House design show attracts many young families
robin kuniski/for metro calgary
Young families and homeowners flocked to the Calgary Home Expo this weekend in hopes of uncovering do-it-yourself home renovation tips.
They received renovation information and so much more as about 25,000 people perused the Roundup Centre halls viewing 300 exhibitor tables.
Producer of the home renovation and design show Rick Young said many of the attendees were young families and new homeowners.
“Our target audience is young families and females. We had a lot of parents pushing strollers and babies,” Young told Metro, adding people were still filing in late afternoon.
“Our exhibitors are very pleased with the turnout. It’s not the biggest show but it’s the best show. It’s been going on 40 years and it is maximized.”
The sold-out show has been running for 40 years and continues to attract people interested in home renovations and the latest home technology.
One show exhibitor, Faizel Poonja, president of Sharkz Lagoon, said the show was a hit with customers.
“It’s going really well and we really love the exposure,” he said.
Kathleen Anderson just bought a new home in Mackenzie and was browsing around for easy to do home renovations ideas.
“I just bought my house a few months ago but I need to finish the basement so I wanted to check out some ideas here for flooring. It’s nice, there are a lot of different things here,” she said.