It All Comes Together at the Calgary Home + Design Show


Amanda Haines

CALGARY, AB, August 6, 2015 The Calgary Home + Design Show is the ultimate authority on all things design, entertaining and home improvement. With big names like Bryan + Sarah Baeumler, stars of HGTV’s House of Bryan 3, Janette Ewen + Jef Hancock, co-owners of Parker Barrow Creative, local design favourite Alykhan Velji and lifestyle expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, plus more than 350 exhibitors and a slew of sensational new features, there’s expert insight, innovation and inspiration for stylish living at every turn. Satisfaction guaranteed – or the cost of admission is on us.


Thursday, September 17th      4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, September 18th           12:00pm – 9:00pm
Saturday, September 19th       10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 20th          10:00am – 6:00pm

The BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1


Adults (13+):                                  $16.00
Adults (13+): ONLINE               $13.00
Seniors (60+):                               $13.00
Seniors (60+): ONLINE            $10.00
Seniors Friday before 5pm only $7.00 (Box Office & Online)
Children 12 and under:                FREE

Buy tickets online and save $3 courtesy of RenovationFind at


Seniors Day
Friday, September 18, 12-5PM
Calling all baby boomers! Join us at the show on Friday, September 18 before 5 p.m. and purchase your tickets for only $7 online or at the box office. Don’t miss our exclusive Seniors Day map (available at each entrance), chock-full of great deals from exhibitors throughout the show. Presented by Calgary Co-op.

Sugar & Spice: Junior Chef Challenge
Saturday, September 19, 11:30AM-12:30PM
They say youth is wasted on the young, but this is one event that begs to differ! Two school-age home cooks will couple up with a top Calgary chef in a battle for culinary supremacy. Armed with Samsung’s Chef Collection appliances, fresh ingredients and plenty of ambition, the duelling duos will race against time as they take turns behind the burner to create the perfect entrée and dessert – all at the same time. Expert judges will select the winners, with the winning competitor scoring $5,000 worth of Samsung Home Appliance products (and some serious bragging rights). In this case, adults need not apply.Presented by Samsung and CTV Calgary.

Family Day
Sunday, September 20, 10AM-6PM
A day of fun for the whole family? Child’s play! Grab the whole gang for Family Day, including a take-home craft station and a kinetic sand table for the little ones to enjoy. Youth of all ages can look forward to special perks, from striking a pose with Frozen’s Queen Elsa to kid-friendly presentations on the Trail Appliances Cooking Stage. Wannabe junior master chefs, take note! Presented by Country 105.


Trail Appliances Main Stage
Prepare yourself for a crash course in creating the ultimate pad, straight from the experts on the Trail Appliances Main Stage. Get the goods from must-see presenters including Bryan and Sarah Baeumler, stars of HGTV’s House of Bryan 3, Parker Barrow’s Janette Ewen and Jef Hancock, and a slew of Calgary’s very own top designers. By the end of it all, you’re certain to have everything you need to live and entertain in equal style – design know-how included. Presented by Trail Appliances and the Calgary Herald, furnished by Urban Barn.

Trail Appliances Cooking Stage
Aspiring home cooks, arrive with your recipe cards at the ready! Calgary’s top chefs, butchers and bakers will take to the Trail Appliances Cooking Stage to excite palates and educate foodies with in-depth demos featuring expert techniques, tried-and-true kitchen cheats and can’t-miss culinary trends. Presented by Trail Appliances and the Calgary Herald. Appliances provided by Samsung.


Accessorize Me
If you’re one to peruse design sites and Pinterest with aims of achieving a perfectly styled space, make a beeline for Accessorize Me, where you’ll find an array of inspiration. Students from Bow Valley College will vie for a $1,000 scholarship by demonstrating easy decorating ideas to make your living quarters positively Instagram-worthy. While you’re at it, snag a copy of the latest issue of Dote Magazine for #homeinspo on the go! Presented by Dote Magazine, Homesense and 98.5 VIRGIN Radio. Designed by Bow Valley College.

Let your imagination run wild and free with help from the experts at Barbarian Interior Decoration. Thematic design vignettes scattered throughout the show floor, feature looks for everyone – from minimalist monochrome to dark, rich tones, vibrant hues and mixed patterns – you’re sure to find just what you’re looking for. Designed by Barbarian Interior Decoration.

The Showroom
Is your furniture in need of a refresh before the chill of winter? Not to fret – The Showroom has all the décor inspiration you need to get your household up to snuff on the latest (and greatest) designs. Roam the Design Aisle and come face-to-face with local home furnishing stores for advice, new products, and price comparisons – all in the convenience of one aisle.

