MEET THE W NETWORK GAME OF HOMES CONTESTANTS FATHER AND DAUGHTER TEAM – RAY AND CRYSTAL MOON TO PREMIERE ON MARCH 17TH 10 PM EST/PST

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W Network’s biggest competition series yet, Game of Homes hosted by Emmy® nominated actor Cameron Mathison (All My Children54), follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

Fiery and competitive are just a few words to describe this father/daughter team from Tswasssen, British Columbia.

Crystal is Ray’s first born and as he puts it ‘was a challenge’ growing up. She is incredibly strong-willed, believes in her ideas and stubborn to a fault. Ray is the quintessential big hearted, blue collared worker and handyman extraordinaire.’ At 3-years-old, Crystal was hammering away eager to assist her father in home renovations and they’ve been doing it ever since.

Crystal wants a chance to win a house as she plans to start a family with her boyfriend and living in a 500-sq./ft.-apartment wont cut it. Ray wants to provide for his daughter by helping her get a leg up in Vancouver’s expensive housing market. He also doesn’t want her “moving home” he say’s jokingly.

Crystal is passionate about design and has a confident sense of what she likes. She sees her home project having a ‘crisp’ gallery feel while Ray envisions more of a rustic feel. But Ray knows to take a back seat in design and allow Crystal to take the wheel. He has no choice! He knows he’ll stick to his role as ‘builder’.

The two bring a playful father/daughter banter that’s both hilarious and endearing. Ray and Crystal Moon have the competitive drive and experience to take on this challenge.

What attracted you to apply to be on Game of Homes?
Crystal: The opportunity to do what I love and potentially grow my business, and of course WIN A HOUSE where I could build a family.

Ray: My daughter Crystal found out about it and asked me to be her partner

How was living in the home while it was under renovation?
Crystal: We were literally eating, sleeping and breathing renovations in a house that should have been condemned. It was very trying at times, but also fun, like camping inside – no running water or electricity. Oh and then there’s the matter of sharing a bedroom with my Dad…

Ray: Living in the house was frustrating especially with the limited electrical & water supply.     I could deal with the dirt and the messy living conditions but I found it very frustrating having the newly renovated areas walked through while renovating the rest of the house, keeping it clean took time away from other projects.

What did you like most about being on Game of Homes?
Crystal: The people we met and worked with were such great support. Everyone was warm and friendly which made being away from family and friends all that much easier.

Ray: The competition, I’m an individual that likes to be challenged and throughout my life I have competed in various events. It forces you to push yourself past your comfort zone to feel a sense of accomplishment. Plus I enjoyed working with my daughter (most the time).

Which room was the most challenging and why?
Crystal: By far the Kitchen. It was our largest room and had the least room for error. Add a few hiccups and the stress level went thru the roof.

Ray: The kitchen, it was the biggest mess, it required the most work, and during the reno of that room we had a bit of a conflict with our contractor.   Also I ended up having to go to the hospital emergency (blood poisoning in my arm). I required daily treatments at the hospital during that challenge and because of that I wasn’t able to help Crystal with the renos as much as was needed.

What did you enjoy most about working with host Cameron Mathison?
C & R: Cameron is a very kind and genuine person, incredibly considerate and empathetic and we appreciated his energy.

What did you learn about home renovation while you were on the show? 
Crystal: I learned that every project, regardless of the size, begins with a first step–then another and another. And when that project becomes too overwhelming keep your head down and focus, at the end you will be blown away by your accomplishments.

Ray: Mostly I learned a couple of tricks of the trade from the contractors on how to do various renovations projects. But the biggest education for me was learning how to redo the roof and cut and install bathroom tiles.

Have you turned this experience into a career since completing the show? 
Crystal: In 2012 I opened Crystal Moon Design, a small residential design firm. Since filming Game of Homes it’s reaffirmed in my mind that this is my calling.

Ray: Nope, I’m semi-retired and I Coach High School Football.

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MEET CONTESTANTS ON W NETWORK’S GAME OF HOMES PJ (PAWAN) AND NINA JOHAR TO PREMIERE ON MARCH 17TH 10 PM EST/PST

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W Network’s biggest competition series yet, Game of Homes hosted by Emmy® nominated actor Cameron Mathison (All My Children54), follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

It was love at first sight for Nina and PJ when they met in Australia seven years ago. Strong-willed and tenacious, this Indo Canadian couple has all the design and renovation experience to take on this show.

