Welcome to the Calgary Home + Design Show!
As the weather grows colder and the leaves begin to change colour, fall is the perfect time to refresh your home décor, tackle those at-home projects, or start your house hunt. Keeping budgets top of mind, we’ve handpicked the industry’s top experts to offer up useful, real-world advice for every home, from top celebrity guests and homegrown Calgary talent alike.
This year, we’re thrilled to welcome HGTV’s Mia Parres & Rob Evans of The Expandables to the Trail Appliances Main Stage, where they will make their Calgary home show debut and offer up their signature advice for making extra space in impossible places. Plus, don’t miss real estate expert Todd Talbot of W Network’s Love It Or List It Vancouver, DIY maven Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, and a slew of Calgary’s very own top designers including a style panel moderated by Avenue magazine senior editor Ricky Zayshley. The action continues on the state-of-the-art Trail Appliances Cooking Stage with appliances provided by Samsung, where Calgary’s culinary legends and buzzworthy chefs, including Neil McCue, Paul Rogalski, and Duncan Ly will lead live cooking demos and share their expert know-how.
With our brand-new Workshop Series curated by local DIY blog Feathering my Nest, you don’t even have to wait until you’re home to get to work! Create a one-of-a-kind handcrafted piece for your home right on the show floor, using everything from natural florals and plants to vintage finds. 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.
From there, shop and consult more than 350 trusted brands and local companies, all under one roof. Don’t miss the always-popular Ask a Designer booth, where you’ll have the chance to snag a free, one-on-one consultation with a local interior decorator. Gather your Pinterest dream boards, paint swatches, and floor plan, and come with an open mind to get the best tips for your time.
There’s something for every home at the Calgary Home + Design Show. Prepare yourself for four days of big ideas, trusted advice, and fresh inspiration. The best part? Satisfaction guaranteed -  we’re so sure you’ll enjoy the show, we’ll refund your admission if you don’t!
We can’t wait to see you there.
Teri Salazar, Show Manager

Top Features

Trail Appliances Main Stage, presented by the Calgary Herald, furnished by Urban Barn
Expert advice for every home! Straight from the industry’s top home + design talent on the Trail Appliances Main Stage, get a crash course in creating the ultimate pad from must-see presenters including Mia Parres & Rob Evans, stars of HGTV's The Expandables, Todd Talbot, star of W Network’s Love It or List It Vancouver, and DIY expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, plus a slew of Calgary’s very own top designers including a style panel moderated by Avenue magazine senior editor Ricky Zayshley. 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.

Trail Appliances Cooking Stage, presented by the Calgary Herald, appliances provided by Samsung
Aspiring home cooks, turn up the heat and sharpen your knives - it’s your chance to get schooled by Calgary’s top chefs on the Trail Appliances Cooking Stage. Learn from the likes of Calgary culinary masters, including Chef Neil McCue from Whitehall and Chef Paul Rogalski from Rouge, plus lifestyle expert Janette Ewen, as they conduct in-depth demos featuring tried-and-true kitchen cheats, can’t-miss culinary trends, and entertaining expertise. Oh, and you might just be lucky enough to taste some of their creations!

DIY Runway: presented by Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada in support of Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta
Bring Calgary’s best style off the streets and into your home! DIY Runway is your chance to bid on hand-crafted, repurposed pieces created by Calgary’s top style influencers and tastemakers. Ten local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and boutique owners will draw inspiration from a favourite item in their own closet to repurpose a pre-loved home decor piece from ReStore Calgary using a curated box of goods from Rust-Oleum Consumer Brands Canada®. Imagine: a wall-hanging inspired by those perfectly ripped jeans, or a one-of-a-kind lamp inspired by that amazing sequined skirt worn on New Year’s Eve. 100% of silent auction proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta to help provide local families with a safe, affordable place to live.

#Shelfie presented by JACK FM
‘But first, let me take a shelfie.’ You heard us, we want to see your best shelfie – a styled shelf decor photo, that is! First step: grab your phone. Then, choose your favourite shelf display, styled by Calgary’s top designers and style influencers, located at our entrance and snap a picture of it for a chance to win a $250 gift card from your selected store. Finally, to enter simply upload your shelfie pic to your Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter account, and use the hashtag #ShowShelfie. Winners will be selected and contacted via social media. Good luck and happy snapping!

