Janet Gretzky: Chatelaine features the first in-depth interview since the betting scandal

    The Great One's wife talks about raising her five children, her
    complicated life with Wayne and the controversy that won't go away, in
    the issue arriving on newsstands next week.

    Also in the special Mom Report: Are Canadian women happier than their
    moms?; Why can't I get pregnant?; Mother-daughter makeovers and Yummy
    mummy spring fashions.

    TORONTO, April 4 /CNW/ - The Gretzkys are a busy, happy family. Yet in
the past year and a half, some traumatic events - and some alarming media
coverage - have been especially challenging for them. Following the loss of
Wayne's mother and grandmother, the family was broadsided with another blow as
Janet's name was mentioned in relation to a New Jersey sting operation that
shut down a $2-million betting racket. For the first time since then, Janet
speaks out on the impact the media coverage had on her family.
    "They were trying to paint something that just wasn't true... That was a
little hurtful because it was like, Why? What have we ever done to you?,'" she
tells Chatelaine. Through it all, however, Janet and Wayne try to instill in
their children more earthbound values. "Neither Wayne nor I grew up with all
this and what we are able to give our children. And I think we're both two
people that are appreciative of what we have."
    This month's Chatelaine has a touching and intimate portrait of the busy
Gretzky family, whose talents and logistics have turned Janet into the
family's other major playmaker. "I'm the quarterback," she says. "I'm the

    Are we happier than our moms?
    A 1999 survey revealed that 93 per cent of Canadian women believe they
have more rights and opportunities than their grandmothers' generation, yet
only one third felt they were happier. Could it be that having more options
has made our lives more stressful? Chatelaine asked mothers and daughters, and
in some cases, grandmothers, from five families to weigh in on their different
experiences. Their answers may surprise.

    Why can't I get pregnant?
    The heartbreak of infertility is driving thousands of Canadian women to
the costly science of assisted reproduction. Chatelaine presents the story of
the boom in a rapidly advancing medical field, the agony of hope it offers,
and the strangers willing to give the ultimate gift: a baby.

    Mother-daughter makeover
    Chatelaine assistant style editor Tiyana Grulovic was dying to give her
mom a style makeover. Little did she know that Mom was on a mission, too.
Catch the glossy 'before and after' in this month's Chatelaine.

    Also in the issue of Chatelaine on newsstands today: Yummy Spring
fashions for Mom and the little ones.

    About Chatelaine:
    Canada's leading women's media brand reflects and connects Canadian women
with relevant information and inspiring stories. For more than 75 years,
Chatelaine magazine has been building communities while providing leading-edge
insights into women's foremost concerns in the areas of health, food, social
issues, decor, fashion and beauty. Chatelaine.com is Canada's most engaged
online community for women 18+. Chatelaine is owned and operated by Rogers
Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc.

    /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: A photo accompanying this release is available on
    the CNW Photo Network and archived at http://photos.newswire.ca.
    Additional archived images are also available on the CNW Photo Archive
    website at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited
    members of the media/

For further information:

For further information: Karen Kelar, Karen.kelar@chatelaine.rogers.com,
(416) 764-2862

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