A pair of friends from Collingwood came close, but did not win the Amazing Race Canada, coming second to a couple from Toronto in the reality game show.
Kenneth McAlpine and Ryan Lachapelle could not catch up with front-runners Sam Lambert and Paul Mitskopoulos. Sam cried with joy into Paul’s shoulder at the finish line and Paul talked about how the show helped him come out.
Several viewing parties were held around town for people who have been watching the show from the beginning, cheering on the hometown team, named 'Giver'.
The winners get $250,000, a trip around the world and the two Chevrolet SUVs.