Team Knockout vies for spot on adventure race

Shelley Strachan and Esther Sample are among the comox Valley residents vying for a spot on the Amazing Race Canada.

THIS COMOX VALLEY duo plans to be in the televised Amazing Race Canada.

Shelley Strachan and Esther Sample are among the comox Valley residents vying for a spot on the Amazing Race Canada, set to air in the summer of 2013 on CTV.

The race will take competitors on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure across Canada, and the team feels they have what it takes to win.

Strachan and Sample are competitive martial artists holding red belts in Muay Thai and they are both undefeated in the ring.

They have taken their knowledge and training to the next level and are instructors at Knockout Martial Arts and Fitness in Courtenay. As a team, they also competed in the most recent MOMAR race and took first place in their division.

While they clearly excel as a team, Strachan and Sample have found just as much success on their own as they have together. Strachan has been drawn towards competitive sports for as long as she can remember, including horseback riding and long-distance running.

Sample is a talented artist and winner of the 24th annual Salmon Conservation Stamp competition.

As the winner, her artwork was used for the 2012-2013 federal fishing license stamp and was also featured on the front page of BC Outdoors Sport Fishing Magazine.

Both women are married with three children, and hope that if they make it onto the show their children will be inspired to reach for their own dreams. With their competitive natures and outgoing personalities, the ladies dubbed Team Knockout plan to give the Amazing Race Canada everything they’ve got.

The duo is asking for the help of the community to watch and share their application video, which can be found online at www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztGgkqQxRZI. Supporters can also follow the team’s official Facebook page at www.facebook.com/estherandshelley.

— Team Knockout

Just Posted

Valley company reaching out to women near and far

Three Comox Valley business women know firsthand what good menstrual products can… Continue reading

B.C. storm totals $37M in insured damages

The December storm wreaked havoc on B.C.’s south coast

Miniature horses visit Glacier View residents

Glacier View Lodge residents had a couple of special visitors on Wednesday… Continue reading

Annual women’s march in Courtenay Saturday

The Women’s March was a worldwide protest on Jan. 21, 2017, to… Continue reading

Portables arrive for students on Hornby Island

Five portable classrooms have officially arrived on Hornby Island this week in… Continue reading

B.C. opioid crisis to get same world-renowned treatment approach as HIV/AIDS

A program that focuses on treatment as prevention will roll out Jan. 17

Netflix rejects request to remove Lac-Megantic images from ‘Bird Box’

At least two shows on Netflix’s Canadian platform briefly use actual footage of the 2013 tragedy

FOCUS: Canada’s revamped impaired driving law brews ‘potential for injustice’

There must be ‘trigger’ for cops to come knocking, Surrey MP says

Barack Obama to speak at Vancouver event

Former U.S. president will speak with board of trade in March

Former welfare clients still owed money, B.C. Ombudsperson says

Investigation found 2,600 people docked illegally for earning income

Prince George could get province’s second BC Cannabis Store

The first brick-and-mortar government retail location opened in Kamloops on Oct. 17

B.C. chowdery caught up in ‘rat-in-soup’ scandal to close

Crab Park Chowdery will be shutting down Jan. 20

Teen vaping is an epidemic: US government

E-cigarettes are now the top high-risk substance used by teenagers, outpacing cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana

Vancouver councillors unanimously approve motion declaring climate emergency

Vancouver joins cities like Los Angeles and London

Most Read