Meet the racers of 'The Amazing Race' Season 9

Canada's most intense summer series returns July 4!
June 22, 2023 11:21 a.m. EST

Are you ready for another season of Canada’s most-watched summer series, The Amazing Race Canada?!

Hosted by Olympic Gold Medallist Jon Montgomery, Season 9 of the mega-hit CTV Original series airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, and the CTV app, beginning July 4 as an all-new cast of racers take their marks and prepare to embark on a non-stop, action-packed, high-stakes adventure of a lifetime.

Faced with the most intense race of their lives as they travel across Canada, the 10 teams tackle various challenges with the hope of winning the grand prize, consisting of two all-new 2023 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 vehicles, an epic, round-the-world trip-of-a-lifetime for two courtesy of GURU Organic Energy, a $250,000 cash prize from Samsung, and the coveted title of The Amazing Race Canada champions.


Allie & Eddie

A competitive and athletic married couple who want to inspire and motivate all Canadians.

Allie Seller (she/her)

Age: 48

Hometown: Courtenay, B.C.*

Occupation: Business Coach



Eddie Parinas (he/him)

Age: 52

Hometown: Courtenay, B.C.

Occupation: Health & Fitness, Business Coach



Ben & Anwar

Best friends and first-generation Canadians who know what it takes to beat the odds.

Ben Chutta (he/him)

Age: 31

Hometown: Winnipeg

Occupation: Entrepreneur



Anwar Ahmed (he/him)

Age: 32

Hometown: Winnipeg

Occupation: Former Talent Acquisition Specialist



Derek & Jaspal

Inseparable, fun-loving friends and YouTubers racing for the title of “Best Duo,” and the title of champions this season.

Derek Gottenbos (he/him)

Age: 28

Hometown: Richmond, B.C.

Occupation: YouTuber

Instagram: @derek_gerard


Jaspal Sidhu (he/him)

Age: 28

Hometown: Richmond, B.C.

Occupation: YouTuber

Instagram: @jassidhu95


Deven & Amanda 

Couple and adventure buddies racing for their daughters and Indigenous youth across the country.

Deven Condo-Mitchell (he/him)

Age: 33

Hometown: Gesgapegiag, QC

Occupation: Conservation Officer



Amanda Larocque (she/her)

Age: 41

Hometown: Gesgapegiag, QC

Occupation: Director of Health & Social Services



Gail & Gisele

Highly competitive former and current pro-wrestlers and friends racing for the LGBTQ2S+ community, and to inspire young girls everywhere.

Gail Kim (she/her)

Age: 46

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: Producer and Talent Relations/Ex-Pro Wrestler



Gisele Shaw (she/her)

Age: 33

Hometown: Yellowknife, N.W.T.

Occupation: Pro Wrestler



Gracie & Lily

Friends and self-described “chaos masters” racing to demonstrate the strength of supportive female friendships.

Gracie Lowes (she/her)

Age: 25

Hometown: Pelham

Occupation: Harm Reduction and Overdose-Related Service Provider



Lily Bateman (she/her)

Age: 24

Hometown: Canning, N.S.

Occupation: Data Development and Communications

Instagram: @l.a.b


Jermaine & Justin

Close friends and drag sisters motivated by their desire to be inspirational representatives of the LGTBTQ2S+ community.

Jermaine Aranha (he/him)

Age: 41

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: Airport Lounge Manager/Drag Queen (Anastarzia Anaquway)



Justin Baird (he/him/she/her)

Age: 36

Hometown: Toronto

Occupation: Pain Management Nurse/Drag Queen (Kimora Amour)



Shayla & Joel

Siblings who hope to be a source of light and inspiration for Indigenous youth.

Shayla Oulette Stonechild (she/her)

Age: 29

Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB

Occupation: Indigenous and Wellness Advocate



Joel Oulette (he/him)

Age: 21

Hometown: Medicine Hat, AB

Occupation: Actor



Ty & Kat

Dating couple and mental health advocates who want to inspire all Canadians to find light during hard times.

Ty Smith (he/him)

Age: 25

Hometown: Calgary

Occupation: Public Speaker and Mental Health Advocate



Kat Kastner (she/her)

Age: 25

Hometown: Calgary

Occupation: Client Success Specialist



Tyler & Kayleen

Dating couple racing to prove that, despite living with disabilities, you can still take home the gold.

Tyler Turner (he/him)

Age: 35

Hometown: Comox Valley, B.C.

Occupation: Professional Athlete



Kayleen VanderRee (she/her)

Age: 31

Hometown: Comox Valley, B.C.

Occupation: Commercial Scuba Diver



Season 9 of The Amazing Race Canada airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CTV,, and the CTV app, beginning July 4.

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