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« on: October 16, 2014, 03:08:56 AM »
TORONTO - Bell Media is teaming with "Survivor" creator Mark Burnett and MGM to develop new TV formats for worldwide audiences.

A TV format is the concept, branding and premise of a program. Examples of international formats adapted by Bell Media's CTV for local audiences include "The Amazing Race Canada," "Masterchef Canada" and "Canadian Idol."

The terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not released, but Bell Media says it already has several pilots for new formats in development and pre-production.

Bell Media is officially partnering with the United Artists Media Group -- a newly formed joint venture among Burnett, his production partner Roma Downey, MGM and Hearst Entertainment -- and Omnicom Canada's Highway Entertainment.

Phil King, president of CTV sports and entertainment programming, said in a news release that the broadcaster was "thrilled" to be partnering with Burnett and others.

"With enormous pedigree and an incredible track record for hit format creation, we look forward to not only developing content for our own market, but internationally as well," he said.


Read more: http://www.ctvnews.ca/business/bell-media-inks-deal-with-mgm-survivor-creator-to-develop-new-tv-formats-1.2054434#ixzz3GIEEO8Dc
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« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2014, 04:40:34 AM »
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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2014, 04:13:23 PM »
Pretty neat infographic on social media's influence on TARCAN:

http://www.mediamiser.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ARC-IG-20141.pdf
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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 01:36:22 AM »
If anyone is interested, all episodes from S1 and 2 are up on CTV's official website.

http://www.ctv.ca/TheAmazingRaceCanada/video.aspx?cid=tarc2014_121314
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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 01:40:21 AM »
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« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2015, 09:48:19 PM »
Amazing Race Canada is up for the 2015 Canadian Screen Awards in the category:

Best Reality / Competition Program or Series:

Big Brother Canada Slice (Shaw Media) (Insight Production Company Ltd.)
Eric Abboud, Barbara Bowlby, Erin Brock, Sue Brophey, John Brunton

MasterChef Canada
MasterChef Canada CTV (Bell Media) (Proper Television Inc.)
Lesia Capone, Cathie James, Krista Look, Guy O'Sullivan

The Amazing Race Canada
The Amazing Race Canada CTV (Bell Media) (Insight Production Company Ltd.)
Eric Abboud, Mike Bickerton, Barbara Bowlby, John Brunton, Mark Lysakowski

The Ultimate Fighter Nations - Canada vs Australia 
The Ultimate Fighter Nations - Canada vs Australia Sportsnet 360 (Rogers Media) (Those Canadians Media Group)
Dave Bigelow, Mike Wetmore, Don Young

Unusually Thicke 
Unusually Thicke Slice (Shaw Media)
(Peacock Alley Entertainment) Carrie Mudd
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 12:25:59 AM »
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TORONTO – So far, “The Amazing Race Canada” is having an amazing run at the Canadian Screen Awards.

The second season of the popular CTV reality series claimed three trophies at an early awards show Tuesday, which recognized the best in documentary, reality, lifestyle, news, sports and digital media categories.

It included wins for best direction, picture editing and writing. The best reality show trophy will be handed out Sunday.

Source:http://metronews.ca/scene/1296620/amazing-race-canada-wins-at-screen-awards/
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« Reply #7 on: March 01, 2015, 06:03:11 PM »
Congrats to The Amazing Race Canada, on winning best reality tv program at the Canadian Screen Awards!
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« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2015, 07:31:24 PM »
Congrats to The Amazing Race Canada, on winning best reality tv program at the Canadian Screen Awards!

Wonderful news!
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2015, 05:02:41 PM »
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« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2015, 10:13:48 AM »
New sponsor for TAR CA - BMO Financial Group. So expect to see gratuitous usage of the Bank of Montreal Mastercard during the race.

Full release here

CTV’s THE AMAZING RACE CANADA Welcomes Season 3 Sponsorship Partners

– BMO Financial Group joins returning premiere partners Air Canada and Chevrolet –
– Dairy Queen, Mentos, and Petro-Canada also return –
May 5, 2015

CTV announced today THE AMAZING RACE CANADA’s Season 3 lead sponsors with returning and new brands joining the amazingly good time. The advertising community has once again embraced the much-loved, crown jewel series with premiere partners Air Canada and Chevrolet returning for their third-straight season, joined by newcomer, BMO Financial Group. CTV also welcomed back today Dairy Queen, Mentos, and Petro-CanadaTM, a Suncor business. All brands will play an integral role in the adventure-filled series which premieres this summer on CTV. Last summer, Season 2 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA was once again the most-watched television program in Canada, and remained the #1 Canadian series of the year.
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 08:12:44 AM »
Oh no! Not another Mentos task!  :funny:

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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 08:17:58 AM »
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« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2015, 07:58:08 AM »
Season 1: Interac Debit
Season 2: Scotiabank American Express
Season 3: BMO Air Miles? hehe

I hate to say it, but Air Canada being a sponsor is a curse and a blessing. I bet they are contributing a sizeable amount on keeping the show afloat but them limiting the possible airline destinations kinda sucks. But I really don't mind going back to Canada and do a couple of legs then go to another international destination.


