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City and WestJet Team Up for Exclusive Canadian Daytime Television Experience from Walt Disney World, April 19-24

 
– Favourite City on-air personalities join a WestJet plane full of viewers at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida from April 19-24
– City’s flagship daytime shows Breakfast Television and Cityline to broadcast from the Magic Kingdom
 
TORONTO (March 8, 2013)  As announced today on Breakfast Television, Toronto’s #1 morning show, along with Citylineand CityNews, are taking a WestJet plane full of viewers on a magical journey to the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, from April 19 to 24. Beginning Monday, April 22, Breakfast Television Toronto and Cityline will broadcast full shows from the Magic Kingdom. Plus Breakfast Television on-air personalities including Jody Vance (Vancouver), Drew Kozub (Winnipeg), Carla Turner (Edmonton), and Jill Belland (Calgary) join the fun with hosted Live Eye segments from the exciting theme park.

 

As part of this exclusive Canadian partnership with Disney Parks and WestJet Vacations, City is giving away vacation packages (four people per vacation)to be part of this one-of-a-kind experience. Each vacation package includes return airfare to Orlando, Florida, courtesy of WestJet Vacations, accommodations at a Walt Disney World Resort hotel, one Disney gift card valued at $600 US, theme park passes, and exclusive access to winner events with favourite City on-air personalities.

 

“By partnering with WestJet Vacations and Disney Parks we’re creating the ultimate viewer experience by connecting home audiences and contest winners with popular on-air City personalities from across Canada,” said Jordan Schwartz, Vice-President, In-House Productions, Rogers Media.  “This unique opportunity allows for all of our in-house daytime shows to hit the road at the same time at one of themost desired vacation destinations.”

 

On Monday, March 11, Cityline and CityNews launch additional contests to be part of the exclusive Canadian television experience. City audiences can also tune into their local Breakfast Television morning shows in Winnipeg, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary beginning Monday, March 18 for a chance to win a trip to be part of this memorable adventure.

 

“We are excited to be partnering with City and Disney Parks to give City viewers across Canada the magical opportunity to visit Walt Disney World in Florida,” said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President,Communication and Community Relations. “This will be a truly special experience for dozens of families, from the moment they arrive for their flightto the flight itself and so much more. We wish them all the trip of a lifetime!”

The enchanting adventure continues with Canada’s longest-running daytime program for women, Cityline, hosted by Tracy Moore. Cityline also visits the Magic Kingdom, taping the entire show in front of a live audience at 9 a.m. on Monday, April 22.  Fan-favouriteCitylineguest experts join Moore to help viewers explore the magic of Walt Disney World.

 

“Disney Parks welcomes City viewers to the most magical place on earth,” said Marlie Morrison, Managing Director of Marketing and Sales of Disney Parks & Resorts (Canada). “We’re excited that our guests will fly to Orlando with our WestJet friends to enjoy some great Disney time and create memories that will last a lifetime.”

 

 

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About City
City™ television stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal and Saskatchewan offer viewers intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television programming. A distinct alternative to other conventional television stations, City engages its viewers with dynamic on-air personalities and delivers an entertaining mix of news, local-interactive formats such as: Breakfast Television and Cityline; as well as local Canadian and US acquired prime time entertainment programming. City is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For more information on City stations and programming, visit Citytv.com. 
About WestJet
WestJet is Canada’s most preferred airline, offering scheduled service to 85 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean. Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now has more than 9,000 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful international airlines in the world.
 
About Walt Disney World Resort
Walt Disney World Resort is a contiguous, nearly 103 square-kilometers, world-class entertainment and recreation destination featuring four theme parks (Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and Disney’s Animal Kingdom); two water adventure parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon); 35 resort hotels (25 owned and operated by Walt Disney World, includes seven Disney Vacation Club resort properties); 81 holes of golf on five courses; two full-service spas; Disney’s Wedding Pavilion; ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex; and Downtown Disney, an entertainment-shopping-dining complex.  Walt Disney World Resort is also included in vacation packages of Disney Cruise Line. Located at Lake Buena Vista, Fla., 32 kilometers southwest of Orlando, Walt Disney World Resort opened Oct. 1, 1971. Open daily, year-round.

Media Contacts
Charmaine Khan, City,
Charmaine.khan@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3071
Robert Palmer, WestJet, media@westjet.com, 1-888-WJ4-NEWS.
Joyce Richards, Disney Parks (Canada), joyce.richards@disney.com, 416.596.3372
 

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