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Mike Holmes JR.

Professional Contractor & HGTV Celebrity

Mike Holmes Jr. (MJ) is a professional contractor, television host, public speaker, and educator. He started working with his father—celebrity contractor Mike Holmes—when he was just 14 years old on the set of Holmes on Homes®. For 11+ years viewers watched Mike Jr. grow up as he helped his father on some of his most ambitious builds and projects. Today MJ focuses on a holistic approach to proper home building that supports healthy living and stars in the newest edition of the Holmes series franchise, Holmes + Holmes, where he and his dad transform his modest bachelor bungalow into a two-storey masterpiece.

Presentation Topic: Renovating Right! 
Mike Holmes Jr. takes you through his personal home renovation journey highlighting all of the lessons he learned along the way, from how your budget can change on a dime to quality products that can help improve the lifespan of your home, as well as the health of your family. He will also be providing useful tips that will help make your next renovation a complete success.

Presentation Times:
Saturday, March 25th at 2PM and Sunday, March 26th at Noon

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Matt Muenster

Licensed Contractor and HGTV & DIY Network Celebrity 

Licensed contractor, Matt Muenster, sees every project as a chance to use his clever ideas to achieve great design while integrating earth-friendly elements. Matt earned his degree in interior design from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He initially got his feet wet designing restaurants and casinos and even worked on the Angolan Project in Africa. Eventually, his fervor for design shifted to the residential sector. His professional experience includes high-end interior design, and he gets an adrenaline rush every time he transforms a boring bathroom into a fantastic one on HGTV & DIY Network’s Bath Crashers.

Presentation Topic: 
A 2017 Take on Bathroom Design 

Learn tips and tricks from Matt's experience renovating 200+ bathrooms over the last 8 years on HGTV & DIY Network.

Presentation Times: 
Thursday, March 23rd at 6PM, Friday, March 24th at 6PM, and Saturday, March 25th at 4PM


As a DIY & design expert, 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. She believes that achieving great style and design isn’t determined by how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be with your budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline, a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada.  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”.

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Presentation Topic: Stage Your Home To Stay 
There's no denying that cosmetic updates can add great resale value to your home, but why wait to renovate until you're ready to sell? Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has easy and affordable DIY updates to stage your home to stay and help rekindle your love for your space. From a complete kitchen overhaul for under $800 to a weekend warrior master bedroom overhaul, she has hands-on fashionably frugal fixes for every room of the house!

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Jeremy Walter
Owner, Boss Design

 As the owner of Boss Design, Jeremy Walter has built his design studio into Edmonton's leading choice for custom Architectural home design and renovation planning.  Starting as a one-man show, Jeremy has evolved Boss Design into a vibrant and creative firm of designers and project managers.  With an emphasis on the latest technology and industry trends, the award-winning design team is poised to make an impact on the industry for years to come.

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Presentation Topic: Visualizing Your Renovation
We all know that seeing is believing, so picture this...seeing what your completed home could look like before you even begin to renovate. With the help of technology and some expert advice, homeowners can make decisions about their renovation before taking a sledgehammer to the walls to make sure they get exactly what they want without costly mistakes or disappointing results. Learn how taking advantage of an architectural designer will help you see your future home during the renovation planning stages, as well as how they will help you uncover the many possibilities for your home that you never could have imagined. 

Presentation Times: 
Thursday, March 23rd at 4PM and Saturday, March 25th at 7PM 

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Owner, Wicket Blue Interiors 

The genuine passion of designer Rosalyn Lazaruk for décor, space and event design has inspired her success as a designer. Rosalyn has been working in design and decor for over a decade and established her own business, Wicket Blue Interiors, in 2004. She has a broad repertoire of experience both in designing personal spaces within the home, as well as in implementing intriguing space and design concepts within the commercial and event settings. Insightful and infinitely resourceful, Rosalyn understands the intimate relationship of design and self-expression and is devoted to developing and implementing unique design ideas that reflect the vision and individuality of her clients.

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Presentation Topic:The New Hues 
Step ahead of the trends and get the insider scoop on 2017’s colour trends for the home. Discover creative ways to incorporate and pair 2017’s top colours into your home, just in time for spring, from designer Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors.   You’ll see just how to work with a range on-trend colours, inspired by a mixture of vitality, relaxation and the great outdoors.

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Leigh Wright
Designer & Marketing Manager MoJo Design

Leigh Wright is a fun-loving designer, contractor, artist, producer, event creator, and YEG promoter – a jack-of-all-trades maker. For over 10 years, he has honed his design and contracting skills to become a multi-disciplined team member at MoJo Design Inc. He’s the creator and producer of Vignettes—a celebration of Edmonton’s design and culinary communities—which has grown from a studio popup to the anchor event for Edmonton Design Week. He puts his University of Lethbridge bachelor of commerce degree to use while promoting the design community, and is a very active volunteer with organizations like Canadian Progress Club and various local children’s charities. And if that’s not enough, through his work on the Vignettes, he’s working to shape Edmonton and the downtown core to become a thriving, vibrant, people-centric community focused on art, design, food and culture. 
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Presentation Topic: YEG Vignettes 
Join Leigh Wright, creator of a movement in Edmonton  around design through the Vignettes series. Leigh will discuss the history of how YEG Vignettes evolved, the successes they have had, new innovations this year to look forward to and the importance of Design in Edmonton. 

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Jamie Affleck
Regional Partner, Alair Homes

Jamie Affleck comes from a family of award winning custom home builders, based both in Canada and in Australia. In the last 10 years, Jamie’s experience in the home building industry has included general management, finishing carpentry, high efficiency insulation systems and financing. Jamie is committed to providing clients with a level of service that encourages client involvement, offers a transparent management system and delivers a finished product that exceeds the client’s expectations.

