Welcome to the Edmonton Home + Garden Show! 

It’s time to put the shovel away (fingers crossed!) and prepare to prune your perennials, because spring has returned to the Edmonton! And with the return of spring, it’s also the return of the Edmonton Home + Garden Show with over 600 exciting exhibitors to help you awaken your home from hibernation.   

We are thrilled to be bringing Andre Chevingy of HGTV’s Timber Kings to our Main Stage, presented by The Brick and the Edmonton Journal, alongside other industry professionals, including DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault. Carson Arthur, of HGTV’s Critical Listing, makes a return to the Garden Stage this year, as do your favourite local experts who will be dishing up a plethora of unique and fresh ideas on stage. 

Each year we put our heads together to bring you creative and inspiring features and this year we feel like we’ve raised the bar again. Between the Fresh Floral Market and Garden Hose Workshops with Cory Christopher, Furniture Fairway presented by Kingsway Mall,  and the He Shed, She Shed Beer Gardens presented by Shed Solutions and furnished by Patio Solutions, you’ll find a little piece of spring around every corner of the show floor. 

Whether you have a seasoned green thumb, or you’re still waiting to discover yours,  we look forward to having you join us for a weekend full of inspiration. You will leave the Edmonton Home + Garden Show with the tips and tricks you need to have both the inside and outside of your home the talk of the neighbourhood. 

We’re looking forward to kicking off spring with you! See you at the show. 

Terri Higgins, Show Manager 

MUST-SEE PRESENTATIONS

Andre Chevigny, General Manager, Pioneer Log Homes of B.C. 
The star of HGTV’s Timber Kings, André Chevigny oversees the operations of Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia. Pioneer Log Homes of BC custom builds unique log homes in Williams Lake, BC for clients around the globe. Each one is handcrafted on site, taken apart and shipped around the world and reconstructed in place. His devotion to the natural elements and passion for building beautiful log home is apparent in each piece of work. 

See him on the Main Stage presented by the Edmonton Journal and the Brick! 

Building for Generations: Join Andre as he talks about the quality and craftsmanship that go into his log homes. The longevity of his builds allows generations to enjoy the family home. 

Friday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 1 p.m. 

Carson Arthur, Landscape Designer and host of HGTV’s Critical Listing, Green Force, Room to Grow and Home to Win (2016) 
As the star of HGTV Canada’s new series, Home to Win, Carson Arthur is an international landscape designer focused on environmentally friendly design, and teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations. Carson also writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun Media Group, and is the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living. In 2015, Carson became the spokesperson for Canadian Tire’s latest initiative – Canvas, a complete line of outdoor furniture and accessories. 
See him on the Garden Stage presented by 630 CHED 

The Top 5 Places to Renovate Outdoors: Kitchens and Bathrooms have always been the best spot to spend your renovations dollars - until now. Find out why improving the outside of your home is creating bigger returns for you and the environment! 

Friday, March 18, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m

Heather de Kok, Floral Designer 
Heather has been in the floral industry for over 20 years. Her family started Grower Direct which propelled her to open her own store as well as her international design house, Heather de Kok Floral Design Inc. Heather has garnered attention from around the world and received numerous awards for her work. In 2015, she designed flowers for a White House State Gala that was hosted for the President of China. Heather affirms her positivity saying “I can’t believe that every day I wake up and am ready to get to work long before my store even opens.”
See her on the Garden Stage! 

Flowers & Feelings: How do flowers impact our day to day life, at work and at home?  Do they have an impact on us that we don’t even realize is happening? Listen to Heather de Kok talk about the amazing impact flowers have on all us. 

Thursday March 17 6 p.m.
Saturday March 19,  p.m. 

Kenton Zerbin, Inspirational speaker, teacher and consultant
Kenton empowers others to repair degraded landscapes, grow food and build community. A teacher by degree, Kenton's passion is facilitating a quality education now as a professionally certified permaculture teacher. He has designed multiple properties, taught in three countries and been a guest speaker for gardening groups, education conferences and universities alike. Sign up for Kenton's popular spring workshop on Tiny Homes and learn how to build a beautiful functional home that meets your needs without debt. 

The Tiny Homes Movement: Exploding all over the world, the Tiny Home Movement is a simple answer for how people can afford quality homes without burdening debt. Learn how and why this movement has taken off, the pros and cons of tiny home living, and have your heart stolen as we take a visual tour through several examples. 

Sunday, March 20, 4 p.m. 

Nathin Bye, Chef 
From a very young age, Nathin was drawn to the kitchen and all that happens within. His culinary skills have garnered him numerous awards, both nationally and internationally. His greatest accolade – receiving a gold medal for pastry at the 2004 I.K.A. Culinary Olympics in Erfurt, Germany. Nathin worked at a myriad of restaurants and hotels, ranging from the Edith Cavell Dining room at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge to Earls, The Westin and Lazia. He then spearheaded Wildflower Grill Restaurant. Supported by a passionate, experienced team, today Nathin is pleased to announce his first signature restaurant, Ampersand | 27. 

