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Racing report: TARCan5 episode 6 is on page 1
« on: July 20, 2017, 02:21:40 PM »
Due to some traveling the first episode is rather late. And upcoming episodes may also be late since there is a lot of traveling in the coming weeks.
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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2017, 02:23:02 PM »
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Amazing Race Canada Season 5, Episode 1, "Who wants to be the python?"
Film date: 2017-04-26 - 2017-04-27

This season start at the Queens battery overlooking St Johns, Newfoundland. The 10 teams are traveling there by boat. They are:

  • Korey & Ivana, personal trainers from Toronto
  • Kenneth & Ryan, best friends from Collingwood, ON
  • Dan & Riya, YouTube creators from Toronto
  • Adam & Andrea, Brother and sister from Montreal
  • Aaron & Deb, mother and son from Grand Forks, BC
  • Karen & Bert, married couple from Edmonton, AB
  • Andrea & Ebonie, business partners from Montreal
  • Zed & Shabbir, father and son from Vancouver
  • Megan & Courtney, cousins from Corner Brook, NL
  • Sam & Paul, dating couple from Toronto

At the starting line Jon tells teams that the grand prize will be two cars (one each), an around the world trip for two, $250,000 and the title.

At the starting line teams run to their backpacks and their first clue. This reads: "Make your way to Cabot tower at the signal hill national historic site."

Teams must now run to the tower, which is only a few hundred meters away. Here teams will find a loudspeaker broadcasting a message in Morse code. The producers have also provided boards showing the key to deciphering Morse signals. Teams must use these to decipher the message from the speaker. The message reads "Vancouver Capilano Bridge". Once teams have cracked the code and told the judge the message they will receive their next clue.

Some teams make some spectacularly wrong guesses. Andrea & Ebonie makes an even bigger mistake and assume, after barely trying, that they can't finish this task and decide to take the penalty. This means they will have a two hour penalty waiting for them at the finish line.

Teams leave this task in the following order:
  1. Andrea & Ebonie, took the penalty
  2. Zed & Shabbir
  3. Sam & Paul
  4. Adam & Andrea
  5. Kenneth & Ryan
  ?. Korey & Ivana
  ?. Dan & Riya
  ?. Aaron & Deb
  ?. Karen & Bert
  ?. Megan & Courtney

 "No one is going to get it, it's gonna take them hours", Andrea & Ebonie think they know

Route info: "Fly to Vancouver B.C.". Teams must now jump into one of the provided cars and drive themselves to the airport and get tickets on one of two flights to Vancouver. There is only room for five teams on the first flight.

Teams get $600 on their Bemo cards for this leg of the race.

At the airport Andrea & Ebonie regret their decision to quit the first task.

Flight #1 carries:
 Andrea & Ebonie
 Zed & Shabbir
 Adam & Andrea
 Sam & Paul
 Kenneth & Ryan

Flight #2 carries:
 Korey & Ivana
 Megan & Courtney
 Karen & Bert
 Dan & Riya
 Aaron & Deb

Once teams land in Vancouver they must make their way to Capilano suspension bridge park (23km 30-60min). There they must find a falconer who has their next clue.

We are not told how much time separates the flights. But it can not be much since the second flight lands while the first batch of teams are still in their taxis on their way to the park.

Teams find the falconer in the following order:
  1. Andrea & Ebonie
  2. Sam & Paul
  3. Zed & Shabbir
  4. Kenneth & Ryan
  5. Adam & Andrea
  6. Megan & Courtney
  ?. Korey & Ivana
  ?. Dan & Riya
  ?. Aaron & Deb
 10. Karen & Bert

The next clue tells teams to find Gassy Jack. This is a statue in Gastown.

Teams find the clue by Gassy Jack in the following order:
  1(+0) Andrea & Ebonie
  2(+0) Sam & Paul
  3(+1) Kenneth & Ryan, less than a minute after #2
  4(-1) Zed & Shabbir
  5(+1) Megan & Courtney
  6(+?) Aaron & Deb
  7(+?) Korey & Ivana
  8(-3) Adam & Andrea
  9(+?) Dan & Riya
 10(+0) Karen & Bert

Road block: "Who's feeling uptight?"

Teams must now find the Fairmont hotel Vancouver (1.6km) and there the players doing the road block must walk a tightrope between two towers 40m apart 12 stories above the street. They have a safety rope hanging from above which they can hold on to and if they fall there is a short bungee cord stopping their fall. If they fall they must go to the back of the line and try again.

 "I want to get across on the first try so that the penalty doesn't weigh that much", Ebonie
 "What's a tightrope?", Dan reads the task info
 "I'm so happy I'm not doing this", Andrea

There are two tightropes available for walking so there is a lot of time spent waiting in line. Also it seems nobody but Ivana and Bert manages to complete the walk on their first attempt. Adam almost falls down but land sitting on the tightrope. He then manages to slide all the way to the end.

Karen & Bert initially went to the wrong Fairmont hotel. Then Bert has a unique strategy he slides out onto the tightrope and then swings around so he hangs under it. He then proceeds to slide all the way to the other end hanging under the wire.

Deb turns out to be the wrong person to do this task. She gets dizzy and Aaron have to come up and comfort her. But she recovers and manages to complete the task.

Teams complete this road block in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock):
1(+0)Andrea & Ebonie* (0-1)
2(+1)Kenneth & Ryan*  (0-1)
3(+2)Megan* & Courtney(1-0)
4(+3)Korey & Ivana*   (0-1)
5(+3)Adam* & Andrea   (1-0)
6(-4)Sam & Paul*      (0-1)
7(-3)Zed & Shabbir*   (0-1)
8(+2)Karen & Bert*    (0-1)
9(+0)Dan* & Riya      (1-0)
10(-4)Aaron & Deb*     (0-1)

The next clue is a detour:
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DETOUR

Detour: "Pedal" or
"Paddle"

Pedal: Join the East Van
Bike Polo club and
successfully complete a
series of drills to receive
your next clue.

Paddle: Take control of a
dragon boat and
navigate the race course
under the time limit to
receive your next clue.

NOTE: There are limited
????? both detours.

In pedal teams must make their way to Sunset beach and complete a set of bike polo drills.

In paddle teams must make their way to Falls Creek and join a dragon boat crew. One team member must help paddle the boat while the other will steer the boat by using a set of specific commands.

Steering the boat turns out to be the difficult part. But not too difficult since nobody seems to fail more than once.

