Upcoming series: No Opportunity Wasted, CBC, October 2007

The Amazing Race 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

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”™ and creator of the critically acclaimed US and New Zealand series and best-selling book No Opportunity Wasted.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 Company.

“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 passport.

“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 same.


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


Date and Time: Tues., May 8 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Chapters – Mic Mac, 41 Mic Mac Boulevard


Date and Time: Wed., May 9 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Indigo – Place Montréal Trust, 1500 McGill College Avenue


Date and Time: Sat., May 12 from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Location: Indigo – Bay & Bloor, 55 Bloor Street West


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


Date and Time: Mon., May 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Chapters – Southland Mall, 2625 Gordon Road


Date and Time: Tue., May 15 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location: Chapters – MacLeod Trail, 9631 MacLeod Trail S.W.


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. 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.