Design Lab designed by Bow Valley College and 98.5 Virgin Radio
Lighten up! Design students from Bow Valley College will vie for a $1,000 scholarship by showcasing the power of lighting: how it can affect colour, mood, and design elements. Step into the light and draw inspiration for your own home as students guide you through the cutting-edge exhibit. Get in on the action yourself with interactive light features and games.

TELUS Future Home
Back to the TELUS Future Home! No need to press fast forward, the future of fibre optic entertainment is already waiting for you when you step into the TELUS Future Home. A showcase of their revolutionary technology, the TELUS Future Home showcases their state-of-the-art fibre optic network that connects communities across Western Canada better than ever before. Step inside the super-wired 560 square foot Home to see just how revolutionary TELUS Fibre is. You might want to make yourself comfortable and stay awhile to enjoy the most reliable, consistent connection to date with blazing fast speeds of 150mps to stream video in ultra-HD quality, and more.

Fall Flower Market presented by Amborella Floral Studio and KiSS 95.9
With autumn’s chill in the air, bring a little natural warmth and beauty into the home with a bouquet of seasonal blooms. Fill your space with the sweet scent of freshly cut blossoms styled by Amborella Floral Studio, or learn to make one of your very own! Sign up for a do-it-yourself floral arranging workshop on our website at calgaryhds.com and go from fall chill to flower power in no time flat.

Ask a Designer designed by Privé Design Studio
Sometimes a little direction is all you need. Gather your Pinterest dream boards, paint swatches, and floor plan and head straight to Ask A Designer for a free, one-on-one consultation with a local interior decorator. No appointment needed! In just 10 minutes, their expert advice will have you well on your way to creating your dream home.

Growing for Giving designed by Dafoe Design, product provided by Golden Acre
We’re planting seeds for a cause at Growing for Giving, by way of 10 gorgeous outdoor planters created by the green thumbs at Dafoe Design. Green up your doorway by purchasing your favourite design (find them around the concourse and Help Desks) and give back at the same time – all proceeds benefit Discovery House.

M(art)ket presented by XL103
Dress up those naked walls with a stop at M(art)ket. Add that much-needed finishing touch to your space with one-of-a-kind pieces from this curated collection of canvases, prints, and photographs by local artists. With more than a dozen featured vendors, including LightMagic and Lynette Melnyk Contemporary Fine Art, you’re certain to say goodbye to your blank walls for good.

FLOFORM Lounge presented by Cambria, Kool 101.5, designed by WW Design Studio
Chill out and treat your tastebuds with a stop at the stylish FLOFORM Lounge, where you can sip your favourite cocktail while taking in the cutting-edge, creative designs of 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!

Food Truck Eatery presented by YYC Food Trucks and CJAY92
Don’t forget to bring your appetite. Roll over to the south entrance of the BMO Centre and find your favourite YYC bites on wheels. Presented by YYC Food Trucks, the Food Truck Eatery brings you Calgary’s best grub to grab and go. Chow down on the best driving diners like Fiasco Gelato, Waffles & Chix, Taiko Taco, Shogun, and Ranch BBQ. Your only challenge will be which one to try first!

Help Desk
Get the most out of your visit with a trip to the Help Desk in Hall B entrance or the breezeway between Hall C & D, where you’ll get insider tips from staff, there to help you navigate the show and point you in the right direction to tackle all your home improvement tasks. Whether you’re stuck with wall-to-wall carpeting or dreaming of blowing out that wall for an airy open-concept space, you’ll get all the assistance you need — after all, asking for help is the first step to success!

Meet The Experts

Trail Appliances Main Stage, presented by the Calgary Herald, furnished by Urban Barn

Rob Evans & Mia Parres

Mia and Rob Media Kit
Photo Courtesy of HGTV

Rob Evans
Master Contractor and Host, The Expandables, HGTV Canada
Star, Home to Win, HGTV Canada
Instagram: @RobEvansReno
Twitter: @RobEvansReno
Motorcycle aficionado, donut fanatic, and single dad, design-trained contractor Rob Evans is a man’s man with a point of view about almost everything. Now a specialist in renovating residential properties, Rob began his career as the owner and operator of a successful design firm which inform his creative and aesthetically adventurous style. Involved in every step of the construction process, Rob’s projects range from complete home rebuilds to furniture design and construction.

