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TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
« on: June 21, 2023, 06:45:33 PM »

Ty Smith (he/him)
Age: 25
Occupation: Public Speaker and Mental Health Advocate
Current City: Calgary
Hometown: Leduc, AB
Strengths: Public speaking, people skills, compassionate
Fear/phobia: Nothing!
Pet peeve about your teammate: Kat’s not very good at finishing the drink she’s started, resulting in a lot of half-finished beverages around the house.

Kat Kastner (she/her)
Age: 25
Occupation: Client Success Specialist
Current City: Calgary
Hometown: Calgary
Strengths: Determined, ability to remain calm under pressure, laughing at other people’s jokes
Fear/phobia: Snakes
Pet peeve about your teammate: Tyler doesn’t appreciate the drinks I leave around the house for him to finish.

Ty and Kat began dating in the aftermath of the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, of which Tyler is a survivor. Having lost 16 of his teammates, friends, and coaches in the tragedy, being a survivor is something that Ty has had to cope with every day and will have to work through for the rest of his life. He hopes to inspire others dealing with mental health conditions by proving that you can still lead a full life beyond the trauma.

Faced with her own hardships growing up, Kat has overcome serious health challenges, the loss of a close friend to suicide, and her own struggle with depression at the age of 19. Kat learned the importance of prioritizing mental health at a young age and now both she and Ty are mental health advocates, and their love and support for one another is contagious.

Kat’s bubbly, optimistic, and “all-in” personality complements Ty’s positive, selfless, and generous outlook on life. But don’t underestimate their friendly demeanour – they are both aggressively competitive and know the importance of teamwork, having grown up playing high-level sports.

 
Ty and Kat are racing for everyone they lost and for everyone who was impacted by the Humboldt Broncos tragedy. They want to inspire Canadians to find that light through the hard times, and to make the 16 souls watching over them proud
 

Fun Facts
What is your good luck charm?

Tyler: Kat, my bracelets, and my tattoos.
Kat: Ty, and my crystal bracelets.

What would your team name be?

TyKat!

What is your team motto?

“Here for a good time, and a long time!”

What would your walk-on song be?

“Party for Two” by Shania Twain.

What will you do with the prize money?

Tyler: Give back, start a life with Kat and maybe buy a house for us, and treat my family a little, as well.
Kat: Donate a portion to my favourite organizations and pay off my student loan. I’d also use it to start a life with Ty and help my parents build their dream property.

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Re: TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2023, 06:45:51 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/a_cHlH8J2c4" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/a_cHlH8J2c4</a>


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Re: TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2023, 06:46:36 PM »
Ty is a survivor of the Humboldt bus crash, which made international headlines.

More info here on that:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humboldt_Broncos_bus_crash

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Re: TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2023, 12:15:10 PM »
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Re: TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2023, 05:22:40 PM »
Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor to compete on Amazing Race Canada


Link: https://regina.ctvnews.ca/former-humboldt-bronco-tyler-smith-to-compete-in-amazing-race-canada-1.6466828


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Re: TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
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Re: TARCAN 9 Ty & Kat: Dating
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2023, 06:49:26 PM »
Much love to them both! Thanks for the update!
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