Nina and Pawan have done numerous home renovation projects together including gutting and refurbishing an entire heritage home. They love to use bold, bright colors that reflect their heritage purples, reds, and yellows. Nina credits her design eye to her mother who always made a space feel warm and beautiful. A single mother with little money raised Nina and they constantly moved from rental house to rental house. Every home they lived in was’ uniquely designed by her mother and it inspires Nina in her own projects.

In Indian culture, being a single mother is frowned upon. Her own community never accepted her, says Nina. The couple wants to win the house so that they can give back to her mother. They want to provide her a wonderful space that is “rent free”.

With Nina’s strong design background and Pawan’s patience in structural work, the two have a passionate reason to win this house.

What attracted you to apply to be on Game of Homes?
The opportunity to fulfill our dream to design & create our dream home and of course the opportunity to win a mortgage free home & a piece of land to put it on! We support Nina’s mum also who has been through so much in her life that giving her a rent/mortgage free permanent roof over her head to call home would mean more than the world for all of us.

Was the production what you expected?  
Yes and No. We had no idea how the show or competition would work…we thought we would have weeks to do the whole place as one big challenge not each space/room/area being a separate challenge and in such a short time. We didn’t think we’d be kept in the dark so much as to what would happen next… We seriously didn’t know what was happening that day until 8am the day of! It was cray-cray!!

Also with no set criteria or point system, it was a real guessing game as to what the judges and guest judges were looking for each week. It felt like we were chasing our tail a lot!

What did you like most about being on Game of Homes? 
The idea of have some ‘us’ time was good in theory before we went on the show but that was way too long away from our kids!

The cast & crew were wildly awesome! Production took really good care of us and looking back we are so proud of the effort we put in and how we truly went all-in for each and every challenge by really pushing our design ideas and physical abilities to the absolute limits. We really took risks stretching what is even possible in a rooms/space in such a short time frame. Many sleepless nights and long long days. It was worth it!

What did you miss the most when you were on set for the month? 
Most definitely our spunky, beautiful kids, our favourite vegetarian restaurant and contact with the outside world!

Which room was the most challenging and why? 
The bathroom was the most challenging, as it was really ass end backwards compared to how you normally do a bathroom renovation. Not only were we waterproofing, dry walling and tiling before we even had a shower base onsite, we also had zero knowledge about how to tile. Nina decided to chose small tiles as the main tiles which took literally all night to finish as we literally used them to cover the walls and floor. Full respect to rulers out there and we will never tile again!

What did you enjoy most about working with host Cameron Mathison? 
He was so chilled & had a calming ora & energy around him that gave us a sense of calmness amongst all the madness! I know he must have hated delivering the twists in the challenges and calling “time’s up” for the challenges when there was still so much to do.

What did you learn about home renovation while you were on the show?
We are a great team and so grateful to have the different skills we have and appreciate the others role more.

Nina learnt that power tools are very heavy & not fun and don’t know why guys call them ‘boy toys’ as they are not toys but instead potentially harmful machines. She hopes to never touch one Again! you’ll certainly see why in the spare room episode.

How have you transferred what you learned to life after Game of Homes?
We are into the next reno project through PNJ Property Investment Group and looking forward to the exterior envelope repairs and changes and re-siding the house. I have a huge appreciation for Nina’s vision &design style & choices and trust her entirely in that department. Each time she designs a home, it “wow’s” people & the houses sell so quickly! She has not lifted a hammer onsite however, nor will I let her.

Have you turned this experience into a career since completing the show?
Absolutely! Through our company PNJ Property Investment Group we are enroute to re-develop a few houses each year partnering with investors as well as providing interior design services & managing renovation projects for others. This will create more beautiful neighborhoods, bringing new life back into homes that need some love and attention and provide designer yet affordable homes for families in the greater Vancouver & lower mainland areas.

What did you take away the most from appearing on the show?
We both have a suitcase full of paint covered clothes, a couple of extra pounds for me eating all those ruffles but Nina somehow always seems to look amazing even when covered in teal paint!

