Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

About the Show

Hosted by Paul Sun-Hyung Lee (Kim’s Convenience), CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR (6x60) is inspired by The Theory of Multiple Intelligences, like the grownup version of the competition format. Over six weeks, 12 remarkable Canadian kids will showcase their smarts in fun and spectacular challenges across six categories: physical, musical, social, linguistic, logical, and visual smarts. In this entertaining and action-packed series, the young competitors will battle for the coveted title of Canada’s Smartest Person Junior with the whole country cheering them on. Applications are now open to kids who excel in diverse fields such as: dancing; gaming; snowboarding; doing puzzles; playing music; debating; creating science fair projects; raising horses; making movies; or telling jokes; because, after all, intelligence comes in all shapes and sizes.

In a twist on the original format, audiences will see the same cast of incredible kids week-to-week. Those competitors with the strongest performances each week will advance to the next episode, while the others will be up for elimination. In the season finale, the top six finalists will go head-to-head one final time. The competition will culminate in a heart-stopping showdown between the top two combatants in the world’s most intense intelligence obstacle course, the Super Gauntlet, for the chance to be named Canada’s Smartest Person Junior.

CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR is based on the hit format Canada’s Smartest Person and is produced by award-winning Media Headquarters. Robert Cohen is Executive Producer and Creator. It will be shot in front of a live studio audience at the Canadian Broadcast Centre in Toronto in summer 2018.

Find CANADA'S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR online:

CBC.ca/SmartestPersonJunior

@CanadasSmartest | facebook.com/CanadasSmartestPerson

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Program Name

Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Unscripted

Schedule

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)

Bios

​Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Appa | Kim's Convenience
Host | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Alexia Sabau | Calgary, AB

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Arjun Ram | Hamilton, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Ashley Taylor | Guelph, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Danica Scully | Halifax, NS

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Liam Henderson | Sarnia, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Liam Veale | Saint John, NB

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Matthew Shimon | Sydney, NS

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Mateus Soto | Toronto, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Matthew Yu | West Vancouver, BC

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Misuzu Tamaki | Markham, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Sandra Nitchi | Montréal, QC

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Zoe Devalia | Scarborough, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Press Releases

CBC ANNOUNCES THE 12 CANADIAN KIDS VYING FOR THE TITLE OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR HOSTED BY

CBC ANNOUNCES THE 12 CANADIAN KIDS VYING FOR THE TITLE OF CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR HOSTED BY

CBC today announced the 12 remarkable Canadian kids who will compete on CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR, premiering Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC, the CBC TV streaming app and cbc.ca/watch. Read More »

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES

CBC ANNOUNCES FALL 2018 PREMIERE DATES

CBC today announced broadcast and streaming premiere dates for its fall 2018 lineup of new and returning series featuring a wide range of original programming produced by Canadian creators for Canadian audiences, including a new primetime schedule launching Tuesday, September 18th. Read More »

CBC KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR CANADA’S SMARTEST KIDS: CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR TO PREMI

CBC KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE SEARCH FOR CANADA’S SMARTEST KIDS: CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR TO PREMI

The search is on for CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON JUNIOR (6x60), a new CBC competition series that will be taped in front of a studio audience at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre and premiere this fall. Read More »

Program Name

Canada’s Smartest Person Junior

Program Type

Television Show

Appears On

CBC

Genre

Unscripted

Schedule

Wednesdays at 8 p.m. (8:30 p.m. NT)

Bios

​Paul Sun-Hyung Lee

Appa | Kim's Convenience
Host | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Alexia Sabau | Calgary, AB

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Arjun Ram | Hamilton, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Ashley Taylor | Guelph, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Danica Scully | Halifax, NS

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Liam Henderson | Sarnia, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Liam Veale | Saint John, NB

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Matthew Shimon | Sydney, NS

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Mateus Soto | Toronto, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Matthew Yu | West Vancouver, BC

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Misuzu Tamaki | Markham, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Sandra Nitchi | Montréal, QC

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior

Zoe Devalia | Scarborough, ON

Competitor | Canada's Smartest Person Junior