The iVillage Passion Project celebrates the launch of iVillage.ca

Project invites Canadian women to share, connect & be inspired 

TORONTO, May 9 /CNW/ - Rogers Media, in partnership with iVillage, is thrilled to announce that iVillage.ca is here for Canadian women. iVillage.ca launched today, providing Canadian women with a one-stop online destination for engaging content, community and a ground-breaking multimedia campaign.

iVillage.ca is all about passion and what better way to launch than with The iVillage Passion Project - an interactive program that invites Canadian women to share their passions for the best things in life; for things like family, fashion, fitness, celebrity, work and relationships. It's also a chance to watch other women - including CityLine's Tracy Moore and Sportsnet's Martine Gaillard - talk about the things that matter most in a collection of over 50 vibrant original videos.

Watching videos also gives viewers a chance to WIN one of over 250 prizes - instantly - plus score daily entries into a grand-prize sweepstakes, where one lucky participant will pick up a trip for four to Universal Orlando® Resort. To collect bonus entries, users are invited to add their passions to the dynamic iVillage Passion Wall. Editorial about all-things-passion will live throughout the site during the months of May and June and is sponsored by Pantene® Pro-V®, COVERGIRL® NatureLuxe, Pampers® and Olay Regenerist.

"Rogers Media is thrilled to launch iVillage.ca in partnership with iVillage," said Jason Tafler, Chief Digital Officer of Rogers Digital Media. "We are proud to bring a Canadian perspective to such a prominent brand. With iVillage.ca added to our list of more than 250 digital products, we will continue to provide Canadian women with trusted, top-tiered online content."

iVillage.ca will feature original content, alongside top features from iVillage.com and stories from popular Rogers Media brands such as Chatelaine, CityLine and sweetspot.ca. The community-driven site will also connect women to their much beloved iVillage.com discussion boards and feature new discussions for Canadian women about issues important to them.

iVillage.ca is proud to bring a slate of A-list experts and contributors to the table for launch, including one of Babble's top 10 Canadian mommy bloggers, Catherine Connors (Her Bad Mother) who will write an exclusive weekly column titled "Straight Up from Her Bad Mother" Home Heist's Cheryl Torrenueva who comes on board as the iVillage.ca home expert; and Lianne Phillipson-Webb, author of SproutRite, who will dish out weekly nutrition advice for the family.

"We're delighted to welcome the new iVillage.ca site, which beautifully reflects iVillage's brand mission as a trusted community and valued resource for women," said Jodi Kahn, Executive Vice President, iVillage. "Rogers is the perfect partner to bring iVillage to Canada given their strong female brands."

The new iVillage.ca offers Canadian women content, community and the chance to pick up one of over 250 prizes.

How could Canadian women not be passionate about iVillage.ca?

About Rogers Media Inc.
Rogers Media Inc, a division of Rogers Communications Inc., (TSX: RCI) (NYSE: RCI), operates Rogers Broadcasting and Rogers Publishing. Rogers Broadcasting has 55 AM and FM radio stations across Canada. Television properties include 5 Citytv stations as well as 5 OMNI multicultural television stations; Rogers Sportsnet consisting of four regional channels and the nationally distributed Sportsnet ONE; and the Shopping Channel, a televised and Internet shopping service. Rogers Publishing produces many well-known consumer magazines such as Maclean's, Chatelaine, Flare, L'actualité and Canadian Business, and is the leading publisher of a number of industry, medical and financial publications. All media properties are integrated with their own popular web sites. Rogers Media also owns the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club and Rogers Centre, a year-round sports and entertainment facility.

About iVillage
iVillage is the largest content-driven community for women online reaching 30 + million unique visitors per month in the US (comScore January 2011). With four million plus conversations annually and thousands of specific brands talked about weekly, iVillage is at the center of her digital routine. Every day, women come to iVillage to connect, share advice, find life tools and engage in conversations that matter most to them in the areas of Pregnancy & Parenting, Health, Food, Entertainment and Beauty & Style. Additional businesses and brand extensions within iVillage include iVillage UK, Digital Works @ NBCU, Astrology.com and GardenWeb. iVillage Inc., is based in New York City, and is part of the NBCUniversal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media Group. Join iVillage's Facebook group at www.facebook.com/ivillage and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/ivillage.

SOURCE Rogers Media Inc.

For further information:

Christina Litz       416-764-1870       christina.litz@rci.rogers.com
Mirian Arias       212.651.5347      Mirian.arias@nbcuni.com

 

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