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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2015, 09:45:38 PM »
A preview is up
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« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2015, 01:31:18 PM »
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« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2015, 01:47:09 PM »
We have a premiere date!

https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCDA/status/602897466065825792

Mark your calendars Canada! #RaceCDA kicks off Wednesday July 8 at 9PM ET/PT on @CTV_Television!

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« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2015, 02:21:01 PM »
http://www.calgaryherald.com/entertainment/Crews+race+hard+catch+action+Amazing+Race+Canada/10132023/story.html
 
 
Crews race hard to catch all the action on The Amazing Race CanadaRuth Myles, Calgary Herald
 
                            08.18.2014

Crews race hard to catch all the action on The Amazing Race Canada

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A sound man pets a dog at the Percheron farm while filming The Amazing Race Canada.


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Racers aren’t the only ones who sign on for an adrenalin-filled 30 days.

Approximately 200-plus personnel are on hand for each leg of the Race, with 75-80 of those on board for the entire ride.

Production started April 22 and wrapped May 23 in a location that will be disclosed on the season finale Sept. 23.
 (There was great excitement among the largely male crew when they discovered a wash-and-fold service in Whitehorse. Clean clothes, hurrah!)

In addition to the executive team and producers who leapfrog from location to location, there is the crew. The hard-working group includes a father-and-son team, and some returning veterans who worked on the first season of The Amazing Race Canada. Then there’s “Shifty,” a 52-year-old cameraman, acknowledged as being in the best shape of the bunch. Oh, and he has one eye, so he shoots blind on one side.

And consider this: when the gold-medal-winning duo of Meaghan Mikkelson and Natalie Spooner drop their packs and hoof it, their two-person crew has to keep up with the Olympians. The cameraman has to do it (all in focus, remember) with approximately 35 pounds balanced on his shoulder; the soundman with 40 pounds on his belt and in his backpack. (One cameraman, who has also worked on Survivor, says the Race is a way tougher gig.)

The sound-and-vision teams swap out tasks on a daily basis. One day they could be shooting “zone” (getting footage of teams competing once they arrive at challenges; this often involves shooting from a fixed location), the next shadowing a team throughout the day. (The two-person team rotates throughout the Race, pairing with different teams daily.)

And here’s another secret from behind the scenes: the racers’ microphone packs are placed in condoms to protect them from shorting out due to the salt in the racers’ sweat. They use the non-lubricated versions, of course.
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« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2015, 04:49:58 PM »
http://www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/140963/Amazing-Race-returns
 
 
Amazing Race returnsby  Wayne Moore | Story: 140963 - May 28, 2015 / 2:35 pm   Photo: Contributed - Visit Summerland Facebook
 
The Amazing Race Canada flags are flying again in the Okanagan.
 
Unbeknownst to most, contestants and producers of Amazing Race Canada recently whisked their way in, and out of the South Okanagan.
 
The region is once again being used as the backdrop for one of the episodes of season three of Amazing Race Canada which airs on CTV beginning July 8.
 
In season one, Kelowna and West Kelowna served as backdrops for the opening leg of the show, which takes contestants across Canada and around the world. They are asked to perform tasks and compete in contests in hopes to arriving at the finish line ahead of their competitors.
 
The series is hosted by 2010 Olympic skeleton gold medalist Jon Montgomery.
 
The showcase in Summerland was the Waterfront Resort and Spa. Officials with the resort were unable to comment on their experience with the show citing a confidentiality agreement.
 
Christine Petkau executive director of the Summerland Chamber of Commerce said it was exciting, and a bit of surprise, to learn the show was filming in Summerland.
 
"The reality is it was a surprise. We hadn't known they were coming to town. We picked up that information from social media," said Petkau.
 
"When that kind of thing happens in a small community it's really exciting."
 
While Petkau is thrilled Summerland was chosen as one of the locations, she said it's just as important that other South Okanagan locations were used as well.
 
"My understanding is they did a variety of activities in the South Okanagan region. We work collectively as cooperative communities in the South Okanagan so the reality is when something exciting like this happens it benefits our whole region," said Petkau.
 