Fall Flower Market
There’s no better (or easier) way to perk up a space than with fresh-cut flowers, no matter what time of year! Be sure to pop by the Fall Flower Market for the season’s most beautiful blooms chosen by Amborella Floral Studio. Looking for more? Sign up for a do-it-yourself floral arranging workshop on our website and learn how to make stunning designs with your own talented hands. Presented by Amborella Floral Studio and 95.9 KISS FM.

Ask a Designer
Stress, budget woes, fear of making the wrong design decision: our pros have heard it all! Lay your home decorating apprehension to rest with a free one-on-one consultation with a trained decorator at Ask a Designer. Bring your photos, Pinspiration, floor plan and questions, and start making your dream home a reality in 10 minutes or less. That’s all the time required to make magic happen. Presented by CREB Now, designed by WW Designs. Furniture provided by Fair Deal Furniture.

Help Desk
Stuck with shag carpet? Dreaming of blowing out that wall between your kitchen and dining room? Find the exhibitors you need (and the directions to get there) at the Help Desk, where our volunteers will help you navigate the show and cover all your home improvement bases. Stop by the Hall B entrance or the breezeway between Hall C & D to get started. Asking for help is the first step to success! Presented by 96.9 Jack FM. 


Curate by Aly Velji
Canadian-made products have never looked so good. Support Canadian designers and artists with the help of local interior designer Alykhan Velji, who has hand-selected his favourite home goods and accessories to will bring out the best in any space (Canadiana or not). Don’t miss must-haves from Zoe Pawlak, Vancouver Candle Co., Mtharu and more. Presented by Alykhan Velji Designs.

Empty wall space is no match for the wares at M(art)ket. Shop this curated collection of eye-catching canvases, prints and photographs for sale by the city’s top talent and add a little wall candy to your home. With more than a dozen featured vendors including Ken Hoehn Art, ArtMatch, Blue Prairie Art and Jim Prescott, there’s something to suit every room and budget with flair. Presented by XL103.


Food Truck Eatery
There’s no such thing as a fifth wheel at the Food Truck Eatery, where YYC Food Trucks presents Calgary’s favourite driving diners. Chow down on crowd pleasers including Fiasco Gelato, Waffles & Chix, Taiko Taco, Shogun Ranch BBQ and Take it and Go just outside the south entrance to the BMO Centre. Just try to roll on by without grabbing your choice of grub! Presented by YYC Food Trucks and CJAY92.

Get straight to the heart of the action with a stop at the Floform Lounge, where your favourite cocktail or glass of Whitehaven Sauvignon Blanc meets the cutting-edge creative design of Parker Barrow. Sit down for a sip, flip through the pages of the latest Western Living and take it all in. It may even entice you to stay for round two! Presented by Cambria, Western Living and Kool 101.5. Designed by Parker Barrow.


Ultimate Upcycle Challenge: Take a Seat
Do-gooders, take note! We’ve recruited 10 of Calgary’s top media personalities, designers and tastemakers to turn drab into fab for a cause. Armed with a black box of Rust-Oleum products and a small design budget, each participant will upcycle a pre-loved piece from ReStore into a swoon-worthy seat that’s fit for a second chance at love. Bid on your favourite seat at our silent auction (100% of proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta) and rest easy knowing you’ve made a difference by going green and giving back. It’s design, with a conscience. Presented by Rust-Oleum. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta & ReStore.

Growing for Giving
We’re planting seeds for a cause at Growing for Giving, by way of 10 gorgeous outdoor planters created by the greenthumbs at Dafoe Design. Green up your doorway by purchasing your favourite design (find them around the concourse and Help Desks) and give back to a great cause at the same time. Designed by Dafoe Design. Product provided by Golden Acre.

About the Calgary Home + Design Show: The Calgary Home + Design Show ( has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 30,000 qualified visitors every fall. Produced by Marketplace Events (, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends.

About Marketplace Events: Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 39 events annually in 21 markets including: 26 consumer home shows in the US; 11 in Canada; one Holiday Boutique in Kansas City; and  the country’s premier trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo).  AIMExpo was ranked by Trade Show Executive among their “Fastest 50 Class of 2014” which recognizes the most dynamic and fastest-growing trade shows in North America.  The 39 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 110-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Orlando–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.

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Linnea Anderson
Reformation PR
604-681-7565 ext. 103

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