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Here's a news story from the Herald Chronicle newspaper (from Halifax?) about TAR Canada's trip to Lunenburg:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1130907-lunenburg-s-amazing-cameo

Lunenburg’s Amazing cameo

May 22, 2013 - 8:14pm ANDREA NEMETZ ARTS REPORTER

Residents excited by evidence that The Amazing Race Canada came to town

 Nancy Sixsmith was at the gym in Lunenburg on Monday when she saw people running around with cameras and microphones.

She and three friends sussed out that they were from The Amazing Race Canada, the Canadian version of the hit reality TV adventure show set to hit the airwaves July 15 on CTV.

“We saw contestants doing things and getting clues and tried to pump the producers for information,” Sixsmith said Wednesday. “It didn’t work. It was top secret, classified info.”

Sixsmith, a freelance book editor and longtime fan of The Amazing Race, says she and her friends also looked for Phil Keoghan, host of the U.S. version, to no avail.

The host of the Canadian show hasn’t yet been announced, though prize details have been unveiled. A news release from CTV says the winning team will receive $250,000 cash, free executive first-class airfare for a year for anywhere Air Canada flies and two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays.

Teams competing in The Amazing Race Canada will criss-cross up to 9,000 kilometres, visiting both rural and urban centres “all while exploring (Canada’s) broad cultural and ethnic diversity, wildlife and iconic landmarks,” says the news release.

CTV publicists could not be reached Wednesday for information about the Lunenburg visit.

Sixsmith says she doesn’t want to give away too much information so won’t say how many contestants she saw.

“Like with all The Amazing Race shows, they do things that are local to the culture. They did lobster things and things involved with sausages, making and eating, I think.”

She was disappointed the show stopped by the historic town on a cold, wet holiday Monday.

“It was too bad it was Victoria Day and raining. The town was completely deserted. It’s not normal and did not make Lunenburg look as wonderful as we all think it is.”

She and her friends have already made plans to have a party and watch the episode whenever it airs.

“I know some Lunenburgers will be on camera,” she said, noting she witnessed people being filmed and asked to sign release forms.

There were rumours that the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic was part of the visit. Representatives of the museum could not be reached for comment.

Sixsmith said she heard The Amazing Race also went to Mahone Bay.

On Wednesday, Twitter was filled with reports about Amazing Race teams being in St. John’s, N.L.

Fans can follow the show on Twitter @AmazingRaceCDA or on Facebook. The show’s website is CTV.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada.


I don't think we heard about sausage making, but I suppose it's possible. I found this news story from the following tweet that amused me:

Myles McNutt ‏@Memles 2h
You know it's #AmazingRace Canada when tipsters refuse to reveal how many teams they saw to avoid spoiling people. http://bit.ly/16ROOLV

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Here's a few more tweets from yesterday in St. John's:

Aimee Stoyles ‏@aimeestoyles 17h
Just did Bootcamp in the back ground of The Amazing Race's check point .... Newfoundland will look fit :)

Jason Mach ‏@jasonmach 15h
Fack, I just missed the Amazing Race running down George St. #KissTheCod contest perhaps?

GoTireNL ‏@gotirenl 13h
My sister got filmed today by Amazing Race Canada wearing her GoTire coat. Hopefully she makes the final cut!!

Becky Blow ‏@MissBlow 10h
Today I was on the bus with people doing Amazing Race Canada. That coulda been us @FarFromSubtle! That could have been us!


I'm not sure about the last one from @MissBlow. Her twitter page says she is from Vancouver, but she travels as a triathlete. One of her recent tweets refers to a thunderstorm and how she misses them because they don't happen often in Vancouver. I'm not sure if they are happening in Newfoundland in May though.


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Teams arriving from St John's to Toronto!!
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Chris Clark ‏@ChrisClarkCA 1min

Might be a passerby on The Amazing Race Canada. @JodyMClark and I just got sprinted past by crazy people and camera crews. #torontoairport
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William Wolfe-Wylie ‏@wolfewylie 36s

Amazing Race Canada participants are reportedly rushing through Toronto's Pearson International Airport: http://ow.ly/lmIUr
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Olivia A Weaver ‏@OliviaAWeaver 1min

Surprise visit from The Amazing Race! Can I join now? I run fast most days pic.twitter.com/M7RafERkly

« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 11:09:52 AM by Alenaveda »
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That's the Toronto Zoo which is literally on the opposite of the city from the airport.

