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Amazing Race Canada premieres July 15, announces prizes

From a media release:

CTV Confirms Record Grand Prize to be Awarded as THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Books July 15 Premiere Date

  • Teams to race for more than half a million dollars in prizes including $250,000 cash, free Executive First Class airfare for a year courtesy of Air Canada, two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays, as well as special pit stop prizes.

The stakes have just been raised. The teams on THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will kick-off the race of a lifetime in pursuit of the biggest prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition television series. Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, it was confirmed today that THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 15 on CTV (visit CTV.ca to confirm local broadcast times). It was also announced today that THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will also air on RDS, TSN, and TSN2, as well as on demand across CTV’s digital platforms: CTV.ca, the CTV App, and through video on demand partners. Thousands of teams have entered, but only one team will run away with the historic grand prize for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

Including a $250,000 cash payout, the prized also features the opportunity to fly free for a year for two anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide (175 destinations) in Executive First Class (based on 10 trips for two), and two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays. In total, the prize is valued at 167,224 hockey pucks, 178,572 cans of beer, and 33,356 half-liter jars of pure Canadian maple syrup. Teams will also be competing for special pit stop prizes with details to be announced in the coming weeks.

Following the casting announcement in December 2012, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA has received thousands of applications. Applicants have come in from all across the country, comprised of pairings from all kinds of relationships. The host, and other show details for #RaceCDA will be announced in the coming weeks. Fans are also encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the CTV Facebook page for updates.

Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will provide a uniquely Canadian take on the original series, with competitors discovering the world within the borders of Canada.

With the knowledge that most Canadians have not travelled beyond their own province, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country’s urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks.

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Casting open for The Amazing Race Canada

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From a media release:

Casting Details for CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Announced

On your mark, get set, go online! Since the announcement that CTV has ordered THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, Canadians have exploded with excitement to compete, with hundreds of thousands of posts on Twitter and Facebook, and more than 16,000 followers of @AmazingRaceCDA. Now, the wait is over as CTV announced today casting details for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Beginning today, viewers across the country can go online to CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada and submit an audition video and application for their chance to be a part of this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. Potential teams are encouraged to submit videos that showcase their personalities and explain their motivation for why they deserve to win the inaugural season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA.

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is looking for dynamic and enthusiastic teams of two who are articulate, competitive, interesting, outgoing, and adventurous, who possess a strong personal connection. Teams must be willing to exert themselves in the process of detours, roadblocks, and other challenges as they race around the country, and endure approximately 28 days in various conditions, environments, and climates within Canada.

Auditioning for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Step 1

Prepare a video for submission that focuses on the positives and negatives of the relationship between you and your teammate. The producers are eager to hear what makes a “pairing” tick.

Step 2

Take an up-close picture of your “team”, as well as an up-close picture of each individual, so you can send it in when you apply online.

Step 3

Completely fill out the online application and upload your video and photos at CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada

If the producers are interested in your team competing on the series, they will be in touch!

For more information about THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, viewers are encouraged to visit www.CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada for full casting details and FAQs.

Among the eligibility requirements that should be noted for applications for “The Race”:

  • Competitors must be at least 19 years of age by April 1st, 2013.
  • Competitors must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

Set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2013 schedule, THE AMAZING RACE CANADA gives Canadians the opportunity to race around Canada and discover the country they love in a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. With potential stops in all 10 provinces and three territories, teams will race to the finish line, criss-crossing up to 9,000 kilometres. A stunning depiction of the Canadian fabric, the teams will travel through both the country’s urban centres as well as the most remote outposts in the land, all while exploring its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife, and iconic landmarks.

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The upside to Amazing Race Canada staying in Canada

From Corinne McDermott of Huffington Post Canada:

  • I’m Glad Amazing Race Canada Is Staying Close to Home
    The criticism that stings the most is that the show will be boring. I wonder if this is the famous Canadian humility going into overdrive? Or maybe these are Canadians ignorant, as I was, of the spectacular natural beauty and wonderful cultural diversity that Canada has to offer. In all of my travels there are only a handful of experiences that actually made me gasp, and two of them were in Canada. The first was seeing the sapphire waves of the Atlantic Ocean crash against the bluffs at Cape Spear in Newfoundland. The second was the awe-inspiring drive on the Icefields Parkway through the Rocky Mountains from Banff to Jasper. The scenery on that journey was almost a religious experience. Read more.
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