Teams complete the detour in the following order:
  1(+1) Kenneth & Ryan, paddle
  2(-1) Andrea & Ebonie, pedal
  3(+1) Korey & Ivana, pedal
  4(+1) Adam & Andrea, paddle
  5(+1) Sam & Paul, paddle
  6(+1) Zed & Shabbir, pedal
  7(+1) Karen & Bert, pedal
  8(+1) Dan & Riya, pedal
  9(-6) Megan & Courtney, started paddle but switched to pedal
 10(+0) Aaron & Deb, pedal

Teams must now make their way to the Vandusen Botanical Garden here they can find Jon and the pit stop in the middle of the maze.

Teams reach Jon in the following order:
  1(+0) Kenneth & Ryan, win a trip to Barcelona, Spain
  - Andrea & Ebonie, have to wait out their 2h penalty
  2(+1) Korey & Ivana
  3(+1) Adam & Andrea
  4(+1) Sam & Paul
  5(+1) Zed & Shabbir
  6(+1) Karen & Bert
  7(-5) Andrea & Ebonie
  8(+0) Dan & Riya
  9(+0) Megan & Courtney
 10(+0) Aaron & Deb, are eliminated

 "There's no words to describe how excited to actually be a part of this with my mom", Aaron


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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 1 is on page 1
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2017, 07:48:43 PM »
Due to some traveling the first episode is rather late. And upcoming episodes may also be late since there is a lot of traveling in the coming weeks.

Oh I was hoping you would do this! We'll be glad to get them whenever they come!
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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 1 is on page 1
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2017, 05:30:09 AM »
Due to some traveling the first episode is rather late. And upcoming episodes may also be late since there is a lot of traveling in the coming weeks.

Don't worry about it! Thank you for doing them and we will he happy to read them whenever they come!  :)
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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 2
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2017, 12:56:32 PM »
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Amazing Race Canada Season 5, Episode 2, "You've Got to Leave My Hose Alone Dude!"
Film date: 2017-04-29

The last pit stop was in the Vandusen Botanical Garden in Vancouver. Teams are released from somewhere else in Vancouver in the following order:
1.Kenneth & Ryan  01:35
2.Korey & Ivana   02:25+0:50
3.Adam & Andrea   02:38+1:03
4.Sam & Paul      02:49+1:14
5.Zed & Shabbir   03:03+1:28
6.Karen & Bert    03:29+1:54
7.Andrea & Ebonie 04:01+2:26
8.Dan & Riya      04:03+2:28
9.Megan & Courtney??:??+?:??

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ROUTE INFO

Make your way to Fort
McMurray, Alberta!

Once there, search
outside the airport
terminal for your 2017
Chevrolet Silverado and
find your next clue
inside.

You have $90.00 on
your BME CashBack
MasterCard for this leg
of the race.

NOTE: In this leg of the
Race there are three
Express Passes up for
grabs!

 "Last leg we took a penalty. It paid off, but we are definitely never using the P word ever again", Ebonie

All teams end up on the same flight to Fort McMurray. And they have no problems finding the cars outside the airport.
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ROUTE INFO

Drive yourselves to
WildPlay Park at Vista
Ridge and search for
your next clue.

On the way to Vista Ridge Adam & Andrea make a wrong turn. As they stop for directions they find that Dan & Riya and Korey & Ivana are also there. They all decide to follow each other to Vista Ridge. Korey & Ivana is the team with the directions and of course Adan & Andrea loose the other teams at a red light.

Teams arrive at Vista Ridge (21km 20min) in the following order:
 1. Kenneth & Ryan
 2. Karen & Bert
 3. Zed & Shabbir
 4. Andrea & Ebonie, a second after #3
 5. Megan & Courtney
 6. Sam & Paul
 7. Korey & Ivana
 8. Dan & Riya, just after #7
 9. Adam & Andrea, got seriously lost and arrive when only two teams remain

Here teams find a road block: Who's a triple threat?

In this task players need to search an adventure course for their next clue. The course is a set of platforms connected with various forms of suspension bridges, ropes, nets, zip-lines etc. Each clue comes in three parts and players must find them all to be allowed to continue. The clue parts are stored in pouches on the different platforms. Three express passes are also hidden on the course.

If any team finds more than one express pass they can only use one for themselves and must give the others away before the end of the next leg.

 "I love climbing and jumping. This makes me happy!", Andrea

Kenneth is lucky here. While he is searching for the final clue he happens to find all three express passes. And he is very excited about each of them so the other teams can't help but notice that he has them. Also one of the instructors tells teams that all the express passes have been taken.

Andrea is the first person to find all clues, but she keep searching the course for the last remaining express pass. But as soon as Kenneth finds it she leaves.

Kenneth is missing one clue and runs into Karen who is missing two. They turn out to both have seen the clue(s) the other is missing so they tell each other where they are and go on.

Here we learn that Andrea (Adams partner) had surgery on her right knee a year ago and she hopes it will hold up.

 "This challenge sucks", Ivana when there are only two teams left

Teams complete this road block in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock):
1(+3)Andrea* & Ebonie (1-1)
2(+3)Megan & Courtney*(1-1)
3(-2)Kenneth* & Ryan  (1-1)
4(-2)Karen* & Bert    (1-1)
5(+1)Sam & Paul*      (0-2)
6(-3)Zed & Shabbir*   (0-2)
7(+2)Adam & Andrea*   (1-1)
8(-1)Korey* & Ivana   (1-1)
9(-1)Dan & Riya*      (1-1)

Quote
Detour: "Pump It" or "Pull It"

NOTE: There are limited stations at
both detours.

Quote
Pump It: In this 150 challenge, get a firefighting
water pump up and running and extinguish a
controlled fire to receive your next clue.

Quote
Pull It: Shoulder a 20-gauge shotgun and hit 15
targets out of the sky to receive your next clue.

In "Pull It" teams must visit a trap shooting range and shoot down 15 targets. They must take turns shooting (switch after 3 shots) but it does not matter who hits the targets as long as they reach a total of 15.

In "Pump It" teams must take part in a fire preventing challenge. They must first carry a 120lb pump to a nearby water reserve. There they must figure out how to operate the pump and to assemble the provided hoses. Once done they can put out a controlled fire burning nearby.

The catch at the pump is that the hoses a barely long enough for the water to reach the fire. And of course teams have to figure out that they have to place the pump itself into the water. But that is something which just the first teams must figure out (and Andrea & Ebonie seem to be the ones who do it), the rest can see how they have set things up.

There are only five available spots at either detour.

Kenneth pulls hard on his hose to get close, so he starts dragging their pump out of the water. Ryan starts pulling back and we have a classic tug-o-war.
 "You got to leave my hose alone dude", Ryan gets the title

 "I'm the one with the bigger hose right now so he should be listening, but he's not", Karen (who is putting out the fire) wants Bert to listen

The last two teams Korey & Ivana and Dan & Riya are shooting next to each other. Initially none of them are hitting any targets and both teams are feeling the pressure. Dan is the first to start hitting targets but Korey soon finds his stride and eventually it is Korey & Ivana who hits their last target just before Dan & Riya.

