A Vancouver couple is among the competitors in the latest season of the Amazing Race Canada.
Human resources professional Aarthy Ketheeswaran, 25, and software developer Thinesh Kumarakulasingam, 28, are first-generation Canadians who are dating and moved from Toronto to live in Vancouver.
Even though it’s the seventh season, this season will mark the first time a team from Saskatchewan will compete: 27-year-old teacher Lauren and 21-year-old yoga instructor Joanne Lavoie from Regina.
The other remaining teams who will appear in Season 7 include:
- married couple Anthony Johnson, a 33-year-old project consultant, originally from Navajo Nation, Arizona, and James Makokis, a 37-year-old doctor, originally from Saddle Creek Cree Nation, Alberta, who both now live in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton), Treaty Number Six Territory;
- grandfather and grandson 65-year-old canoe instructor Gilles Miron and 20-year-old student Sean Miron, both of Sunderland, Ontario;
- stay-at-home moms and friends 40-year-old Trish Omeri and Amy De Domenico both of Etobicoke, Ontario;
- best friends 31-year-old personal trainer Nekeita “Nicki” Lee and 31-year-old artist/entrepreneur Aisha Bentham, both from Toronto;
- friends and Team Canada track athletes 29-year-old Sarah Wells and 30-year-old Sam Effah from Toronto;
- best friends 40-year-old firefighter Jet Black from Toronto and 35-year-old marketing consultant Dave Schram from London, Ontario, who are Season 1 competitors but were voted back into the competition as Canada’s Choice;
- Quebec married couple Dave Leduc, a 27-year-old Burmese Bareknuckle Boxing world champion, and Inria Terehova, 29-year-old housewife and writer, who live in Dubai, UAE;
- 25-year-old twin sisters and business partners Meaghan and Marie Wright from Halifax, Nova Scotia.
The show, once again hosted by Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery, will follow the 10 teams as they compete for a new 2019 Chevrolet Blazer RS, a trip around the world for two, a $250,000 cash prize, and the title of Amazing Race Canada champions.
Season 7 hits the airwaves on July 2 on CTV.