Marketplace Events announces Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist finalists

Marketplace Events announces
Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist finalists
Winner will launch into stardom at home and design shows in 
Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton 
And then there were three. Marketplace Events, producer of the Vancouver Home + Design Show, today officially announced the trio of finalists vying for the title of Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist, in partnership with Urban Barn and Western Living. Starting today, Tijana Popovic (Vancouver, B.C.), Ryan Massel (Calgary, AB) and Christina Dennis (Stony Plain, AB) will compete in a series of three challenges in order to win the coveted title, plus a $1,000 Urban Barn shopping spree, media exposure across two provinces and the opportunity to appear on-stage at this fall’s home and design shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.“We were extremely impressed with the responses received from across British Columbia and Alberta, and selecting our three finalists was no easy task,” said Jill Kivett, regional director for Marketplace Events. “Each of our finalists bring a unique blend of personality, tenacity and style to the table, and we would be lucky to have any of them take the stage at our home and design shows in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton this fall.”
Tijana Popovic from Vancouver, B.C. is the DIY frugalista behind the blog, Frugal Living Adventures. An experienced host, enthusiastic entertainer and fervent home décor lover, Tijana’s unique take on affordable design, keen eye for fashionable details and infectious outgoing personality are her secrets to success.
Ryan Massel from Calgary, AB, is all about feeling fabulous. The editor of I’m Mr. Fabulous, Ryan shares stories of travel, fashion, home décor and great eats with his tapped-in audience. A creative force and well-known local lifestyle industry name, Ryan is practiced at thinking outside the box, having a daring decorative touch and delivering the message to the interested public.
Christina Dennis from Stony Plain, AB is all about staying on-trend and in fashion without breaking the bank. A devoted mom, she founded The DIY Mommy as a platform to explore, perfect and share crafts for babies, moms and homes while offering a sneak peek at her (oh-so-stylish) personal life.The first of three challenges starts today, with public voting slated to begin on Monday, June 15 on the Home & Garden Events Facebook page. Voters will have the chance to select their favourite entry, help choose the winner and enter to win a $250 Urban Barn gift card.Fans can see the winner on stage at the Calgary Home + Design Show (September 17-20, 2015 at the BMO Centre – Stampede Park), the Vancouver Home + Design Show, (October 22-25, 2015 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West), and the all-new Edmonton Fall Home Show (October 23-25, 2015 at the Edmonton Expo Centre). Visit for further details.About Marketplace Events: Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products and services in dynamic face-to-face environments.  The company produces 43 events annually including: 27 consumer home shows in the US; 11 in Canada; three Casa Latina Home Expos for the Hispanic market, acquired in August 2014; one Holiday Boutique in Kansas City; and the country’s premier trade and consumer show for the motorcycle industry, the American International Motorcycle Expo (AIMExpo), which has become a Top 50 Trade Show in just two years. The 43 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, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Orlando–some of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years.


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