This show is going to be crazy as challenges went every which way, lots of tears and triumphs and expect the unexpected on judgment days! We hope that you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed being a part of it!

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VOICE ACTOR DAVE PETTITT SOARS TO NEW HEIGHTS AS THE VOICE OF DISCOVERY CANADA’S ‘AIRSHOW’, ‘HIGHWAY THRU HELL’ AND TOURISM ECUADOR’S HISTORIC SUPER BOWL COMMERCIAL

davepettittDave Pettitt is a male voice actor with more than just a deep, clear voice. He brings a natural instinct and sound to every read. Finalist at the 2014 Voice Arts Awards, Dave was nominated for the campaign for Tourism Ecuador in the Outstanding National TV Commercial category. Tourism Ecuador made history at this years Super Bowl as the first country to advertise during Super Bowl 2015, Dave was chosen to do the voiceover for this beautiful and inviting commercial. http://youtu.be/toZaCpIzDqg. Canada’s Super Bowl broadcast also heard Dave’s voice with the well known Suncor commercial.

Discovery Canada’s exciting new television series ‘Airshow’ premiered January 26th. http://www.discovery.ca/Shows/Airshow with Dave at the narration helm. ‘Highway thru Hell’ continues to break audience records every season! And you guessed it, Dave Pettitt narrates the series that airs on Discovery Canada and in over 178 countries worldwide.

The 42nd Annual Annie Awards were recently held in Los Angeles on January 31st. The Annie Awards are the highest honor given for excellence in animation. Trophies are awarded for the year’s best feature film, video and television programs. Dave narrated “Best Animated Video Game” winner Valiant Hearts: The Great War, Ubisoft. http://annieawards.org/ http://youtu.be/Khl02WOSfXQ

Dave Pettitt has been a voice talent since 1992. His career began by lending his personality and vocal chops to morning radio in Calgary and on Vancouver Island. During that time, Dave was also being sought after by studios across North America to provide voice over for many well-known international clients. Voice over plays an enormous role in shaping the overall tone and quality of the production as a whole.

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Dave is best known for his array of television narration for shows including Great Pacific Media’s ‘Airshow’ and ‘Highway thru Hell’, as well as History Channel’s ‘American Daredevils’ and ‘Draft Year’ on Sportsnet.

With credits in animation, including Lego’s Legends of Chima (2013), and countless National radio and television commercial clients, Dave has provided VO for Disney’s Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) and Frozen (2013) Blu ray extras, Panasonic, Animal Planet Puppy Bowl and Nickelodeon.

It is his down to earth style and an everyman voice that makes him a great match for today’s documentary and real life drama series as well as international brands worldwide.

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W Network’s Biggest Competition Show Ever Gives Away a House and the Land to put it on. Game of Homes Premieres March 17

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This March, Corus Entertainment presents the premiere of W Network’s biggest competition series yet, Game of Homes (8X60). Hosted by Emmy® nominated actor Cameron Mathison (All My Children, 54), the Vancouver-based series follows four teams of two amateur home renovators as they compete for the prize of a lifetime – a house and a plot of land to put it on. Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Game of Homes premieres Tuesday, March 17 at 10p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

Game of Homes is the biggest series of its kind for W Network,” said John MacDonald, Vice President, Television, Head of Corus Women and Family, Corus Entertainment. “We’ve taken over the harbourfront of downtown Vancouver and challenged four teams of amateurs to transform four tear downs into their dream homes. They’ll be joined by renowned guest judges including Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott, and Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot of Love It or List It: Vancouver in their pursuit of a once in a lifetime final prize. The show features contestants with larger-than-life personalities for whom this prize means a lot more than just a great renovation, it will truly be life changing.”

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In Game of Homes, host Cameron Mathison guides the teams as they compete for the ultimate prize. The teams save rundown houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them into their dream homes, room- by-room. These condemned houses slated for the wrecking ball, are uprooted and transported by truck and barge to downtown Vancouver. Here in public view teams will work side by side, around the clock, to completely transform these dumps into show homes while living in them. They will battle small budgets, tight deadlines cramped quarters and each other for a chance to win a home and change their lives forever.

