HGTV CELEBRITY CONTRACTOR
Bryan doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty. A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and in 23 different countries worldwide
since 2007 on the hit shows Disaster DIY, Canada’s Handyman Challenge, Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan, Bryan Inc. and Island of Bryan. Bryan’s quick wit and easy-going personality have made him a huge hit with
viewers on all of his home renovation shows.
Learning valuable tricks of the trade from his father, a meticulous aircraft engineer, Bryan spent his childhood summers building his family’s cottage from the ground up. After earning a degree in Political Science and studying Business, Bryan was headed towards a career of practicing law. Realizing he’d rather be renovating than being chained to a desk, his innate passion for building took over and he attended construction courses at George Brown College, officially traded in his tie for a tool belt and founded Baeumler Quality Construction.
A few kids and number of hit TV shows later, Bryan continues to tackle home renovation projects, be the spokesperson for numerous products and expand his growing businesses to include Baeumler Productions, Baeumler Approved and Baeumler Custom Cabinetry among others. Currently filming season 2 of Island of Bryan with wife Sarah, viewers watched season 1 in record numbers, while they restored a small abandoned resort on South Andros Island in the Bahamas! On Island of Bryan, we follow the story of this radical life event for the Baeumler's, from a dream of creating and running a luxury boutique resort in paradise, to the reality of leaving their friends, family and life behind to take on their most challenging build yet. For more information about Bryan, visit bryanbaeumler.com.
Bryan will be appearing live on stage Friday, September 20 at 6PM and Saturday, September 21 at 1PM.
Presentation Topic: Tales from the Island, Lessons Learned, and the REAL Value Hiding Inside your Home
HELEN YOUN - CERTIFIED KONMARI CONSULTANT
Helen Youn is a professional organizer specializing in the KonMari Method™. Helen found this method as an overwhelmed new mom after reading “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo and decided to make a change. After experiencing life-changing results firsthand, Helen felt compelled to pursue extensive training with Marie Kondo and became one of the first Certified KonMari Consultants in the world and is also the only Canadian in the Certified KonMari Consultant Speakers Circle. Using the principles of the KonMari Method™, Helen guides and supports people through this life-changing journey to live more joyfully and mindfully while transforming their homes into a clutter free and easy to maintain space.
Helen will be appearing live on stage Friday, September 20 at 5PM and Saturday, September 21 at 6PM
Presentation Topic: Fall Cleaning Marie ‘KonMari’ Kondo Style
Please join Helen Youn, the first Certified KonMari Consultant in Calgary and the Prairies, for an introduction to the KonMari Method™, a life-changing and revolutionary way of home organizing. Created by Marie Kondo, author of international best sellers: "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" and host of the popular Netflix series “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo,” the KonMari Method™ has become a cultural phenomenon and has inspired millions around the world to ask the question - does it spark joy? Helen will be sharing her best decluttering and organizing tips for every category in your home. You will learn how to tidy up once and for all KonMari Style and transform your home into a clutter-free and joyful space. Life truly begins after you have put your home in order.
Kathy Yuen - Dream Home Designer
Phase One Design
Kathy is an Architectural Technologist, and founder of Phase One Design, a luxury residential design firm specializing in new custom homes across Canada.
Her award-winning firm has helped over 562 homeowners design their dream homes. Their work can be seen from Victoria to Nova Scotia and has been featured in numerous publications including House and Home Magazine, Best Home Magazine, the Globe and Mail, and more.
Kathy hosts the YouTube Channel, Custom Homes with Kathy, and regularly appears on the Main Stage at the Home + Garden Shows in Calgary and Vancouver. She is a well recognized business leader, advocate, and educator in the custom home community, and has been nominated twice for RBC's Women Entrepreneur of the Year.
Kathy's vision is to leave a legacy in the world, one custom home at a time.
In her limited free time, she loves hanging out with her family, friends, and is a Fur-Baby-Mum to her beloved French Bulldog Brutus.
Kathy will be appearing live on stage Friday, September 20 at 4PM and Saturday, September 21 at 4PM.
Presentation Topic: How to Design + Build Your Dream Home 101
You've spent a lot of time dreaming about what you want your house to be.
You have all these ideas... all these photos saved...
Come found out what it takes to design and build your dream home.
Kathy will be sharing a fun and dynamic talk about the steps involved, costs, who you need to talk to, and much more.
Jamie Banfield - Principal Designer
Jamie Banfield Design
Award-winning interior designer, Jamie Banfield has become a creative force in the industry, and recognized for his signature West Coast style. Specializing in design for residential renovations and custom homes, with a passion for millwork, Jamie and his team have the ability to transform and create well-edited spaces that exude both function and beauty. With a passion for textures and sustainable design, he often uses reclaimed materials, offering a unique perspective to his finished spaces. Recently recognized by the National Kitchen and Bath Association as one of the industry’s top 30 Under 30 in North America, One to Watch by Western Living Magazine, and a Finalist for the Robert Ledingham Memorial - Emerging Designer Of The Year Award, Jamie’s work can be seen in private residences and public spaces throughout Canada. Formally trained in interior design, with a complementary background in manufacturing, construction, and custom millwork, Jamie has an intrinsic understanding of the total design process. From inspiration to final completion, his knowledge, attention to detail, and ability to listen to his clients' needs, have resulted in aesthetically functional rooms that truly reflect the people who live there.
Jamie will be appearing live on stage Friday, September 20 at 3PM and Saturday, September 21 at 12PM.
Presentation Topic: The Designer Kitchen - Ten designer hacks to renovating a kitchen like a pro
Jamie specializes in design for all spaces with a passion for Kitchen and Bathroom design. He's known for creating homes not houses by understanding his clients and their lifestyle. Today's kitchens have evolved from the standard heavy oak cupboards, laminate counter top and bulky appliances. On the Main Stage, Jamie will be discussing current and future kitchen trends from millwork to counter tops, innovations that are blowing up in the design industry and how to make those appliances, sinks + faucets pop!