As for exposure Petkau agreed it's priceless. She said she wouldn't know where to begin to price out the cost of 60 minutes of prime time airtime.
 
Mayor Peter Waterman was also in the dark prior to the show's arrival but wondered what took them so long to discover his South Okanagan community.
 
"I've lived here most of my life and we've got incredible lakeshore vistas and canyon vistas," said Waterman. "An outfit like Amazing Race I'm sure could find just about everything to suit their purposes."
 
It's not known at this time when the South Okanagan episode will air.
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« Reply #23 on: May 28, 2015, 09:20:15 PM »
http://www.pentictonherald.ca/news/article_c76a8ba6-0596-11e5-a019-9f2010d243d6.html?mode=jqm
 
Amazing Race Canada hits 5 locations in South Okanagan                 

 Host Jon Montgomery and the cast of The Amazing Race Canada slipped into the South Okanagan earlier this week to film part of the show’s third season.

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Five locations across the South Okanagan were visited earlier this week by cast and crew during filming of The Amazing Race Canada, the Herald has learned.
                 
Sources confirmed the show stopped at the Summerland Waterfront Resort, D’Angelo Estate Winery in Naramata, Covert Farms near Oliver, the Osoyoos Desert Model Railroad and the nearby Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre.

The CTV program, now in its third season, sends two-person teams on a race around the country – and sometimes beyond – during which they complete a series of tasks. The last team to complete the tasks in each episode is usually eliminated, and the final duo standing at the end of the season is declared the winner.Last season’s champions walked away with $250,000 cash, two Chevrolet pickup trucks, gasoline for life from Petro Canada, and a year’s worth of free travel on Air Canada.

During the show’s stop in this region, one of the tasks is believed to have involved wakeboarding on Okanagan Lake near the Summerland Waterfront Resort.Dave Gottwald said it appeared the cast was filming B-roll when he caught a glimpse of the action on Sunday morning.“It was kind of interesting, because besides the actual competition that they do, I think they do editing shots for dramatic purposes, so what I saw them doing I don’t think was for the actual completion,” he said.“They had the competitor holding a GoPro (camera) on a selfie stick  and they were doing a lot of runs with that to get some footage,” said Gottwald, who created a stir after using his Valley Wide Exterior Enterprises account on Twitter to post a photo of the Amazing Race flag hanging from the Summerland hotel.

Upwards of 20 people from Naramata and 50 in total from the Okanagan were taken on as crew during the race’s visit here, according to Kurt Joudrey, who said he was hired by the show’s producers to look after transportation.“They loved the crew here. I got a lot of compliments on the pairings of the drivers. All the executives I spoke with were just thrilled,” said Joudrey, who was reluctant to divulge more details due to a confidentiality agreement he was required to sign to work on the show.Revealing locations or results of the competition “would obviously detract from the suspense of the show,” he explained.J

oudrey, who has experience in the film industry, allowed though that the race’s location managers “were quite pleased with everything we sorted out for them here.”The new season of The Amazing Race Canada premieres July 8.

CTV spokesman Jim Quan said he was unable to confirm the show did indeed visit the South Okanagan and therefore couldn’t comment on when the episode that was shot here will air.

Kelowna was featured in the first episode of the first season of the show, hosted by former Olympian Jon Montgomery, in 2013
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« Reply #25 on: June 11, 2015, 03:16:29 PM »
Cash, travel, trucks and gas for life: ‘Amazing Race Canada’ Season 3 prizes valued at more than 1 million dollars
June 11th, 2015 3:47:45 PM

"The Amazing Race Canada” returns in less than a month to CTV with the biggest haul of prizes yet! Up for grabs is the hugely coveted grand prize in addition to a record 11 bigger and better pit stop prizes, together totalling more than a million dollars.
 
The grand prize includes: a $250,000 cash payout, “gas for life” from Petro-Canada, the opportunity to fly for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide in Business Class, and two Chevrolet Colorado Trucks – the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, making it the largest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series.
 
The pit stop prizes are awarded to teams courtesy of Air Canada and Petro-Canada, and will be revealed during the broadcasts. The racers competing this season are set to be revealed next week on CTV’s “Etalk” (Monday), “Canada AM” (Tuesday), “The Marilyn Denis Show” (Wednesday), and “The Social” (Thursday).
 
Season 3 of “The Amazing Race Canada” airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 8 on CTV and CTV GO. Visit CTV.ca to check local listings.
 
