Becomes National Media Partner for Canadian Snowboard Federation

    Launches "The Ultimate Snowboard World Cup Contest"

    TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ -, Canada's online entertainment
destination for youth-minded individuals, has teamed up with the Canadian
Snowboard Federation in a cross-promotional relationship aimed at increasing
awareness of the sport, and its Canadian athletes and events. Kicking off the
partnership, will host the "The Ultimate Snowboard World Cup Contest"
to promote the upcoming Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup in Calgary, Alberta from
February 28 to 29, 2008.
    The overall collaboration will focus on raising awareness of the Canadian
Snowboard Federation with exposure throughout Canwest's network of properties,
which include, the online network, as well as Canwest print
properties including the National Post and daily newspapers throughout the
    "In our search for a media partner, we discovered as the perfect
match with its ability to reach our target 18-34 demographic and provide
exposure throughout the Canwest network," said Tom McIllfaterick, Chief
Executive Officer, Canadian Snowboard Federation. "The Canadian Snowboard
Federation is excited to work with in a cross-promotional capacity to
build awareness of our sport and riders throughout Canada."
    "The Ultimate Snowboard World Cup Contest" offers entrants a chance to
win a grand prize trip for two to the World Cup event in Calgary, including
travel and accommodations, VIP passes to the event, $500 spending money, and a
complete snowboard gear package. Online ads throughout the network
and weekly ads in the arts and life sections of all Canwest newspapers will
promote the contest.
    As part of the media partnership,'s promotions include logo
signage at the Nokia Snowboard FIS World Cup and a giant banner at the TELUS
Halfpipe competition venue. Additionally, pro snowboarders' bibs will don the logo.
    " is eager to pursue the natural synergies and potential behind
our association with the Canadian Snowboard Federation and we look forward to
building a long-term relationship moving toward 2010," said Scott Andrews,
Marketing Manager,

    ------------- is a division of Canwest Publishing Inc., which is a subsidiary
of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (; TSX: CGS and CGS.A).
An international media company, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of paid
English language daily newspapers and owns, operates and/or holds substantial
interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable
channels, web sites and radio stations in Canada, New Zealand, Australia,
Turkey, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

    About the Canadian Snowboard Federation
    The Canadian Snowboard Federation (CSF) is the governing body for the
sport of competitive snowboarding in Canada. It is the mission of the CSF to
foster and facilitate the on-going development of Canadian snowboarding
athletes, coaches, and officials from the entry level through to elite
international and Olympic competition. For more information:

For further information:

For further information: Tammy Bender, Public Relations Manager,
Canwest, (416) 442-2177,

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