Todd Talbot, Host of HGTV Canada's Love It or List It, Vancouver
TV Personality, actor, and award winning host on HGTV. Todd 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 peoples 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.
Landscape Designer and Host of HGTV’s Critical Listing, Green Force, Room to Grow and Home To Win (2016)
Carson Arthur is a landscape designer and television personality with several shows that can be seen all around the world. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations while maintaining a focus on environmentally friendly choices. He is part of the Cityline team; writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun media group including the Toronto Sun about outdoor design and appears regularly in a variety of magazines with guest articles. He is the North America outdoor design editor for Outdoor Lifestyle magazine; has a syndicated radio show called ‘Take it Outside’; is the spokesperson for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate; and the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living with a new book scheduled to hit the shelves spring 2019.
His credits include; the host of HGTV’s Green Force and Critical Listing; the Gemini nominated Room to Grow on Global, ION and the Discovery network; Better Homes and Garden’s Home, First Home on the Hallmark Channel in the U.S.; and as the gardening expert on HGTV’s blockbusters; Home to Win, Home to Win 2, and Home to Win 3.
Presentation Topic: The 10 Big No-No’s A countdown of the biggest mistakes homeowners make when renovating outdoors and the easiest ways to fix a bad situation to save the value of your home. Carson shows you real life bad renovations by DIY’ers and professionals which cost the homeowners more than the invoice price.
Presentation Topic: The Best Spots to Renovate for 2018 Thinking about spending a little money on your home? Better invest wisely as many home renovations can negatively impact your property value. Carson shows you where to spend your dollars for the largest return on your investment.
Tiffany Pratt, Host of HGTV Canada's Home to Win
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.” tiffanypratt.com @thetiffanypratt
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
DIY & LIFESTYLE EXPERT
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”.
Presentation Topic: Design Equations Are you eager to tackle a renovation project, but can’t seem to crack the code on your style? Join Cityline’s Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault as she teaches you how to create a customized design equation that will help define your style and result in a unique look for your home. Leigh-Ann will also share DIY inspiration and project ideas that will let you indulge in the latest trends without overindulging right past your budget.
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
Donna Balzer has two greenhouses and a big vegetable garden on her urban double lot. She is an award-winning media personality and garden consultant with a personal passion for food growing in northern regions. Horticulturist, speaker, and author, Donna has a degree in Agriculture with a specialty in Horticulture. She has a Youtube channel and 3 seasons as host of the Internationally broadcast Bugs & Blooms on HGTV. Her book No Guff Vegetable Gardening is a best seller and her newest book The Three Year Gardener’s Gratitude Journal will be published January 2018. www.donnabalzer.com
Buy Donna's book at the Show! Donna will be selling her book The Three Year Gardener's Gratitude Journal after each of her presentations.
Chelsie Anderson is a regular CBC Columnist on the Home Stretch, co-author of the "Three Year Gardener's Gratitude Journal" and owner/operator of Chelsie's Garden Soil-utions, where she maintains gardens naturally. She spends her free time growing organic food for her 3 kids, 2 guinea pigs and her millions of red wiggler worms, as well as blogging at chelsiesgardens.com. This Natural Gardener knows that all good things start in the soil.
Janet Melrose is ‘Calgary’s Cottage Gardener’, who specializes in Garden Education, Horticultural Therapy and advocating for a Sustainable Local Food System: successfully synthesising Community-Based Horticultural Therapy program located in Community Gardens; working with gardeners of all stripes to develop their skills and experience of gardening for enjoyment, health and sustenance.
Her motto is ‘Grow, Nurture, and Bloom’.
Neil Harding has worked for Sleep Country Canada for the past 18 years. Neil is in charge of home shows, warehouse sales, and product knowledge training nationally. As a highly trained and experienced sleep expert, Neil has helped thousands of Canadians get a better night’s sleep!
Presentation Topic: Let's Talk About Sleep Designed to help people realize how to get a great night’s sleep. Find out what you can do to improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.