My Rona Home

Sunday, April 10 at 9pm ET (8CT, 10MT) **Season Premiere** on Citytv

“Blood. Sweat and Tears”

Two families battle it out, from frame to finish, designing and building the best house on the block for a chance to win their dream home. In the premiere episode viewers will be introduced to both families; Robyn and Jordan Ausmus (blue team) and Raegan and Jesse Maley (yellow team). Then, it’s right to work as the teams are given their first challenge; twenty hours to drywall the main floor of their house. At the end of the episode viewers have the opportunity to vote online at www.Citytv.com/myRONAhome or by phone at1-900-630-7662, for the team they think did the best overall job this week. The team with the most votes at the end of the season will win their dream home – plus the entire contents of furniture, appliances and electronics inside!

Watch as two families battle it out, from frame to finish, to design and build the best house on the block when season two of the Citytv original series My RONA Home premieres Sunday, April 10 at 9pm ET/PT (8pmCT/10pmMT).

Hosted by Elissa Lansdell season two of My RONA Home follows two families – Robyn and Jordan Ausmus (Blue Team) and Raegan and Jesse Maley (Yellow Team) – in a competition to see who can best design, construct and decorate a brand new home.

In an intense race against time, each family is matched up with two experts consisting of a contractor and an interior designer. Together they will work room-by-room, with a deadline of 30 hours to radically transform empty spaces, ultimately turning the shell of a house into a home.

With each grueling challenge, the competition intensifies and becomes more emotional as these families struggle to out-build, out-design and out-decorate one another, working and living side by side.

In the premiere episode (“Blood, Sweat and Tears”) viewers will be introduced to both families. Robyn and Jordan Ausmus and their two small children recently returned to Calgary from California where Jordan studied to be a chiropractor. Heavy student debt has forced them into living with Jordan’s grandmother, where their privacy consists of two small bedrooms and a cave they’ve carved out in the chilly basement. Raegan and Jesse Maley moved to Calgary from a small town in Ontario in search of opportunity. Jesse found a good job as an apprentice aircraft maintenance engineer, but house prices remain out of reach. With four kids, Raegan is finding it difficult to have a kitchen that can only hold one person at a time and an apartment-sized fridge. This week, the teams are given their first challenge and have twenty hours to drywall the main floor of their house. Find out if they will succeed and which team will do it better. 

Ultimately Canadian viewers will have the final say on which couple will win their dream home.  Following each episode, viewers have the opportunity to vote online at www.Citytv.com/myRONAhome or by phone at1-900-630-7662, for the team they think did the best overall job that week. The team with the most votes at the end of the 10-week season will have their lives transformed as they win their dream home – plus the entire contents of furniture, appliances and electronics inside! The other family will be given the opportunity to buy their home…and a spectacular consolation prize will be waiting for them, too!

The two families that will compete on the second season of My RONA Home in the challenge of a lifetime – to design, build and win their very own home were revealed last week on Breakfast Television in Calgary and Edmonton.

The Ausmus and Maley families will race against-the-clock in construction, design and decorating challenges when My RONA Home returns for a second season Spring 2011 on Citytv. 

The search launched on September 25 and Calgary based Ausmus and Maley families were selected from hundreds of applicants from across Canada.

Robyn and Jordan Ausmus recently returned to Calgary from California where Jordan studied to be a chiropractor. Student debt has left them living with grandma and they long to move into a house of their own with their two young children where they can entertain family and friends.

Raegan and Jesse Maley have their hands full with four children under the age of eight. Originally from Ontario, the Maleys moved to Calgary to pursue opportunities out west. Discouraged by the hurdle of down payments, the couple has struggled to get their first foot on the property ladder. 

Elissa Lansdell returns as host for the second season of My RONA Home, where these two families will be teamed up with a designer and a contractor to tackle everything from dry walling to decorating, moving room by room and turning a house into a home. The pressure intensifies with each fresh DIY challenge as Elissa’s couples have no more than 30 hours to get the job done. Their workmanship is appraised every time by eagle-eyed professional judges. 

Ultimately Canadian viewers will have the final say on which couple will win their dream home, voting online or by phone. The nation’s verdict is revealed at the end of the 10-week season, determining which family wins the keys to the front door – plus the entire contents of furniture, appliances and electronics. The other couple will be given an opportunity to buy their home… and a spectacular consolation prize will be waiting for them, too! 

My RONA Home is produced by Montreal production company Zone 3. 

All season long, the Yellow and Blue teams went hammer to hammer in a competition to best design, construct and decorate a brand new home on the Citytv original series, My RONA Home.  Citytv viewers tuned in each week and voted for their favourites online at myronahome.ca and by phone. The results were revealed on the exciting season finale of My RONA Home which aired Sunday, December 6 on Citytv.  The Blue Team – Krystle Cottrell and Vernon McCarty – were announced as the winners and were awarded their home complete with furnishings valued at $400,000.  As runner-ups, the Yellow Team was given the opportunity to purchase the home they worked on with the down payment provided by RONA.

Krystle Cottrell and Vernon McCarty met five years ago on a blind date and have been together ever since. Prior to My RONA Home they lived in Airdrie, Alberta with their 20-month old son Aeneas.  Krystle, a native Calgarian, works part time at a spa, while Vernon, originally from Saint John, NB, is a sprinkler system installer. The couple chose to take part in the My RONA Home challenge, because they thought the experience would bring them closer as a family, and bring them one step further to achieving their many dreams.

