The Amazing Race Canada heads to Fanshawe College

Promo image of The Amazing Race Canada with host holding a clue card stating Get Ready! CREDIT: BELL MEDIA
Fanshawe College will make an appearance in next week's episode of The Amazing Race Canada.

The Amazing Race Canada is coming to Fanshawe College.

On Aug. 16 at 9 p.m., the London episode of The Amazing Race Canada will air on CTV,, and the CTV app. The episode, entitled, “Racing For Our Lives,” sees contestants choosing “between aviation or animation before proving that they are best in class with some furry friends.” If you want to find out what that entails you will have to tune in to the episode.

The teams made up of an Olympian, a JUNO Award-winning singer, teachers, personal trainers, a firefighter, a comedian, entrepreneurs, a sales representative, a marketing expert, a motivational speaker, and Broadway performers will also be on the search to “find their zen if they want to make it to the mat in time for their big band welcome.”

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Fanshawe’s School of Aviation and School of Digital Arts will both be prominently featured, showing off their facilities nationwide. “Fanshawe is proud to be a part of this season of The Amazing Race Canada,” Michelle Giroux the Associate Dean of the School of Digital and Performing Arts, and Larry Weir the Associate Dean of the Norton Wolf School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology said in a joint statement to Interrobang. “We are excited to showcase our incredible staff and facilities at the Norton Wolf School of Aviation and Aerospace Technology and the School of Digital and Performing Arts to Canadians across the country.”

Jon Montgomery, an Olympic gold medalist, hosts the popular TV show which takes contestants on the race of a lifetime in hopes of winning the grand prize which includes a $250,000 payout, a “once in a lifetime” trip for two around the world, and two Chevrolet Silverado ZR2s.

Some Fanshawe Film and Television students were involved in the shooting of the episode, which took place back in April.

The Amazing Race Canada features locations all across the country, but this marks the first time that Fanshawe College has ever been at the centre of an episode. Southwestern Ontario has an additional claim to fame this season, as contestant Craig Ramsay, an alumna from The Royal Winnipeg Ballet, hails from Windsor, Ont. All the more reason to tune in and watch the contestants push themselves to breaking point. It’s go time!