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Dana Hayward and Amanda Johnston are a team of Co-Workers on The Amazing Race Canada 3.

After a pair of 7th place finishes, the 3rd leg saw them struggle with the Blind Soccer task much more than anyone else, despite being one of the first teams to arrive at the task. Despite finishing the task just ahead of Brent & Sean, Simi & Ope having to switch detours twice, and Nic & Sabrina being hit with a 2 hour penalty, they were passed up by the first 2 teams at the Dine Detour, with Nic & Sabrina finally completing their penalty. They ultimately finished just behind Brian & Cynthia, eliminating them in 10th place.

Profile

Dana

Age: 23 (September 11, 1991)
Occupation: Police Officer
Current City: Wabush, N.L.
Hometown: St. John's, N.L.
Strengths: Target shooting, organization, and playing soccer.
Fears/ Phobias: Mice
Favorite Travel Destination: Dominican Republic
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Her forgetfulness."

Amanda

Age: 23 (April 20, 1992)
Occupation: police officer
Current City: Wabush, N.L.
Hometown: St. John's, N.L.
Strengths: Target shooting, running, and short term memory.
Fears/ Phobias: Sharks
Favorite Travel Destination: Florida
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "Being a perfectionist."

Dana and Amanda aren't exactly who you picture when you think of police officers in the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC). This driven, type-A duo met when they were 15 years old and competing against each other in high school rugby and cheerleading.

Dana joined the RNC at 18, a year before Amanda, and subsequently helped Amanda with her application. It's very rare for individuals without degrees to be accepted but both women defied the odds, proof of their hard work and determination. Their police training has further amplified their dedication to working hard and not giving up. "We were trained in the police force to have the 'warrior mentality.' What this means is no matter how tough of a situation or how much we want to give up, we will keep going until we have nothing left to give," says Amanda.

The friends have been stationed at the same detachment in a remote northern region of Labrador, where they spend a lot of their time together, both at work and on their personal time.

In September, Dana will be transferring to a different detachment and they will be apart for the first time. They figure now is a perfect time to complete the race together. They want to represent strong women, and are also particularly proud of their province and want to represent Newfoundland and Labrador on the race.

If Dana and Amanda were to win THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, they would buy their first houses and set up their futures.

Fun Facts

Motto: "Face every obstacle with the warrior mentality."
Team they most associate with from Season 1 or 2 Natalie & Meaghan
What would your team walk-on song be? "I Lived" by One Republic
What fruit or vegetable matches your personality and why?

  • Dana: Pineapple, because they are sweet and bright.
  • Amanda: Blueberries, because they can survive in harsh climates and everyone likes them.

Dream Travel Destination:

  • Dana: Ireland
  • Amanda: Greece

How did you choose your team colour? Blue for the police force we represent. (Dana)
What's in your backpack? Clothes, soap, toothbrush, Tide, shampoo, insect repellent, hair brush. (Dana)
Why did you choose this as your racing outfit? Because it is comfortable and race ready! (Dana)
How did you train for the race? I practiced learning how to drive a standard. (Amanda)
What's your must-have item of clothing? Yoga tights. (Amanda)
What's in your backpack? A Lush shampoo bar, aviator sunglasses, Tide to Go packs, different racing outfits, flip flops, bikini, toque, baseball cap, toothbrush/paste, small cosmetic bag and hair bands. (Amanda)

The Amazing Race Canada 3

Race History

Dana & Amanda's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
(underlined)
Roadblock
Performer
Placement Notes
1 1 Quebec → Ontario No Detour Dana 7 of 12 [1]
Amanda
2 2 Ontario → Chile Motion / Emotion Amanda 7 of 11
3 3 Chile → Argentina Dance / Dine Dana 10 of 10
Average 8.00
Legend:
     The team finished in first place
     The team finished in last place and was eliminated from the race
     The team finished in last place in a non-elimination leg
     The team that won The Amazing Race
     The team that crossed the Finish Line second
     The team that crossed the Finish Line third
The team used the Fast Forward pass
ϵ The team used the Express Pass somewhere during the leg
The team used the U-Turn
Recipient of the U-Turn
The team that used the second slot of the "Double U-Turn"
Recipient of a second U-Turn due to the "Double U-Turn" twist
~ The team that lost the Double Battle.

Notes:
1: Leg 1 featured two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to perform the second one.

Post-Race

  • At the After Show, the two friends were named the Fan Favourite team in an online poll, winning a year of free fuel.
    • While Gino & Jesse actually received the most votes, it was awarded to the runner-up by default due to the latter team winning the race.

Trivia

External links

Interviews

  • Canada AM (07/23/2015): "Cop Colleagues Eliminated"

Social Media

References

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