The action-packed series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. Every week, two expert judges, Cheryl Torrenueva (Colin & Justin’s Home Heist, Restaurant Makeover, Restaurant Impossible) and Jeremy MacPherson (The Re- Inventors) assess the design and workmanship of each team’s room transformation. They will be joined by celebrity guest judges including: Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver; Drew and Jonathan Scott from W Network’s Property Brothers; CMT’s Kortney and Dave Wilson; Colin and Justin (Colin and Justin’s Home Heist, I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here); Kelly Deck (Take it Outside); and Dee Dee Eustace (Love By Design, Real Designing Women). In the grand finale, the public will also cast their vote on which team has achieved the most spectacular home renovation.

“Securing a 60,000 square foot waterfront site in the heart of Vancouver, and moving four houses at 88,000 lbs. each was a monstrous undertaking. The results are a mesmerizing new setting for home renovation competition, with the highest stakes of all; a new home,” said Blair Reekie Series Producer of Great Pacific Media.

The teams include fiery and competitive father/daughter duo Ray and Crystal Moon, who want to help Crystal get a leg up in Vancouver’s expensive housing market; PJ (Pawan) and Nina Johar who want to win the house so that they can provide Nina’s mother a wonderful space that is rent free; vibrant and confident couple Charlotte Fenton and Sean Duncan; and recently engaged pair Disa Ottosdottir and Russell Schaper-Kotter who are hoping to begin their lives together in a new home.

Series host, Cameron Mathison has graced the screen in both film and television projects. Mathison, a Sarnia, Ontario native, made his feature film debut in 54, opposite Salma Hayek and Ryan Phillippe, he followed that role up with the independent movie Washed Up and the feature film The Surrogate, which was released in 2013. A man of many talents, Mathison, is a featured contributor for ABC’s Good Morning America and Entertainment Tonight, and has also appeared on the fifth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, where he advanced all the way to Week nine.

During production, Nickel Bros. LLC moved the homes to their renovation location on the picturesque Vancouver waterfront. The Brick, Benjamin Moore and 3M are sponsoring the series and supply teams with renovation and design materials throughout the competition. The Brick is the official retail sponsor and supplied all four teams with furniture, mattresses, appliances and big screen TV’s. As part of the series, competitors visited a Brick location with shopping spree access for their appliances and to furnish the bedrooms, dens, and dining rooms. All featured furniture in the room renovation reveals were provided by the Brick. Both Benjamin Moore and 3M products were available throughout the series to the teams from a custom paint and supply station. All of the paint was supplied by Benjamin Moore with additional colour consultations and product selection advice provided to the teams. Teams worked with 3M products including ScotchBlue(TM) Painter’s Tape, Command(TM) hooks and Scotch-Brite(TM) sponges.

For more information on these series, please visit wnetwork.com/GameofHomes.

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About W Network
W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women offering a range of compelling entertainment ranging from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. Award-winning WNetwork.com offers an appealing second-screen experience with in depth show information featuring articles, videos, photo galleries, recipes and resource guides. With its extensive research capabilities and consumer insights, W Network is recognized as a leading expert in marketing to women. W Network is owned by Canadian-based media and entertainment company Corus Entertainment. For more information, visit WNetwork.com and corusent.com.

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NEW SHAW TV SERIES ‘FIONA FORBES’ AIRS THURSDAYS 6 PM AND 10 PM

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About the Show
Shaw TV – Vancouver is poised to launch the newest talk show on the local scene: Fiona Forbes is a 30-minute gabfest that includes an intimate conversation with a notable personality, followed by candid panel commentary about headlines making waves in pop culture.

Coming up this week CBC’s Dragon Den’s Restauranteur Vikram Vij is Fiona’s feature guest. Vikram will stick around for the panel with Chelah Horsdal and Brent Furdyk (editor of TV Week). Steve Darling and Sophie Lui will answer the “7 Questions” segment.

