It started as a suggestion from their stepmom that turned into an amazing experience.
Williams Lake RCMP Constable Taylor Callens and his sister Courtney, an RCMP Officer in Langley, took their stepmom’s suggestion of entering Amazing Race Canada and were chosen last summer to be on the show.
Callens said they were shocked that their audition tape was selected and once the show was over, it was something that he and his sibling would never forget
“It was insane. Something I can honestly say I’ve never done before in my life and I don’t I’ll ever get the chance to do it again. I’m really looking forward to watching it, especially the first episode on July 3rd. It’s going to be a good laugh for everyone who knows me, knows my sister, and hopefully, the co-workers I work with will have a good time too.”
With the physical and mental challenges the show offers competitors, we asked Callens if being in the RCMP was an advantage to them.
“We should be good at critical thinking, problem-solving, getting thrown into a situation we’re not familiar with, and hopefully thriving. I think it definitely helped and at the same time, it hindered a bit as well. Watching the first episode I think people be able to see why it might have helped or why it might have hurt”.
Callens said he didn’t share with his fellow officers that he was going to be on Amazing Race Canada and looks forward to watching the first episode of the show with them tonight.