2018 Show Media Information



Mallory Oudendag, Account Manager
Phone: 604.681.7565 x103 
Mobile: 403.875.5406
Email: mallory@wearereformation.com
Welcome to the 2018 Calgary Home + Garden Show!

Spring is near, and it’s time to start thinking about refreshing your home and outdoors spaces for the season ahead. This year, we’re thrilled to welcome a bevy of HGTV Canada’s top talent to the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage, including Todd Talbot, host of Love it or List it Vancouver, Carson Arthur, outdoor lifestyle expert + landscape designer, star of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win and Tiffany Pratt, Star of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win

Todd, Carson and Tiffany will be joined on the Home + Garden Stage by Cityline DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and a collection of local talent, including local garden experts Janet Melrose, ‘Calgary’s Cottage Gardener’, Donna Balzer, author of No Guff Vegetable Gardening and Chelsie Anderson, frequent contributor on CBC Radio’s Homestretch. They’ll each be sharing their insights on gardens for your home, with a unique Alberta spin. You’ll also hear presentations from Edmonton-based interior designer Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors and Calgary real estate agent, Halyna Tataryn. Beyond the packed Home + Garden Stage lineup, we’re bringing together more than 650 home and garden exhibitors, plus a range of features, including Tiny Home Village, an inside look at the tiny home trend and Sanctuary in the City, an urban garden retreat designed by Wicket Blue Interiors

Do the homework to make your home work this Spring at the Calgary Home + Garden Show, March 1-4, 2018 at the BMO Centre & Corral at Stampede Park. 

We can’t wait to see you there!
Teri Salazar, Show Manager

Top Features

Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage presented by Golden Acre and the Calgary Herald

Seeking sweet relief on a home improvement project? Look no further than Canada’s most popular designers, gardeners and home improvement specialists on the Home + Garden Stage. Celebrity presenters including HGTV Canada's Love It or List It Vancouver star Todd Talbot, and HGTV Canada’s Home to Win stars Carson Arthur and Tiffany Pratt, will join a line-up of local favourites to deliver insight to up your home and garden game.

Head to the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage and catch appearances by:

  • Todd Talbot (HGTV Canada's Love It or List It Vancouver)
  • Carson Arthur (HGTV’s Home to Win) presented by Lee Valley
  • Tiffany Pratt (HGTV’s Home to Win)
  • Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault (Rust-Oleum Spokesperson & Lifestyle Expert)
  • Rosalyn Lazaruk, Wicket Blue Interiors
  • Neil Harding, Sleep Country
  • Donna Balzer presented by BC Greenhouse Builders Limited
  • Chelsie Anderson
  • Janet Melrose, Calgary’s Cottage Gardener
  • Halyna Tataryn
  • Kathy Yuen

Tiny Home Village landscaped by Viper Concrete
The Tiny Home trend has arrived in Calgary! Step into the Tiny Home Village and explore four incredible small (but mighty!) mobile homes designed and outfitted by industry-leading Calgary-based builders Blackbird Tiny Homes, Teacup Tiny Homes, ZeroSquared and Big Hearts Tiny Homes. You'll have the chance to marvel at each Tiny Home's unique design features, inventive use of space and upscale finishes. Who knows, you may just start dreaming of downsizing.

Canadiana Wine Lounge presented by Western Living and designed by WW Design Studio
O Canada! Cozy up, chow down and cheers at the Canadiana Wine Lounge. Stocked with all-Canadian wines, cheeses and bites and adorned with true north-inspired style by WW Design Studio. Sit back with drink in hand, browse the newest issue of Western Living and relax — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!

Retro Renewal designed by Wicket Blue Interiors
What's old is new - and trendy - again! Whether you're a sixties flower child at heart or still rocking an 80’s perm, Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors can show you how to update your space with retro vibes, all while maintaining a modern feel. Learn how to combine retro graphic patterns, colours, textures and decor in a fresh way. Gain inspiration, tips and tricks of how to renew a space, all while incorporating pieces from the past.

Sanctuary in the City designed by Wicket Blue Interiors
Create your very own urban garden retreat, no matter your design personality. Gather inspiration for a serene outdoor escape and learn how to make the most of your balcony space using plants, furniture, lighting and décor.

Patio Party 
We're not waiting for summer. We're having a patio party and you're invited! Crack open a cold one, grab a bite and get playful with giant Checkers, Snakes & Ladders and foam horseshoe in our inspired indoor beer garden and patio space. Kick back, check out the latest in landscaping and get inspired for your own outdoor festivities while you sip from a wide variety of local and international brews.
  • Village Brewery
  • Fiasco Gelato

Food Truck Eatery presented by YYC Food Trucks
Foodies take note! YYC’s favourite rolling restaurants are making a pit stop. Score top-notch eats from the king’s of Calgary’s latest food craze, including Fiasco Gelato, Taiko Taco, Wilk’s Booth, Dumpling Hero and the Noodle Bus. Follow the scent of sweet and savoury goodness just outside the Corral to get your fix, then take a seat in the Patio Party to dig in and enjoy.

