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W Network Launches New Digital Series Cameron’s House Rules Starring Game of Homes Host and Emmy®-Nominated Actor Cameron Mathison

Cameron’s House Rules premieres Tuesday, March 17 on com, W View and W Network’s YouTube channel to compliment the broadcast series Game of Homes

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 On Tuesday, March 17, W Network launches Cameron’s House Rules, a digital series starring Game of Homes host Cameron Mathison. Produced by Great Pacific Media, Hodgee Films and developed in association with W Network and with the participation of the Bell Fund, Cameron’s House Rules gives fans a behind-the scenes look at the Canadian actor’s home life as he takes on a difficult renovation of his own. The web series complements Game of Homes and gives fans even more access to Game of Homes host Cameron, with an inside look at his Los Angeles home. All five 3 to 5 minute webisodes of Cameron’s House Rules premiere Tuesday, March 17 on WNetwork.com, W View and W Network’s YouTube channel, the same day as W Network’s biggest competition series ever, Game of Homes, at 10 p.m. ET/PT on W Network.

“I was so inspired and I had so much fun on Game of Homes that I wanted to do some work myself, on my own home. I knew that my family would love the idea, so I brought them in on it and we tackled the home renovation together,” said Cameron Mathison, star of Cameron’s House Rules and host of Game of Homes. “I’m very excited to have people see this side of me, unscripted and working at home with my family”.

In the digital series, Cameron’s House Rules, Cameron Mathison rolls up his sleeves and takes on a renovation of his own. Challenged by the toughest of clients – his wife Vanessa and children Lucas and Leila – Cameron sets out to transform their dilapidated garage into a beautiful family room for their weekly movie nights. Before Cameron became a TV host, a regular on All My Children and a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, he received a university degree in Structural Engineering from McGill, so he is definitely up for the challenge. But with only five days to get the renovation done, Cameron gets a taste of what the contestants faced on Game of Homes as he handles surprises, tight deadlines, and an unexpected living situation.

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W Network is the leading destination for Canadian women delivering/with a range of compelling entertainment from original programming to lifestyle series, blockbuster movies and popular dramas. W Network’s online offerings include WNetwork.com, W Dish and W View. 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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Meet W Network Game of Homes Contestants Vancouver Couple Charlotte Fenton and Sean Duncan TO PREMIERE ON MARCH 17TH 10 PM EST/PST

The Promotion People - Game of HomesW 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.

If you had to describe Charlotte and Sean in two words you would probably start with “Hot and Awesome.”

Charlotte is a sassy, vibrant and confident 29-year-old with an amazing sense of style. She runs a business with her girlfriend selling up cycled vintage furniture.

Known as “The two Fleas” they rummage flea markets for trash to turn into treasure and they do it very successfully! What started as upcycling furniture has now evolved 2 Fleas into interior styling and design.

Sean may work in finance but he works equally as hard coming up with zingy one-liners to put Charlotte in her place. He’s the first to admit that he “barks” at Char if she bosses him around, especially under stressful situations with time constraints.

Sean and Char are the couple at the top of your invite list. They bring the dance moves, they pour the drinks and they’ll start the epic game of drunken charades. This power couple isn’t necessarily looking to make friends, they have a ton of those, but people will fight to get on their “friend roster” or alternatively, plot their demise.

Was the production what you expected?
The production was way more then we expected. We really had no idea what we were getting ourselves into and it was such a major operation that totally blew us away. The amount of hardworking production and crew involved on an everyday basis was totally unexpected but so cool to see. They all seemed to truly love their jobs; they were a great group of people to work with and made us feel so comfortable.

How was living in the home while it was under renovation?
Surprisingly not as bad as we thought it would be. We might have been the only team whose air mattress didn’t leak so that definitely helped. The smell of the old carpet in the master bedroom was a bit pungent but once renovated it was fine. Each week the house got better and better to live in. We don’t mind a little ‘glamping.’ from time to time.

What did you like most about being on Game of Homes?
During the entire taping we felt like we were living out our dream! We felt in our element and loved all of the designing and hands on work! We already had such a close relationship but found we grew even closer throughout this whole process – we had such a blast together.

Has your life changed since being on the show?
This experience definitely confirmed to Char that this is what she wants to do. Prior to the show Char ran a small furniture upcycling company called 2Fleas and wants to gear this more towards interior design and styling spaces. She is currently enrolled in an Interior design program and is excited to get her career started.

What room did you enjoy renovating the most?
The Kitchen. It is such a hub of our home and we spend all of our time in it cooking, entertaining and dance parties. We have a karaoke machine in our kitchen at home!!

Of the guest judges, which judges were you most excited to meet?
Of course always great to see our local gal Jillian! Also Colin and Justin, such characters with spunk and we love that! We’re very enthused to have them over for a dinner party.