Past interviews include comedy icon John Cleese, Astronaut and all ‘round cool dude Commander Chris Hadfield and Social Entrepreneur Mark Brand. Past panelists have been CBC’s Grant Lawrence, CFOX’s Karen Khunkhun, Prevail from Swollen Members, Global News Anchor Chris Gailus, Vancouver’s Man About Town Fred Lee, Style Expert Susie Wall, Recording Artist Bif Naked and Writer-Broadcaster Steve Burgess. Plus we’ve also had Mayor Derek Corrigan, Scottish Design Duo Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan and the one and only MICHAEL ECKFORD!!

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In Brief
Shaw TV – Vancouver’s newest talk show on the local scene – Fiona Forbes! And ‘talk’ is the operative word: the 30-minute gabfest includes a fun & casual personality-driven conversation, followed by candid panel commentary about headlines that are making waves in pop culture.

The series is hosted by – you guessed it – one of Vancouver’s favourite TV personalities* Fiona Forbes who brings her trademark conversational style to insightful interviews with celebs and public figures, and delves into issue- oriented discussion with an ever-changing gang of notable – and opinionated – panelists. Eclectic. Energetic. Entertaining.

* The Georgia Straight, 2014

At Length
Fiona Forbes is a 30-minute talk series that includes fun & casual personality-driven conversation, and combines it with a candid panel commentary featuring distinct views on matters of interest to the community.

The show will include two integral segments – a feature interview and a roundtable discussion – and will introduce a short and fun signature Q&A piece 7 Questions that will wrap each episode.

The key word is TALK: no demos, no performances, no gimmicks. The show offers interesting and revealing personality profiles, along with honest opinions, ideas, banter and debate. The interview capitalizes on Fiona’s lighthearted conversational style as she engages with high-profile guests, while the roundtable allows Fiona and her always-changing group of notable panelists to delve into more issue-centric chat with a focus on headlines, trends and pop culture buzz.

Hosted by award-winning broadcaster Fiona Forbes.

Thursday 6pm and 10pm only on Shaw TV-Vancouver.
Friday 10am, 2pm, 10pm; Saturday 10am, 6pm; Sunday 10am, 6pm

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A talk with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, David Sancious

The Promotion People DavidSanciousphotobyMichael BloomDavid Sancious just wrapped up a year that would have been enviable to even the biggest names in the music world. As a member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band, David not only received the “Award for Musical Excellence,” but he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Peter Gabriel was inducted in 2014, as well, and David joined him on stage, too. Last year, Sancious also spent a good portion of his time traveling the world with Sting, Paul Simon, and Peter Gabriel. He came home for the holidays, had a brief break, and then hopped on a plane and went to New Zealand, Australia, and Europe with Sting and Paul Simon for the next leg of their “On Stage Together” tour, which started yesterday (Friday, January 30).

AXS talked with David shortly before he left for New Zealand. Hoping to hear how the musical juggernaut had enjoyed his brief time off, AXS was saddened to learn how the artist had actually spent his precious downtime.

“I had knee surgery,” Sancious related. “I had a real problem with my leg on the Peter Gabriel tour last summer, so I went through six months of physical therapy, which didn’t really help. I started out okay, but the longer the tour went on, the more painful it got, so I scheduled the surgery for January 6 and I’m just about finished recovering. It was important to get the surgery done before this next project with Sting and Paul Simon started up. Luckily, it fit in great! I’m just about fully healed, and I’m certainly ready to start the tour.”

A life on the road isn’t something that everyone can handle. The constant travel, irregular sleep, and not always the best food options are all very hard on the body. It takes a special person to thrive under these often adverse conditions. How does David manage?

“Every night is enjoyable!” he expressed. “That’s one of the things I love most about playing music. When I was little, my parents told me, ‘If you make your life’s work what you love to do, then it won’t really be such hard work, at all.’ Truth be told, this is incredibly hard work! But because I’m so in love with it and I find such enjoyment from the most simple things to the most complex things, my life has just been one long series of degrees of enjoyment.”

When David said his life, he meant his entire life. The artist knew by age seven that music was what he wanted to do.

“There are only two other things that I’ve ever lost myself in like I can lose myself in music — where hours go by and I don’t even realize it because I’m so enthralled. The first is painting. Abstract painting because I’m not a skilled or schooled painter, at all. Just doing oil on a canvas for my own pleasure, that same kind of world comes up where I just totally fall away. That time-based person who has concerns and all of that, it just melts away and I’m left with only the sensation of what I’m doing.

