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MEDIA ALERT: EMBARGOED UNTIL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM PT - My RONA Home Winners Revealed


Citytv, My RONA Home Winners Revealed

(December 4, 2009) All season long, the Yellow and Blue teams went hammer to hammer in a competition to best design, construct and decorate a brand new home on the Citytv original series, My RONA Home. Citytv viewers tuned in each week and voted for their favourites online at and by phone. The results were revealed on the exciting season finale of My RONA Home which aired Sunday, December 6 on Citytv. The Blue Team – Krystle Cottrell and Vernon McCarty – were announced as the winners and were awarded their home complete with furnishings valued at $400,000. As runner-ups, the Yellow Team was given the opportunity to purchase the home they worked on with the down payment provided by RONA.

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Krystle Cottrell and Vernon McCarty met five years ago on a blind date and have been
together ever since. Prior to My RONA Home they lived in Airdrie, Alberta with their 20-month old son Aeneas. Krystle, a native Calgarian, works part time at a spa, while Vernon, originally from Saint John, NB, is a sprinkler system installer. The couple chose to take part in the My RONA Home challenge, because they thought the experience would bring them closer as a family, and bring them one step further to achieving their many dreams.

About My RONA Home:
Hosted by Elissa Lansdell My RONA Home follows two families – the Mooney family (Yellow Team) and the Cottrell/McCarty family (Blue Team) - in a competition to see who can best design, construct and decorate a brand new home. In an exciting race against the clock, each family is matched with a team of experts, and they work room-by-room, with a deadline of 30 hours to complete each phase of the house. Viewers watch as each team does all of the work in building one of the first homes seen on television to be built to the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Canada for Homes standard. Each family must live in on-site trailer homes and work side by side, making the competition fierce and emotional. Things kick-off on the premiere episode where both couples meet their team of experts and get a feel for the competition before getting down to business.

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