Amazing Race Canada debuts tonight


From John Doyle of the Globe and Mail:

Ready, set, go – The Amazing Hoser Race begins
The Amazing Race Canada (CTV, 9 p.m.) starts tonight and if you’re unaware of that you’ve been out of the country for a month or, perhaps you’ve been busy reading all of Proust’s À la Recherche du Temps Perdu to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of the first volume, Swann’s Way. One hears that’s a real craze right now. Possibly, though, I am misinformed. And it is only the TV-shunning literati of Toronna who are engaged in this craze. Continue reading.

From Lindsey Ward of the National Post:

Don’t knock it until you watch it: The Amazing Race Canada may be homegrown, but that doesn’t mean it won’t be great
By the time The Amazing Race Canada makes its debut on Monday night, we’ll probably know who won the whole thing. Well, maybe not, but the spoilers for the inaugural season of CTV’s homegrown spin on the critically acclaimed CBS ratings hog have been spreading like wildfire, with trigger-happy Canadians tweeting the whereabouts of the nine teams crossing the country in hopes of winning the Race. That’s what happens when you film The Amazing Race so close to home. Or, in CTV’s case, at home. Continue reading.

From Nick Patch of the Canadian Press:

The Amazing Race Canada teams talk competition
The first nerve-shredding trial that The Amazing Race Canada forced its contestants to endure didn’t involve a breathless trek across unfamiliar terrain, a terrifying physical challenge or a morale-melting series of plane-train-and-automobile travel hiccups. Continue reading.

From Chris Jancelewicz and Sarah Kelsey of Huffington Post Canada:

‘Amazing Race Canada’ Media Challenge Winners: 5 Important Things You Didn’t Know About Running The Race
Going into the first-ever “Amazing Race Canada” media challenge on July 9, 2013, the two of us (Chris Jancelewicz and Sarah Kelsey) weren’t sure about how we would fare; Chris is a former runner, and Sarah is a runner, so we figured we were OK in that arena, and both of us were raised in and around Toronto, so local landmarks wouldn’t be a problem. Or so we thought. Continue reading.