“The other activity that I have lost myself in is gardening,” David informed. “But music definitely trumps everything.”

Sancious went on to state that doing music is at once soothing and fascinating. He compared it to being on a river in that creativity has a pull and a force all it’s own, and you sort of just ride along, excited to see where it’s going to take you.

“I really do think that music and art have an energy that has its own life,” David elaborated. “It sort of comes through us and we become the instrument. It is just like when we use a musical instrument in our own hands, we become the physical, three dimensional instrument for that music to come into the world. It is such a fascinating process, you’ll be sitting there and you’ll be thinking, ‘I’m thirsty, I’d love to get up and get some water.’ But you won’t! That will wait for 20 minutes or more because you are too immersed in what you’re doing. You can even put off going to the bathroom,” he laughed, “because you just have to see where this moment is going to take you!”

David thought for a moment, then decided, “You know, they should teach this in schools. It ought to be something that goes along with career counseling. And it is something that should be done early on to get people in touch with whatever it is in life that their particular personality resonates with. What their interest is. Where their energy is. Find that thing that you get lost in and don’t ever lose touch with it!”

Besides his non-stop touring schedule, this year David promised AXS he would finally complete his ninth studio album, The Treehouse Sessions. “That’s my first priority,” he stated. “Everything else takes second priority to that. My touring will probably take me to the summer of this year. Then, I’ll have a little break before going back out with just Sting — I think we’ll be in Europe for about six weeks in late June… so my apologies for the delay on the record, but it will certainly come. Just like the sunrise, on one fine day, it will be there,” he laughed.

And on that day, AXS will be there to tell you all about it. For more information, visit David’s website and follow him on Twitter.

Article by Allen Foster
AXS Contributor
http://www.axs.com/a-talk-with-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-inductee-david-sancious-38898

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Steve Nash Fitness Club Celebrates New Victoria Location

The Promotion People - Steve NashGrand Opening Event launches State of the Art Fitness Facility in the NBA All Star’s hometown

Steve Nash Fitness Clubs is proud to announce the grand opening of their highly anticipated new club at the Uptown Shopping Centre in Victoria, B.C. The celebration kicks off with a Nash style launch party on Saturday January 24th, 2015 from 11:00 am until 3:00 pm., with a special ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:00 noon. Local celebrities and dignitaries will be on hand to kick off the festivities and tour the new club, and the community is invited to come and receive their own personal “Passport to Fitness.”

The relocation of the Islands foremost fitness facility has been in the works for well over a year. As part of the Nash Clubs commitment to providing members with the best possible experience to get fit and improve their health, the new location provides state of the art equipment, extensive group fitness classes, along with personal training and nutrition experts, all delivered in an inspiring environment.

“Our mission in creating a world class fitness facility is to provide high value to the Victoria community along with outstanding customer service”, says Chris Smith, COO of Steve Nash Fitness Clubs. “The roots of our brand are in BC and we are excited to have this beautiful new facility in Steve’s hometown. We are looking forward to further expanding our brand on the Island in the near future.”

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The Club will be kicking of the “Passport to Fitness” Tours at 11 am and guests are invited to come in their workout gear to experience group personal training drills, group fitness classes such as LaBlast and Cardio Chaos, a nutrition station and much more. Local sponsors providing gifts for the swag bags and raffle prizes include Good Earth Café, Sports Rent, Rogers Chocolates, AdrenaLINE Ziplines, Salon Felice, Niche Magazine and David’s Tea. Guests will enjoy healthy appetizers courtesy of Little Piggy Catering and delicious beverages from David’s Tea. The Zone 91.3 FM will be broadcasting LIVE from the Main Square at Uptown while DJ Naomi Nice from Girl on Wax will be spinning tunes on the Plaza.

DETAILS:
WHAT: Steve Nash Sports Club Uptown Grand Opening Celebration
WHERE: Uptown Shopping Centre, Level 4 Plaza
(Parking for the event is on Level 1)
B101-3561 Blanshard Street, Victoria BC
DATE: Saturday, January 24, 2015
TIME: 11:00 am – 3:00 pm. Ribbon Cutting with Dignitaries at 12:00 noon

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Congratulations Gabrielle Miller and Alexander Cendese on their engagement!

