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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Energetic Business Partners, BIG BROTHER CANADA Stars, and a Spunky Mother and Daughter Duo are the Final Teams to Compete on CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

Energetic Business Partners, BIG BROTHER CANADA Stars, and a Spunky Mother and Daughter Duo are the Final Teams to Compete on CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA

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TORONTO, June 16, 2016 /CNW/ - The final three teams competing on CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA were revealed this morning by CTV on, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat. Rounding out the 10 teams for the exciting new season are:

-- Kelly and Kate, spirited best friends and business partners from
-- Jillian and Emmett, exes and BIG BROTHER CANADA stars from Nova Scotia;
-- Frankie and Amy, a lively mother-daughter hair styling duo from
Aldergrove, B.C.

Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT, beginning June 28 on CTV and CTV GO. Check out the official Season 4 group photo released today on @CTV_PR, available for download now on For more about the 10 teams competing on the new season of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, fans can visit and explore the team pages presented by Chevrolet Canada. All the information viewers need to learn about the racers is on this destination site, including team videos, bios, fun facts, and exclusive content. For full episodes, sneak peeks, amazing contests, and extras, head to the site after the Season 4 premiere on June 28.

**Media Note** Download artwork for THE AMAZING RACE CANADA at

More information is below about the final three teams on CTV's THE AMAZING RACE CANADA. Click on the team names for full bios and photography.

Kelly and Kate - Best Friends and Business Partners

Name: Kelly Xu
Age: 25
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur
Twitter: @kelly_kateTO
Instagram: @s2kx_kx

Name: Kate Pan
Age: 25
Current City: Toronto
Occupation: Fitness Entrepreneur
Twitter: @kelly_kateTO

Past team they most associate with: "None, because we are so unique!"

Jillian and Emmett - Exes

Name: Jillian Maclaughlin
Age: 30
Current City: New Glasgow, N.S.
Occupation: Teacher
Twitter: @JillianMacLaugh

Name: Emmett Blois
Age: 28
Current City: Gore, N.S.
Occupation: Dairy Farmer
Twitter: @emmettblois

Past team they most associate with: "We don't think there's been a guy and girl duo like us so far!"

Frankie and Amy - Mother/Daughter

Name: Frankie Gassler
Age: 41
Current City: Aldergrove, B.C.
Occupation: Hair Stylist
Twitter: @FrankieFenix74
Instagram: @FrankieGassler

Name: Amy Gassler
Age: 25
Current City: Aldergrove, B.C.
Occupation: Barber
Twitter: @amygassler

Past team they most associate with: Tim and Tim (Season 1)

The 10 teams to compete on Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are:

-- Joel Ground and Ashley Callingbull - Father/DaughterCurrent City: Enoch
Cree Nation, Alta.

-- Anthony Limbombe and Brandon Campeau - Best FriendsCurrent City:
Windsor, Ont.

-- Rita Yakibonge and Yvette Yakibonge - Twin SistersCurrent City: Edmonton

-- Steph Leclair and Kristin Mckenzie - Dating Couple Current City: Toronto

-- Julie Taylor and Lowell Taylor - Married CoupleCurrent City: Lethbridge,

-- Anne Morrone and Tanya Muzzatti - FriendsCurrent City: Woodbridge, Ont.

-- Stéphane Tétreault and Antoine Tétreault - Father/SonCurrent City:
Saint Hubert, Que. and Montréal

-- Kelly Xu and Kate Pan - Business Partners Current City: Toronto

-- Jillian Maclaughlin and Emmett Blois - ExesCurrent City: New Glasgow,
N.S. and Gore, N.S.

-- Frankie Gassler and Amy Gassler - Mother/DaughterCurrent City:
Aldergrove, B.C.

Last year, Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was the most-watched program of the summer for the third straight year, with an average audience of 2.6 million viewers each week. The series is also the most-watched Canadian television show on record.

