – Hospitality

Adam Cavaleri
Age: 29
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Bartender
Instagram: @cavy13

Andrea Cavaleri
Age: 28
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Instagram: @drecavaleri

Dan Kipnis
Name: Dan Kipnis
Age: 23
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: YouTube Creator
Twitter: @dankipnis | Instagram: @dankipnis

Riya Malik
Name: Riya Malik
Age: 23
Current City: Toronto, Ont
Occupation: YouTube Creator
Twitter: @itsriyamalik | Instagram: @itsriyamalik

To get to know the roster of 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. The site features team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content. For full episodes, sneak peeks, and extras, head to the site after the Season 5 premiere on July 4.

Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA averaged 1.9 million viewers per week, making it the #1 series of the summer for four consecutive years and a Top 20 program in Canada in 2016.

Hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 5 will see Racers travel across Canada and beyond, tackling non-stop challenges in the country's favourite summertime adventure. Canadians can also look forward to special challenges and storylines to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation throughout the season.

This season's grand prize is a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition for each of the winners, a once-in-a-lifetime trip around the world for two, $250,000 in cash, and coveted title of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA champions. Racers will also be competing for special leg prizes, awarded to the first team to cross the mat in each of the episodes leading up to the finale.

Encore presentations of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings. Previous seasons are also available for streaming now on CraveTV.

Season 5 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA welcomes back returning partner Chevrolet, which has been with the series for all five seasons, and BMO, which enters its third consecutive season as a partner. New partners this year are Sinorama, Canadian Tire's Woods brand, and Campbell's.





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Source: Numeris, Summer 2016: May 23Sep 11, 2016. TARC: June 28Sep 13, 2016. 2016: Jan 1-Dec, 2016. P2+. Final data.


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