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As one of the stars of HGTV’s Timber Kings, André Chevigny oversees the day-to-day running of Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, a multimillion-dollar company with a global client list. Pioneer Log Homes of BC custom builds unique log homes in Williams Lake, BC. Each one is handcrafted on site, then taken apart, shipped around the world, and reconstructed wherever the client wants. Andre manages more than 120 employees and millions of dollars worth of log inventory on the yard. A hard upbringing has formed André into a hard-working master craftsman. His devotion to and appreciation for working with natural elements to build beautiful log homes is apparent in each piece of work.

Presentation Topic: Building for Generations
Andre will speaking on the quality and craftsmanship that go into his log homes and how the longevity of his builds allows generations to enjoy the family home.

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Owner, Jamie Banfield Design

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.

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Presentation Topic: A Stylish Kitchen + Bathroom On Any Budget 

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Christina Dennis
The '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. 

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Presentation Topic: 
2016 Trends: Low Budget Decorating, High Style Benefits
Are you curious to know what the trends are this year in home decor? Do you want a stylish look to your home but have a limited budget? With help from The Brick, The DIY Mommy, Christina Dennis, will share with you some of 2016's most exciting trends in home decorating along with some design and DIY secrets on how you can execute them on a budget. Whether your style is vintage chic or modern minimalist, you'll learn how to get high style results at a low price point.

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Michelle Law
Owner, Michelle Law Interior Design

Michelle is a passionate design professional with more than seven years in the business. Michelle has gained a wealth of knowledge after working for major design firms where she was on the front lines of residential and commercial projects large and small.  Michelle incorporates this knowledge into every project she undertakes now as an independent designer for her own firm Michelle Law Interior Design. Whether it's picking paint colours, product selection, space planning, 3D elevation work or advising on the latest trends, Michelle has an uncanny ability to bridge the gap between her client's vision and reality.
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Presentation Topic: Design is in the Details
Join Michelle as she shares her designer tips to help you slam dunk your next home project. Learn how to attack your next project like a pro.  From sourcing to inspiration to completion!

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Owner, 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

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Presentation Topic: YEG Life & Design 

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Owners, City Minimix Concrete

City MiniMix is not your average ready mix concrete company – we manufacture and deliver high-quality concrete in small batches using smaller, conveniently sized trucks. We deliver to a wide range of customers throughout the Edmonton area, ranging from homeowners doing DIY and residential projects to larger-scale commercial and construction projects. Co-owners, Kent & Renée Majeau also provide wing-to-wing project management for concrete-related renovation and construction projects, working with customers to ensure their projects are managed on time and on budget. We are: Small Batches. Quality Concrete. At Your Door.

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Presentation Topic:  Embrace Outdoor Living, Embrace Concrete! 
In recent years, the concept of indoor-outdoor living has exploded to become one of the hottest trends in home décor and design.  With more and more homeowners looking to get year-round enjoyment out of their yards and to create attractive yet functional outdoor living and entertaining spaces, concrete is playing an increasingly important role in landscape design and architecture.  

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Jamie Affleck
Regional Partner, Alair Homes

Jamie Affleck comes from a family of award winning custom home builders, based both in Canada and in Australia. In the last 10 years, Jamie’s experience in the home building industry has included general management, finishing carpentry, high efficiency insulation systems and financing. Jamie is committed to providing clients with a level of service that encourages client involvement, offers a transparent management system and delivers a finished product that exceeds the clients expectations. 

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Paul McGavigan
Partner, Alair Homes 

Paul McGavigan has lived and breathed carpentry and construction since finishing school in B.C. In the 14 years Paul has been in Edmonton, he has become a Red Seal Journeyman carpenter, and has extensive experience in both residential and commercial construction. Along with his technical skills, Paul greatest asset is his personal commitment to the client experience. 

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Presentation Topic: Living Better Starts Here™
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Susan McGee
Chief Executive Officer, Homeward Trust 

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.
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Presentation Topic: 
Ending Homelessness Together: Find, Homeward Trust, and You
How are we working together to end homelessness in Edmonton? More than six years ago, Homeward Trust Edmonton created 'Find.' as a furniture bank in support of Edmonton's goal to end homelessness. Based on the generous donations of YEG'rs, the furniture bank expanded its role to became ​Find., the social enterprise. It is now a thriving store full of low-cost, gently-used furniture, household goods, collectibles, antiques, and DIY projects. Learn the story of Find., its role within Homeward Trust, and the importance of communities supporting the overall goal of ending homelessness.

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Renee Mulrooney
Owner, 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 easygoing attitude that calms and reassures the most nervous of homeowners.

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Presentation Topic: 
Don't Break the Bank: The Top 10 Tips for Renovation on a Budget 

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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”.

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Presentation Topic: I Spy DIY
If you're eager to test drive some of the latest décor trends in your home, but you don't want to make costly commitment, join Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault as she spots what's hot this spring and shows you how to get the look for less by flexing a little DIY muscle. 

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Denise Wild

Denise Wild is a 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.

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Presentation Topics:

How to Use Textiles to Update Your Home on a Budget 
Sewing expert, author, and TV host Denise Wild will show you how to use fabric to update your home on a dime. You'll see the season's top colours, textures, and print combinations, and she'll inspire you with DIY ideas that won't break the bank.

Fabric Care and Stain Removal Around Your Home 
Sewing expert, author, and TV host Denise Wild will walk you through fabric care room by room. She'll tell you when and how you should be washing your curtains, how to get specific stains out of your couch and rugs, and how to properly care for bedding and fine linens.

How to Choose Fabrics for Your Home
Sewing expert, author, and TV host Denise Wild will reveal the season's biggest fabric trends including colours, textures, and prints. She'll explain how to find the right fabrics at the store and offer insight for buying online. She'll also share tips for choosing, purchasing, and caring for home textiles.

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Kenton Zerbin
Owner, KZ Permaculture

Kenton Zerbin is an inspirational speaker, teacher & consultant who 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. Find Kenton on our Garden Stage as well! 

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Presentation Topic: 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.