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Vernon's Davison Orchards to be featured on 'Amazing Race Canada'

The tractor ride at Davison Orchards Country Village in Vernon is one of the popular attractions.
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Vernon's Davison Orchards recently played host to the popular TV show, The Amazing Race Canada.

Film crews were at the well-known Vernon attraction on May 6 and May 7, filming a segment for the reality TV show which will be aired in July.

Davison Orchards Country Village family member Tamra Davison said she was surprised by the size of the production crew.

When it comes to what exactly took place Davison's lips are firmly sealed.

"I can't say how many (contestants) and I can't say what the results of the race were, but I can say that we were honoured to be included in the Amazing Race Canada," Davison said. "And we're so excited to see it air and the end of July."

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While sworn to secrecy by the TV show's production crew, Davison can say the contestants had to make pies.

"It was a challenging task," she said. "It was interesting to watch, there was some that knew what they were doing, and others not so much... that's part of the fun."

Davison's daughter-in-law Rachel got to judge the final offerings the contestants whipped up.

Davison said The Amazing Race Canada has been scheduled to film at the orchard for several years, but COVID always prevented it from happening.

"We were honoured to be included, the blossoms were out... the weather held out, barely, but it did," she said.

READ MORE: 'The Amazing Race Canada' TV show made a stop in Kamloops

Davison also got to meet the show's host former Olympic gold medalist Jon Montgomery. She describes him as a "larger than life" personality.

She said the host and the entire crew were very professional and a great team to work with.

"I think it will showcase Vernon very nicely," Davison said. "It's good for all of Vernon."

The production has shot segments in the southern Interior several times including Kamloops and Kelowna. The stop in Kelowna which was in the show's first season in 2013

The Amazing Race Canada season eight will air on CTV in the coming months. No release date has been announced by the network yet.

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