Normandy, in an episode titled “Lest We Forget”, the leg would provide all competitors with a unique first-hand experience of Canadian history. Part of six teams that were still in the Race, Spooner and Mikkelson arrived at the Boulard Calvados distillery first. France
Offering to compete in the roadblock, Mikkelson was working with a mathematical formula to remove a sample of apple brandy from one of the hundreds of barrels in stock, working towards achieving a 40 per cent alcohol content. Mikkelson’s struggles allowed other teams to catch up and eventually by-pass them.
Expanding their lead, Spooner and Mikkelson delivered a poppy to a waiting soldier standing in front of the Remembrance and Renewal Statue. From the Juno Beach Centre, Natalie and Meaghan arrived at the Pit Stop at
, where they met surviving war veteran Jim Parks. Spooner and Mikkelson both hugged Parks, thanking him for his service. Juno Beach