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Keeping the “WINNING SPIRIT”:
The FAMILY FEUD CANADA Experience

By Nonita Mole

More than a thousand of families across Canada auditioned and our family was so fortunate to be chosen to play in the first season of Canada’s own version of FAMILY FEUD in CBC TORONTO. We were also proud and excited and blessed to appear in the SPECIAL PREMIERE WEEK of FAMILY FEUD CANADA


So how did we get in?
We submitted a video and auditioned in person , competing with other awesome families within the city. Then, we waited for that golden call to know if we are qualified to attend the taping in Toronto.


What happened when chosen to play in Toronto?
We were contacted by the producers. Everything has been taking care by the production, that includes air flight, train fare, hotel accommodations in Fairmont York Hotel and meals. Everything is organized smoothly. You don't have to do anything. Just arrived at the studio and have fun.


What happened in the game?
It was a mixture of excitement and tension. We were on the stage with the live audience, surrounded by lights and cameras and interviewed by Gerry Dee. For once in our lives, we felt like a celebrity. There were make-up artists, hair dresser, producers, directors and production assistants. They were all friendly, very nice and accommodating. It was both beautiful and surreal.


Family Feud is not just about winning the 10,000$ pot. It is more about playing alongside with your family, challenging yourself and most importantly, having fun. We were just so fortunate and grateful to have experienced this. God is truly great!


Here are the HIGHLIGHTS of our episode:
(Photos are screenshot from Family Feud Canada, episode 4, aired at CBC and CBCGEM.CA.)

1. The FAMILY INTRODUCTION
No need for a lengthy speech, because some may be edited out  🤫 Just keep it BRIEF and FUNNY

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2.The BUZZER.
Our mom said , “Why too slow? Press the buzzer.” That “thingy”, we should have mastered well because that’s the first step to winning !

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3. The HIGH FIVE.
Here’s how you say, “Hey , I’m always here, no matter how bad and ridiculous your answer is !”

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4. The HUDDLE.
Love this moment that shows teamwork. So, at the end we should come up with a GOOD ANSWER 
..... “ We gonna go with Foot spa 🦶”

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5. THE GOOD ANSWER.
Wow! This is the feeling when you got almost everything on the board. It was one of those moments that you feel like you won the Lotto. That “FEELING” is incomparable.

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6. The X, XX, XXX.
It was like “Ows!”, “What the .... ?!” 🤷‍♀️ 🤷‍♂️ That feeling 

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7. STEALING THE POINT
When you wish it was an XXX to the other team and think of a way to steal their points  

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8. Wishing and praying , “IT’s UP THERE!”
That’s when you’re at the EDGE, that the last answer will either make you WIN or LOSE. One of those moments when you call all the saints who can help you 

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9. The FUN FAMILY PARTY
The moment when two families embraced and congratulated each other.  It’s a fun and healthy competition that ended up with sweet hugs and kisses 

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10. The FAMOUS FAMILY POST
Of course, no matter what , we are here for each other because our greatest prize is our FAMILY  Win or Lose, this is what we stand for , Family is ....... ️️LOVE!

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We know, we know, that we should have answered this and that. But to tell you honestly, it's different when you're up there, on stage, with live audience, with Gerry Dee, with loud music, and clapping and all the things that are part of any TV production. It's intense, it's surreal, it's indescribable. But it's all good! We had the best day of our lives, win or lose. Playing alongside with your family  on TV and online, is a winning moment jn itself. And that we say, is a GOOD ANSWER!


Family Feud Canada is aired  Monday-Thursday, 7:30 pm (8NT), at CBC and free streaming at CBCGEM.CA.