Teams complete the detour in the following order:
 1(+1) Megan & Courtney, pump it
 2(-1) Andrea & Ebonie, pump it, just after #1
 3(+0) Kenneth & Ryan, pump it
 4(+1) Sam & Paul, pump it
 5(+1) Zed & Shabbir, pull it
 6(-2) Karen & Bert, pump it
 7(+0) Adam & Andrea, pull it
 8(+0) Korey & Ivana, pull it
 9(+0) Dan & Riya, pull it

Route info: "Drive yourself to Phoenix Heli-Flight".

Teams arrive at the helicopter place in the following order:
 1(+1) Andrea & Ebonie
 2(-1) Megan & Courtney
 3(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 4(+0) Sam & Paul
 5(+0) Zed & Shabbir
 6(+0) Karen & Bert
 7(+0) Adam & Andrea
 8(+0) Korey & Ivana
 9(+0) Dan & Riya

Quote
You've got a weight
problem!

While maintaining the
proper balance of weight
in the aircraft, calculate
the correct amount of
fuel needed for a
helicopter mission to
...

Teams are give a board with a lot of numbers on it
HelicopterWeight M in (lbs)Arm XMoment MXCentre of Gravity(CG_
Empty Weight2.248.65162.5365,406LIMITS 150.9-152.5
Pilot       200     87.5 17.500
Front Seats 153     87.5 13,388
Aft Seats   459     122.956,411
Fuel        x1      180  x2     
Baggage     100     156  15,600
Total                           CG=MX/M

They must calculate the two missing numbers (x1 and x2). There is also an example board which reads:
HelicopterWeight M in (lbs)Arm XMoment MXCentre of Gravity(CG_
Empty Weight2.498.50167.5   418,499LIMITS 150.9-152.5
Pilot       200     92.5    18.500
Front Seats 170     92.5    15,725
Aft Seats   510     127.9   65,229
Fuel        600     161     96,600
Baggage     50      161     8,050 
Total M     4,028.50Total MX622.604CG=MX/M
                                   154/54958

Teams seem to be given calculators to help them with the math. The problem is actually pretty simple once you realize that the momentum is just the product of the weight and the arm. You just need to summarize the weight and moment columns and divide them to get the center of gravity. It is now possible to calculate the amount of fuel which causes a certain CG, Megan & Courtney seem to do this or you can just test with different amounts of fuel until you find one which gives an acceptable center of gravity (all other teams seem to do this). A little math tells us that the fuel must be between 290 to 505 lb to give a center of gravity within the given limits.

All teams get the same values, which in my opinion is a pity, It would have been better if they all had different values.

 "Okay, this is easy", Megan
 "I hate math with a passion", Ryan

Kenneth & Ryan are stuck at this task and when Karen & Bert get it quickly the former goes over and offers them an express pass if they help them. Both teams are happy with the deal, and I think they should be because it is good for both of them.

Zed & Shabbir are stuck with the math and when Adam & Andrea arrive they waste no time before asking if they want to work together. Both teams agree to this.

Teams solve this problem in the following order:
 1(+1) Megan & Courtney
 2(-1) Andrea & Ebonie
 3(+1) Sam & Paul
 4(+2) Karen & Bert
 5(-2) Kenneth & Ryan
 6(-1) Zed & Shabbir
 7(+0) Adam & Andrea
 8(+0) Korey & Ivana
 9(+0) Dan & Riya, close after #8

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ROUTE INFO

Fly in a helicopter to
MacDonald Island Park
and search for the 16th
hole on the Miskanaw
Golf Course to find Jon
at your next Pit Stop.

Warning! The last team to
check in may be
eliminated!
[/quote]

 "This is our leg. I woke up this morning and had Cheesecake, I knew it", Courtney

As they fly towards the pit stop racers can see the devastation left by the big fire a year before. This gets really real when Megan & Courtney's pilot point out to where his house was.

Teams reach the pit stop in the following order:
 1(+0) Megan & Courtney, win a trip to Auckland, New Zealand
 2(+0) Andrea & Ebonie
 3(+0) Sam & Paul
 4(+0) Karen & Bert
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 6(+0) Zed & Shabbir
 7(+0) Adam & Andrea
 8(+0) Korey & Ivana
 9(+0) Dan & Riya, are eliminated

 "We're really grateful for the time we had on this race. It was like nothing we could have ever imagined[\i]", Riya


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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 3
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2017, 03:52:20 PM »
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Amazing Race Canada Season 5, Episode 3, "It's Like Ducks In the Forest"
Film date: 2017-04-30 - 2017-05-01

The last pit stop was at the Miskanaw golf course in Fort McMurray, AB. Teams depart somewhere in else in For McMurray, in front of a big digger, in the following order:
1.Megan & Courtney11:43
2.Andrea & Ebonie 11:49+0:06
3.Sam & Paul      11:53+0:10
4.Karen & Bert    12:28+0:45
5.Kenneth & Ryan  12:29+0:46
6.Zed & Shabbir   12:56+1:13
7.Adam & Andrea   12:58+1:15
8.Korey & Ivana   13:31+1:48

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ROUTE INFO

Fly to Castlegar, British
Columbia!

Once there, find your
next clue in the All-
Electric 2017 Chevrolet
Bolt EV.

You have $250.00 on your
BMO Cashback
MasterCard for this leg
of the race.

Teams travel by taxi to the airport where they all end up on the same flight to Castlegar.

At the airport Kenneth & Ryan approach Megan & Courtney and give them one of the express passes. Kenneth & Ryan think this is a good idea because they gave the pass to a smart team which can help them. Meanwhile Megan & Courtney are surprised they got the pass since they just won the last leg.

Again there is no problem finding the cars at the airport in Castlegar. Inside the cars teams find a route info telling them to drive to Zuckerberg Island (7min 4.8km). The clue also tells them that the team which drives most efficiently in this leg will win $5000.

At the island teams find an active route marker: "Time for a camp inspection".

There are ten campsites set up on the island. They are almost identical, but not quite. Teams must study the example campsite and then find the nine other campsites and spot what is different at each of them. One difference is that the handle of the cook set lies within one of the pots at the example but hangs on the edge at campsite Bald Eagle.

 "It's quite difficult to spot the differences", Kenneth realizes that the task is hard

Andrea turn out to be good at drawing so she quickly draws a picture of the example tent. She and Adam has also decided to work with Andrea & Ebonie during this task.

