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Joel Ground and Ashley Callingbull-Burnham are a Father/Daughter team on The Amazing Race Canada 4.

They were consistently a middle-of-the-road team during the race with one win under their belt. Despite this however, they were shown to be constantly outclassed by either Steph & Kristen, and Jillian & Emmett during the entire race. In the finale, although they were second going into the final memory task just behind Steph & Kristen, they struggled with matching the clues to the legs and ended up in 3rd place.


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Age: 42
Occupation: Automotive Mechanic
Current City: Enoch Cree Nation, Alta.
Hometown: Enoch Cree Nation, Alta.
Strengths: Hard worker, fast learner, and calm
Fears/Phobia: Heights
Favourite Travel Destination: California
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "When she swears too much."
What's in your backpack? 2 pairs long pants, 5 shirts, 2 coats, 3 shorts, PJs, underwear, hat, bandanas, contact solution, band aids, cold medications, hairspray, gel, shaver.
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? Someday own my own business.
How did you choose your team colour? It's our favourite colour and it looks great on camera.


Age: 26
Occupation: Actress/Motivational Speaker
Current City: Enoch Cree Nation, Alta.
Hometown: Enoch Cree Nation, Alta.
Strengths: Confident, fast learner, and hard worker
Fears/Phobia: Bugs
Favourite Travel Destination: Walt Disney World®
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "He can be annoyingly embarrassing at times."
What's the next big thing in your life you'd like to accomplish? Have a lead role in an Academy Award-winning film … then be the first Cree woman to win and Oscar. Dream big!
What's your must-have item of clothing? Running jacket.
What's one thing you wish you could bring on the Race? My cell phone and dog (Mr. Papagiorgio). I miss him a lot!

Joel and Ashley are a fun-loving, hardworking father/daughter team who are proud members of Enoch Cree Nation. Ashley is the current Mrs. Universe, and is both the first Canadian and the first, First Nations woman to win the title. Since winning the title, she has become a voice for First Nations issues in Canada, particularly in urging her community to vote in last year's federal election. "I'm not surprised by Ashley's influence and outspokenness," says Joel. "I always knew that she would become someone important and influential."

Joel is Ashley's stepfather but the only dad she's ever really known. Ashley had a tough upbringing living in poverty with her mom, with no male role models in her life. She was very untrusting of men, but that all changed when Joel came into the picture. Ashley values their relationship so much and the pair shares an incredibly strong bond. Joel recently walked Ashley down the aisle at her wedding and says he has never felt more proud.

With Joel's experience as a mechanic and Ashley's experience in pageants, this team is a perfect balance of hands on grit, grace under pressure, and smooth-talking finesse. They will be a fiercely competitive team on the race.

Joel and Ashley want to represent their Nation, and their communities and win "The Amazing Race Canada." They hope their presence will be a positive influence on First Nations people. Any of their winnings will be taken home to their reserve and used to help their friends and family.

Fun Facts

Motto: "Team A & J – all the way! If you're not first, you're last!"
If you and your teammate were a pop duo, what would your name be? Bannock Babies
Walk on song: "We Will Rock You" – Queen
Past team they most associate with: Simi and Ope
If you could be an animal what would you be?

  • Joel: Eagle
  • Ashley: Eagle

The Amazing Race Canada 4

Race History

Joel & Ashley's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Northwest Territories → Alberta No Detour Ashley 4 of 10 [1]
2 2 Alberta Sim / Swim  Joel 4 of 9
3 3 Alberta → Vietnam Vibrate / Hydrate Ashley 1 of 9 [2]
4 4 Vietnam Flip Flop / V-Pop Joel 5 of 8
5 5 Vietnam → British Columbia No Detour Ashley 4 of 7 [1]
6 6 British Columbia → Ontario Dry Dock / Art Rock Ashley 6 of 6 [3]
7 7 Ontario On the Field / Offshore Ashley 3 of 6
9 8 Ontario → Cuba Sugar / Shake Joel 2 of 5
10 9 Cuba → Nova Scotia Feel the Rhythm / Feel the Burn No Roadblock 4 of 5
11 10 Nova Scotia → New Brunswick 1867 / 1879 Joel 2 of 4
12 11 New Brunswick → Quebec No Detour Joel 3 of 3 [1]
Average 3.46
     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.

1: This leg had two Roadblocks and no Detour. The team member who sat out the first Roadblock was required to do perform the second one.
2: Joel & Ashley initially arrived in 1st, but received a 30-minute penalty for taking a water taxi to the Detour decision point when the clue stated they must take the ferry. This did not affect their placement.
3: Leg 6 had no mandatory rest period between legs, and all teams were ordered to continue racing. Joel & Ashley did not have to face a Speed Bump during Leg 7, despite coming in last during Leg 6.

Post Race


Canada Records

  • Joel & Ashley are the first team consisting of to have both members of First Nations (specifically Cree) descent.
  • First Stepparent-Stepchild team.
  • First team to win a leg after receiving a time penalty which did not affect their placement.
  • First team to be U-Turned twice.
  • First Co-ed team to make it to the final leg.
  • First Co-ed team to finish in 3rd Place.
  • Highest racing average of a team who finished in 3rd Place with 3.46.

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