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Laura Takahashi and Jackie Skinner are a Married team on The Amazing Race Canada 2.

During the first two legs in Canada, the pair generally finished in the middle of the pack. In Hong Kong, their luck seemed to be on an upward trajectory when they were in the first group to receive the blessing to start the leg. However, they chose the longer of the two Detours, wasting time looking for ingredients while the other teams who chose the quicker option passed them. This put them in a fight to avoid last place with Sukhi & Jinder, the only other team to complete the longer Detour. Even though they managed to finish before them, their failure to find a cab to the Roadblock dropped them into last, and they were eliminated in 9th place.



Age: 28
Occupation: Media Development
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Barrie, Ont.
Strengths: Determined, logical, creative
Fears/Phobias: Bugs
Favourite Travel Destination: Railay, Thailand
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She vacuums before she eats breakfast."


Age: 31
Occupation: Musician
Current City: Toronto
Hometown: Oshawa, Ont.
Strengths: Understanding, willpower, communication
Fears/Phobias: "Birds flying near my head!"
Favourite Travel Destination: "I love the whole world."
Pet Peeve about Teammate: "She leaves dried up daily contacts all over the house."

Laura and Jackie met 15 years ago as camp counselors, quickly became close friends, and before long they began dating. Recently, after an elaborate proposal that Jackie sprung on Laura while they were travelling in Vietnam, the couple decided to take the final leap and get married. The pair are dedicated humanitarians who enjoy travelling the world to embrace and discover breathtaking scenes in the landscapes around them, and find peace in helping others. They volunteer for many different causes and consider themselves planners and doers, always completing a task close to their hearts. However, no matter how often they explore the world, not being able to predict every scenario and being in unknown situations tends to bring a level of stress between the two of them. "We may struggle as a team with problem solving challenges," said Laura. "But Jackie will do well with anything thrilling – the bigger the better!" "Laura will be good at memory challenges," adds Jackie. Winning 'The Amazing Race Canada' would affirm their belief that they can accomplish anything together as women. They have many helpful mentors in their lives and would like to now be role models themselves.

Motto: "No hesitation."
Team they most associate with from Season 1: Vanessa and Celina.

The Amazing Race Canada 2[]

Race History[]

Laura & Jackie's Race History
Episode Leg Destination(s) Detour Choice
Placement Notes
1 1 Alberta → British Columbia No Detour Laura 5 of 11 [1]
2 2 British Columbia Sharp Knives / Sharp Eyes Laura 8 of 10
3 3 British Columbia → Hong Kong Kung Fu Master / Master Chef Jackie 9 of 9
Average 7.33
     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

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.


Canada Records[]

  • Laura & Jackie, along with Rex & Bob are the first same-sex couples to compete on The Amazing Race Canada.
  • First team to be eliminated outside the country of Canada.

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The Amazing Race Canada 2 Teams
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 Cormac & Nicole
Son & Mother
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 Jen & Shawn
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 Laura & Jackie
CAS2 LauraJackie
 Mickey & Pete
Best Friends
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 Pierre & Michel
Twin Brothers
CAS2 PierreMichel
 Rex & Bob
CAS2 RexBob
 Ryan & Rob
CAS2 RyanRob
 Shahla & Nabeela
Best Friends
CAS2 ShahlaNabeela
 Sukhi & Jinder
CAS2 SukhiJinder