Welcome to the Winnipeg Renovation Show!
As the weather grows cold, winter is the perfect time to tackle those at-home projects and refreshers before the arrival of spring. Now more than ever, our homes need to adapt to our ever-changing lifestyles without breaking the bank. With real advice, real inspiration, and real experts, we’ve handpicked the industry’s best, from top celebrity guests and homegrown Winnipeg talent alike.
This year, we’re thrilled to welcome HGTV’s Mia Parres & Rob Evans of The Expandables to The Lifestyle Stage presented by Kitchen Craft Cabinetry and the Winnipeg Free Press, where they will make their Winnipeg Renovation Show debut and offer up their signature advice for making extra space in impossible places. Plus, don’t miss DIY maven Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, and a slew of Winnipeg’s very own top designers and renovation experts. New this year to The Lifestyle Stage, Winnipeg’s favourite chefs and culinary pros, including Chef Luc Jean of WOW Hospitality, will lead live cooking demos and share their expert know-how.
For the first time this year, you can bring Winnipeg’s best style off the streets and into your home, all while supporting a great cause. You’ve Got Mail in support of Siloam Misson is your chance to bid on mailboxes that have been transformed into masterpieces by Winnipeg’s top local style influencers and tastemakers. The best part? 100% of the silent auction proceeds will be donated to Siloam Mission, a humanitarian organization that provides opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness.
From there, shop and consult more than 185 trusted brands and local companies, all under one roof. Don’t miss the popular Ask a Renovator booth presented by Style Manitoba Magazine, where you’ll have the chance to snag a free, one-on-one consultation with a local renovation expert. Gather your Pinterest dream boards, paint swatches, and floor plan, and come with an open mind to get the best tips for your time.
With real advice, real inspiration, and real experts, there’s something for everyone at the Winnipeg Renovation Show. Prepare yourself for three 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.
Jenn Tait, Show Manager
THE LIFESTYLE STAGE presented by Kitchen Craft Cabinetry and the Winnipeg Free Press, Appliances provided by Midland Appliance World, Flooring provided by Floor Country Canada
Hung up on your next home improvement project or looking for some cooking inspiration to bring out your inner chef? Get your stalled projects and stunted imaginations moving at The Lifestyle Stage presented by Kitchen Craft Cabinetry and the Winnipeg Free Press. New this year to The Lifestyle Stage, Winnipeg’s favourite chefs will be presenting alongside the industry’s best renovation and design experts, including designer Mia Parres & master contractor Rob Evans of HGTV Canada’s The Expandables and Home to Win, who will be taking the stage to offer easy advice and home inspiration.
ASK A RENOVATOR presented by the Manitoba Home Builder's Association
Aspiring renovators, rejoice: direct access to the city’s top home improvement experts is at your fingertips at this year’s renovation show! Grab your demo plans and blueprints, and drop in for a free consultation at Ask a Renovator. All it takes is 10 minutes - the ideal amount of time to avert disaster and to start making your dream home come true.
FLOFORM LOUNGE presented by the Winnipeg Free Press, designed by 180 Designs by Lisa, furnished by Dufresne
Chill out and treat your tastebuds with a stop at the stylish FLOFORM Lounge, where you can sip your favourite cocktail while taking in cutting-edge and creative designs. Sit back with drink in hand, relax and take it all in — you may even be inspired to stay for another round or two!
THE DESIGN STUDIO presented by Style Manitoba Magazine, designed by Fenwick and Company Interior Design
Do you suffer from style paralysis? Are you stumped on how to turn your house into a home? The experts will see you now! Swing by for a free 10-minute consultation at The Design Studio, where decorator and designer industry pros will help you nail down your design style, craft a home makeover plan, and offer tried-and-true design advice.
RENOVATION RUNWAY presented by Home Decor & Renovations Magazine & KiSS 102.3, designed by Shauna Johnson Design and Dollhouse Design
Your home has a story, let us help you tell it! Join us as we take you through a tour of the latest renovation trends. In this ‘can’t miss’ attraction, stroll through the different themes of the Renovation Runway and find a showcase of our exhibitors that will be a perfect match for your next renovation! Whether you want to take on the traditional or keep it contemporary, we’ll help you pair your inner-expression with dazzling new ideas that will ensure your renovations are the talk of the town.
YOU’VE GOT MAIL in support of Siloam Mission
Bring Winnipeg’s best style off the streets and into your home! You've Got Mail is your chance to bid on mailboxes made into masterpieces created by Winnipeg’s top style influencers and tastemakers. We’ve recruited 10 local fashion bloggers, stylists, designers, and media personalities to take a plain mailbox and turn it into works of art using XYZ. 100% of silent auction proceeds benefit Siloam Mission to provide opportunities for change for those affected by homelessness.
Meet The Experts
Photo Courtesy of HGTV
Master Contractor and Host, The Expandables, HGTV Canada
Star, Home to Win, HGTV Canada
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 informs 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.
Photo Courtesy of HGTV
Designer and Host, The Expandables, HGTV Canada
Star, Home to Win, HGTV Canada
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 Lifestyle Stage
Falling in love with your home again: solutions for every budget.
Friday, January 13, 7:00PM
Saturday, January 14, 12:00PM
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
DIY & Lifestyle Expert
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 her on the Lifestyle Stage
From runway to room: how to create a haute home for less
Friday, January 13, 4:00PM
Saturday, January 14, 4:00PM
Winnipeg Housing Market Facts
Facts sourced from the Manitoba Home Builders Association (2015).
1. 58% of all Winnipeg residents surveyed indicate that they have a renovation
project planned for the coming year. This is the highest percentage of any city
in Canada, tied with St. John’s Newfoundland.
2. Manitoba is the only province where every year for the past 12 years, more
money has been spent on renovations than new home construction.
3. Winnipeg has the third-oldest housing stock in Canada, behind only Halifax
and Montreal. Both of those cities were founded several hundred years before Winnipeg.
4. In Winnipeg, there are 9,100 jobs tied to renovation and repair – one of the
largest employers in the region. That figure increases to 14,900 for Manitoba.
5. In Winnipeg, $470 million in annual wages are resultant from the renovation
industry. That figure increases to $770 million for Manitoba.
What: Winnipeg Renovation Show
Where: RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3C 3J3
Friday, January 13, 12PM - 9PM
Saturday, January 14, 10AM - 9PM
Sunday, January 15, 10AM - 6PM
Buy your tickets online and save $3 at www.winnipeghomeshows.com courtesy of All Canadian Renovations
Adult Box Office, $12
Senior (60+) Box Office, $9
Seniors (Friday before 5pm), $5
Children 12 & under, FREE
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