What did you learn about home renovation while you were on the show?
That it is not easy but it is do-able if you put your mind to it. Such respect gained for such physically and mentally exhausting work. And Char will never paint another ceiling or wall again.

What would you tell others who are considering applying to be a participant on a reality show?
Do it! But brace yourself and seriously… remember to have SO much fun and love every moment of it. It flies by.

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MEET W NETWORK GAME OF HOMES CONTESTANTS ENGAGED COUPLE DISA (HJORDIS) OTTOSDOTTIR and RUSSELL SCHAPER-KOTTER
 TO PREMIERE ON MARCH 17TH 10 PM EST/PST

W Network’s biggest competition sThe Promotion People - Game of Homeseries 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.

Disa (Hjordis) Ottosdottir is originally from Reykjavik, Iceland and Russell Schaper-Kotter was born and raised in Vancouver. Putting the “U’R” in Quirky is Disa and Russell. They may look all business but these two are young, playful and full of idiosyncrasies. Recently engaged they are SO excited to begin their lives together.

Disa is a commercial designer who admits she can be too structured and too 
focused on the tiny details. That’s where Russell comes in! Loud, gregarious and full of gusto he has no problem telling Disa to start having fun! He’s the hard working muscle of the duo and will binge watch YouTube DIY Videos all night long if that’s what it takes to get the job done!

You can’t help but root for these two and you become emotionally invested in the pair from the very moment they introduce themselves and their Rhyme Time last names. It’s cuteness overload but without the sugar coma, proving that you can be sweet but still possess the drive to destroy the competition!

What attracted you to apply to be on Game of Homes?
It was honestly at the suggestion of one of Disa’s coworkers to apply. Supposedly we were the perfect couple for the job! I ended up pushing Disa to apply because I thought we might have a chance to get on with our combined skills. We have always wanted to take on a project together but hadn’t found the time to. This was the perfect opportunity!

How was living in the home while it was under renovation?
It was like camping! We slept on air mattresses, used flashlights and portable heaters. Haha, it was kind of eerie in the beginning, being in a very empty, dirty and smelly house that was scheduled for demolition.

What did you miss the most when you were on set for the month?
We definitely missed having some personal space. It can be quite exhausting having cameras and crew constantly around, in our faces, in our spaces. We barely had a minute to just breath. We also really missed our families. We are so close with our families and not being able to speak with them for weeks was really hard. It felt like forever when we finally got to see them!

What room did you enjoy renovating the most?
The kitchen, by far, was the most fun to renovate. We had a lot of limitations to work around so we really needed to tap into our creativity. Those limitations ended up driving our design decisions. We had the most inspired ideas and our creativity really shined through…we never thought late nights and lack of sleep could bring us such creative last minute ideas!

Which room was the most challenging?
The most challenging room was probably the bathroom. We had a very short amount of time to finish it and some large challenges along the way. We will never look at grouting tiles the same again….nor will we ever grout again! Another major challenge was our living room…we had to spend a full day reinforcing our ceiling as it nearly collapsed on Russell. A huge delay we didn’t expect.

What did you learn about home renovation while you were on the show? 
Well, neither of us have ever done the actual hands on reno work before. So every part, excluding the design stage and painting, of the renovation was completely new to us. It was sometimes embarrassing to have the cameras on us while we were trying to figure out the most simple task like changing a drill bit! We also learned that you can do anything if you put your mind to it. Especially with a limited budget and time constraint. It truly inspires creativity. Would I renovate a house again, you bet! We’re hooked!

Have you done any home renovations since the show finished production? 
Yes, we built a kitchen island and some great counter stools. We are currently in the process of building a wall mounted credenza for our living room…and then we’ll tackle our bedroom!

What would you tell someone considering applying for a renovation show?
Be ready for the curve balls. Be ready for the challenge and don’t be afraid to dive in head first. Being on a reality show is nothing you can prepare for. You just have to take it all in, make good choices, and hope for the best!

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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

The Promotion People - Game of HomesW 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 can be frowned upon and some of 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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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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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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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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Twitter: @SNSC@kirkgroup
Facebook: facebook.com/stevenashfitnessclubs
YouTube: youtube.com/user/stevenashfitness

Contact The Kirk Group

Colleen Kirk – Principal, The Kirk Group
colleen@thekirkgroup.net
604-992-0838

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604.726.5575

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Vancouver Production “Game of Homes” Donates $100k in furniture for distribution to local charities

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TV series rescues four houses from the wrecking ball for W Network’s renovation-reality show

Great Pacific Media of Vancouver has recently completed production on the new W Network series “Game of Homes”. The series follows four teams as they renovate four rundown houses, reviving them into dream homes as they compete for the grand prize of a home and a plot of land to put it on. Great Pacific has donated more than $100,000 in furniture, bedding and electronics from The Brick to BC Housing for distribution to charities throughout the region.