Toyota Test Drives
Have you seen the 2018 line up of Toyota vehicles? Come test drive a selection of Toyota’s cars, trucks and SUVs including the rugged and versatile 2017 Tundra, 4Runner, and Tacoma. You can also enter our contest for a chance to win a New 2017 Corolla iM and take it for a spin onsite! See the Toyota main display for more details. Toyota.ca
TELUS Future Home
The future is here, now with the TELUS Future Home, powered by the TELUS PureFibre™ network. 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 uploads and downloads, 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 one's lifestyle through a variety of exciting, forward thinking technologies. Some are available today, others are simply possibilities for tomorrow. TELUS PureFibre. Internet Reimagined.
DIY Living Space designed by Gioia Interiors presented by Rust-Oleum
New year, new project! Refreshing and renovating a space doesn't have to mean dropping big bucks. Check out how Calgary's own Gioia Interiors revamped a living and working space entirely with DIY projects and Rust-Oleum paints. Get inspired to get creative and take on your own at-home DIY décor and renos without fear (or a fiscal meltdown).

Workshop Series presented by Outside the Shape and Heart & Swirl
Indulge your creative side with Heart & Swirl’s Interactive Art Workshops. Find a new hobby, uncover a new passion, and meet some lovely like-minded people in a variety of exciting workshops, curated by Heart & Swirl and Outside the Shape, all while enjoying complimentary wine tastings and local food samples. Create your very own unique handcrafted home décor and goods alongside Calgary's best artisans. Workshop schedule coming soon!  


  • RenovationFind
  • Sleep Country
  • Toyota
  • Rust-Oleum
  • Golden Acre
  • Urban Barn
  • Cloverdale Paint
  • Delcor Construction Ltd. 
  • Canyon Plumbing & Heating 
  • Calgary Elite Roofing
  • 2% Realty 
  • Arpi's Industries


  • Habitat for Humanity
  • YYC Food Trucks
  • Wicket Blue Interiors
  • WW Design Studio
  • Gioia Interiors
  • YYC Food Trucks
  • Village Brewery
  • Telus
  • Shaw
  • Youth Central
  • Outside the Shape
  • Heart & Swirl


  • Canadian Home Trends Magazine
  • Source Media Group
  • Calgary Herald
  • Western Living
  • CREB®Now
  • 98-5 VIRGIN Radio
  • Country 105
  • CJAY 92
  • XL103
  • Q107
  • CTV
  • Newstalk AM770
  • 97.7

The Vitals

What: Calgary Home + Garden Show

Where: BMO Centre & Corral, Stampede Park, #20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1


Show Dates & Hours
Thursday, March 1st                                        Noon – 9 p.m.
Friday, March 2nd                                            Noon – 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 3rd                                        10am – 9 p.m.
Sunday, March 4th                                           10am – 6 p.m. 

Show Venue & Location
BMO Centre & Corral, 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        $7.00 (Box Office & Online)
Children 12 and under:              FREE

Buy your tickets online and save $3 at www.calgaryhgs.com courtesy of RenovationFind.com

Media Contact:
Mallory Oudendag

Web: calgaryhomeandgardenshow.com 
Facebook: facebook.com/homeandgardenevents
Twitter: @YYCHomeShows

Meet The Experts

Todd Talbot
Host, HGTV Canada’s Love it or List it Vancouver 
Todd Talbot
Photo of Todd here

TV Personality, actor, and award-winning host on HGTV, Todd Talbot has spent the past five years hosting the international hit show Love It or List It Vancouver. Through multiple TV, digital, and media platforms, Todd shares his passion for responsible home ownership to inspire positive changes in people's lives. Todd also travels Canada and the US inspiring smart investment, renovation and design choices, and creating wealth through real estate. Todd lives and promotes a ‘created life’ encouraging himself and others to be conscious of how we design, build and most importantly LIVE, in our homes and communities. Currently living in Vancouver with his wife Rebecca and two kids, Ashlyn and Kesler.

Catch Todd on the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage Friday, March 2 at 7:00PM and Saturday, March 3 at 1:00PM.

Carson Arthur
Outdoor lifestyle expert + landscape designer, star of HGTV Canada’s Home to WinCarson Arthur
Photo of Carson here

As the co-host of HGTV’s Critical Listing and 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. He is now the international ambassador for Save the Children, and shares his expertise in growing food to help end the cycle of poverty for children all over the world.

Catch Carson on the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage Friday, March 2 at 5:00PM, Saturday, March 3 at 5:00PM and Sunday, March 4 at 11:00AM.

Tiffany Pratt
Star of HGTV Canada’s Home to Win
Tiffany Pratt

Photo of Tiffany here

Her trademark hair and big energy make Tiffany Pratt unforgettable. But her hands-on approach to design, and the care she has for her clients, make her irreplaceable. Tiffany fell in love with beautiful things at a young age when she would memorize every page of Vogue magazine. Today, that same appreciation for beauty has carried through into her day-to-day work. She sees exquisite in the unexpected, mixes old with new, merges elegant with livable, and she lives and breathes her truth that “this can be beautiful.” 

Catch Tiffany on the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage Friday, March 2 at 4:00PM, Saturday, March 3 at 4:00PM and Sunday, March 4 at 1:00PM.

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
Cityline DIY expert 
Leigh Ann Allaire-Perreault
Photo of Leigh-Ann here

As a DIY & design expert, 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 achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for 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.”

Catch Leigh-Ann on the Urban Barn Home + Garden Stage Friday, March 2 at 6:00PM, and Saturday, March 3 at 12:00PM.

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