May 6, 2024

Lights, Camera, Action: The Amazing Race Canada Hits Richmond Mall

Key Takeaways

  • Unexpected Set: Richmond's Parker Place mall turned into an impromptu filming site for The Amazing Race Canada last Sunday.
  • Community Buzz: Shoppers and diners might catch a glimpse of themselves in the new season, sparking excitement.
  • Cultural Spotlight: Amidst the usual mall hustle, a mahjong game at the food court became an unexpected focal point for the show.

If you found yourself weaving through the bustling aisles of Parker Place on No. 3 Road in Richmond last Sunday, you might just be on the cusp of your fifteen minutes of fame. The reason? The Amazing Race Canada's production team was in town, turning a regular shopping day into an unexpected backdrop for the popular reality TV show.

Lights, Camera, Action: The Amazing Race Canada Hits Richmond Mall

The day kicked off with a sense of anticipation as a production crew set up shop around noon. It didn't take long for the eagle-eyed to spot the signature setup of The Amazing Race Canada, a show that pits teams against each other in a thrilling race not just across the country but around the globe, with a handsome reward for the victors. Last seen thrilling audiences in its ninth season on CTV, the show's return to filming sparked immediate buzz.

But it wasn't just the presence of cameras that turned heads. Over at the fully packed Parker Place food court, a scene straight out of a cultural celebration unfolded. A dozen participants were deeply engrossed in a game of mahjong, the click-clack of tiles resonating amidst the din of diners and onlookers. This intriguing sight was captured and shared widely on Littel Red Book, a popular Chinese social media platform, drawing even more attention to the day's events.

A worker from one of the food court's restaurants shared, "The shooting team came around 12 and left in two hours. There were people playing mahjong on the stage in the center of the food court. They didn't close the food court for the filming, so many customers were having lunch at the same time."

While Parker Place's management remained tight-lipped, unable to confirm the specifics of the filming or whether it indeed was for The Amazing Race Canada, they did share that the episode is expected to hit the airwaves in July.

This unexpected brush with TV fame has certainly stirred the pot in Richmond, leaving many eagerly awaiting the broadcast. Will the mahjong players be part of a challenge? Or perhaps a colorful backdrop to the high-stakes drama of the race? Only time will tell. But one thing is for sure: Richmond's Parker Place has etched itself into the legacy of The Amazing Race Canada.

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