Canada Wide Media Limited purchases Real Weddings

BURNABY, BC, Dec. 5, 2011 /CNW/ - Peter Legge, CEO and Chairman, Canada Wide Media Limited (Canada Wide), announced today that Canada Wide has purchased Real Weddings magazine, directory and website from founder Michael Alexander for an undisclosed amount. The publication will be added to Canada Wide's existing stable of more than 50 quality publications. The first issue published by Canada Wide will be Spring 2012.

"We are thrilled about this acquisition," stated Legge. "Real Weddings is a quality local magazine and a natural complement to our company. Real Weddings is the largest regional wedding magazine in B.C., and we are proud to add it to our stable of products and excited by the growth potential this brand presents."

Real Weddings is published biannually and is Vancouver's wedding magazine for all local and destination weddings in the Lower Mainland. Editorial focuses on profiles of local weddings, bridal gowns, flowers, reception facilities and much more. An additional resource, Complete Weddings, is also published annually in December. Real Weddings and Complete Weddings are a must-have for all brides searching for inspiration for their perfect day.

"I am excited to see Real Weddings magazine become part of Canada Wide's broad portfolio of consumer magazines. The magazine has been my passion for the last 11 years and I have been delighted to produce a product that has been instrumental in inspiring top-notch wedding events and providing the best local advertising platform for businesses wanting to reach the lucrative wedding market," stated Alexander. "Under Canada Wide's team of publishing experts, I feel confident that Real Weddings magazine will reach new heights of trust and prominence with soon-to-be brides.

Canada Wide was co-founded in 1976 by Legge with the purchase of TV Week magazine, the company's flagship publication. Through acquisitions and product development, the growth of the company continued, and today Canada Wide provides a diverse range of media services and products, ranging from high-end printed publications to the latest in digital media. Canada Wide is the largest independent magazine publisher in Western Canada with annual revenue in excess of $25 million.

SOURCE News - Media

For further information:

Samantha Legge, Vice President 
(604) 473-0378
slegge@canadawide.com
www.canadawide.com

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