Alumnus and partner win The Amazing Race Canada, celebrate show’s finale at U of T – U of T News

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201972 Views

Alumnus Dr. James Makokis and his partner Anthony Johnson journeyed across the country to 14 cities, six provinces and one territory before finally prevailing in The Amazing Race Canada. Yet, in a way, the 20,000-kilometre adventure also brought Makokis back where he started: the University of Toronto.

The two grand-prize winners, as well as other U of T contestants who were previously eliminated from the popular television show, held a viewing party Tuesday at U of T’s Isabel Bader Theatre, where they posed for pictures with fans.

A two-spirit married couple who are both Indigenous, Makokis and Johnson used their time in the national spotlight to call attention to causes close to their heart. In the show’s finale, they wore handmade skirts and a bandana to acknowledge missing and murdered Indigenous women.

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