Garden expert, regular guest on CBC radio in Alberta and host of internationally aired Bugs & Blooms on HGTV.


Donna brings garden inspiration and practical insider information to get you growing your own vegetables this season. 


You will learn: The basics of garden design, selecting plants and choosing containers that are right for you plus the secret to growing pest-free food. Learn tips and tricks to grow great vegetables in 2019.


Saturday, March 16 at 2:30pm

Sunday, March 17 at 11:30am



Learn more about Donna: www.donnabalzer.com





Regular CBC Radio "The Home Stretch" contributor, Chelsie understands gardens from a lifetime of hands-on experience. She has been the owner and operator of her gardening business “Garden SOIL-utions” for over a decade where she passionately tends to existing gardens and installs new ones with inspiration. In addition to her CBC appearances, Chelsie is frequently in the media; on CTV News, Global News, and gets many a mention in the Calgary Herald. She also sells red wiggler worms and their poop, known as castings, to gardeners who love the soil as much as she does. Beautiful plants start from the ground up.


Sunday, March 17 at 1:30pm



Learn more about Chelsie: https://www.chelsiesgardens.com/

 Garden Gratitude throughout the seasons


As President of the Red Deer based company, Canadian Closet, Terry knows a little bit about helping Central Albertans get organized and de-cluttered. When setting New Year’s resolutions, getting organized is in the top 10 and is often a repeated goal throughout the year. Terry will provide advice, solutions and visuals during this presentation to explain the best solutions for organizing areas in the home.


Attendees will be motivated to tackle closets, kitchens, pantries, garages, and more with practical, functional, and sensible ideas for keeping the home organized.

Saturday, March 16 at 11:30am

Organizing Your Home


Healthy yards mean healthy for you as landowner, your community and local wildlife. This casual presentation will introduce you to Medicine River Wildlife Centre, learn how they can help you and how you can take simple steps to mitigate any conflicts or injuries concerning wildlife in your yard.


There will also be time to visit with Fang, the Centre’s education skunk, and ask any questions you may have.



Sunday, March 17 at 2:30pm


Healthy Yards


Need to hire a home builder to build your new home or a contractor for your next renovation project?  Interviewed by Lisa Buckingham, from questions provided by the audience, Derek Fredeen, Andrew Wiebe and Kevin Wilkie will offer tips for selecting and working with a qualified professional before you start your search.


This is a Q&A panel discussion so bring your questions, pens and paper.


Saturday, March 16 at 3:45 pm. 


Audience members will receive a free home show admission ticket to return on Sunday. With information provided by the panel, we only thought it fair to give you the chance to return on Sunday armed and ready to ask more questions to the trades participating in the show. Sponsored by BILD - Central Alberta


Thinking about Buying a New Home or Renovating your home? Questions to ask before you hire your next contractor?


Ellen will go through some steps in the interior design process so that your home reflects you, and how a professional Interior Designer can achieve your vision while reducing the stress on you.



Saturday, March 16 at 1:00pm


How to Alleviate Stress and Make Your Home Work for You


Join Sue,  Isabelle, and Karen, from Timberstone Mews, Christenson Developments,  in a presentation and discussion on senior "Lifestyle Innovations & Resident Centered Services". 


Friday, March 15 at 6:00pm


Senior Living by Design


Presented by Canadian & World Champ Rob Reinhardt, we’ll discuss some new ideas in outdoor grilling. We’ll give you tips, pros, and cons regarding different styles of grills - we’ll talk about pellet grills, charcoal smokers, and cooking hot & fast on drum smokers.



Saturday, March 16 at 12:30 pm

Sunday, March 17 at 12:30 pm 


Moving beyond gas:  A look at other styles of grills and smokers