BC Home + Garden Show announces can’t-miss charity challenge, Home Tweet Home

BC Home + Garden Show launches
Home Tweet Home project to benefit
Ronald McDonald House British Columbia
Local influencers are getting crafty at BC Place Stadium, 
February 18-22, 2015
Home Tweet Home, a brand-new project dreamed up by the creative minds at Marketplace Events, is ready to take flight at BC Place Stadium. Starting Wednesday, February 18, visitors to the BC Home + Garden Showcan participate in a silent auction of bespoke birdhouses, each handcrafted by a local influencer – and inspired by a drawing of a dream home as imagined by young beneficiaries of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia. All silent auction proceeds directly benefit Ronald McDonald House British Columbia.

Clockwise from left: Rhiannon’s House by Paul Mon-Kau; Kaelob’s House by Keri Adams;
Olivia’s House by Karin Bohne
“Home Tweet Home was created in an effort to capture and celebrate the magic of children’s imaginations,” said Tyson Kidd, show manager for Marketplace Events, producer of the BC Home + Garden Show. “Partnering with Ronald McDonald House British Columbia on this initiative has been an amazing experience. We truly relish the opportunity to help support their deserving families.”Ronald McDonald House British Columbia provides a home-away-from-home for 2,500 families from outside Vancouver each year, so they can stay close to their children receiving care at BC Children’s Hospital. Providing this safe environment comes with an operating cost of $2.2 million each year; a $75 contribution covers the cost of one night’s stay at Ronald McDonald House British Columbia.

“We are always looking for ways to get involved in the community and bring awareness to Ronald McDonald House British Columbia,” Richard Pass, CEO of Ronald McDonald House British Columbia. “Partnering with the BC Home + Garden Show has allowed our families and children to dream, create, and most importantly, have fun.”

Participants include:

Home Tweet Home will be open for bids daily from Wednesday, February 18 until Sunday, February 22 at the BC Home + Garden Show. Buy tickets online and save $3 at www.bchomeandgardenshow.com.

About the BC Home + Garden Show: The BC Home + Garden Show has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1971, attracting more than 55,000 qualified visitors every spring. Produced by Marketplace Events, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 38 home shows in 21 markets that collectively attract 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually.

About Ronald McDonald House British Columbia: Ronald McDonald House British Columbia, serving 2,500 families each year, is a nurturing and magical home-away-from-home for sick children and their families where, together, their lives are enhanced through unconditional support, encouragement, friendship and love.

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