But let's get on with the team discussions. We'll go with the only Western Canadian team so far. And yes, it's obvious TAR Canada really has a bit of a thing for law enforcement because this is the second law enforcement type team for this season (the entire show has now had six law enforcement officers in its run, I believe). Susan Hayre and Sharnjit Gill have been federal correctional officers for over 16 years and at first didn't like each other. But were forced to become friends because of the work involved. They seem to be very similar, both have the same strengths — competitive, multitasking, strong will — and since they are correctional officers, they are bossy. Although they each said that was the other teammate's weakness. So that might make good TV, both of them thinking they are right and trying to boss the other one around. Susan has no fears, but Sharnjit's fear of gnomes (real, garden variety or both, I'm wondering?) would be terrible for her if she was on the US version of TAR. But she should be fine with Canada because none of the sponsors have gnomes as a mascot. I wouldn't be surprised if these two form a bond/alliance with the pair of police officers from Newfoundland. Also, at 38 and 39, these two are so far the oldest racers this season, but by the views of Gord and I, still pretty young.
Now we're three quarters of way for teams. Like previous years, lots of focus on physical teams here with pro fighters, pro dancers, pro wrestlers, some law enforcement and couple of ex-high end athletes. And as I said earlier, lots of focus on the Greater Southern Ontario area with three Maritime teams (although one of those teams lives in Toronto) and only one Western Canadian team. Here's hoping they'll up the Western Canadian representation tomorrow.