Media advisory - International sports academy enters partnership on Vancouver Island

    COURTENAY, BC, Dec. 7 /CNW/ - Canada-IMG Academies (IMGA), a division of
International sports giant IMG, will be announcing the details of a new
partnership with Sage Hills Developments on Vancouver Island.

    Speakers to include:
    - Ryan Walter, NHL Hockey star & Senior Sports Consultant to Sage Hills
    - Dave Russell, President, Sage Hills Developments
    - Ted Meekma, Senior Vice President, IMG and Director, IMG Academies
    - Starr Winchester, Chair, Comox Strathcona Regional District & Mayor of

    Date:  Friday, December 14, 2007

    Time:  2:30 p.m.

    Place: Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay, BC

    Sage Hills Developments is creating a major sustainable community
development on a 2,083-acre property in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island,
providing opportunities for progressive, inspired living and learning. The
community will bring together education, sports and real estate opportunities.

    IMG Academies, is the world's largest and most successful multi-sport,
training and education facility for junior, collegiate, adult/corporate and
professional athletes. Spread out over 300 acres in Bradenton, Florida, the
IMG Academies complex encompasses the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the
David Leadbetter Golf Academy, The Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball,
Swimming Academies, the Professional Fishing Academy, IMG Academies
International Performance Institute, The Pendleton School, The Wellness Spa,
Academy Realty, IMG Academies Golf and Country Club and Crested Butte Mountain
Sports. Alumni of IMG Academies include Andre Agassi, Maria Sharapova, Paula
Creamer and Sean O'Hair. More information about IMG Academies is available at

    IMG is the world's premier sports, entertainment and media enterprise.
Operating in 30 countries, IMG's diverse businesses include: consulting
services; event ownership and management; fashion events and models
representation; licensing; golf course design; and client representation in
golf, tennis, broadcasting, speakers, European football, rugby, cricket, motor
sports, coaching, Olympic sports and action sports. IMG athlete clients
include golfers Mike Weir and Tiger Woods, tennis players Maria Sharapova and
Roger Federer, and figure skating champions Jamie Salé & David Pelletier.

For further information:

For further information: Canadian contact: Maggie Kerr-Southin, Artemis
PR & Design, Tel: (250) 595-0136, Fax: (250) 383-7723,;
US contact: Priscilla Kuehnel, Marketing Coordinator, IMG Academies, Tel:
(941) 752-2604, Fax: (941) 752-2540,

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