Season 2 of “The Amazing Race Canada" was, yet again, the most-watched television program in Canada last summer and the second most-watched program of the entire broadcast year with an average audience of 2.8 million viewers. “The Amazing Race Canada" is also set to anchor CTV’s Summer 2015 schedule.
 
“Once again, our amazing partners continue to deliver the best prizes offered by any competition series in Canada period,” said Phil King, President – CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming, Bell Media. “With more than a million dollars in winnings up for grabs, 'The Amazing Race Canada' stakes are real, and the payout, life changing.”
 
A full outline of the close to 1 million dollar grand prize is below.
 
Cash Payout
 
• The winning team of “The Amazing Race Canada” receives a quarter-of-a-million dollars cash. Pretty simple!
 
The Trip of a Lifetime
 
• The opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide (more than 190 destinations) in Business Class.
• Winners get a luxurious international travel experience with Air Canada International Business Class’s unparalleled comfort with fully-flat seats, the latest in-flight amenities, personal seat back entertainment at every seat with hundreds of hours of movies, TV programs, and music available on demand, as well as standard 110V electrical outlets at arm's reach for all customers.
• Based on 10 trips for two.
 
"As a proud Canadian brand, we at Air Canada are pleased to provide the show's courageous and ambitious competitors with access to our extensive network of domestic and global destinations,” said Craig Landry, Vice President of Marketing, Air Canada. “Our three year partnership reflects the values we share of constantly striving for success and pushing ourselves to achieve more."
 
Two Chevrolet Colorado Trucks
 
• Voted 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year, the winning team will receive two Chevrolet Colorado Trucks. With advanced technology to keep drivers connected with 4G LTE on the go, great fuel efficiency, and unmatched safety and refinement, the Chevrolet Colorado is the perfect reinvention of the mid-size truck.
 
"The 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is an all-new midsize pickup with the style and versatility of a truck and the refinement, manoeuverability and efficiency of a crossover," said John Roth, vice-president, sales, service and marketing, General Motors of Canada. "The team that wins 'The Amazing Race Canada' is going to have to bring a passion for life and adventure to the race and we think that this truck will be a great fit for those winners."
 
Free Gas for Life
 
• High-quality gasoline from Petro-Canada, a Suncor business. Produced for all Canadian driving conditions, available at more than 1,450 Petro-Canada retail stations.
• Based on a 50-year term
 
“We are proud to return as a sponsor of ‘The Amazing Race Canada’ in an even bigger way this year. In addition to the grand prize of free gas for life, we are excited to also provide pit-stop prizing,” said Deborah Gullaher, Vice President, Marketing, Suncor. “We will be cheering on our fellow Canadians as they race across the country for the top prize.”
 
The third season of “The Amazing Race Canada” is back with brand new teams and fresh, exciting, nail-biting challenges. Canada’s most-watched television series on record now has 12 teams (up from 11 last year), meaning more action, more challenges, and more at stake as the racers travel across Canada in the hopes of being the first team to cross the finish line. Hosted by Olympic champion and Canadian hero Jon Montgomery (@jonmonty), Season 2 of “The Amazing Race Canada” garnered four 2015 Canadian Screen Award wins including Best Reality/Competition Program or Series.
 
Viewers are encouraged to follow @AmazingRaceCDA and stay tuned to the CTV Facebook page for updates.

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« Reply #26 on: June 11, 2015, 03:57:32 PM »
Changes from last year: Different truck. And Business Class!

They outdid themselves with the prize again.

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« Reply #27 on: June 11, 2015, 05:29:08 PM »
So they had a three year contract with Air Canada....which means next season is negotiable, and maybe we will finally see them circumnavigating?
Also...confirmation of 11 pit stops, not including the finish line = 12 legs. :cheer:
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« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2015, 09:06:59 AM »
Next Week on CANADA AM

Tuesday, June 16

•Things Get Racy: Three of the competing teams from Season 3 of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA visit the CANADA AM studio

http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/next-week-canada-amazing-race-canada-pride-toronto-aaron-pritchett-fathers-day/
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« Reply #29 on: June 13, 2015, 09:56:37 AM »
3 teams per day on each of CTV's talk shows, that's how they did it last year?

I just waited for the Facebook page :P

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« Reply #30 on: June 13, 2015, 11:35:32 AM »
3 teams per day on each of CTV's talk shows, that's how they did it last year?

I just waited for the Facebook page :P

I think they showed them all on either CanadaAM and/or etalk,, one group per day? But they also had daily press releases which is what I looked for. I don't remember the timing of the releases...if they were put out simultaneous to the aired appearances, just before or just after.

