Father-son team from Vancouver and Coquitlam to compete on Amazing Race Canada's fifth season

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      British Columbia will be in the game again for the fifth season of The Amazing Race Canada, thanks to some local families.

      The team of 57-year-old hospitality director Shabbir Dhalla from Coquitlam and 27-year-old healthcare national account manager Zed Dhalla from Vancouver.

      They're described as a "fiercely driven father-son duo" who are stubborn but bonded by their competitive spirit. Shabbir overcame stage-3 colon cancer, which brought his family closer together.

      Another familial team they'll be competing against is from B.C.: 54-year-old Deb Barker and her 30-year-old son Aaron Barker run a funeral home in Grand Forks.

      Although they're described as "wacky", the pressure and nature of their jobs has taught them to focus on positive aspects during difficult times.

      Grand Forks' Aaron and Deb Barker

      Those are just two out of the 10 teams that'll compete on the new season, which starts airing on July 4 at 8 p.m. on CTV and will be hosted by Olympic gold medallist Jon Montgomery. (All 10 teams can be viewed at the Amazing Race Canada webpage.)

      Canada's 150th anniversary will be a recurring theme throughout the season.

      They'll all be gunning for the grand prize 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 the title as season champions.