From a media release:
A new hunt is on forÂ CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSONÂ as CBCâ€™s hit competition series returns for its third season. Starting today, Canadians coast to coast to coast are encouraged to apply or nominate someone online atÂ cbc.ca/smartestpersonÂ for the chance to participate in the television event of the season.Â
CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ is looking for enthusiastic and dynamic competitors from all backgrounds. â€œWeâ€™re thrilled to be back for another season. This series is really about acknowledging all the different ways weâ€™re smart. You donâ€™t have to be a trivia buff or math wizard. Weâ€™ve had athletes, artists, teachers and first responders shine on our stage,â€ said executive producer Robert Cohen. Successful competitors can expect to have their intelligence tested by new and exciting challenges. Applicants must be 16 years of age or older as of January 1, 2016 to apply. Casting kicks off today and will close onÂ July 24, 2016Â atÂ 11:59 p.m.Â ET.
Hosted by Jessi Cruickshank,Â CANADAâ€™S SMARTEST PERSONÂ inspires and entertains Canadians with a new spin on the way to look at smarts. Each week, competitors from all walks of life go head-to-head in fun and revealing challenges that test six categories of intelligence: musical, linguistic, social, physical, logical and visual. Audiences can also join in on the action from home in an interactive play-along experience. Canadians will never look at smarts the same way again.