Local girl to make TV debut on First Dates Canada tonight

Kelowna's Allie Henderson will be on the first episode of a new TV show that films couples on first dates.
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KELOWNA - A local model and freestyle motocross rider will appear on the debut episode of a new TV show that films couples on first dates in all their awkward glory.

First Dates Canada was filmed in Vancouver earlier this year and debuts on the Slice Network for the first time tonight, Sept. 1. Kelowna’s own Allie Henderson won’t be on any dates herself but she will be featured prominently in multiple episodea as one of the servers working in the restaurant where the dates take place.

“I had the best time of my life,” she says. “Being on set and being part of producing someone’s vision and to see it come to life was amazing.”

Henderson, who is taking a break from freestyle motocross while starting up her own supercar promotion company, says just because she wasn’t set up on any dates during production doesn’t mean she didn’t get to be a part of the fun.

“There was a few situations where I got offered dates,” she says. “I was also asked to hit on a lesbian for the first time. That wasn’t something I’ve done before but I got a phone number out of it.”

She says while she doesn’t foresee herself being one of the two couples featured on every episode any time soon, she hopes to be heavily involved in the second season if it’s renewed.

“When I think of my love story I just don’t’ think that’s how it’s going to go but I love being part of the production team.”

Henderson, who is from Kelowna but now lives in downtown Vancouver, works as a server at the Yaletown Earls where all episodes will be filmed. She has also started promoting supercar events and is involved in the Penticton race club called Area 27. She has been profiled in several local and American publications, including Okanagan Woman, Kickasswomen.com and the Columbus Ledger-Inquirer.

First Dates Canada airs Tuesday nights on the Slice Network at 7 p.m.

For more information on Henderson visit her website.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infonews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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