Teams Race to Panama City on Tonight's Episode of CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

– Sam and Paul, dating couple from Toronto, are the first team to arrive at the mat in Panama City on last night's leg of the Race, winning a trip for two to New Orleans
– Next week: Teams race to Regina, Sask.
– Viewers can play along throughout the season with the new in-show game RACE PLAY, available during all original broadcasts across the country –

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TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2017 /CNW/ - Following tonight's non-elimination leg in Panama City, Panama, all five teams will race to Regina, Sask. in next week's all-new episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, airing Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO. After contemplating giving up during the Roadblock, Karen and Bert were the last to arrive at the Pit Stop in Panama City, but were elated to find out last night's leg of the Race was a non-elimination leg.

In last night's (Aug. 22) episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, all five teams raced to Panama City. Once they arrived, teams made their way to Biomuso, designed by the Canadian Architect, Frank Gehry. They then searched the museum for a white wolf to locate their next clue.

After making their way to Paseo Esteban Huertas, teams were faced with a Roadblock, where one team member had to select one of six Molas – an elaborate embroidered panel of a Kuna woman's traditional blouse – and memorize the design. Then, Racers searched the Casco Viejo neighbourhood, and the many women wearing similar Molas, to find their match. Once they had correctly identified their match, they received their next clue. Karen struggled to locate the women and debated taking a penalty, but after reading her clue more carefully, she realized she needed to go into the centre of town, where she found her matching Mola and received her next clue.

Teams then had to select one of two Detours – "Up For a Drink" or "Down For the Count." In "Up For a Drink," teams tasted five specifically flavoured local craft beers, and chose from a selection of flavour labeled coasters that matched their beer. Once they successfully matched the correct flavours, Racers received their next clue. "Down For the Count" required teams to learn a series of six different boxing combinations. Once they each knocked out the six combinations perfectly, they received their next clue. Sam and Paul, Kenneth and Ryan, and Adam and Andrea, all rushed to the "Up For a Drink" Detour, but couldn't distinguish the flavours of each beer, and all switched Detours. Korey and Ivana found their confidence while boxing, and left the Detour first.

Teams then made their way to the Sport Complex, where they joined the Banda de musica Virgilio Escala del Colegio Pedro Pablo Sanchez, a high school marching band. Teams had to observe the drum Marjoette's routine, and when they felt ready, they joined her in leading the band. Once the Bandmaster was satisfied with their task, teams received their next clue. Sam and Paul successfully led the band on their first attempt, and were the first to leave, closely followed by Korey and Ivana. Meanwhile, Adam and Andrea couldn't find their rhythm and were the last to leave.

Racers were then given a photograph of one of two matching colourful Panama signs. Teams used this photo to find Host Jon Montgomery at the Pit Stop. Korey and Ivana ended up at the wrong sign and lost out on a first place finish on this leg. After arriving to the correct sign first, dating couple Sam and Paul won this leg of the Race and earned a trip for two to New Orleans. Karen and Bert made the same mistake as Korey and Ivana and ended up at the wrong sign, putting them in last place to arrive at the mat before Jon informed them it was a non-elimination leg and they were safe.

Last night's (Aug. 22) episode encores Saturday, Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sunday, Aug. 27 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.

On the next episode of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA (Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV GO), the Race touches down in Regina, Sask., where a Detour has teams working against the grain, while others struggle to sell and entertain. For some, the odds are stacked against them with a spot in the final four on the line, and a Double U-Turn ahead.

The five remaining teams competing on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are:

Viewers can play along with THE AMAZING RACE CANADA'snew in-show game RACE PLAY. The game integrates race action from the broadcast into in-show polls and trivia, prompting viewers in real-time to answer on their second screens during all original broadcasts across the country. 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 including the immersive VR360 experiences that take fans inside some of the toughest challenges of the season.

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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Racer Social Media Accounts: 
Adam – Instagram: @cavy13
Andrea – Twitter: @drecavaleri| Instagram: @drecavaleri
Korey – Twitter: @koachkore | Instagram: @koachkore
Ivana – Twitter: @ivana_krunic | Instagram: @ivanaBodyFiTiK
Sam –Twitter: @slamchop1 | Instagram: @slamchop
Paul – Twitter: @pmitskop | Instagram: @paulmits
Karen – Twitter: @teamrichardss| Instagram: @teamrichardss  
Bert – Twitter: @teamrichardss| Instagram: @teamrichardss  
Kenneth – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @kenneth.mcalpine
Ryan – Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @ryangiver

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