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« Reply #31 on: June 13, 2015, 04:19:49 PM »
Interestingly, as Sue pointed out to me, though the first 3 reveals on Monday were supposed to come on Etalk, that show is not on the lineup that day due to Women's World Cup Soccer.

Man, I hope that doesn't delay it to Tuesday :(
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« Reply #32 on: June 13, 2015, 07:14:06 PM »
Interestingly, as Sue pointed out to me, though the first 3 reveals on Monday were supposed to come on Etalk, that show is not on the lineup that day due to Women's World Cup Soccer.

Man, I hope that doesn't delay it to Tuesday :(

I've been looking up schedules. It looks like FIFA Womens Cup is only pre-empting some stations, including the TO HD. CTV2 and east coast stations are still carrying Etalk.

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Not a ls but:

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« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2016, 10:11:08 AM »
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Mark your calendars! The #AmazingRaceCanada premieres June 28 on @CTV_Television! cc: @jonmonty

I think we will see a promo on CTV during or after the TAR US finale tonight.
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« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2016, 07:32:36 PM »
Just saw a short video during the TAR Finale tonight of Jon folding up paper, concluding with that the premiere is on June 28th, 2016.

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« Reply #38 on: May 20, 2016, 07:45:36 PM »
Pic of Jon at a cluebox in Prince Rupert:

http://www.thenorthernview.com/entertainment/379828081.html
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« Reply #39 on: May 26, 2016, 09:22:45 AM »
Didn't know where to put this, so I parked it here.
CTV Sponsor Press Release:
http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/ctvs-the-amazing-race-canada-welcomes-returning-and-new-sponsors-for-season-4/

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« Reply #40 on: May 26, 2016, 09:31:03 AM »
Air Canada and Petro Canada both out as sponsors.

Chevrolet cutting back its prize

Definite budget cuts it appears!!


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« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2016, 09:35:33 AM »
Air Canada and Petro Canada both out as sponsors.

Chevrolet cutting back its prize

Definite budget cuts it appears!!


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On the bright side. at least we won't have to see them make a task out of stopping at a Petro Canada station. That one in St. Albert last year was so blatant.

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« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2016, 09:42:44 AM »
Air Canada and Petro Canada both out as sponsors.

Chevrolet cutting back its prize

Definite budget cuts it appears!!


 :(

On the bright side. at least we won't have to see them make a task out of stopping at a Petro Canada station. That one in St. Albert last year was so blatant.

That was easily the worst TARCAN leg ever lol.

I remember seeing Edmondton press going like "THE CITY IS SO BEAUTIFUL AND WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THE VISIT" but they only went to a DUMP for the Detour, a GAS STATION for the Route Info, and a RANDOM BAR for the Roadblock. :lol:

I'm already cringing at how bad the Canada legs might be this season  :groan:

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« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2016, 10:28:53 AM »
But no Petro-Canada means goodbye to the "gas for life" part of the prize.

And looks like this is the replacement for the year of travel in business class:

"Additionally, Hotels.com 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 Hotels.com. The Leg Prize includes a five-night stay at a pre-determined exotic destination."

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« Reply #45 on: June 13, 2016, 09:19:22 AM »
FB Profile updated.

https://www.facebook.com/AmazingRaceCDA/photos/a.141492266037002.1073741827.141455796040649/527887847397440/?type=3&theater

Cast today?

Hopefully. Maybe this year they're not doing their whole thing of announcing teams during the commercials of CTV talk shows (Canada AM just got cancelled, for one thing).

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« Reply #46 on: June 13, 2016, 09:28:43 AM »
The FB Profile updated and one of the first comments is this:

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« Reply #47 on: June 13, 2016, 11:28:04 AM »
TiVo's episode description for etalk tomorrow night (Tues June 14) says "a team from the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Canada"
Why "A team", I don't know. Maybe Jemmett?
At this time, there are no other mentions for the rest of the week on etalk, The Social or The Marilyn Dennis Show. No press release either.
Maybe more to come later this afternoon???

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« Reply #48 on: June 13, 2016, 12:20:17 PM »
TiVo's episode description for etalk tomorrow night (Tues June 14) says "a team from the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Canada"
Why "A team", I don't know. Maybe Jemmett?
At this time, there are no other mentions for the rest of the week on etalk, The Social or The Marilyn Dennis Show. No press release either.
Maybe more to come later this afternoon???

Well then that's at least confirmation of them being out this week. sometime this week  :funny:

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« Reply #49 on: June 13, 2016, 12:43:39 PM »
TiVo's episode description for etalk tomorrow night (Tues June 14) says "a team from the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Canada"
Why "A team", I don't know. Maybe Jemmett?
At this time, there are no other mentions for the rest of the week on etalk, The Social or The Marilyn Dennis Show. No press release either.
Maybe more to come later this afternoon???