“The television and film sector creates thousands of jobs across the lower mainland and also contributes to our region in other ways.” according to Blair Reekie, President of Great Pacific.  “We purchase wardrobe, building supplies and furniture which boosts the local economy, and then try to deliver these goods back to the community.”

“We’d like to see every local production reach out to non-profit organizations to take advantage of wardrobe and furniture which could assist those in need.” Adds Blair Reekie.

The action-based series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. In each episode, two expert judges along with a celebrity guest judge including Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, and Drew and Jonathan Scott from the Property Brothers vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public will cast their vote.  The winners will be revealed and awarded with the house they have renovated and a piece of land to put it on.

Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Vancouver based “Game of Homes” includes eight one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in March 2015.

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About Great Pacific Media
Great Pacific was established by veteran producers Blair Reekie and Mark Miller. The full service content and production services company has office, post production, and studio facilities in Vancouver. Great Pacific specializes in development, production, co-production, and financing of factual, documentary, game show and reality television.

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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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Website: corusent.comgreatpacifictv.comWnetwork.com
Twitter: @GameOfHomesTV@CameronMathison@CorusPR@GreatPacificTV@w_network
Facebook: facebook.com/gameofhomestvfacebook.com/wnetwork

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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W Network’s Big Competition Series Game of Homes Announces Cameron Mathison as Host

W Network’s Game of Homes, announces Cameron Mathison as series host. The Emmy® nominated actor 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.

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Cameron Mathison host of W Network’s Game of Homes

As host of the series, Mathison will guide teams of skilled amateur home renovators as they compete for the chance to trade their skills for the prize of a lifetime. The teams save rundown houses that are marked to be torn down and revive them into dream homes. Each team must redo the houses room by room, as they cope with small budgets, tight deadlines and even tighter living spaces.

The action-based series pits each team’s skill, ingenuity and teamwork against each other. In each episode, two expert judges along with a celebrity guest judges including Jillian Harris and Todd Talbot from W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, Drew and Jonathan Scott from the Property Brothers and CMT Canada’s Kortney and Dave Wilson from The Wilson’s Flip Out, vote for their favourite room renovations based on design and workmanship. In the finale, in addition to the judges, the public will cast their vote.  The winners will be revealed and awarded with the house they have renovated.

Produced by Great Pacific Media in association with W Network, Vancouver based Game of Homes includes eight one-hour episodes and is scheduled to air in March 2015 on W Network.

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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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Website: corusent.comgreatpacifictv.comWnetwork.com
Twitter: @GameOfHomesTV, @CameronMathison@CorusPR@GreatPacificTV@w_network
Facebook: facebook.com/gameofhomestvfacebook.com/wnetwork

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Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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Open Casting Call for W Network’s New Reno Competition Series Game of Homes

Casting underway in Vancouver

W Network and Great Pacific Television are looking for competitors who need a step up in the real estate market and are willing to put all of their renovation skills to the test. Game of Homes, a new show coming to W Network this fall, is an eight-part reno competition event series with an exciting twist. Casting is currently underway in Vancouver.

W Network needs four teams of talented home renovators who have what it takes to go head-to-head and completely transform rundown houses in Vancouver into spectacular showhomes.

The team with the most impressive renovation will win one of the biggest prizes in Canadian television history – their house, mortgage-free!

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Teams of two, who have the skills and confidence to rip apart, rebuild and redesign rooms under tight budgets and impossible deadlines are encouraged to apply.  Teams could be romantically linked, friends, workmates or family members. Contestants need to be available for an extended filming period during September/October months in Vancouver.

Over the eight episodes, the teams will breathe new life into derelict dumps. Beating the other teams will take every ounce of ingenuity, design consciousness and renovating skill to achieve the most shocking transformation.

For more information and to apply please visit www.gameofhomescasting.ca

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Game of Homes is produced by Great Pacific Television, the production company behind Highway Thru Hell and Untold Stories of the ER.  The new series joins a full slate of successful original Canadian series that W Network has become known for, including Property Brothers, Buying & Selling with Property Brothers, Love It or List It, Love It or List It Vancouver and Undercover Boss Canada. The series is produced in association with W Network.

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Website: gameofhomescasting.cagreatpacifictv.comwnetwork.com
Facebook: facebook.com/gameofhomestvfacebook.com/wnetwork
Twitter: @GameOfHomesTV@GreatPacificTV@w_network

Contact The Promotion People

Lesley Diana – Founder, President and Publicist
lesley@thepromotionpeople.ca
604.726.5575

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