[PRESS RELEASE] Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader? Contestants Revealed…

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Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader? Contestants Revealed…

(TORONTO – October 18, 2007) Global Television today announced the roster of nine contestants on Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader?. Who will rise to the challenge and who will need to confess that it’s not as easy as it looks?

A professor, a lawyer, an air traffic controller and even a nuclear engineer are put to the intellectual and emotional test as 5 special homegrown editions of the primetime hit debut October 25th @ 9pm ET/PT.

Chosen from all hopefuls who made the first cut at globaltv.com, these nine Canadians represent a highly qualified cross-section of the nation’s top careers – each with the guts to test their grey matter on the Canadian 5th Grader stage, aided by a panel of seven kid classmates. Though each contestant is learned and accomplished, their degrees and careers take a backseat to the basic schoolhouse questions doled out by quizmaster Host, Colin Mochrie.

“The wide range of professional occupations among our contestants is a huge part of the fun of these shows,” said Barbara Williams, Senior Vice President of Programming and Production for CanWest MediaWorks. “We know audiences nationwide will tune in to support their favourites as they work towards a million dollar prize, and the official bragging rights of being smarter than a Canadian 5th Grader.”

Contestants Ian Clark (Lawyer) and April Whalen (Marketing Professional) kick off the first of five special 1-hour episodes next week.

The Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader? Contestants include:

Ian Clark – Lawyer, Ottawa, ON

Peter Hazelton – Air Traffic Controller, Oshawa, ON

Michelle Kennedy – Nuclear Engineer, Pembroke, ON

Andrew Oster – Veterinarian, Midland, ON

Alicia Roddy – Occupational Therapist, Ajax, ON

Mark Szliard – Environmental Engineer, Toronto, ON

April Whalen – Marketing Professional, Sudbury, ON

Genevieve Wu – Pharmaceutical Sales Rep, Toronto, ON

Sandra Zicherman – Professor, North York, ON

Watch Are You Smarter Than A Canadian 5th Grader? Thursday, October 25th at 9pm on