Adapting Recipes likes the Pros: Interpretation of Recipes & How to Modify Them: Tired of always cooking the same thing?  Chef Nathin Bye will show you how to experiment with different recipes and switch up a few ingredients to create something new and delicious. 

Saturday March 19 5 p.m.

FRESH FEATURES 

TELUS FUTURE HOME
The future is here, now with the TELUS Future Home. In partnership with communities throughout Western Canada, TELUS is building a fibre optic network that will revolutionize the way we live our lives. With blazing fast speeds of 150 Mbps, you’ll enjoy the most consistent and reliable connection, the ability to watch streaming video in ultra-HD quality, and more. The 560-square-foot Future Home showcases how TELUS Fibre can enhance ones lifestyle through a variety of exciting, forward thinking technologies. Some are available today, others are simply possibilities for tomorrow. 

ULTIMATE UPCYCLE CHALLENGE: PLANTED 

Presented by Rust Oleum

In support of  Habitat Edmonton Eblast

Florals designed by heather de kok image

A seat sowing seeds? A table trimming the topsoil? Local celebrity and media personalities imagination’s are hard at work! Join us in having some fun while supporting a great cause in our community. Armed with $50 gift cards from Michael’s, our challengers have been tasked with choosing a piece of furniture to transform into an indoor or outdoor floral planter! Prepare to be spring garden inspired with this fun challenge - even take one home for yourself! 

FOOD TRUCK ALLEY

Presented by 104.9 virgin radio 

After a long winter break, they’re back! Some of Edmonton's most reveled eateries have awoken from hibernation to satisfy your cravings!  Come visit five of your favourite food trucks located in Hall A.  Want to rest your weary feet?  Take your food to go and sit and enjoy the tasty eats in the He Shed She Shed Beer Gardens, or the family friendly seating area located next to the trucks. 

FLORAL DESIGN COMPETITION

Presented by heather de kok image

Friday afternoon at the Garden Stage is the place to be! Canada's Top 20 floral designers will visit the show and go head-to-head, petal to the medal for an incredible opportunity (and some amazing prizes!). Contestants will be given two-three floral arrangement themes to work with in front of attendees and judges. The top three finalists will compete for the grand prize – representing Canada in an all-expenses paid trip to the 2016 Gateway to the Americas Cup. If you miss the live action, you’ll be able to spot the creations and bid on your favourites in Hall F all weekend long. 

FASHION AND FURNITURE FAIRWAY

Presented by Kingsway Mall 

Fore! Fashion and golf go hand-in-hand, as does a comfortable place to rest your feet after the big game. Watch out for this season’s hottest trends in fashion and furnishings from Kingsway located in the concourse between Hall E and Hall C. Even if your game isn’t perfect, now is the time to give yourself a mulligan and enjoy the inspiration!

REAL ADVICE 

Main Stage

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Designed by DIY Mommy 

Look no further than the Main Stage presented by The Brick & the Edmonton Journal for exciting presentations with practical and innovative information you can use.  Prepare to be inspired by experts such as Andre Chevigny*, host of HGTV’s Timber Kings, and other top authorities who share their tried-and-true advice for every home improvement project.  

Cooking Stage

Presented by tomato

Furnished by​ Find - Edm Fall Home Show

At the Cooking Stage it’s all about eating and entertaining! Step into our ultra-modern, high-design kitchen and learn to prepare healthy, delicious meals alongside some of Alberta’s finest culinary experts. Audience members will not only take home scrumptious recipes showcasing local products, but will also have the chance to sample expertly-created dishes, win culinary prizes and score one-on-one consultations with featured cooking talent.  

Garden Stage

Presented by 630 CHED 

Professional planters and green-thumbs-in-training alike, prepare to cultivate your gardening know-how with Canada’s top outdoor experts.  This spring, don’t settle for fake plants and flowers: No matter your budget, style, or size of space, our experts will provide you with tips, tricks and inspiration to help make your gardening dreams a reality. Whether in your yard or on your balcony, learn how to make your garden flourish and have your entire block green with envy!

REAL EXPERTS 

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, DIY & Lifestyle Expert
As a colour & design aficionado, lifestyle expert, and DIY doyenne, Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. She believes that we shouldn’t take our spaces too seriously, and that great design is not about how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline, a spokesperson for Black & Decker Canada and Rust-Oleum Canada.  With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.
www.huelala.com 

I Spy DIY
Friday March 18, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, noon
Rust Oleum

Denise Wild, Sewing expert, TV host, author, and magazine editor
Denise is the host of a new series on the DIY channel Makeful, and she has regular television appearances that include the TODAY show, CityLine, The Shopping Channel, and CTV's Morning Live. Denise wrote the popular sewing reference book Mend & Make Fabulous, and writes for magazines and television stations internationally. 

Fabric Care & Stain Removal Around Your Home
Thursday, March 17, 7 p.m. 

