Local contestants ready to battle in Wipeout Canada

Two local residents will battle for big bucks in a new television game show.

Andrea Martina Muhlbach of Stettler and Devon Mezei of Botha have been named among 260 contestants who will compete on Wipeout Canada.

Selected from almost 45,000 applications, contestants will tackle an obstacle course for a shot at $50,000.

“We have selected some of the most colourful individuals ever seen on television,” said Karen Gelbart, second vice-president of Lifestyle Channels and Canwest Broadcasting.

“We look forward to introducing all of them this upcoming spring.”

Production of the 13 one-hour episodes of Wipeout Canada is set for Oct. 9 to Nov. 3 on the iconic set in Argentina with quick-witted Canadian co-hosts Jonathan Torrrens and Ennis Esmer and co-hosted by Jessica Philips.

Each episode will feature 20 contestants who will battle to conquer the course and ultimately leading to the episode’s top prize of $50,000.

“The production promises to provide the most spectacular and often-painfully hilarious spills, face plants and of course, wipeouts,’ said Gelbart.

Contestants were recruited between June 2 and July 1 as almost one in every 750 Canadians responded to the Wipeout Canada questionnaire.

Contestants answered questions that ranged from the silly to the serious, and applicants submitted photos and video links to share their stories of adventure and inspiration for a an opportunity to compete on the world’s largest obstacle course.

For exclusive news, interviews, contests and behind-the-scenes video and photographs, fans are encouraged to join the official Wipeout Canada Facebook fan page at www.Facebook.com/WipeoutCanada.

Just Posted

Stettler provincial court briefs

Full docket with everything from sexual assault and aggravated assault to death threats and theft

Stettler woman faces drug trafficking charges

Trial set in Red Deer Court of Queens Bench

Stettler Health Foundation has a lot to smile about

Stettler Tim Hortons donates $2,994 Smile Cookie proceeds to local health foundation

Trudeau to make it harder for future PM to reverse Senate reforms

Of the 105 current senators, 54 are now independents who have banded together in Independent Senators’ Group

Trudeau lashes out at Conservatives over migration “misinformation”

Warning against the “dangers of populism,” Trudeau says using immigration as a wedge political issue puts Canada’s future at risk.

B.C. hockey coach creates ‘gear library’ to remove cost barrier of sport

Todd Hickling gathered donations and used gear to remove the cost barrier for kids to play hockey.

Canada’s ambassador meets with second detainee in China

Global Affairs says John McCallum, Canada’s ambassador to China, met with Spavor Sunday

‘They’re coming:’ Flying cars may appear in urban skies by 2023

Air taxis will number 15,000 and become a global market worth $32 billion by 2035

World Sikh Organization demands Canada prove Sikh extremism is a threat

Sikh community says this is first time such extremism has been mentioned in federal terror-threat assessment

Yellow Vests protestors take to Red Deer streets

Trudeau government’s immigration and oil industry policies denounced at rally

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

Most Read