 "I'm absolutely not a camper. I don't have interest in camping. I like hotels!", Ivana

The hardest thing to spot is probably the window which is rolled down at camp Dandelion.

After a while Zed & Shabbir start working with Korey & Ivana. This turns out to be a good idea since together they have already found all differences.

Kenneth & Ryan get value for the express pass they gave to Megan & Courtney when they ask the first for the answer as Megan & Courtney are done. And Megan & Courtney does help them.

Teams complete this challenge in the following order:
 1. Adam & Andrea
 2. Andrea & Ebonie
 3. Zed & Shabbir
 4. Korey & Ivana
 5. Megan & Courtney
 6. Kenneth & Ryan
 7. Sam & Paul
 8. Karen & Bert

Quote
ROUTE INFO

Drive yourself to Oso
Negro Roastery in
Nelson, B.C.

Once there, correctly fill
and deliver coffee orders
to receive your next clue.

Here we realize that Korey & Ivana have a hard time navigating.
 "It's so difficult to tell if you're going the right way if you don't know where you are.", Ivana
 
Teams arrive at the coffee roastery (37min 44.6km) in the following order:
 1(+2) Zed & Shabbir
 2(-1) Adam & Andrea
 3(-1) Andrea & Ebonie, together with #2
 4(+1) Megan & Courtney
 5(-1) Korey & Ivana
 6(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 7(+0) Sam & Paul
 8(+0) Karen & Bert

Here teams must deliver Corfu on foot to two local addresses. While doing this they learn that Nelson is a very hilly town
 "These hills are steep", Shabbir
 "This challenge involves navigation and navigation is not our strong suit", Adam

Each team have a different set of orders so they all have to go to different addresses.

Karen & Bert feel stressed for teeing in last so they use their express pass as soon as they reach the roastery.

Teams complete this challenge in the following order:
 1(+7) Karen & Bert, used their express pass
 2(-1) Zed & Shabbir
 3(+0) Andrea & Ebonie
 4(+3) Sam & Paul
 5(+0) Korey & Ivana
 6(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 7(-5) Adam & Andrea
 8(-4) Megan & Courtney

Quote
ROAD BLOCK

Who wants to hang with
Bob?

The bob in this case is the Big Orange Bridge spanning the Kootenay river. In this road block contestants must swing from a rope under the bridge, then jump into the water and swim to an orange buoy where they can pick up their next clue. Finally they have to swim ashore to meet up with their partner.

Bert is no fan of either heights or water, but he does the task.
 "Sometimes it is best to just do the damn thing", Bert
 "This is insane, I don't want to jump off a bridge", Andrea (of Adam & Andrea)

Teams complete this road block in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock):
1(+0)Karen & Bert*    (1-2)
2(+0)Zed* & Shabbir   (1-2)
3(+1)Sam* & Paul      (1-2)
4(+2)Kenneth & Ryan*  (1-2)
5(-2)Andrea* & Ebonie (2-1)
6(+1)Adam & Andrea*   (1-2)
7(+1)Megan* & Courtney(2-1)
8(-3)Korey & Ivana*   (1-2)

Detour: Strike it or throw it

In throw it teams must learn to sculpt ceramics. They must make two cups by throwing clay. They can do one each or one of them can do both. The only thing the judge seems to look at is that it is relieve even and the height.

In strike it teams must forge two decorative hooks. There are metal rods they can heat in an oven and then all they need to do is hammer them correctly. This is easier said than done.

Both sides of the detour take place at Selkirk College and both are frustratingly difficult but can be mastered after trying for a while. At least by most teams.
 "I do music but not heavy metal", Bert has never done any blacksmithing before
 "My cylinder looks like a work of art, his abstract at best", Zed while doing pottery
 "We can not do this", Courtney after seeing the pottery demonstration
 "This is more romantic than I thought", Korey about doing pottery

Megan & Courtney really struggle with this detour. Upon seeing the pottery demonstration they decided that it is too hard. But it turns out that blacksmithing is event harder. They have problem hitting the iron correctly.
 "Stop hitting the anvil, hit the red stuff", The judge is not happy with Courtney
After a while they realize that this will take forever for them so they switch to pottery.

Meanwhile Andrea & Ebonie are feeling depressed since they are the only ones left at the pottery side. They get a boost of energy when Megan & Courtney walk in.

Kenneth & Ryan also feel the pressure when all other teams have left the blacksmithing task. They make a quick trip to the pottery and are relieved to see two teams still there.
 "We can save our express pass and get out of here before them", Kenneth
But after failing yet another attempt at making even one acceptable hook they decide to not risk it any more and whip out their express pass.

 1(+1) Zed & Shabbir, throw it
 2(+6) Korey & Ivana, throw it
 3(+3) Adam & Andrea, throw it
 4(-3) Karen & Bert, strike it
 5(-2) Sam & Paul, strike it
 6(-2) Kenneth & Ryan, strike it, used their express pass
 7(+0) Megan & Courtney, looked at throw it, switched to strike it but eventually went back to throw it
 8(-3) Andrea & Ebonie, throw it, just after #7

Quote
ROUTE INFO

Drive yourselves to the
Kikanee Creek
Provincial Park and
search the beach for Jon
at your next Pit Stop.

Warning!! The last team
to check in may be
eliminated.

Karen & Bert are convinced that they are first when they drive to the pit stop. They used their express pass and they were the first team to leave the blacksmithing task. So they are disappointed to be in fifth.

Courtney almost forget her fanny pack at the detour but they realize it and run back to grab it. And as she does this we see Andrea & Ebonie read their last clue. So they are very close.

 "Dammit, I just heard them screaming", The last team approaches the pit stop

Teams reach Jon in the following order:
 1(+0) Zed & Shabbir, win a trip to Chicago
 2(+0) Korey & Ivana
 3(+0) Adam & Andrea
 4(+1) Sam & Paul
 5(-1) Karen & Bert
 6(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 7(+1) Andrea & Ebonie, lost a footrace to #6
 8(=1) Megan & Courtney

And so Megan & Courtney join the illustrious ranks of teams being eliminated while carrying an express pass.

 "We have never done anything like this before", Megan

And finally Jon gather the remaining teams an announce that Kenneth & Ryan won the $5000 bonus price for efficient driving.

This was a surprising episode. Megan & Courtney went from first to worst and all the express passes are gone.