Well then that's at least confirmation of them being out this week. sometime this week  :funny:

Ugh. Maybe this team will be announcing 3 other teams Wed, Thurs & Fri? I don't know! :gaah:

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« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2016, 03:32:40 PM »
At last!  :cheer:

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« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2016, 11:55:49 PM »
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Get ready for BIG #AmazingRaceCanada news tomorrow! cc

If its cast reveal, I will be posting the team threads up asap!
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« Reply #52 on: June 16, 2016, 10:05:34 AM »
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« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2016, 08:59:21 PM »
Anyone know when were going to get more info on the season? Legs? Twists? destinations?
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« Reply #54 on: June 17, 2016, 07:09:26 AM »
Anyone know when were going to get more info on the season? Legs? Twists? destinations?
Excited for this season :hearts:

They may put out another press release sometime before the premiere, or there should be some more features on etalk - probably a Jon interview.

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« Reply #55 on: June 22, 2016, 12:21:15 PM »
A preview is up but I can't view it because I'm in the us :gaah:
http://theamazingracecanada.ctv.ca/video
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« Reply #56 on: June 22, 2016, 12:23:58 PM »
A preview is up but I can't view it because I'm in the us :gaah:
http://theamazingracecanada.ctv.ca/video

It's a season preview. Someone want to screencap it for locations? :)

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« Reply #59 on: June 23, 2016, 08:21:33 AM »
Here's an audio interview with Mike Bickerton, the casting director for Amazing Race Canada. It's 20 minutes long and I haven't listened to it yet, so I have no idea what is discussed.

https://soundcloud.com/waynthurson/sets/amazing-race-canada-with-gord

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« Reply #60 on: June 23, 2016, 09:01:13 AM »
Here's an audio interview with Mike Bickerton, the casting director for Amazing Race Canada. It's 20 minutes long and I haven't listened to it yet, so I have no idea what is discussed.

https://soundcloud.com/waynthurson/sets/amazing-race-canada-with-gord

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« Reply #61 on: June 24, 2016, 08:12:55 PM »
Given that the cast/preview videos are geoblocked, can someone help me (and the other non-Canadians) find another way to watch the videos.

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« Reply #62 on: June 24, 2016, 08:16:35 PM »
Given that the cast/preview videos are geoblocked, can someone help me (and the other non-Canadians) find another way to watch the videos.
https://twitter.com/AmazingRaceCDA/status/746356106276929536?lang=en
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« Reply #63 on: June 25, 2016, 06:41:20 PM »
This was in our paper today.

http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1375227-a-look-at-this-years-amazing-race-canada-contestants


A look at this year's 'Amazing Race Canada' contestants


"I can't believe we're gearing up for a fourth season," says "The Amazing Race Canada" host Jon Montgomery. "If you ever want to have your year fly by, do something that's intense for one month of the year."

One month is how long the former Olympic skeleton champion, as well as the 10 new two-person teams, spent racing around Canada and exotic locations around the world to shoot what's been the most-watched show in Canada over the past three summers.

"The Amazing Race Canada" returns Tuesday on CTV.

Montgomery says his life has definitely changed since he became the host of the series following his Vancouver Olympics triumph.

"I'd say people recognize me more now from hosting the show than for what happened in 2010," he says. It has led to an inspirational-speaking career for the 37-year-old Manitoba-native. He and his wife Darla —also a skeleton athlete — are expecting their first child later this summer.

Executive producer John Brunton praises Montgomery as someone who "defines what our DNA is of the show. You can throw Jon into any situation, he will do anything — jump off bridges, do all this stuff and have a fun time doing it."

Brunton and the other producers look for the same qualities in the people they cast to race in the series.

"Are they root-able?" is Brunton's No. 1 objective. "It's a hero show and you want to be able to root for the people."

His other mantra is "shy doesn't work well on a show like this." Shy would not describe any of the ten new couples who will line up at the starting line, with more women than men in on this year's race. They'll vie for nearly a half million dollars in cash and prizes, with $250,000 going to the winning team. Here's a look at the competitors:

— Kelly Xu and Kate Pan, both 25. The Toronto-based fitness entrepreneurs are the first Asian women's team to run on "The Amazing Race Canada." Both born in China, the peppy business partners call each other "sisters from another mother."

