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*This story was originally written on July 28.*
The Okanagan will be front and centre in next week's episode of The Amazing Race Canada.
The fifth leg of the race will see teams fly into Kelowna from Canmore before completing a number of challenges throughout the region.
It will air on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 9 pm PT on CTV, but was filmed all the way back in May.
Vernon’s Davison Orchards confirmed that it will be featured in the episode and, by the looks of it, contestants will have to do some sort of pie-related task.
The City of Vernon also said in a Facebook post that the Sovereign Lake Ski School and Vernon Lawn Bowling Club will also be featured in the episode.
"The opportunity to work with The Amazing Race Canada and its production crew to showcase our community is a big win for Vernon," said Torrie Silverthorn, manager at Tourism Vernon.
"Vernon is known throughout BC and Alberta for its outdoor adventure experiences, so pitching unique locations to the show was a great fit for us."
Lumby’s Freedom Flight Park is also reportedly part of the Okanagan stop, which would make sense given the episode’s title is “I’m a Human Kite” and Jon Montgomery, the show’s host, did some work at the hang gliding centre earlier this year.
This year’s competition, the first since 2019 due to COVID-19 started in Quebec with 10 teams and the field was quickly narrowed down to nine before they travelled west to Lethbridge.
No one was eliminated in Alberta, but another team was sent packing after the third leg of the race, which brought teams to beautiful Fernie.
However, before episode four, which aired this week, Montgomery announced that three teams had to drop out of the race due to COVID-19 and two eliminated teams were brought back as a result.
With one less team in the race than expected at that point in time, there was once again no elimination after the Canmore leg, which means seven teams were still alive when they got to the Okanagan.
Whether there is an elimination after the Okanagan episode remains to be seen, but we will find out on Tuesday.
Teams are competing for the grand prize of $250,000 in cash, a pair of Chevrolet Silverado ZR2s and a trip for two around the world.
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