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QUÉBEC CITY’S STEPHANIE HARVEY ADVANCES TO THE CHAMPIONSHIP FINALE OF CBC’S CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON

November 14th, 2016

Six new competitors battle it out Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT) on CBC for their chance to win the “Canada’s Smartest Person” title and new this season, a $20,000 donation to charity

Four-time MMVA and JUNO Award Winner Kardinal Offishall to appear as celebrity guest

Following an intense night of competition and a race to the finish, Québec City pro video gamer Stephanie Harvey came out on top in the Season 3 premiere of CBC’s hit series CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON. She is the first competitor to advance to the season finale, where she will continue to battle for the title of “Canada’s Smartest Person” and, new this season, a $20,000 donation to a charity of the winner’s choice. The search continues next week with six new competitors going head-to-head Sunday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. (8:30NT) on CBC for the second coveted spot in the season finale, with the help of celebrity guest, hip-hop artist and producer Kardinal Offishall.

The second episode’s six new competitors, representing regions from across Canada, are: Christine Cho, 36, a makeup artist from Toronto; Donna Hartt, 46, a psychic medium from Cranbrook, BC; Jennifer Martin, 33, a copywriter from St. Phillip’s, NL; Chad “CJ” Studer, 38, a physical education teacher from Miscouche, PE; Chris Williams, 54, an innkeeper from Round Hill, NS; and Joshua Williams, 25, a youth program director from Edmonton.

Each week on CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON, host Jessi Cruickshank (The Goods), with special guest judges, guides the competitors and viewers through the hour-long competition series, which illuminates how Canadians are smart based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences. In each of the first five episodes, six competitors go head-to-head in a series of fun and revealing challenges that test six areas of intelligence: linguistic, physical, musical, visual, social and logical, with one winner advancing to the championship finale. Then, in the climactic season finale, five finalists will battle it out to claim the title of CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON and a $20,000 donation made in their name to the charity of their choice. New this season is CSP SmartPlay, where viewers can join in on the fun from home by playing along in real-time on the CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON Facebook page.

Find CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON:
Website: cbc.ca/smartestperson/
Twitter: @CanadasSmartest #SmartestPerson
Facebook: facebook.com/canadassmartestperson
Instagram: CanadasSmartest

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