— Rita Yakibonge and Yvette Yakibonge, both 23. These twins come from a large family that hails from the Congo. Born in Montreal and raised in Edmonton, the boisterous Service Canada agents are looking to help their single mom as well as pay off their student loans.

— Jillian MacLaughlin, 30, and Emmett Blois, 28. These two highly competitive Nova Scotia natives met three years ago in the "Big Brother Canada" house. Jillian was the season 1 winner. They used to date each other, but now they're just committed to one thing: winning "The Amazing Race Canada."

— Julie Taylor, 33, and Lowell Taylor, 34. One's a psychologist, the other is a speech pathologist. What sets this likable couple from Lethbridge, Alta., apart is that Lowell is legally blind. His decreasing vision has not stopped him from training for the Rio 2016 Summer Paralympic Games.

— Frankie Gassler, 41, and Amy Gassler, 25. This mother/daughter duo from Aldergrove, B.C., are like the Gilmore Girls plus peroxide. Frankie was just 15 when she became pregnant with Amy. Both in the hair-care business, the two could pass as sisters with Amy really the more grounded of the two.

— Anne Morrone and Tanya Muzzatti, both 40. These peppy single moms from Woodbridge, Ont., have known each other since they were five. Lifelong friends, they've had each other's backs through divorces, deaths and financial hardships. Armed with lucky charms, they want to win for all the moms.

— Stephane Tetreault, 51, and Antoine Tetreault, 25. This father/son team from St. Hubert, Que., had their own personal speed bump to get past when Antoine came out to his family. Now dad is Antoine's greatest supporter. Super competitive, they admit they argue about everything.

— Anthony Limbombe, 21, and Brandon Campeau, 21. These two friends met while working together at a restaurant. Limbombe hails from Windsor, Ont., Campeau from nearby La Salle. Both are well travelled, love sports and music and hate to lose.

— Steph Leclair, 27, and Kristen Mckenzie, 25. These softball stars played for Team Canada. After a long-distance relationship, they've teamed up in Toronto. Both hope to win so they can buy some property together.

— Joel Ground, 42, and Ashley Callingbull, 26. This Cree father/daughter team hail from Enoch, Alta. An actress and activist, Ashley is the reigning Mrs. Universe and can be seen on "Blackstone." Stepdad Joel is an auto mechanic. Both are passionate about First Nation causes.

— Bill Brioux is a freelance TV columnist based in Brampton, Ont.

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« Reply #65 on: July 04, 2016, 06:30:21 PM »
Is there a title for this week?
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« Reply #66 on: July 04, 2016, 07:00:18 PM »
Episode 3? Can't find it yet.

Episode 2 we got. "Deal Guys? Deal! Deal!"

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« Reply #67 on: July 05, 2016, 06:22:24 PM »
I checked again, Peach, and here is Episode 3's title for ya :)

"Toads! Are You Kidding Me?

Teams race to Mekong where they're hit with culture shock and the heat."

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« Reply #68 on: July 06, 2016, 12:22:53 PM »
Thanks Maanca!!
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« Reply #70 on: July 11, 2016, 08:31:01 PM »
I noticed this on Twitter after a couple racers Liked it.

https://twitter.com/mikebickerton/status/752529340617940993

Starting my final week on #AmazingRaceCanada - excited to wrap up my episodes. Looking ahead to next week and starting #RHOToronto!

Mike is one of the producers/casting director (so the one responsible for many of the teams we've gotten these past 4 seasons). That will be a loss if a season 5 is greenlighted next year :(

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« Reply #71 on: July 11, 2016, 09:21:58 PM »
I noticed this on Twitter after a couple racers Liked it.

https://twitter.com/mikebickerton/status/752529340617940993

Starting my final week on #AmazingRaceCanada - excited to wrap up my episodes. Looking ahead to next week and starting #RHOToronto!

Mike is one of the producers/casting director (so the one responsible for many of the teams we've gotten these past 4 seasons). That will be a loss if a season 5 is greenlighted next year :(

He clarified that tweet by saying if there is a S5, he'll be there.

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« Reply #72 on: August 11, 2016, 03:19:53 PM »
I see on the guide that special episode is only half an hour

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« Reply #73 on: August 16, 2016, 02:20:00 PM »
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Which @TeamCanada @OlympiqueCanada athletes would you wanna see racing for the prizes next year? #TeamCanada #AmazingRaceCanada
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« Reply #74 on: August 19, 2016, 07:47:07 PM »
I noticed this on Twitter after a couple racers Liked it.

https://twitter.com/mikebickerton/status/752529340617940993

Starting my final week on #AmazingRaceCanada - excited to wrap up my episodes. Looking ahead to next week and starting #RHOToronto!