Rob Palumbo - Properly
Rob Palumbo is Head of Growth at Properly. Rob has strong experience in consumer technology, previously leading Marketing for Canadian financial technology startup Borrowell.com. Properly is a Canadian real estate startup that uses technology to enable homeowners to discover what their home would sell for on the open market, with the option to sell directly to Properly and close within as little as five days.
Rob will be appearing live on stage Thursday, September 19 at 6PM.
Presentation Topic: Technology & Innovation in Calgary Real Estate
Please join Properly Head of Growth, Rob Palumbo, as he discusses how technology is being used in various ways to disrupt the status quo in Calgary real estate. Learn what all of this means to you as a Calgary homeowner and discover how technology is being used to improve the experience of buying, selling, and owning a home.
Dayle Sheehan - Lead Designer & Owner
Dayle Sheehan Interior Design
Dayle Sheehan is the lead designer and owner of Dayle Sheehan Interior Design Inc. She aims to inspire others to live their best lives in the most beautiful environment possible. Her inspiring story of taking her life and making sure it is the BIGGEST and BEST it can possibly be, has allowed Dayle to live her dreams as an interior designer, public speaker, advocate and a thought and lifestyle influencer.
Dayle will be appearing live on stage Saturday, September 21 at 3PM and Sunday, September 22 at 12PM.
Presentation Topic: Designing Your Happy Home
In the process of designing your dream home it's easy to get caught up in what's trendy. But what if you designed your home to simply make you happy?
Happiness is an underestimated design tool that makes all of the difference. Join Dayle on the Main Stage to hear all about how different design choices affect us and can be tailored to your specific brand of happiness!
CITY OF CALGARY
Get advice from City experts on planning your next home improvement project. Whether you're thinking about a small renovation (new bathtub), a large project (kitchen renovation) or adding a secondary suite, we will have the City's building inspectors and planning bylaw experts on hand to give you advice about what you need to get started.
Thursday, September 19 at 5PM: Permits for Homeowners
Planning a home improvement project? Doing some of the work yourself? Hiring a contractor? Don't miss this presentation. We will walk you through everything you need to know about permits (when and why you need them), how to hire a contractor, and how to make your project as safe and successful as possible.
Sunday, September 22 at 11AM: Secondary Suites
There is no better time to legalize your secondary suite, or develop a new one. The City of Calgary is waiving the fees for development permits and the secondary suite registry for all secondary and backyard suites until June 2020. Attend our presentation to learn about these benefits, more changes coming next year, and how to get started with your application.
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!
Neil will be appearing live on stage Friday, September 20 at 2PM and Sunday, September 22 at 2PM.
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.
Halyna Tataryn - Owner, Tataryn Group/ReMAX
Educated in Engineering, Urban Planning and Architecture, Halyna brings her passion for homes and dedication to her work with her clients. Halyna has extensive knowledge about architectural history and design – heritage homes especially. Her in-depth understanding of construction techniques, building materials and design provides her clients with unparalleled expertise and professional insight. Halyna takes an engineering-solutions approach to home selling and buying. She focuses on selling unique inner city properties and helping buyers make smart and informed decisions.
Saturday, September 21 at 11AM: Top 10 Renovation Returns
Thinking of renovating? Find out what updates and upgrades are worth doing and which actually lower the value of your home
Sunday, September 22 at 1PM: Downsizing Simplified
Find out what you need to know before moving to a smaller home in Calgary or across the world and avoid costly pitfalls.
Brenda Redwood - All Weather Windows Renovations
Brenda Redwood is the Regional Manager for All Weather Windows Renovations. Brenda has worked in the fenestration (windows/doors) industry for over 12 years, where she has helped thousands of homeowners make their homes more energy-efficient through window and door solutions that are sustainable. Brenda takes great pride in working hand-in-hand with homeowners to create masterpieces that suit not only their lifestyle but their budget as well. With her passion for colour and creativity, Brenda will find beautiful and functional solutions for your home that save you money on heating bills and adds long-term value to your property.
Brenda will be appearing live on stage Thursday, September 19 at 7PM.
Presentation Topic: Choosing Windows & Doors - Expert Edition
Please join Brenda Redwood as she goes beyond the basics of what to look for when replacing your windows and doors. With new building code standards that include a harmonized standard for windows & doors, it's more important than ever to understand what qualifications to look for. Brenda will provide tips for homeowners looking at product quality all the way through to certified installation with a focus on health & safety to protect the homeowner.
Käthe Lemon - Editor-in-Chief, Avenue Magazine
Käthe Lemon is the editor-in-chief of Avenue magazine in Calgary. She has worked as a magazine editor and writer for 20 years for a range of publications and has been at the helm of Avenue since 2007. One of the best parts of her job is that it allows her to peek inside the homes of many Calgarians and feature some of them in the magazine. More recently, heading up the Made in Alberta Awards has given her some great insight into the many amazing products being made right here in our province. Her work has been recognized with awards from the Alberta Magazine Publishers, the Western Magazine Awards, the National Magazine Awards and the International Regional Magazine Publishers Association. In 2011 she was named Editor of the Year by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association.
Käthe will be appearing live on stage Thursday, September 19 at 4:15PM.
Presentation Topic: Made in Alberta - Maker, Markets and More
Käthe Lemon, Editor-in-Chief of Avenue magazine in Calgary will be sharing some of the stories of local makers whose home decor products were finalists in the first-ever Made in Alberta Awards. With entries from across the province in seven categories, the Made in Alberta Awards celebrates local businesses and helps readers shop local.