This year, the winners of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will take home $250,000 cash and their choice of any Chevrolet vehicle driven during the race. Additionally, will provide hotel accommodations for a once-in-a-lifetime trip for two around the world. Each Leg Prize (which is awarded to the first place team for that leg of the race) is also provided by The Leg Prize includes a five-night stay at a pre-determined exotic destination.

Season 4 is back with brand new teams and exciting, nail-biting challenges. This all-new season has all the non-stop, action-packed adventure viewers have grown to love, as the racers travel across Canada and beyond in the hopes of being the last team standing. Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), the series pits 10 fresh teams, each comprised of two members with a pre-existing relationship, against each other in the biggest race Canada's has ever seen. Fans can follow @AmazingRaceCDA, the official Facebook page, and @amazingracecda on Snapchat for updates.

Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA garnered six 2016 Canadian Screen Award wins including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series; Best Host in a Variety, Lifestyle, Reality/Competition, or Talk Program or Series; and the Golden Screen Award for TV Reality Show, which recognizes the most-watched television programs of the previous broadcast year.

Commissioned by CTV, Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is produced by Insight Productions in association with CTV and with the support of Profiles Television Productions. Insight Productions' John Brunton and Barbara Bowlby are Executive Producers, and Mark Lysakowski is Supervising Producer. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production and Robin Johnston is Production Executive at Bell Media. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting.

Encore presentations air Saturdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT and Sundays at 5 p.m. ET/PT (1 p.m. ET/PT on July 3 only) on CTV and CTV GO. Visit to check local listings. Previous seasons are also now streaming on CraveTV.

Leading sponsors for Season 4 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA are Chevrolet and BMO. Returning sponsor Mentos, as well as first year brands, and MEC Canada also partner with the CSA-winning series.

About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada's most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit series commissioned by CTV include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Upcoming original series on CTV include CARDINAL and THE DISAPPEARANCE. Among the original scripted series on Bell Media pay, specialty, and streaming platforms are the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, Space's most-watched original series KILLJOYS, Bravo's award-winning and most-watched original drama 19-2, award-winning dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, CraveTV's original series LETTERKENNY and RUSSELL PETERS IS THE INDIAN DETECTIVE, Discovery's upcoming drama FRONTIER, and Comedy's new satirical news series THE BEAVERTON. Discovery is also home to Bell Media's hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA'S WORST DRIVER, among others. Bell Media is one of the first media companies in North America to commit to producing all new scripted series in 4K.

About CTV
CTV is Canada's #1 private broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and entertainment programming, CTV has been Canada's most-watched television network for the past 15 years in a row. CTV is a division of Bell Media, Canada's premier multimedia company with leading assets in television, radio, digital, and Out-of-Home. Bell Media is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's largest communications company. More information about CTV can be found on the network's website at

About Insight Production Company Ltd.

Headed by John Brunton & Barbara Bowlby, Insight is Canada's most established content producer. The company is an industry leader in the development, financing, and production of hit programming and multiplatform content for the global market in every genre. In 2015, Insight celebrated 35 years of outstanding storytelling, award-winning programming, and an unparalleled reputation. In recognition of its achievements, Insight received the Academy Of Canadian Cinema & Television's inaugural Icon Award. Notable hits include The Amazing Race Canada; Big Brother Canada; Battle of the Blades; The JUNO Awards; Canada's Walk of Fame; Falcon Beach; and The Jon Dore Television Show. How To Change The World, co-produced with MET Films, had its world premiere in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2015, where it won two awards. For more information, visit






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Source: Numeris, Summer 2015 (May 25-Sept 13), Summer 2014 (May 26-Sept 14), Summer 2013 (May 27-Sept 15). Audiences prior to August 31, 2009 are based on BBM Nielsen Media Research Mark II meters. CTV electronic audience databases incorporate data beginning in 1994.



CONTACT: Tonia Addison, CTV Networks, 416.384.2194 or; Jessica Charbonneau, CTV Networks, 416.384.3016 or; Jim Quan, CTV Networks, 416.384.5311 or

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