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Rob Granatstein ‏@robedits 18min

Amazing Race Canada in #Toronto. Zoo 1st, then they'll make a better City Hall escape than Rob Ford #RaceCDA http://ow.ly/lmQXb
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Ramos, Jerome ‏@YaChefRamos 25min

LMFAO, they're filming Amazing Race rn in Toronto! Film crew and helicopters!
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Teams spotted at airport and L tower by myself and WP

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michael_bowles ‏@michael_bowles 1min

Amazing Race contestants rappelling down City Hall. Now it's a race to the bottom inside AND outside.
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Just saw a camera crew around 12:45 at the corner of Scott St and The Esplanade in downtown Toronto behind The Sony Centre / L Tower complex.  They had a route marker.  Also an EMS and cop on standby.  Met a woman who said she gave up her taxi to a team that said they were heading to Cadbury-Adams (the candy company (?))

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That was me! Also I was at
City hall all morning, no rappelling set up anywhere

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That was me! Also I was at
City hall all morning, no rappelling set up anywhere

Yea there was nothing set up :( I went in the morning nothing was set up then had to leave.


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Krupo ‏@PromisedMePie 4s

Talked to a camerman, who was recording a shot of Nathan Phillips Square. Mentioned that Amazing Race Canada will be here later... (1/2)
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I don't think the rappelling is going to happen at Nathan Phillips Square (City Hall) as per earlier rumours.  That may be a decoy location.  Camera crew (in orange hardhats) and a sound man (with a boom mike) are set up on a platform at the base of the front face (Front St side) of the (under construction) L Tower (Yonge & Front intersection) right now waiting for teams to head back there.

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Peter Le ‏@PeetahLe 8min

The Amazing Race at Cadbury, wooow
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mizzjuliia☔ ‏@julii_awe 3m
So... They're possibly filming Amazing Race at the Toronto Zoo... Lol Or something like it lol

Karolina. ‏@kaayrohleenah 59s
legitimately saw peope from the amazing race run by #holler

From other tweets, Karolina appears to be at a zoo - Toronto I presume.
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Lauren ‏@laurenn_adamss 1m
Just saw the filming of the amazing race Canada at the Toronto zoo!
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Joshua Macatugob ‏@ohJMac 22s
Amazing Race being filmed at the zoo right now. Let's see if I can get on it lol

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nitaa. ‏@niethz 22s

Watching amazing race canada, live! LOL!
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A sighting from a women's volleyball coach in St. John's who flew from St. John's to Toronto en route to Calgary and saw TAR Canada at the Toronto airport. How did he not see them on the plane?

Kevin Manuel ‏@Kevmansj 13h
4am heading to the airport #calgarybound #recruiting

Kevin Manuel ‏@Kevmansj 10h
In Toronto 45 minutes to catch the next plane #running

George Clifford ‏@gclifford4 9h
@Kevmansj don't run and tweet! #airportcollision #tbone

Kevin Manuel ‏@Kevmansj 9h
@gclifford4 amazing race Canada just ran past us so we weren't going too fast



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Kelsey_x and WPs spoiling adventure so far....

So - without spoiling the final three racers here is what we've seen.
More picture and video when we can upload them.

Teams arrived from St. John's at 7am ish and were held back by production until 11:15.
They were instructed to go to the "L" Tower.

Kelsey saw one team and clue boxes at the tower (12:23) - the team told their cab to go to 277 Gladstone - which is the Cadbury Candy Factory Museum.
Clue box and race flag seen at Cadbury - along with snarly production... interesting that crew was dressed in "clean room" garb.
Pictures of clue box...

What we suspect is the last team left Cadbury by cab at 15:34 - on their way to the zoo. Tried to follow their cab, but they lost us - last seen going east on Gardiner Expressway at Dufferin.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2013, 03:38:46 PM by walkingpneumonia »
From there to here, and here to there,
funny things are everywhere

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WP, Here's some background  info just to avoid some possible confusion if it should come up. The show Suits is filming in Toronto at Bay and Adelaide St., wherever that is. Probably almost over by now.

Kyla Sheridan ‏@kylairene87 13h
@olv #Suits is filming tomorrow at Bay and Adelaide in Toronto from 11am to 4 pm


 

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