Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan to storm the Metrie Main Stage in style at the Vancouver Home + Design Show 


Television favourites and top local talent alike will dish out design tips and tricks, October 16-19, 2014 at BC Place Stadium

Oi, the Scots are coming! The Vancouver Home + Design Show today announced the triumphant return of Colin McAllister & Justin Ryan, stars of Cottage Life TV’s Colin & Justin’s Cabin Pressureto BC Place Stadium after a three-year absence. The dynamic duo will discuss how to achieve the chic cottage look from cabin to condo on Saturday, October 18 at 3PM and 7PM on the Metrie Main Stage.According to Jill Kivett, regional director at Marketplace Events, owner and operator of the Vancouver Home + Design Show, the return was long overdue.“We are so excited to welcome our favourite designing duo back to the Vancouver Home + Design Show!” said Kivett. “Colin and Justin made their Vancouver debut at our show in Spring 2007, and we can’t wait for our show-goers to get reacquainted. From their signature humour to their spot-on design savvy, our crowds are definitely in for a well-deserved treat.”And that’s not all. Joining the kilted couple on the list of headliners is ever-popular contracting king Bryan Baeumler, star of HGTV’s

Leave It To BryanHouse of Bryan 2: On The Rocksand Canada’s Handyman ChallengeBaeumler has become a fixture at Marketplace Events’ shows in Vancouver, having appeared at the recent BC Home + Garden Show this past February.Also appearing on the Metrie Main Stage is a slew of top-notch local experts, each primed to share their know-how on everything from home improvement to hauteinterior design. The line-up includes:

  • Western Living Panel: Four local experts will drill down into design from every angle, as moderated by Western Living magazine Editor-in-Chief, Anicka Quin
“Good design is all about finding your personal style and translating it effectively and affordably into every day life,” continued Kivett. “We’re looking to give every single person to walk through our show at least one tip that they can use in their space, whether they rent or own. It’s take-home advice in its finest form.”Stay tuned for the final Metrie Main Stage schedule, slated for release later this summer. For more information, the Vancouver Home + Design Show: The Vancouver Home + Design Show ( has been a staple in consumers’ calendars since 1983, attracting more than 35,000 qualified visitors every fall. Produced by Marketplace Events (, the show features high-interest exhibits, high-profile industry personalities and the latest home and lifestyle trends. Marketplace Events produces 33 home shows in 20 markets that collectively attract 1.1 million attendees and another 1.5 million unique web visitors annually.About Marketplace Events: Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. The company now produces 39 consumer shows in the home and garden category (28 in the US and 11 in Canada) as well as the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), a new trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry. AIMExpo is the first event to be produced by the company’s new Trade Show Division. The 40 combined events attract 15,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million attendees and another 1.7 million unique web visitors annually. From 14 offices, the 110-person staff produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Washington, D.C., Orlando and Minneapolis–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.

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