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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 4
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2017, 04:30:30 PM »
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Amazing Race Canada Season 5, Episode 4, "This is a butt workout"
Film date: 2017-05-03 - 2017-05-04

The last pit stop was at the Kikanee Creek Provincial Park in Hamilton, AB. Teams are released from somewhere else in Hamilton in the following order:
1.Zed & Shabbir   11:15
2.Korey & Ivana   11:31+0:16
3.Adam & Andrea   11:37+0:22
4.Sam & Paul      11:58+0:43
5.Karen & Bert    12:04+0:49
6.Kenneth & Ryan  12:26+1:11
7.Andrea & Ebonie 12:31+1:16

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ROUTE INFO

Make your way to the
Great Wall of China!

Fly to Beijing and make
your way to Yu Yong
Pass, then search for
your next clue.

You have $650 CDN on
your BMO CashBack
MasterCard for this leg
of the Race.

Teams must first travel from Castlegar to Vancouver where they have to find the offices of Sinorama Travel. Here they will pick up a travel pack including their airline tickets and a small gift.

All teams are on the same flight to Beijing. Once they land teams jump into taxis and make their way to the Yu Yong Pass. Some teams have great luck with their taxis and find drivers who speak at least a little bit of English. Others have worse luck. Korey & Ivana find a driver who is driving really slow, like so slow that eventually they have him stop and get into another taxi.

Once they arrive at the wall teams have no problem seeing the big marker which indicates where their next clue is.

 "This is a butt workout", Andrea & Ebonie get the title as they climb up to the clue box

Teams reach the clue box (55min 61km) in the following order:
 1. Adam & Andrea
 2. Zed & Shabbir
 3. Sam & Paul
 4. Andrea & Ebonie
 5. Karen & Bert
 6. Kenneth & Ryan
 7. Korey & Ivana, after four teams have left

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ROUTE INFO

You've hit a wall!

Lead a group of visitors
on a Sinorama Holidays
guided tour of the Great
Wall of China to receive
your next clue.

Teams must dress up as guides and are given a script which they must learn, The script reads:

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Racer 1: Ni Hao! (KNEE-HOW)

Racer 2: Hen Gao Xing Jian Dao Ni! (HEN GAO SING JEN
DAO NI)

Racer 1: Welcome to the Great Wall of China, also known
in French as la Grand Muraille de China (LA GRAND
MURE-EYE DE SHEEN), where over 60 million people visit
each year. Once used for wartime defense, the wall runs
through China, stretching over 21,000 kilometres.

Racer 2: While much of what is visible today was built
during the Ming dynasty, construit durant la dynastie
Ming (CONE-STREW-WEE DU-RAND LA DEE-NASTY
MING), construction began on various seconds as far
back as 770 B.C.

Racer 1: Zhu Yuanzhan (JEW U-AN JANG), the first
emperor of the Ming Dynasty, le premier empereur de la
dynastie Ming (LE PRA-ME-EH AMP-E-ROAR DE LA DEE-
NASTY MING), ordered the pass to be rebuilt to protect
the northern borders from Mongol invasion.

Racer2: Jiayu (JEE-AH-YOU) Pass is to the west and to the
east is Shanhau (SHEN-HIGH) Pass. This Pass runs all the
way to the sea.

Racer 1: Merci pour votre visite! (MARE-SEE POUR VOTE-
TRE VEE-ZEET)

Racer 2: Thank you, or as they say in Mandarin, Xi Xi Ni!
(SHE-EY SHE-EY KNEE)

Once they have learned the script teams must guide a group along the wall. Only one team at a time can try this task.
 "A plus for us in this challenge is that we do speak French, but our Mandarin is horrible", Andrea (of Adam & Andrea)
 "I studied TV-hosting, so memorizing a script is something that's just really natural for me", Ebonie

Teams complete this task in the following order:
 1(+3) Andrea & Ebonie, on their first attempt
 2(+0) Zed & Shabbir, on their first attempt
 3(+0) Sam & Paul, on their first attempt
 4(-3) Adam & Andrea, on their third attempt
 5(-1) Kenneth & Ryan, on their first attempt
 6(+1) Karen & Bert, on their second attempt
 7(+0) Korey & Ivana, on their fourth attempt

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ROUTE INFO

Interrupt a friendly game
of hockey at the
Canadian Embassy in
Beijing to receive your
next clue!

Teams get to the Canadian embassy (1h21min 72km) in the following order:
 1(+1) Zed & Shabbir
 2(-1) Andrea & Ebonie
 3(+0) Sam & Paul
 4(+0) Adam & Andrea
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 6(+0) Karen & Bert
 7(+0) Korey & Ivana

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DETOUR

Detour: "In Sync or "In
Line"

In Sync: Execute a
synchronized dive and
earn a high enough
score from a panel of
judges to receive your
next clue.

In Line: Join a group  of
...

In sync takes place at Yingtong Natatorium. Here teams must learn synchronized jumping from the 5m platform. They need to land head first simultaneously into the water and get a combined score 20 or more from the three judges (on a scale of 0-10 from each) to get their next clue.

In Line requires teams to dress up and learn a choreographed dance routine.

Both detours take place close to each other (20min 10km).

 "It's an unbelievable amount of pressure just because my whole family has diving in their bloods", Sam

Adam & Andrea discuss a bit about which detour to take. Andrea is afraid of heights and does not want to do diving. She manages to persuade Adam to do dancing.
 "Dancing is not my thing", Adam

 "Oh my god. That's all?", Shabbir tries the provided swimsuits, which are kind of revealing
 "Hopefully this is going to be an easy one', Ebonie
 "I didn't think I would suck that much", Ebonie after her first practice jump

Ebonie is having a hard time with the diving. She tends to land on her stomach instead of head first.
 "I'm not capable of doing it", Ebonie
So they decide to switch detour.

 "Dude, this is hard", Paul
 "That's kind of the point" Sam

Korey & Ivana are way behind the other teams and when they arrive at the diving detour all other teams have left. After two jumps Ivanas back is hurting bad. So bad that they decide to change detour.
 "I'm in so much pain that I can barely walk", Ivana

Teams complete the detour in the following order:
 1(+0) Zed & Shabbir, diving on their 3rd attempt
 2(+3) Kenneth & Ryan, diving on their 2nd attempt
 3(+0) Sam & Paul, diving on their 3rd attempt
 4(+2) Karen & Bert, dancing on their 2nd attempt
 5(-1) Adam & Andrea, dancing on their 3rd attempt
 6(-4) Andrea & Ebonie, started diving but switched to dancing which they did on their 1st attempt
 7(+0) Korey & Ivana, started diving but switched to dancing which they did on their 5th attempt

Route info: Make your way to Ren Yi Tang and search outside for your next clue.

Teams arrive at Ren Yi Tang (17min 6km) in the following order:
 1(+0) Zed & Shabbir
 2(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 3(+0) Sam & Paul
 4(+0) Karen & Bert
 5(+0) Adam & Andrea
 6(+0) Andrea & Ebonie
 7(+0) Korey & Ivana

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ROAD BLOCK

Who wants to play
doctor?

