The Cowichan Valley Fall Home Expo comes to Exhibition Park Oct. 25 to 27, with more than 90 exhibitors on hand to answer your questions.

Your home how-to, who-to and where to is here!

Nanaimo Renovation and Decor Show comes to Beban Park Jan. 17 to 19

Does the New Year have you dreaming of a new look for your favourite room? Maybe a picture-perfect patio to welcome spring?

No matter the vision you have for your home, find the how-t0, who-to and where-to at the 2020 Nanaimo Home Renovation and Decor Show!

Coming to the Beban Park Auditorium Jan. 17 to 19, discover more than 80 exhibitors on hand to inspire your ideas and answer your questions.

“This is the first show of the new year, so it’s the perfect place to find solutions for anything that’s cropped up from our winter storms, but also to get a jumpstart on those spring projects,” says Evergreen Exhibitions’ Darcy Hope.

Whether you’re planning a large-scale renovation, considering a security system for your home or adding the finishing touches to your masterpiece, the low-pressure environment makes it easy to source the services you need and people you want to work with.

Dealing with Winter, Preparing for Spring:

Have winter rains highlighted the age of your roof or gutters? Get the info you need to see if you need to call in the pros. Maybe you’d like to trim heating bills with efficient new windows or heat pump? Talk to the local experts, including BC Hydro, about the latest information, rebates and incentives.

Head to the seminar theatre Saturday, when BC Hydro shares more energy-saving tips, while Nanaimo’s Colin Bartlett, from the Backyard Wild Bird and Nature store, offers ideas throughout the weekend for welcoming birds to your backyard!

“We have a big mix in this show – we really do have a little bit of everything,” Hope says.

Shop Now & Save:

As you browse the booths, watch for a variety of “how-to” demonstrations, plus lots of special-to-the-expo deals that provide some of the best prices of the season. And yes, with a variety of draws and door prizes, there’s lots of opportunity to win, too!

Need to know before you go:

With so much to see, it helps to plan ahead – check out the exhibitor’s map and schedule online or in your Nanaimo News Bulletin, or pick one up at the door to ensure you see the pros who can help with your project.

  • Friday, Jan. 17, from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Jan. 18, from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Sunday, Jan. 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m

Because it’s easy to miss someone in your initial sweep, it helps to leave time for a second lap to take advantage of all that expertise on hand, Hope suggests. “And remember, both home show admission AND all the expert advice, is free!”

Learn more about the Nanaimo Home Renovation and Decor Show and all the other Vancouver Island shows on the spring calendar, at

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At the Cowichan Valley Fall Home Expo, admission, not to mention all the expert advice, is free!

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