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TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« on: June 14, 2018, 07:50:11 AM »
Leanne and Mar
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 07:51:40 AM »
Name: Leanne Larsen
Job: Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader
Location: Toronto, ON
Pet peeve about your teammate: she becomes aggravated when something is out of her control.
Instagram: @leanneenicole

Name: Marielle (Mar) Lyon
Job: Toronto Argonauts Cheerleader
Location: Ottawa, ON
Pet peeve about your teammate: She is easily distracted by her phone.
Instagram: @Mllyon18

Leanne and Mar have been teammates on the Argos Cheer Team for three years. They first met at a holiday party where they both bonded over their goofy, outgoing personalities. Mar encouraged Leanne to try out for the team and the rest is history! Leanne cites her mother as her biggest inspiration. She has shown her how to be selfless and caring her whole life. Mar left Thunder Bay at 17 and has been living on her own ever since. Between their work and their personal lives, it’s clear they are both fiercely independent and put 110% into everything they do. They want to redefine what it means to be a cheerleader and run the Race of their lives!

Nicknames
Leanne: Lee Lee
Mar: Mew Mew

Who is your hero?
Leanne: My mom and my coach Jorie Brown.
Mar: My dad and my coach Jorie Brown.

Favourite Travel Destination
Leanne: Anywhere with sand, the ocean, and palm trees!
Mar: British Virgin Islands

Team Motto:
The sun came out.

What past team do you most associate with?
Andrea & Ebonie (Season 5) – They were initially idolized for their beauty but proved to be strong entrepreneurial women that were valued for much more than how they looked.

(All info courtesy CTV/Bell Media)
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2018, 07:52:52 AM »

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2018, 09:34:37 AM »
From CTV_PR

Leg 1 also, and it seems Todd and Anna are right behind them

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2018, 09:49:40 AM »
Rooting for them :cheer:


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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 07:10:24 PM »
What does this team have to do with being heroes? ???
The Amazing Race and Hunted. Two of the GREATEST shows on television!

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 07:11:59 PM »
What does this team have to do with being heroes? ???

Anti-bullying. There was a National Post article that was more detailed.

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2018, 10:12:27 PM »
What does this team have to do with being heroes? ???

Watch their video, it's quite moving I think. One of them was bullied a lot when she was young and this program is super important for her (she even get teary a little)

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2018, 11:06:45 PM »
What does this team have to do with being heroes? ???

Watch their video, it's quite moving I think. One of them was bullied a lot when she was young and this program is super important for her (she even get teary a little)

Both are anti-bullying. Leanne advocates for mental health also.
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2018, 10:58:10 PM »
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #11 on: June 16, 2018, 01:20:35 PM »
Definitely one of my favorite teams, hope they go far!

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2018, 08:55:41 PM »
Definitely one of my favorite teams, hope they go far!

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2018, 12:23:04 AM »
It’s a race against stereotypes for two all-female Amazing Race Canada teams

Marielle “Mar” Lyon’s proudest moment as a Toronto Argonauts cheerleader didn’t come when the team won the Grey Cup last year — although that was awesome, she says.

It was when a Grade 12 student wrote to say that because Lyon opened up about her own experience with bullying at a school assembly, she felt for the first time since she started high school that she wasn’t alone.

“I can’t even describe the feeling of what it was like to be on the field when we won Grey Cup, but absolutely nothing beats the feeling of someone saying, ‘You saved my life,’” Lyon says.

She and fellow cheerleader Leanne Larsen are among the 10 teams taking part in The Amazing Race Canada: Heroes Edition, which debuts July 3 at 8 p.m. on CTV. The competitors all have something about them that’s considered heroic, whether they’re first responders, cancer survivors or people who volunteer to help others.

“It took both of us a little while to come up with exactly the wording of why we’re heroes,” says Larsen. But they’ve both been involved for several years with the Argonauts’ bullying prevention program “and it’s a program that’s so near and dear to our hearts, and we absolutely love it.”

It’s especially personal for Lyon, 26, who’s originally from Thunder Bay.

“When (the kids) see me when I walk in, I have my pompoms and my eyelashes and my blond hair, they immediately think, ‘Oh well, she’s a cheerleader. She’s never been through anything hard in her entire life. …’

“It’s cool when I tell them that I struggled when I was younger and I was picked on, that I literally had no friends from Grade 7 to Grade 11, and to see how far I’ve come.”

Larsen, 25, who’s from Oakville, wasn’t bullied but says she battled self-doubt, shyness and other people telling her she wasn’t good enough before becoming a competitive cheerleader in high school, which led to an all-star team, meeting Lyon and joining the Argos.

There’s another thing the friends are battling as they run The Amazing Race: the perception that cheerleaders are all style, no substance.

“When people see cheerleaders, they focus on the beauty aspect of it,” Larsen says. “They never focus on the athleticism, the strength, the perseverance, the dedication. Always being able to smile and find something to learn and grow from even if our team is blitzing.

“It’s going to be within our nature to just persevere and keep going, and keep cheering each other on.”

Adds Lyon: “People may look at us and think that we’re not going to be a physical threat, but throw anything at us and we’re going to charge through it. You want me to lift a tractor tire, I’ll do it. I’ve done it before.”

Source:https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/television/2018/06/15/its-a-race-against-stereotypes-for-two-all-female-amazing-race-canada-teams.html

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2018, 05:08:36 PM »
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2018, 05:17:29 PM »
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Can't watch it. Is there a U.S. version??? :groan:
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2018, 05:24:20 PM »
 :groan: Unfortunately not, try using a proxy

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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #17 on: June 22, 2018, 07:50:55 PM »
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Re: TAR Canada 6 Contestants: Leanne and Mar
« Reply #18 on: July 16, 2018, 01:41:25 PM »
Seems Leanne and Conor from TAR30 know each other :)

https://twitter.com/ConorDaly22/status/1018913672612253696