Wednesday, September 24, 2014

An AMAZING RACE with culture, history, and Romance! By Jessica E. Subject #AmazingRaceCanada

On Sunday evening, I watched the finale of the second season of The Amazing Race Canada with my family. Now, we'd watched a bit of the first season, and have caught some episodes of the US version, but this is the first time we really got into the show. If you've never seen an of the shows, competitors race to various destinations, completing tasks where they immerse themselves in the history and culture. With the first season of Amazing Race Canada, competitors remained in the country, but this year, there were a couple legs of the race where they flew overseas.

Why do I enjoy this show so much? Well, I always enjoy learning about other cultures and the history of the people, especially within my own country. But, what I enjoyed most was how diverse the competitors were. They were from all different backgrounds, ages, races, sexual orientation. It was wonderful! Some were parent/child teams, siblings, friends, couples, and even teammates.

Of course, I was cheering for fan favorites Natalie Spooner and Meaghan Mikkelson, two members of Canada's Women's Gold Medal Olympic Hockey Team. Never giving up with injuries and more, they were inspirational and great role models.

But I was not the least bit upset when Mickey Henry and Pete Schmalz crossed the finish line first. Best friends, they ran a wonderful race without getting involved in all the drama we have become accustomed to on reality television. I am so happy for them.

I am also very happy for Alain Chanoine and Audrey Tousignant-Maurice, a dating couple from Montreal, who spent most of their on-air time arguing or kissing. And now, they're engaged! Yes, Alain proposed right on the show, bringing tears to my eyes.

It was a great season, and I'm so excited that casting is now open for Season 3. Can't wait!

Tell me, do YOU watch The Amazing Race?

Jessica E. Subject is the author of contemporary and science fiction romance, ranging from sweet to sexy. In her stories, you could meet clones, or a sexy alien or two. You may even be transported to another planet for a romantic rendezvous. And if you’re looking for something really steamy, check out her erotica stories written as Paisley Brown.

When Jessica isn't reading, writing, or doing dreaded housework, she likes to get out and walk. Fast. But she just may slow down if there is a waterfall nearby.

Jessica lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and two energetic children. And she loves to hear from her readers. You can find her at and on twitter @jsubject.


  1. I wonder if they'd let me and my dog Jess go on the show....

    1. Hmm, it would be worth a try. But I'm not sure you'd be able to be on the Canadian edition. ;)

  2. love loved this season! Liked the CDN gals, was thrilled Mickey & Pete won, and Rob and Ryan ... bless those two! They had such a rough, but lucky ride, their sense of direction was cringe-worthy.

    Awesome season!

    And my youngest got to meet Meaghan & Spooner on Tues at Freedom Day in Toronto. Was cool for him since the night before we had watched Amazing Race finale from dvr....he said it was cool shaking tv stars hands LOL