Meadowview Alpaca Farm was pleased to participate in Season 5 of the hit show Amazing Race Canada, hosted by Jon Montgomery.
Our team worked tirelessly in collaboration with Tourism Sault Ste Marie and the producers of the Amazing Race, bringing everything together. We've beeen presented with many wonderful opportunities over the years, but this opportunity was truly AMAZING!
Catherine, the producer of “The Amazing Race Canada,” contacted Meadowview Alpaca Farm in 2017 for an extremely amazing and unique opportunity. While working closely with the Economic Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie, she was referred to us. Catherine originally requested that the racing teams shear the fleece of an alpaca. The conversation was short-lived when I (Denise) informed her that the idea could be very harmful to an alpaca. The process of shearing can be very dangerous without training.
Instead, I recommended that the racers take an alpaca through an obstacle course. Six to eight weeks prior to filming, the halter training of the alpacas began. To help with the process, we enlisted the help of some friends. The challenge was to have the alpacas become comfortable going through a variety of obstacles accompanied by a perfect stranger. The newly shorn alpacas selected for the obstacle course were curious and learned the ropes very quickly. They soon had their fifteen minutes of national, television fame!