Rob joined HGTV’s Home to Win as one of the 20 stars who worked together to create a dream home, and also co-hosted HGTV’s The Expandables season two which was filmed spring of 2016.

See Mia & Rob on the Main Stage
Falling in love with your home again: solutions for every budget
Friday, September 23, 7:00PM
Saturday, September 24, 2:00PM

Mia Parres
Designer and Host, The Expandables, HGTV Canada
Star, Home to Win, HGTV Canada
Instagram: @MiaParres
Twitter: @MiaParres
This globetrotting aesthete, devoted yogi, and Bryan Adams super-fan may have grown up in Toronto, but Mia Parres’ family roots are deeply set in Scandinavian and Danish culture, which influenced her design aesthetic of simple sophistication and smart functionality. She brings this well-honed taste and a love for the outdoors to the table in her current role as a high-end residential designer – some of her favourite projects being the luxurious cottages in Canada’s posh lakeside Muskoka region.

Mia joined HGTV’s Home to Win as one of the 20 stars who worked together to create a dream home, and also co-hosted HGTV’s The Expandables season two which was filmed spring of 2016.

See Mia & Rob on the Main Stage
Falling in love with your home again: solutions for every budget
Friday, September 23, 7:00PM
Saturday, September 24, 2:00PM

Todd Talbot
Real Estate Expert, Co-Host, Love it or List it Vancouver, W Network 

Todd Media Kit

Co-host Todd Talbot of Love It or List It Vancouver is best known for his real estate savvy, keen sense of style, and quick wit. Although not his first time appearing on the small screen, Todd has starred in dozens of award-winning productions – a path that helped set the stage for his latest role as TV personality. With his many accomplishments and interests, Todd is never happier than when he’s with his family or when he’s renovating or building his next project. Recently, he launched a new website, toddtalbot.ca, where he takes visitors on a journey through his own renovations, and offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into his life both on and off the screen.

See Todd on the Main Stage
3 Keys to Success: Form, Function, and Finances. A candid talk about Real Estate 'on and off’ TV
Friday, September 23, 5:00PM
Saturday, September 24, 3:30PM

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
DIY & Lifestyle Expert

LAP Media Kit

As a colour & design aficionado, lifestyle expert, and DIY doyenne, 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. Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline, a spokesperson for Black & Decker Canada and Rust-Oleum Canada as well as half of the popular duo, Once Upon a Reno. 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.”

See Leigh-Ann on the Main Stage
Presenting: From Runway to Room: How to Create a Haute Home for Less
Thursday, September 22, 6:00PM
Friday, September 23, 2:00PM

Janette Ewen
Décor and Lifestyle Expert

JE Media Kit

With a career in interior design and fashion that spans over 12 years, Janette Ewen has become a favourite style source for Canadians. Janette started her career at leading magazine Chatelaine and eventually moved on to editorial roles at House & Home, Chocolat Magazine and the Globe and Mail. From print, Janette moved into broadcast. As a TV favourite, Janette can be seen regularly on national shows in Canada, including Cityline and CTV Morning, and was formally a co-host on “Inside the Box with Ty Pennington.” Janette currently is a partner at the award winning LA-Toronto based creative studio Parker Barrow, known for its innovative wallpaper collection, design installations (including the recent revitalization of the Fairmont Royal York rooftop) and collaborations.

See Janette on the Cooking Stage
Presenting: Easy fall entertaining and getting your home guest-ready
Saturday, September 24, 1:00PM
Sunday, September 25, 2:00PM

Lacey Haskell
DIY Expert
With a genuine love for treasure hunting and recycling forgotten pieces into prized possessions once more, Lacey Haskell turned her penchant for preloved pieces into a full-fledged business — selling out of her salvaged treasures, as Feathering My Nest, at local markets and pop-up events where she creates created booths chock-full of refurbished furniture and home accents. From breathing a fresh, new life into these rescued finds, Feathering My Nest has expanded over the past two years into instructional DIY workshops where Lacey enjoys coaxing the creativity out of even the most self-proclaimed ‘uncreative’ participants. Lacey continues to feather nests across Calgary as she hunts, creates, restores, re-loves, and shares her DIYs with the world to fulfill her mission of inspiring and encouraging others to get crafty and stylishly personalize their lives.  