Gabrielle Miller and Alexander Cendese are happy to announce their engagement. Gabrielle and Alexander met in New York City in 2012 performing together in an Off Broadway play at the prestigious Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village. Gabrielle is a Gemini award winning actor most known for her work in the hit TV series Corner Gas as well as the recent films Down River and Moving Day. Alexander Cendese is an American/Canadian New York based theatre, film and television actor, as well as a writer and producer, and an Alumni of the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Together they run Loud Cowboy Productions and split their time between New York and Toronto. Alexander had Gabrielle’s ring designed and cast by Charles Freshman at Freshman’s Inc., a renowned jeweler in Salt Lake City, Utah, est. 1895. Their wedding will take place in August of 2015 at Whispering Oaks Ranch near Moab, Utah.

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In demand actor Emmanuelle Vaugier returns to Showcase Series ‘Lost Girl’

Watch for upcoming starring roles in features ‘Saul: the Journey to Damascus’ and ‘Stepdaughter’

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Stunning actor Emmanuelle Vaugier continues to reprise her role on the innovative series ‘Lost Girl’, a Canadian supernatural drama highly rated Showcase series. Playing the role of The Morrigan, Emmanuelle breathes life into her vain and dangerously sociopathic character. The fifth season of ‘Lost Girl’ promises to be the most electrifying season yet. ‘Lost Girl’ premieres on December 7th on Showcase and in the new year on SYFY.

Just wrapped, Emmanuelle stars in the feature film ‘Stepdaughter’ recently filmed in Los Angeles. Directed by John Murlowski. The film co-stars Niki Koss and Matt Socia.

Recently premiering at TIFF 2014 Emmanuelle co-stars in ‘Teen Lust’, a feature film about an awkward high school student who must lose his virginity before being sacrificed by a local religious cult. The film stars Cary Elwes (Saw, The Princess Bride), Kristin Bauer van Straten (“True Blood”), Jesse Carere (“Skins”), Daryl Sabara (The Philosopher, Machete, Spy Kids) and Annie Clark (“Degrassi: The Next Generation”). Blaine Thurier (A Gun to the Head) directed the film that he co-wrote with Jason Stone (This Is The End).

Emmanuelle Vaugier booked the coveted leading role as Mary Magdalene in the feature film ‘Saul: The Journey to Damascus’ filmed in Malta. The feature film is based on the Acts of the Apostles known as Saul the Butcher. The stoning of Stephen was said to have shattered Saul’s faith in the Temple and its denial of Christ as the Messiah. His conversion to Christianity and baptism as Paul changed the history of the world. Emmanuelle stars along side John Rhys Davis (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Lord of the Rings), Kyle Schmidt (Being Human, Copper) Callum Blue (The Tudors), and Kris Holden Reid (The Tudors, Lost Girl). The script and direction was in the hands of Maltese writer/director Mario Philip Azzopardi, “Saul” is an official Malta-Canada co-production produced by Cittadella Films with Canadian film-maker Ken Gord and eONE acting as worldwide distributors.

One of the roles that Emmanuelle connected most with was playing a woman who rescues animals in ‘Susie’s Hope’, a role for which she won best actress at the Greensville International Film Festival. ‘It’s Christmas, Carol!’ another starring role for Emmanuelle, won her a Leo Award. Emmanuelle also stars in ‘The Wedding Chapel’ and ‘Clara’s Deadly Secret’, ‘Hidden Away’ and ‘Absolute Deception’ alongside Cuba Gooding Jr.

Vaugier is best known for her popular role as Charlie Sheen’s ex-fiancée Mia on the award-winning CBS comedy ‘Two and a Half Men.’ For three seasons she played Detective Jessica Angell on ‘CSI: NY,’ and in the USA Network crime series ‘Covert Affairs.’

photo 3Her other television appearances include a recurring role on ‘Human Target’ as well as guest roles on ‘The Mentalist’, ‘Big Shots’ and ‘Supernatural’. She was also the female superhero for the television pilot of the comic ‘Painkiller Jane’, and had a starring role in the ‘Master of Horror’ series directed by John Carpenter. Her other television credits include: ‘One Tree Hill‘, ‘Monk’, ‘North Shore’, ‘Veronica Mars’, as well as ‘Call Me, The Rise and Fall of Heidi Fleiss’, and ‘My Guide to Becoming a Rock Star‘. She also portrayed Dr. Helen Bryce; Lex Luthor‘s wife on the WB‘s hit drama ‘Smallville’.

