Annual lifestyle show presents over 350 exhibitors to inspire, educate
CALGARY, Sept. 19, 2012 /CNW/ - The Calgary Home + Design Show (CHDS),
the city's largest exhibition of home design, décor and renovation,
will take place September 20-23 at the BMO Centre. The highly
anticipated show will welcome industry professionals and suppliers from
across the country, bringing the latest in design trends and tips to
Calgarians and visitors alike.
2012 CHDS FEATURES:
Foodie Design Competition (Thursday, September 20, 2012) - Four well-known local food fanatics will face off in a food presentation
competition, each having 30 minutes to plate a meal that best emanates
one of this year's hottest design trends.
Family Day (Friday, September 21, 2012) - A fun-filled afternoon showcasing every child's favourite handyman, Bob the Builder, along with a variety of interactive booths and family-friendly
features at the Cooking Stage.
The Samsung "Passion for Fresh Cooking Challenge" (Saturday, September 22, 2012) - Three local amateur cooking enthusiasts are pitted against each
other in a battle of the blades, judged by the renowned Chef Jason
IKEA Chair Lift - Ten well-known Calgarians each give a classic IKEA chair a 'lift',
using only a limited budget and their flair for fashion. The final
products will be auctioned off to support Make A Wish® Southern Alberta
Ask a Designer by Avenue Magazine - Visitors can bring their design, décor or renovation problem, along
with any relevant swatches or pictures and receive a 10-minute
consultation with an industry professional.
IKEA Design Competition - Five top design companies will go head-to-head to create beautiful,
livable spaces. The winning look will be selected, and taken home by
five lucky attendees!
Room to Grow - Four unique bedroom spaces that see your child from infant to
teenager, while allowing their personal style to shine through will be
showcased throughout the show.
2012 CHDS Celebrity Guests
Sarah Daniels & Philip DuMoulin, Co-hosts of HGTV's Urban Suburban
Alykhan Velji, Calgary Design Expert and Design Captain for City TV's My Rona Home
Rosalyn Lazaruk, Design Expert and owner of Wicketblue Interiors
Maria Killam, Author and internationally sought-after Colour Expert
Janette Ewen, Lifestyle & Décor Expert
Bob the Builder, Children's Television Star
The Calgary Home + Design Show will take place during the following
days; Thursday, September 20 from 4 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday, September 21
from 12 p.m. - 9 p.m.; Saturday, September 22 from 10 a.m. - 9 p.m. and
Sunday, September 23 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Media will be required to register upon arrival at the Media Office,
located in Room 102 beside Hall D in the BMO Centre. For additional
information on the Calgary Home + Design Show or Marketplace Events
please visit http://www.calgaryhds.com.
About Marketplace Events
Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts
with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face
environments. The company now produces 34 consumer shows annually, in
20 markets across North America, that collectively attract 15,000
exhibitors, 1.1 million attendees and another 1.3 million unique web
visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 115-person staff produces some
of the most successful and longest-running consumer shows in North
America, including market-leading home shows in Cleveland,
Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Orlando, Minneapolis, Indianapolis,
Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver - some of which have thrived in their
markets for more than 75 years.
SOURCE: Marketplace Events
For further information:
Primary Media Contact
Brookline Public Relations
W: 403.538.5641 ext. 108
Secondary Media Contact
Brookline Public Relations
W: 403.538.5641 ext. 102