"The Amazing Race"(TM) host Phil Keoghan travels to eight Canadian cities for the new CBC series "No Opportunity Wasted"

    -   Casting now open for Canadians who want to 'face their fears' or 'aim
        for the heart'
    -   Audition and meet Phil at select Chapters.Indigo bookstores across
        Canada or apply online at www.noopportunitywasted.ca

    TORONTO, April 24 /CNW/ - No more coulda, woulda, shoulda. It's time to
ditch the excuses, get past procrastination and tackle a life changing
opportunity - "Think NOW!". That is the message from Phil Keoghan - host of
the Emmy award-winning "The Amazing Race"(TM) and creator of the critically
acclaimed US and New Zealand series and best-selling book No Opportunity
    This fall, "No Opportunity Wasted" comes to CBC Television as a 10 x 30'
Canadian-produced reality series that gives challengers 72-hours to step
outside their comfort zone, face their fears and swerve off the road they have
been on for years. From May 8-16, Phil Keoghan travels on an eight-city tour
(see detailed schedule below) in search of Canadians willing to take on a
N.O.W. challenge. "No Opportunity Wasted" premieres on CBC in October 2007 and
is produced by NOW Canada Productions Inc., a Suddenly SeeMore Productions
    "It is very exciting to be able to bring this series to Canada," says
Phil Keoghan. "Each challenger goes through a dramatic life changing
experience and the show is a huge motivator for the television audience too.
It really gets people thinking about what they want to achieve in their own
lives. NOW is infectious."
    In each half-hour episode, two challengers, who do not know they have
been chosen, will be surprised by the host and asked to take on a "No
Opportunity Wasted" challenge. N.O.W. counters all their excuses - clearing
their schedules with boss, family and friends. The two challengers, total
strangers with a common goal, must then work step-by-step to complete a series
of time targets that will push them to the extreme and help them complete
their challenge.
    Watch what happens when the victim of a vicious underwater attack returns
to the ocean to swim with wild sharks or how one person can create a dramatic
change for a community burdened by a tragedy. Canadians who want to overcome
their own fears or help their community achieve something exemplary can apply
to be on the series by visiting www.noopportunitywasted.ca. Applicants must be
at least 18-years-old, be a Canadian resident and hold a valid Canadian
    "No Opportunity Wasted" is a philosophy Phil Keoghan has lived by since a
near-death experience after scuba diving in an underwater shipwreck, in his
native New Zealand, at the age of 19. After being given a second chance, Phil
decided to live each day as if it were his last by creating a list of the
things to do before he died. For more than 20 years, he has lived out his list
in front of a television camera and he is now challenging others to do the


    Canadians across the country have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
meet Phil Keoghan and apply for a chance to be on the series "No Opportunity
Wasted" at the following Chapters bookstores:

    Date and Time:     Tues., May 8 from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Location:          Chapters, 70 Kenmount Road

    City:              DARTMOUTH, NOVA SCOTIA
    Date and Time:     Tues., May 8 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Location:          Chapters - Mic Mac, 41 Mic Mac Boulevard

    City:              MONTREAL, QUEBEC
    Date and Time:     Wed., May 9 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Location:          Indigo - Place Montréal Trust, 1500 McGill College

    City:              TORONTO, ONTARIO
    Date and Time:     Sat., May 12 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Location:          Indigo - Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor Street West

    City:              WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
    Date and Time:     Sun., May 13 from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
    Location:          Chapters - St. Vital Centre, 1225 St Mary's Street

    City:              REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN
    Date and Time:     Mon., May 14 from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Location:          Chapters - Southland Mall, 2625 Gordon Road

    City:              CALGARY, ALBERTA
    Date and Time:     Tue., May 15 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Location:          Chapters - MacLeod Trail, 9631 MacLeod Trail S.W.

    City:              VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA
    Date and Time:     Wed., May 16 from 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Location:          Chapters - Robson & Howe, 788 Robson Street

    Suddenly SeeMore...Productions Inc. - www.suddenlyseemore.com - is an
award winning television production company with extensive experience in
broadcast and cable television in both Canada and the U.S. Since its inception
in 1993, Suddenly SeeMore...Productions Inc. has created and launched five
series and over two dozen documentaries for a variety of broadcast clients.
The team is award winning and Emmy nominated. Suddenly SeeMore... Productions
Inc. has shot in over 40 countries and is a specialist in travel, adventure,
documentary and reality television.

For further information:

For further information: and interview opportunities, please contact
Susan Stafford, Publicist, UNIT:PR, (for "No Opportunity Wasted") at (416)
506-1238 or susan@unitpr.com; www.unitpr.com

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