See Lacey on the Main Stage
Presenting: A Home of Your Own: Personalizing Your Space
Friday, September 23, 6:00PM
Sunday, September 25, 1:00PM

Chef Neil MCcue, Whitehall
Chef & Proprietor
Neil Media Kit
Chef McCue was raised on simple, hearty, uncomplicated food, the fare that his grandmother made at the end of a long day in his hometown of South Yorkshire, UK. After formally training under Chef Herve Marchand, Neil has received several top honours, including a Michelin Star rating. Neil set his sights on Calgary, where he worked as Head Dining Room Chef at Catch, earning Best Restaurant in 2002 from Air Canada enRoute Magazine. Now at the helm of the acclaimed Whitehall, Neil is proud to offer an honest, modern menu inspired by his UK roots.

See Chef Neil on the Cooking Stage
Presenting: Michelin Star Cooking at Home
Saturday, September 24 at 11AM

Paul Rogalski, Rouge & Bistro Rouge
Culinary Director & Owner
Paul Media Kit
A born and raised Calgarian, Paul Rogalski is renowned for his passion for exceptional cuisine created from homegrown and sustainable food. He is co-creator of acclaimed Rouge Restaurant, and more recently Bistro Rouge, a casual concept in Calgary’s Signal Hill district. Rouge was awarded Avenue Magazine’s #1 “Tried, Tested & True” Restaurant 2016,  #1 Overall Restaurant 2015, and 2010 Restaurant of the Year. Rouge exemplifies reliance on fresh ingredients from local purveyors and from the restaurant’s own summer garden. It comes as no surprise that Paul’s infectious laughter and enthusiasm for food led to TV appearances on The Food Network, including a stint on Iron Chef America alongside Chef Michael Smith in “Battle Avocado.”

See Paul on the Cooking Stage
Presenting: Secrets From the Rouge Kitchen
Thursday, September 22 at 7PM

Chef Duncan Ly, Foreign Concept
Chef & Owner
Duncan Media Kit
Chef Ly is one of Calgary’s most well-respected and beloved chefs. His career has taken him across Western Canada and found him working at some of the country’s most esteemed dining establishments including Tofino’s Wickaninnish Inn, Calgary’s Catch, Hotel Arts, Kensington Riverside Inn and as Culinary Director for The Vintage Group. In Fall 2016, he will be launching his exciting next project: Foreign Concept. Be sure to follow the progress on Instagram and Twitter @eatforeign.

See him on the Cooking Stage
A Foreign Approach to Pan-Asian Flavours
Saturday, September 24 at 5:30PM

Chef Brian Diamond, Rouge
Chef de Cuisine
Bryan Media Kit
Leading Rouge’s culinary team is Chef Brian Diamond who brings his knowledge and passion of cooking to the storied halls of Inglewood’s renowned restaurant. Originally a Saskatchewan native, Chef Diamond relocated to Calgary in 2007 and became the Sous Chef at Vintage Chophouse.  Soon, his natural curiosity beckoned him to foreign shores where he found himself in Australia, where he truly came to appreciate the significance of sourcing fresh local produce and ingredients. Today, Chef Diamond’s dedication to locally sourced ingredients is complimented by the beautiful garden available to him in Rouge’s own backyard.

See him on the Cooking Stage
Presenting: Secrets From the Rouge Kitchen
Friday, September 23 at 1:00PM


What: The Calgary Home + Design Show

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


Thursday, September 22nd      4:00pm – 9:00pm
Friday, September 23rd              Noon – 9:00pm
Saturday, September 24th         10:00am – 9:00pm
Sunday, September 25th            10:00am – 6:00pm

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

How: Buy tickets online courtesy of RenovationFind and save $3 at



Adults (18+): $16.00
Adults (18+): 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

Help support affordable housing in Southern Alberta by donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta when you purchase your ticket for the Calgary Home + Design Show. www.habitatsouthernab.ca

Web: calgaryhgs.com
Facebook: facebook.com/homeandgardenevents
Instagram & Twitter: @HomeShowsAB

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Mallory Oudendag, Account Manager
Phone: 604.681.7565 x103 
Mobile: ​403.875.5406
Ema​il: mallory@wearereformation.com

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