This road block takes place in a shop which contains 3000 indexed ingredients in over 800 drawers. One team member is given a prescription to fill. Each prescription contains three ingredients and lists how many grams needed and the name, in Chinese, of each ingredient. Players must the search among the drawers for the one and only drawer containing each ingredient. The content of each drawer is listed on the outside, in Chinese. So players need just find the drawer with the corresponding characters as in their recipe (for each ingredient). Finally they must weight up the correct amount of each ingredient.

 "We're gonna be here for a little while folks', Shabbir realize there are a lot of drawers
 "It's all about detail and I'm not a meticulous person so it's challenging", Ebonie

Korey & Ivana arrive when there are three other teams doing the task. They are very happy because this is the first time they see any other teams since the wall.

Teams complete this road block in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock):
1(+2)Sam* & Paul      (2-2)
2(-1)Zed & Shabbir*   (1-3)
3(+2)Adam* & Andrea   (2-2)
4(-2)Kenneth* & Ryan  (2-2)
5(-1)Karen* & Bert    (2-2)
6(+1)Korey* & Ivana   (2-2)
7(-1)Andrea & Ebonie* (2-2)

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ROUTE INFO
Make your way to the
square by the Drum
Tower and search for
Jon at your next Pit Stop.

Warning! The last team
to check in may be
eliminated.

Korey & Ivana seem to have trouble finding a taxi after this challenge.
 "It took us more time to find a taxi than to finish the challenge", Korey
 "It's not over until Jon says it's over", Ebonie

Teams reach Jon (14min 3km) in the following order:
 1(+0) Sam & Paul, win a 15 day trip to China
 2(+0) Zed & Shabbir
 3(+0) Adam & Andrea
 4(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 5(+0) Karen & Bert
 6(+0) Korey & Ivana
 7(+0) Andrea & Ebonie, are saved by a keep on racing

The detail oriented viewer have noticed that Jon tells teams they are team X to arrive. Which indicates that this may be a keep on racing pit stop. And sure enough, when Andrea & Ebonie check in they get told to keep racing and get their next clue.

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ROUTE INFO

Take a high-speed train
to Shanghai, China!

Once there, make your
way to Tock's Montreal
Style Deli. Repeat the
Mandarin phrase you
learned at the Great Wall
of China to the Sinorama
guide to receive your
next clue.

You have 4,600 Chinese
Yuan on your BMO
CashBack Mastercard
for this leg of the Race.

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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 5
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2017, 04:50:36 PM »
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Amazing Race Canada Season 5, Episode 5, "This is a real cat and mouse chase"
Film date: 2017-05-04 - 2017-05-06

The last episode ended with teams receive their next clue by Jon at the Drum tower in Beijing, China. Teams got this clue in the following order:
 1. Sam & Paul (at 22:05)
 2. Zed & Shabbir
 3. Adam & Andrea
 4. Kenneth & Ryan
 5. Karen & Bert
 6. Korey & Ivana
 7. Andrea & Ebonie

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ROUTE INFO

Take a high-speed train
to Shanghai, China!

Once there, make your
way to Tock's Montreal
Style Deli. Repeat the
Mandarin phrase you
learned at the Great Wall
of China to the Sinorama
guide to receive your
next clue.

You have 4,600 Chinese
Yuan on your BMO
CashBack Mastercard
for this leg of the Race.

In addition to this clue teams also get a small plush toy.

Before teams can head to Shanghai they must search for their next clue at the Beijingnan railway station.

 "I'm terrified of what's to come", Ivana has problems with her back

The clue they get at the railway station contains tickets and some extra info:
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TRAIN PORTER CLUE - TRAIN STATION

Additional information

* You are traveling on Train G5 departing from Beijing South Railway Station at
  07:00AM on May 5th, arriving at Shanghai Hogqiao Railway Station.

* You must travel only on the pre-booked train. You may not exchange your
  tickets for seats on another train, even if seats are available.

The train trip takes 4:55 so the train arrives in Shanghai at 11:55.

As they pick up this clue Sam & Paul drop the clue about Shanghai. Shortly after that they also drop their train tickets. They soon realize this and go back to look for them.
 "We're searching for our train tickets in a city of 21 million people, in the dark"
Against all odds they find their tickets lying on the ground.

Later on the train Sam & Paul ask Adam & Andrea for the information in the clue they lost. And Adam & Andrea agree to help them in exchange for help later in the race.

When teams arrive in Shanghai they all jump into taxis and make their way to Tock's deli. Here teams must say "Xi Xi Ni" to the Sinorama tour guide to receive their next clue. This clue is route info which instructs them to fly to Bangkok, Thailand.

All teams end up on the same flight to Bangkok, probably:
  TG665  PVG-BKK  17:25 - 21:00


Once they land there is the customary mad dash to the taxis and then on to the Caturday Cat Cafe where they will find their next clue. However when they arrive at the cafe they find out that it is currently closed and it opens again at 08:00.

The next morning teams are lined up outside as the cafe opens. They walk in (I guess running is not allowed) and easily find the clues scattered around the cafe.
 "This cafe is full of cats. The most weird thing I've ever seen.", Andrea (of Adam & Andrea)

The clue envelope here contains a route info and a fast forward.

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FAST FORWARD

Join takraw players at
the National Stadium of
Thailand and be the first
team to get your ball
through the hoop to win
the Fast Forward!

Note: All teams can
attempt this Fast
Forward at the same
time.

Takraw is a game where teams must kick a ball through a hoop hanging overhead. They may not use their hand and arms and the ball may not touch the ground. In this challenge teams must start with one team member passing the ball to their partner which may then try to hit the hoop.

The national stadium is 2km away.

The route info reads:
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ROUTE INFO

Take a long tail boat
through the klongs of
Bangkok to the Artist's
House and search for
your next clue.

The long tail boat is parked at pier 2 at the Yodpiman pier (6km).

Teams leave the caturday cat cafe in the following order:
 1. Karen & Bert
 2. Zed & Shabbir
 3. Sam & Paul
 4. Andrea & Ebonie
 5. Kenneth & Ryan
 6. Adam & Andrea
 7. Korey & Ivana

Adam & Andrea and Korey & Ivana go for the fast forward. Kenneth & Ryan also initially go for it but change their mind when they reread the clue and decide to go for the route info instead.