How To Use Textiles To Update Your Home on A Budget
Friday, March 18, 2 p.m 

How To Choose Fabrics For Your Home
Saturday, March 19, 4 p.m. 

Rosalyn Lazaruk, Designer; Wicket Blue interiors
The genuine passion of designer Rosalyn Lazaruk for décor, space and event design has inspired her success as a designer. Rosalyn has been working in design and decor for over a decade and established her own business, Wicket Blue Interiors, in 2004. She has a broad repertoire of experience both in designing personal spaces within the home, as well as in implementing intriguing space and design concepts within the commercial and event settings. Insightful and infinitely resourceful, Rosalyn understands the intimate relationship of design and self-expression and is devoted to developing and implementing unique design ideas that reflect the vision and individuality of her clients.
www.wicketblue.com
 

YEG Life & Design
Friday, March 18, 6 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, 2 p.m.

Renee Mulrooney, Contractor; Tomboy Construction
Renee Mulrooney, one of only a few female general contractors in Edmonton and the owner of Tomboy Construction, is a trusted leader in renovation design and construction. Renee is known for her keen attention to detail and her fresh, yet timeless design approach when creating spaces that will function beautifully and look fabulous for years to come. Admired for her quick wit, ingenuity and gumption, Renee tackles renovation challenges with an easygoingness that calms and reassures the most nervous of homeowners. tomboyconstruction.com 

 Don't Break the Bank: Top 10 tips for Renovation on a Budget 
Thursday, March 17, 4 p.m.
Saturday March 19, 6 p.m. 

Jamie Banfield, Interior Designer
Award-winning interior designer, Jamie Banfield has become a creative force in the industry, and recognized for his signature West Coast style. Specializing in design for all spaces, with a focus on kitchen and bath, Jamie has the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty. His inviting interiors offer a contemporary feel that are timeless and bold, yet decorative and unassuming. With a passion for textures and sustainable design, he often uses reclaimed materials, offering a unique perspective to his finished rooms.
Jamie frequently lends his style advice on stage at Canada’s leading home and design shows and was recently recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of the industry’s top 30 Under 30 in North America and Western Livings 2015 One to Watch.

A stylish Kitchen + Bathroom on Any Budget
Thursday, March 17, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 18, 3 p.m. 

Christina Dennis, Design, Decor, Sewing and Crafting Blogger; DIY Mommy
Christina Dennis, also known as The DIY Mommy, has been blogging from her house on the prairie near Edmonton since 2009.  On her blog, Christina writes about making things for "mommy, for baby and for home". She recently fell head over heels for home styling and design when she and her husband took on their biggest DIY project ever - building their custom home in 2013. Christina's been honoured to have her work featured in home decor publications and she's appeared on TV as a DIY expert. On any given day, you'll find Christina doing everything from sewing some drapes to painting trim to drawing silly pictures with her daughters. 

2016 Trends: Low Budget Decorating, High Style Results
Thursday, March 17, 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 11 a.m. & 7 p.m. 

Presented by image006

 Kenton Zerbin, Inspirational speaker, teacher & consultant
Kenton empowers others to repair degraded landscapes, grow food and build community. A teacher by degree, Kenton's passion is facilitating a quality education now as a professionally certified permaculture teacher. He has designed multiple properties, taught in three countries and been a guest speaker for gardening groups, education conferences and universities alike. Sign up for Kenton's popular spring workshop on Tiny Homes and learn how to build a beautiful functional home that meets your needs without debt. 

The Tiny Homes Movement
Sunday March 20, 4 p.m.

Susan McGee
Susan McGee is the Chief Executive Officer of Homeward Trust Edmonton. She has over 20 years' experience in community development, with a focus on housing & homelessness issues. Under her leadership, Homeward Trust Edmonton has made great strides as they lead the implementation of plans to end homelessness in Edmonton. In 2009, Homeward Trust launched a Housing First Support Program, which has helped more than 5,000 previously homeless individuals find a home.  Prior to Homeward Trust, Susan served as Executive Director for the Edmonton Downtown Development Corporation for 13 years. She is a recipient of the Alberta Centennial Medal and the Diamond Jubilee Medal. 

Find. Ending Homelessness Together: Find, Homeward Trust and You
Thursday, March 17, 5 p.m.
Saturday, March 19, 2 p.m.
Sunday, March 20, noon 

Jamie Affleck
Renee Amyotte: City Minimix Concrete
Michelle Law

THE VITALS

What: The 2017 Edmonton Home + Garden Show 
Where: Edmonton Expo Centre, 7515-118 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB
When:
Thursday, March 23                              Noon – 9 pm
Friday, March 24                                   Noon – 9 pm
Saturday, March 25                               10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, March 26                                 10 am – 6 pm
How: Buy tickets online courtesy of RenovationFind and save $3 at edmontonhgs.com
Admission:
Adults (13+)  $16.00
Adults (13+ Online)  $13.00
Seniors (60+)  $13.00
Seniors (60+ Online)  $10.00
Seniors (60+) Thursday and Friday before 5pm  $7.00
Children 12 and under FREE

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