10 Teams Selected To Compete In The Amazing Race Canada 2017 Revealed

CTV Reveals 10 Teams Selected To Compete In The Amazing Race Canada 2017
CTV Reveals 10 Teams Selected To Compete In The Amazing Race Canada 2017

CTV has unveiled the 10 teams selected to compete in Season 5 of its popular summer series The Amazing Race Canada.

Season 5 teams include a mother-son funeral director duo, a pair of popular YouTube Creators, and a pair of goofball best friends.

Here’s a look at the contestants competing in this season’s race:

  • Karen & Burt, a vivacious, cool-under-pressure couple from Edmonton, Alta.
  • Sam & Paul, out-going and fun-loving boyfriends from Toronto, Ont.
  • Andrea & Ebonie, energetic best friends and business partners from Montréal, Que.
  • Kenneth & Ryan, passionate best friends from Collingwood, Ont., who live their lives by one word – GIVE’R.
  • Aaron and Deb, a wacky mother-son duo who work together as funeral directors in their family-run funeral home in Grand Forks, B.C.
  • Korey & Ivana, chiseled fitness gurus, co-workers, and best friends from Toronto, Ont.
  • Megan & Courtney, quirky cousins with absolutely no filter from Corner Brook, N.L.
  • Zed & Shabbir, a fiercely driven father-son duo from Vancouver, B.C.
  • Adam & Andrea, outgoing, competitive siblings from Montréal, Que.
  • Dan & Riya, a pair of YouTube Creators from Toronto, Ont., whose most popular video has received more than 14 million views.

Racers are competing for a grand prize consisting of a Next Generation 2018 Chevrolet Equinox True North Edition (for each  winner), a trip around the world for two, $250,000 in cash, and coveted title The Amazing Race Canada champions. Special leg prizes will also be awarded to the first team to cross the mat in each of the episodes leading up to the finale.

The Amazing Race Canada airs Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 4 on CTV and CTV GO.

Here’s a closer look at Season 5 racers:

Karen and Bert – Married Couple

Karen Richards
Age: 31
Current City: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Social Worker
Twitter: @teamrichardss | Instagram: @teamrichardss

Bert Richards
Age: 36
Current City: Edmonton, Alta.
Occupation: Owner of a small moving and delivery company, Musician
Twitter: @teamrichardss | Instagram: @teamrichardss

San and Paul – Dating Couple

Sam Lambert
Age: 25
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Student
Instagram: @slamchop

Paul Mitskopoulos
Age: 24
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Account Manager, LinkedIn Canada
Twitter: @pmitskop | Instagram: @paulmits

Andrea and Ebonie – Business Partners

Andrea Croxen
Age: 29
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Yoga Teacher and Founder of I Breathe Fitness
Instagram: @andrea.croxen & @ibreathefitnessretreats

Ebonie Roberge

Age: 29
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Fitness Consultant and Founder of I Breathe Fitness
Instagram: @eb_finley & @ibreathefitnessretreats

Kenneth and Ryan – Best Friends

Kenneth McAlpine
Age: 25
Current City: Collingwood, Ont.
Occupation: Chef
Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @kenneth.mcalpine

Ryan Lachapelle
Age: 25
Current City: Collingwood, Ont.
Occupation: Events Coordinator at Red Mountain Resort
Twitter: @team_giver | Instagram: @teamgiver & @ryangiver

Aaron and Deb – Mother and Son

Aaron Baker
Age: 30
Current City: Grand Forks, B.C.
Occupation: Funeral Director
Twitter: @blandaaron86

Deb Barker
Age: 54
Current City: Grand Forks, B.C.
Occupation: Funeral Director
Twitter: @undertakerdebb

Korey and Ivana – Best Friends

Korey Sam
Age: 31
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Personal Trainer
Twitter: @koachkore | Instagram: @koachkore

Ivana Krunic
Age: 30
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: Personal Trainer/Substitute Teacher
Twitter: @ivana_krunic | Instagram: @ivanaBodyFiTiK

Megan and Courtney – Cousins

Megan Burden
Age: 23
Current City: Corner Brook, N.L.
Occupation: Biomedical Engineering Student
Twitter: @meganburden | Instagram: @mburden

Courtney Roberts
Age: 21
Current City: Corner Brook, N.L.
Occupation: Social Work Student
Twitter: @crobbs2662 | Instagram: @courtney2662

Zed and Shabbir – Father and Son

Zed Dhalla
Age: 27
Current City: Vancouver, B.C.
Occupation: National Account Manager – Healthcare
Twitter: @zed.dhalla & @BeardandtheBald | Instagram: @cheddarburg

Shabbir Dhalla
Age: 57
Current City: Coquitlam, B.C.
Occupation: Manager Director – Hospitality

Adam and Andrera – Brother and Sister

Adam Cavaleri
Age: 29
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Bartender
Instagram: @cavy13

Andrea Cavaleri
Age: 28
Current City: Montréal, Que.
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Instagram: @drecavaleri

Dan and Riya – YouTube Creators

Dan Kipnis
Age: 23
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: YouTube Creator
Twitter: @dankipnis | Instagram: @dankipnis

Riya Malik
Age: 23
Current City: Toronto, Ont.
Occupation: YouTube Creator
Twitter: @itsriyamalik | Instagram: @itsriyamalik

Image courtesy Bell Media

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