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Graeme Bell
Partner, Alair Homes 

As a former CFL football player and 2013 Grey Cup Champion, Graeme knows the value of working as a team to complete a goal. He brings his leadership experience to the Alair Homes Edmonton team, and continuously champions for excellence for his clients and projects. Graeme’s financial background is a strong asset for Alair, and it was his love for real estate investment and property management that eventually led him to building and renovating homes. When he’s not working on building award-winning homes, Graeme can be found volunteering for a variety of local charitable groups. He currently sits on the board of directors for Edmonton’s Brain Care Centre.

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Presentation Topic: Avoid Renovation Rip-offs 
A recent RenovationFind survey shows that 34% of Edmonton and area residents feel that they've been ripped off during a renovation. We understand many homeowners feel stress when planning a renovation because there is a concern in getting ripped off if you choose the wrong contractor. Understanding where renovation ripoffs typically occur and how to avoid them is key when planning your next home improvement project. There are many credible contractors in the Edmonton area who can help you. We'll tell you what you need to do to find them and avoid a renovation ripoff.  

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Kenton Zerbin
Owner, KZ Permaculture

Kenton Zerbin is an inspirational speaker, teacher & consultant who empowers others to repair degraded landscapes, grow food and build community. A teacher by degree, Kenton's passion is facilitating a quality education now as a professionally certified permaculture teacher. He has designed multiple properties, taught in three countries and been a guest speaker for gardening groups, education conferences and universities alike. Sign up for Kenton's popular spring workshop on Tiny Homes and learn how to build a beautiful functional home that meets your needs without debt. Find Kenton on our Garden Stage as well! 

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Presentation Topic: Tiny Living
Exploding all over the world, the Tiny Home Movement is a simple answer for how people can afford quality homes without burdening debt. Learn how and why this movement has taken off, the pros and cons of tiny home living, and have your heart stolen as we take a visual tour through several examples. Don't forget to check out Kenton's home in our Tiny Home Village in Hall A while you're here! 

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Devon Siebenga
Co-Founder Honomobo

DEVON SIEBENGA,Co-Founder: Devon began his career in 2005 as a founding partner at BigSteelBox. He helped develop BigSteelBox Stores in the Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island and Interior of BC Canada. Devon's entrepreneurial spirit and passion for innovation led him to pursue new market opportunities for BigSteelBox. In 2012, he was instrumental in the creation of BigSteelBox Structures, which specializes in constructing industrial steel modular buildings utilizing shipping containers. Devon saw Daniel's unique design as a perfect fit for the increasing need for simple on-demand housing solutions. Through his continued enthusiasm and keen interest to see shipping container homes be more than a gimmick or architectural expression, Devon has set out to help introduce desirable and attainable turn-key shipping container homes to the global market. 
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Presentation Topic: Container and Infill Living 

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Lorri Brewer
Broker & Owner of Infinite Realty Service 

Lorri Brewer has been licensed in real estate since 1997. She is the Broker/Owner of Infinite Realty Service, top-producing agent, near-death survivor and award winning author & speaker. Her near-death experience in 2010 has forever altered the way she conducts herself in business, relates with her clients, interacts with communities, and how she lives her life today. Her near-death was the catalyst for the creation of Infinite Realty Service, her Compassionate Care Real Estate Programs, Workshops, Community Resolution Program, and her Paranormal Team. Join Lorri and receive a copy of her award winning book, Heaven Time.


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Presentation Topic: Haunted Real Estate- Important Things That Everyone Should Know 
How to minimize and resolve the psychological impact on the Owners, First Responders, Neighbors, Future Buyers, and Realtors when dealing with a negatively impacted property. Understand how to prevent decreasing market values in a neighborhood where a highly publicized murder/suicide took place. Request important disclosures from your Realtor when buying or selling a stigmatized home. The purpose of our Paranormal Team and their paramount role in real estate. Discuss what makes a house haunted and examine interesting information from other famous stigmatized-haunted homes. 

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Renee Mulrooney
Owner, Tomboy Construction 

Renee Mulrooney is the  owner of Tomboy Construction she is a  trusted leader in renovation design and construction serving the edmonton area for over 10 years. Renee is known for her keen attention to detail  and her fresh yet timeless design  approach when  creating spaces that will function beautifully and look fabulous for years to come. Admired for her quick wit, ingenuity and gumption Renee tackles renovation challenges with an easy going attitude that calms and reassures  the most nervous of homeowners. Renee’s enthusiasm for helping clients is evident whether she is  shopping for the perfect design element, unloading a truck load of garbage or sharing her vast knowledge of design and construction.

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Presentation Topic: Renovation Reality Check  
Join industry leader Renee Mulrooney as she shares information on what to honestly expect with your planned renovation.

Mike Burris
Co-founder, One Smart Home

First and foremost, Mike will tell you he’s a husband and father.He’s made his living for almost 15 years immersed in the latest home automation technology.His passion for 5-star service, cool toys & unique solutions have been instrumental in building one of Edmonton’s premiere home technology companies.  The result is a business built with family values which aims to, “Enhance the lives of the families & individuals involved”. One Smart Home’s team are all committed to creating the best possible client experience by ensuring the RIGHT solutions are provided and installed with excellence.

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Presentation Topic: Exciting & practical home technology for every day use.

Now, more than ever, our homes and lives are flooded with technology. Every day we see products that have some amazing feature; a truck that will park your trailer or a washing machine that dries & folds your clothes.Today’s technology has the potential to truly enhance our lives, but it can be confusing to try and understand it all.  We’ll offer some insight on how to understand and choose the right technology for you.