Red Deer Home Show set for this weekend

It’s that time of year when homeowners can catch up on all the latest trends during the annual Red Deer Home Show, slated to run March 4th to 6th at Westerner Park.

Hosted by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Alberta since 1979, the 2016 Red Deer Home Show will again provide Central Albertans with a venue for new and improved products and services featuring award-winning builders, renovators, products, ideas and décor.

“This year we have over 300 exhibitors in the show,” said Brandon Bouchard, vice president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association – Central Alberta and chair of the Home Show committee. “We are also expecting anywhere from 10,000 to 15,000 attendees. Last year’s numbers were about 13,000 so we are hoping to beat that this year.”

Hours are from noon to 8 p.m. on March 4th; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on March 5th and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 6th.

Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for students/seniors and those under 12 get in for free with an adult.

As Bouchard pointed out, there are a number of areas that visitors can explore, and the event is really family-friendly with activities for the kids as well.

“We have everything from landscapers to builders and developers – everything to do with home building and home renovations. There’s always a lot for folks to see.

“This is the perfect time of year for folks to start thinking about things they want to do both to the outside and inside of their homes,” he said.

​There are also a number of special guests each year – this year, Kate Campbell will be presenting.

According to the Home Show web site, she has been working in television and the renovation industry for over seven years and can be seen on HGTV’s Holmes on Homes, Holmes in New Orleans, Handyman Superstar Challenge and Holmes Inspection.

Most recently she has been featured as one of the crew on HGTV’s Decked Out, Disaster Decks, Deck Wars and Custom Built. Her appearances at the Home Show run March 4th at 5:30 p.m. and March 5th at 12:30 p.m.

Also, Carol Hanson from Servus Credit Union will be speaking on ‘Buying a Home is Much More than a Down Payment.’ Organizers say that this session will provide a better understanding of the process and additional considerations that will improve your home buying experience.

Another guest will be ‘Otis the Owl’ along with Carol Kelly from the Medicine River Wildlife Centre. Her presentation is entitled ‘Living With Our Wild Neighbours’.

Terry Hollman from Canadian Closets is also back and Sofie Blunck from Sofie B Design will be speaking as well.

For more details and a complete schedule about when the speakers will be presenting, check out