Join Citytv for a special My RONA Home experience!  The Cottrell/McCarty and Mooney family will be finishing up their living rooms – with a little help from their friends … Canadian Olympians Jeff Pain and Helen Upperton! Catch this exciting episode Sunday, November 15 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) only on Citytv.

My RONA Home follows the Cottrell/McCarty and Mooney families in a competition of a lifetime to see who can best design, construct and decorate a brand new home, in an exciting race against the clock. The winning family, as voted by Citytv viewers, will win their dream home with all the furnishings- an estimated value of $400,000.

In this week’s exciting episode of My RONA Home, the Cottrell/McCarty and Mooney families will be joined by Jeff Pain, Olympic silver medalist in skeleton, and Helen Upperton, five-time World Cup gold medalist in bobsleigh. Pain and Upperton are training for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games and are a part of RONA’s Growing with our athletes program, a program by which RONA supports the growth and development of 100 high performance athletes in Canada.

Pain and Upperton will be cheering on the teams as well as helping them out with the difficult task of perfecting the living rooms. Plus, it’s their last chance to finish all those little details on the interior before they move to the exterior of the house.

Catch all of the action Sunday, November 15 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv.  Plus, log on to www.Citytv.com 24-28 hours following the broadcast to catch up on all your favourite moments from each episode.

Sunday, November 8 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

Our Yellow and Blue families once again face the clock with only thirty hours to complete both their dining room and laundry room.

Sunday, October 25 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT, 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

Our families are working on the family room. How they are going to make the space work for everyone in the family?

Saturday, October 17 at 9:00pm ET/PT (8:00pm CT/ 8:00pm MT) on Citytv

It doesn’t get any easier for our Blue and Yellow teams on this episode of My Rona Home as they tackle the bathrooms.

Watch as two families go head-to-head in the chance of a lifetime – to design, construct, decorate and win the home of their dreams when the Citytv original series My RONA Home premieres Sunday, October 4 at 9PM ET/PT(8PM CT/MT)

“This is a fun, fast-paced competition series that audiences can enjoy with their families” commented Alain Strati, Vice President, Specialty & Development, Rogers Media Television. “Unlike other shows of its kind, My RONA Home offers a heightened level of audience interaction allowing viewers to vote each week for the family they think deserves to win the grand prize, their very own home and all of the contents inside it.”

Hosted by Elissa Lansdell My RONA Home follows two families – the Mooney family (Yellow Team) and the Cottrell/McCarty family (Blue Team) – in a competition to see who can best design, construct and decorate a brand new home.  In an exciting race against the clock, each family is matched with a team of experts, and they work room-by-room, with a deadline of 30 hours to complete each phase of the house. Viewers watch as each team does all of the work in building one of the first homes seen on television to be built to the LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Canada for Homes standard.  Each family must live in on-site trailer homes and work side by side, making the competition fierce and emotional.  Things kick-off on the premiere episode where both couples meet their team of experts and get a feel for the competition before getting down to business.

Citytv viewers will have the ultimate say – via online or phone – as they vote each week on which family did the best job from frame to finish. The family with the most votes over the course of the season will win their dream home with all of the furnishings – an estimated value of $400,000.

“We had a dual purpose when we came up with the concept for this show,” said Claude Bernier, Executive Vice-President of Marketing and Customer Innovations at RONA. “Our number one goal was to produce a highly-entertaining show that demonstrates how exciting homebuilding can be. But equally important, we wanted to educated viewers on the importance of environmentally-responsible homebuilding.”

 

The final two families who will compete against each other on Citytv’s My RONA Home – the Mooney and the Cottrell/McCarty clans – were announced live on Breakfast Television Calgary and Edmonton. Following the overwhelming response to the My RONA Home open casting call at Citytv.com, the competition was narrowed down from 500 hopefuls to the final two families who will go head-to-head in the chance of a lifetime – to design, construct, decorate and win the home of their dreams. Principal photography on My RONA Home commences August 5 and the series is set to premiere Sunday, October 4 on Citytv in all markets.

“We are thrilled about the positive response we have received for the show so far,” commented Alain Strati, Vice President, Specialty & Development, Rogers Media Television. “We feel that Canada will really enjoy watching these two dynamic teams face-off in this unique competition series.”

Cameras were rolling as both families were greeted bright and early with the news that they would get their shot at owning a home valued at over $400,000.  The only catch is that they have to build it from foundation to finish in only one month AND they have to do it better than the other team! Each family is matched with their own team of experts who, over the course of 10 one-hour episodes,  work side by side, room by room, with a deadline of 30 hours to complete each phase of the work.  The competition intensifies as both crews are required to live, eat, sleep and work side by side as they create their homes.  Viewers will have their say as they ultimately decide whether it will be the Yellow Team (Moonie family) or the Blue Team (Cottrell/McCarty Family) who will win their house complete with all the furnishings.

Meet the Yellow Team:
Nicola and James Mooney have been a couple for six years. They’ve known each other since they were children and reconnected after their post secondary studies. They currently reside in Calgary with their two daughters Maggie (2) and Lyla (2 months). Nicola is on maternity leave from her job as an account manager and James is a financial advisor. They want to be part of My RONA Home because it is an experience they would love to look back on.

Meet the Blue Team:
Krystle Cottrell and Vernon McCarty met five years ago on a blind date and have been together ever since. They currently live in Airdrie with their 20-month old son Aeneas. Krystle, a native Calgarian, works part time at a spa, while Vernon, originally from Saint John, NB, is a sprinkler system installer. They want to be part of My RONA Home because the challenge of building their own home will bring them closer as a family, and they see this as another step along the way to achieving their many dreams.

For more information on My RONA Home, visit www.Citytv.com.