Korey & Ivana get dropped off at a different stadium in the same complex (200m or so from the right place). Meanwhile Adam & Andrea arrive at the right fast forward location.
 "We played soccer when we were kids, throughout high school. This is right up our alley", Andrea has confidence
 "This isn't too easy", Adam after trying a few times
After trying for a while Adam & Andrea manage to get the ball into one of the hoops and win the fast forward. They can now make their way directly to the pit stop at Wat Thewarat Kunchorn Worawihan temple. Korey & Ivana arrive just as Adam & Andrea are catching a taxi.

Teams reach the long tail boats in the following order:
 1(+0) Karen & Bert
 2(+0) Zed & Shabbir
 3(+0) Sam & Paul
 4(+3) Korey & Ivana, after trying to go for the fast forward
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 5(-1) Andrea & Ebonie

 "This is unreal, absolutely amazing", Sam is excited during the boat ride
 "Good new is, we're not last", Korey when they arrive at the Artist's house

The clue at the Artist's house reads:
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ROUTE INFO

It's Showtime!

Put on a puppet show
and entertain the guests
of the Artist's House to
receive your next clue.

NOTE: You MAY NOT talk
at any time during your
performance.

Teams must learn a puppet show routine and then perform it. It takes three people to operate the puppet so a local is helping them. The catch this time is both that people have to work in sync to control the puppet and that teams must stay completely silent during the performance.

Zed & Shabbir struggle with this task. Or rather they did not read their clue carefully enough so they missed the part about being silent during the performance.
 "As long as we talk out loud what the steps are I think we'll be fine", Shabbir
Finally, after having failed eight times, they reread their clue and notice this crucial detail.

 "Bert and I do community theater", Karen think they should have an easy time here

Teams complete this task in the following order:
 1(+2) Sam & Paul, on their 1st attempt
 2(-1) Karen & Bert, on their 1st attempt
 3(+2) Andrea & Ebonie, on their 1st attempt
 4(+1) Kenneth & Ryan, on their 1st attempt
 5(-1) Korey & Ivana, on their 3rd attempt
 6(-4) Zed & Shabbir, on their 9th attempt

The next clue is a detour: Bling it or Shred it.

In "Bling it" teams must make their way to a temple and pick up a tuk-tuk. They must then ride in this to nearby place. Here there are two other blinged out tuk-tuks. They must compare these two and see which decorations are identical on both. They must then go to two different markets and buy these decorations and apply them to their own tuk-tuk.

One of the pieces of bling seems to be the small toy they got from Jon at the start of this leg.

In "Shred it" teams must make their way to the Flow house in downtown Bangkok. This is a man-made surfing house where both team members must face the artificial wave and grab a hanging flag.

 "We're going to the surfing challenge and neither of us have ever surfed before", Sam
 "I have worked at an indoor surfing pool, I practice there all the time. I feel like this challenge was made for me", Ebonie
 "This is the first time we're in last place", Zed after they leave the puppet theater

Zed & Shabbir try their hand at surfing. Zed has no problems with the
task but Shabbir struggles.
 "I've take so many falls, my body is aching", Shabbir can't go on much longer
So they switch to the bling detour.
 "This day couldn't have gone any worse for us", Shabbir

Teams complete the detour in the following order:
 1(+0) Sam & Paul, surf
 2(+1) Andrea & Ebonie, surf
 3(+1) Kenneth & Ryan, surf
 4(-2) Karen & Bert, bling
 5(+0) Korey & Ivana, bling
 6(+0) Zed & Shabbir, started surf but switched to bling

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ROUTE INFO

Make your way to Wat
Devarajkunchorn at See
Sao Te Wet intersection
and search for Jon at
your next Pit Stop.

Warning! The last team
to check in may be
eliminated.

Andrea & Ebonie reach the temple just before Sam & Paul. The latter are in full competition mode and run ahead through the temple. Unfortunately they are going too fast and they run past the doorway leading to the courtyard where Jon is waiting so the girls can squeak by in the last moment.

Korey & Ivana are unlucky and their taxi drives 45 minutes in the wrong directions on their way to the pit stop. So they are feeling a bit down when they finally reach the temple where Jon awaits.
 "The thunder is very appropriate right now", Ivana comments on the weather

Teams reach Jon and the pit stop in the following order:
 1(+5) Adam & Andrea, win a 14 day trip to Asia.
 2(+1) Andrea & Ebonie
 3(-1) Sam & Paul
 4(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 5(+0) Karen & Bert
 6(+0) Korey & Ivana, are surprised to still be in the race
 7(+0) Zed & Shabbir, are eliminated

 "I didn't want this journey to end. It's an amazing ride", Shabbir

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Re: Racing report: TARCan5 episode 6
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2017, 08:49:00 PM »
Racing report
Amazing Race Canada Season 5, Episode 6, "We just saw Johnny Mustard"
Film date: probably 2017-05-07 2017-05-09

The last pit stop was at the Wat Devarajkunchorn temple in Bangkok, Thailand. Teams seem to be released in front of a hotel somewhere in Bangkok in the following order:
1.Adam & Andrea   21:02
2.Andrea & Ebonie 23:50+2:48
3.Sam & Paul      23:51+2:49
4.Kenneth & Ryan  23:54+2:52
5.Karen & Bert    00:50+3:48
6.Korey & Ivana   03:16+6:14

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ROUTE INFO

Fly to our nation's
capital, Ottawa, Ontario!

Once there, make your
way to the Ottawa 2017
Cauldron and search for
your next clue.

You have one loonie on your BMO CashBack
MasterCard for this leg
of the Race.

Caution: Double U-Turn
Ahead!

At the airport Adam & Andrea talk to Sam & Paul and Andrea & Ebonie. They form an U-turn alliance and decide that they will U-turn the other teams.

All teams travel on the same flight to Ontario, via Hong Kong and Toronto.

Once they land teams must make their way to City Hall where the Mayor will give them their next clue. They reach him in the following order:
 1. Korey & Ivana
 2. Kenneth & Ryan
 3. Andrea & Ebonie
 ?. Adam & Andrea
 ?. Karen & Bert
 ?. Sam & Paul

This clue directs teams to Hog's Back Falls. Here they will find a fleet of sponsor cars. Using the surround vision technology in the cars teams must park five of them in the marked spots to form one letter of the word CANADA.

The task seems fairly easy. But I think the editors left a lot on the cutting room floor. For example when Korey & Ivana park their last car we see that three of their other cars are parked with at least one wheel on or outside the markings. But in the final aerial shot they are all within their markings. So I assume they had to move those cars, which probably explains why they dropped some placements.

Teams complete this task in the following order:
 1(+1) Kenneth & Ryan
 2(+1) Andrea & Ebonie
 3(-2) Korey & Ivana
 4(+?) Adam & Andrea
 5(+?) Sam & Paul
 6(+?) Karen & Bert

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ROAD BLOCK

Who's ready to let it
ride?

