CTV announces prizes for The Amazing Race Canada

AmazingRaceCanada2CTV has announced a truck load of prizes for the winners of The Amazing Race Canada.

Along with the glory of being the winning team, the partnership that wins will take home $250,000 cash, the opportunity to fly free for a year anywhere in the world Air Canada flies in Executive First Class and two 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays.

“Teams will need to bring their A-game in a race for one of the most lucrative prizes in television and largest in Canadian television history,” said Phil King, President, CTV Programming and Sports. “With the stakes now raised, we can’t wait to see how hard teams will push themselves to cross the finish line first.”

Added John Brunton, Chairman and CEO, Insight Productions: “This is all so exciting. The stakes are real, the grand prize is eye-popping, and I fully expect teams to lay it all on the line from the start of the race to the finish line.”

In addition to winning one quarter of a million dollars in cold hard cash, the winning team also receives:

The Trip of a Lifetime
• The opportunity for two to fly free for a year anywhere Air Canada flies worldwide (175 destinations) in Executive First Class.
• Winners get a luxurious international travel experience with Air CanadaExecutive First Class’s refurbished cabin interiors with personal seat back entertainment at every seat with hundreds of hours of movies, TV programs, and music available on demand, as well as standard 110V electrical outlets at arm’s reach for all customers.
• Air Canada has also recently become the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax.

“The winners of THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will have to display performance, leadership, and courage,” said Craig Landry, Vice President of Marketing, Air Canada. “We want to recognize that excellence – a value we share – with the opportunity to really experience the whole world after the race.”

Two Corvettes
• Two 2014 Chevrolet Stingrays, the seventh-generation Corvette, the most powerful standard model ever, with an estimated 450 horsepower (335 kW) and 450 lb.-ft. of torque (610 Nm).
• It is also the most capable standard model ever, able to accelerate from 0-60 mph (96 km/h) in less than four seconds and achieve more than 1g in cornering grip.
• It is expected to be the most fuel-efficient Corvette, exceeding the 7.7 L/100km on the highway of the current model.

“The Corvette evokes a truly passionate response from customers,” said Kevin Williams, President and Managing Director, General Motors of Canada. “The team that wins THE AMAZING RACE CANADA is going to have to bring a passion for life and adventure to the race and we think that this car will be a great fit for those winners.”

THE AMAZING RACE CANADA will air Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning July 15 on CTV.

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