Mike is one of the producers/casting director (so the one responsible for many of the teams we've gotten these past 4 seasons). That will be a loss if a season 5 is greenlighted next year :(

He clarified that tweet by saying if there is a S5, he'll be there.

He was involved with RHO Vancouver back in 2012.No reason why he can't do both right? Esp with TARC a once a year show.
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« Reply #75 on: August 20, 2016, 04:20:03 PM »
Episode 9 title is "For Those About to Rock"

I saw it on Wikipedia.
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« Reply #76 on: August 20, 2016, 04:29:31 PM »
Episode 9 title is "For Those About to Rock"

I saw it on Wikipedia.

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« Reply #77 on: August 31, 2016, 12:46:35 AM »
Episode Ten AND Eleven.

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« Reply #78 on: August 31, 2016, 04:18:16 PM »
Confirmed, they will cross the finish line on September 13th, and they just announced once again there will be a cast reunion aftershow!

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« Reply #79 on: August 31, 2016, 07:06:33 PM »
Yep.  :hearts:
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« Reply #80 on: November 18, 2016, 09:14:47 PM »
Looks like Campbell Canada has become a sponsor of the race.

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« Reply #81 on: November 19, 2016, 02:53:16 PM »
Looks like Campbell Canada has become a sponsor of the race.

http://chunkyamazingescape.com
What is the point of running this promotion now? The show is not on and will not be on for a long time.

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« Reply #82 on: November 19, 2016, 08:34:12 PM »
Looks like Campbell Canada has become a sponsor of the race.

http://chunkyamazingescape.com
What is the point of running this promotion now? The show is not on and will not be on for a long time.

Advertising. Keeps things on our minds. Good publicity.
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« Reply #83 on: November 29, 2016, 09:50:54 AM »
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BOLD PUBLIC STATEMENT: I am excited to meet our SK #AmazingRaceCanada teams this yr.
Like ACTUALLY. This tweet not paid for by @Saskatchewan

At least 2 teams from Saskatchewan maybe???
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« Reply #84 on: November 29, 2016, 10:44:40 PM »
Mike Bickerton ‏@mikebickerton  13h13 hours ago Toronto, Ontario
BOLD PUBLIC STATEMENT: I am excited to meet our SK #AmazingRaceCanada teams this yr.
Like ACTUALLY. This tweet not paid for by @Saskatchewan

At least 2 teams from Saskatchewan maybe???

I think he means auditions... like maybe they got some good auditions from saskatchewan... I mean the deadline is not even passed yet. My guess is that by the end of next week, they will move teams to round 2

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« Reply #85 on: January 11, 2017, 12:35:01 PM »
Pretty neat infographic on social media's influence on TARCAN:

http://www.mediamiser.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ARC-IG-20141.pdf

Sorry for being relatively new to RFF.  I am reading many old threads.  I saw this and read some more.  So the company MediaMiser has changed names but their new company Agility PR Solutions has posted cool little reads on each of the episodes from Season 4.  Do yourself a favour and go to https://www.google.ca/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=agility+PR+Solutions+Amazing+Race+Canada&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&gfe_rd=cr&ei=anl2WKG5BcGh8wfCkr_YCA  It provides sort of an interesting summary of each leg that I think the show creators must have access to to gauge impact.

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Re: TAR Canada MEDIA
« Reply #86 on: January 17, 2017, 12:11:56 PM »
S4 was nominated for  7 Canadian Screen Awards

The main one being:

Best Reality / Competition Program or Series

The Amazing Race Canada
Big Brother Canada
Canada's Smartest Person
Knock Knock Ghost
Masterchef Canada

Source:http://www.etalk.ca/news/2017/january/orphan-black-schitts-creek-2017-csa-tv-nominees
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Re: TAR Canada MEDIA
« Reply #87 on: January 20, 2017, 02:21:03 PM »
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Re: TAR Canada MEDIA
« Reply #88 on: March 07, 2017, 11:50:03 PM »
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Re: TAR Canada MEDIA
« Reply #89 on: March 08, 2017, 06:25:46 AM »
Canadian Emmy's?? WOW!!

Congrats to TARC! Thanks Leaf!

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Fifty categories celebrating non-fiction television—including news, sports, factual, reality, lifestyle, talk and children’s programming—were handed out at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle during the non-televised event.


Best Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV


Best Writing in a Lifestyle or Reality/Competition Program or Series
The Amazing Race Canada, CTV


https://www.tv-eh.com/2017/03/07/still-standing-and-the-amazing-race-canada-topline-canadian-screen-awards-night-1/
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