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Contestant Search Starts on Citytv’s New Reality Series My RONA Home

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Contestant Search Starts on Citytv’s New Reality Series My RONA Home

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(Toronto – May 28, 2009) Do you live in the Calgary or Edmonton area and want to own your very own home? Citytv is searching for potential first-time homeowners to take part in an exciting new reality series, My RONA Home, where one lucky family will win the home of their dreams.

Starting Friday, May 29, Calgary and Edmonton residents can log on to www.Citytv.com and click on the My RONA Home logo for their chance at being selected as one of two families going head-to-head in the competition of a lifetime. Participants must include a recent family photo with each entry. Online registration closes, Sunday, June 14 at midnight (MST).

“My RONA Home was an excellent opportunity to partner with RONA and ZONE3 to create a fresh and exciting new reality series for Canadian audiences” commented Alain Strati, VP of Specialty Television and Development, Rogers Media Television

Hosted by Elissa Lansdell, My RONA Home follows two families as they compete to design, construct and decorate brand new homes over the course of just ten weeks. With the help of a team of experts and friends, each family must complete one room per episode and the public votes on who did the best job each week. After the intensity and stress of fierce competition and the back breaking labour of building the homes, the family that receives the most votes per episode wins their home, with everything inside.

My RONA Home is produced by ZONE3 and is set to air this fall on Citytv.

About the Host:
Elissa Lansdell started her broadcast career behind-the-scenes before landing a slue of on-air gigs including stints at The Weather Network and then at CMT as a host of Dedicated, CMT Music and Chick Flick Fridays. Elissa has traveled the globe to interview the biggest stars in country music. A self-proclaimed weekend renovation warrior, Elissa is currently the host of Citytv's My RONA Home which combines her love of performing with her passion for home renovation and all things décor.

Based in Montreal, ZONE3 is an entertainment production company whose creative ideas and production skills are focused in four main areas: television, film, live entertainment and music & home video production. ZONE3 is the largest independent production company in Quebec and is ranked fifth overall in Canada. ZONE3 was founded by André Larin, Michel Bissonnette and Vincent Leduc, all veterans of the Quebec television and broadcasting industry. ZONE3 is owned by Telesystem Ltd. and CDP TélécomMédias. In 2009, ZONE3 launched its international division for English programming.

Citytv, with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.

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For more information, contact:
Veronica Logue, Citytv, 416.764.3195, veronica.logue@rci.rogers.com


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