In this road block contestants must visit the RCMP Musical Ride. They will each be given a horse which they must carefully groom from the front to, and including, the butt. Then they must tack their steed to the precise standards of the RCMP. Finally they can mount up and ride a short distance to receive their next clue.

During the ride they have two experienced riders flanking them and their horse. Probably to make things look good and to keep any mishaps from happening.

On their way to the road block Andrea & Ebonie just follow Kenneth & Ryan.
 "Andrea & Ebonie are always following us in vehicles", Kenneth & Ryan are not happy

 "That is a horse", Korey had a knack for stating the obvious, he probably meant that there is a lot of horse to the horse he has to groom

 "Let's hope people like us enough to not U-turn us", Sam fidgets while he waits for Paul as they are last

Teams complete this road block in the following order (* denotes team member doing the roadblock):
1(+0)Kenneth & Ryan*  (2-3)
2(+0)Andrea* & Ebonie (3-2)
3(+1)Adam* & Andrea   (3-2)
4(-1)Korey* & Ivana   (3-2)
5(+1)Karen* & Bert    (3-2)
6(-1)Sam & Paul*      (2-3)

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DETOUR

Detour: "Tiptoe through
the Tulips" or "Get the
Picture"

Tiptoe through the
Tulips: Construct a
flower cart and fill it with
an arrangement of Tulips
to receive your next clue

...

The tulip detour takes place in the Commissioners park (17min 12km). Here teams must assemble a flower cart and then recreate a tulip display. The tulip bouquets they need can be found in buckets placed throughout the park.

The picture detour takes place at the Canada Council art bank (9min 4km). Here teams must select a binder listing 20 different works of art. They must then use a database to locate these works of art in the 36'000 sq feet warehouse, and photograph each of them.

Everybody selects the tulip detour. But first they have to drive there, which seems to be not that easy. Andrea & Ebonie try their usual follow Kenneth & Ryan strategy. But they guys have grown irritated by this and manages to loose the girls by a red light. But the joke is on them because in the end the girls arrive at the park before the boys.

Sam & Paul are shown asking a local for directions, and that seems to be smart because they are the first to arrive.

It seems as if the picture detour was fairly quick.

Teams arrive to the tulip detour in the following order:
 1(+5) Sam & Paul
 2(+0) Andrea & Ebonie
 3(+2) Karen & Bert
 4(-3) Kenneth & Ryan
 5(-2) Adam & Andrea
 6(-2) Korey & Ivana

 "Everyone must have picked the other detour", Sam & Paul arrive first at the tulip detour
 "Oh, this is easy Paul", Sam looks at the example flower cart

Teams complete the detour in the following order:
 1(+2) Karen & Bert, tulip
 2(-1) Sam & Paul, tulip
 3(-1) Andrea & Ebonie, tulip
 4(+1) Adam & Andrea, picture
 5(-1) Kenneth & Ryan, tulip
 6(+0) Korey & Ivana, tulip
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan, picture, they leave just as Andrea & Ebonie arrive
 6(+0) Andrea & Ebonie, picture

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ROUTE INFO

Drive yourselves to the
ByWard Market and
search near BeaverTails
for your next clue.

Caution: Double U-turn
Ahead!

Here Andrea & Ebonie have serious problems finding their way. They get very lost and loose a lot of time.
 "Lost is our middle name today", Andrea of Andrea & Ebonie

Teams arrive at the market (13min 6km) and the U-turn board in the following order:
 1(+0) Karen & Bert
 2(+0) Sam & Paul, U-turns Kenneth & Ryan
 3(+1) Adam & Andrea
 4(+1) Korey & Ivana, U-turns Andrea & Ebonie
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan, as Korey & Ivan are busy U-turning
 6(-3) Andrea & Ebonie

 "A blank U-turn board! This is the greatest feeling ever", Paul
 "We've been waiting 6 legs to do that", Paul after they U-turned Kenneth & Ryan

At the U-turn board Adam & Andrea are surprised that Andrea & Ebonie haven't U-turned another team. They do not know that the girls are seriously lost and haven't been here yet. Adam & Andrea fret about this for a while but eventually decide that since the girls didn't honor their alliance and U-turned another team then they do not need to do so either.
 "They left a while ago, but they could've gotten lost, bad decision on our part?", Andrea has second thoughts as they drive away

The clue here directs teams to drive themselves to the Canadian museum of history and search inside the main entrance for their next clue.

As Kenneth & Ryan leave the U-turn board Ryan spot his brother walking on the street.
 "We just saw Johnny mustard", Kenneth
This is not as much of a coincidence as one might think. Johnny lives in Ottawa and a local TV station had published pictures of the U-turn board the day before so he knew they would be in the area.

Teams arrive at the museum in the following order:
 1(+1) Sam & Paul
 2(-1) Karen & Bert
 3(+0) Adam & Andrea
 4(+0) Korey & Ivana
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 6(+0) Andrea & Ebonie

Route info: How Canadian are you?

In this task contestants will each be given a Canadian citizenship test. All tests differ slightly. They must answer at least 15 of 20 questions correctly to pass. They have to redo the test until they earn a passing score.

Teams can also examine the, huge, history exhibition which I assume holds some of the answers.

We learn that Ivana's parents had to take this test when they immigrated from Bosnia as she was 12.

 "It's challenging because I don't know what I don't know", Bert struggles with the test
 "Who made the Canadian National Anthem? CÚline Dion?, Ryan

Andrea & Ebonie arrive to the museum as Ryan is still taking the test, this adds a bit of pressure to the room.

Teams pass the test in the following order:
 1(+2) Adam & Andrea, Adam on his 2nd attempt
 2(-1) Sam & Paul, Paul on his 8th attempt
 3(+1) Korey & Ivana, Korey on his 4th and Ivana on her 6th attempt
 4(-2) Karen & Bert, Bert on his 14th attempt
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan (number of attempts not shown)
 6(+0) Andrea & Ebonie (number of attempts not shown)

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ROUTE INFO

Make your way on foot to
the museum's upper
terrace and search for
Jon at your next Pit Stop,
where you will take the
Oath of Citizenship!

Warning! The last team
to check in may be
eliminated.

NOTE: You do not need
your bags to check in at
this Pit Stop.

Teams reach the Pit Stop in the following order:
 1(+0) Adam & Andrea, win a 5 cities cross Canada trip
 2(+0) Sam & Paul
 3(+0) Korey & Ivana
 4(+0) Karen & Bert
 5(+0) Kenneth & Ryan
 6(+0) Andrea & Ebonie, are saved by a non elimination