Emmanuelle’s feature film endeavors are just as impressive. She starred in the thriller ‘Mirrors 2’, and ‘Dolan’s Cadillac’, starring Christian Slater. Her other credits include ‘Saw II’, ‘Saw IV’, ‘Hysteria’, ‘Far Cry’, ‘Bachelor Party 2’, ‘Unearthed’, ‘Secondhand Lions’ (Michael Caine, Robert Duvall), ‘40 Days and 40 Nights’ (Josh Hartnett), ‘House of the Dead 2: Dead Aim’ and a lead role in the comedy ‘Blonde and Blonder’.

Off-screen, Emmanuelle is an avid animal lover. A project that is very close to her heart is her own 501c3 charitable foundation ‘The Fluffball’, which raises money for various animal charities through her annual cocktail event. A dedicated equestrian Emmanuelle competes on a horse rescued from a situation of neglect. Emmanuelle paints to express her creativity and contributes a major portion of her sales to the many charitable animal rescue organizations she supports.

Emmanuelle’s inner and outer beauty shines through as she is among the select group of women to be on ‘Maxim‘s Top 100’ list twice. She was also named fifth on Femme Fatal magazine’s 50 Sexiest Women on the Planet’, and was named ‘Sexiest Woman Alive’ for the sixth time by Smartasses Magazine. Emmanuelle has graced the covers of Maxim, Femme Fatal, Dolce Vita, Flare, UMM, Status, Modern Dog, LA Health, Vancouver View, Vancouver Lifestyles, Western Living Condo, Donato and Infamous.

Photo credit: Rod Roberts

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Rebecca Marshall shows her range in acting with roles on Cedar Cove, Supernatural, Raze and just wrapped Lockdown

The Promotion People - becksinlaRebecca is currently filming a guest star role on CTV/ABC’s Motive

Rebecca Marshall has been working non stop in 2014. Having completed a recurring role on CBC’s popular series “Artic Air” Rebecca was cast in a number of other television series including a guest-starring role as “Lola” on the CW’s Supernatural and is currently filming an episode of CTV/ABC’s Motive in Vancouver.

With an Estonian, Ukrainian and English background this green eyed Canadian can also be seen in a recurring role on Hallmark Channel’s “Cedar Cove” as Alex, the sexy new cowgirl who comes to town and stirs up a little bit of trouble.

Rebecca also played Marika, a recurring pill junkie, and supermodel on the new USA Network show “Rush” and plays Tenley Lark on Season 4 of “Franklin and Bash”.

Rebecca’s most challenging role to date has been one of the leads in Horror Action feature film “Raze” directed by Josh Waller. Starring along side Rachel Nichols, Zoe Bell, Tracie Thompson and Rosario Dawson this action, thriller is about women that are abducted into an underground fighting system and forced to fight each other for their survival. Raze is currently airing on SHOWTIME and can be purchased on iTunes.

Just wrapped Rebecca stars in “Lockdown” alongside Roger Cross and WWE wrestler Dean Ambrose in a non-stop action packed cop chase movie with British director Stephen Reynolds at the helm. Rebecca plays Ellen Matthews the Captain of the police force, who is a no nonsense boss, that has to deal with a complete lockdown at her precinct over night to catch her criminal.

Rebecca lives in Los Angeles and continues to travel to Vancouver for television and movie roles. A huge lover of animals and the environment Rebecca lives with her rescue dog Sophie who joins her on long hikes daily. She spends a lot of her time in Africa with close friends and traveling when she’s not working. In her spare time she paints in her art studio in the back of her home and works out everyday with her trainer Patrick Murphy. Rebecca prefers to do most of her own stunts so she eats extremely healthy and stays in shape. Rebecca just finished writing her first screenplay and is looking forward to directing the feature film next year.

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