“Life Re-Imagined, Coastal Style” is the theme of this year’s Home and Garden Expo on Saturday, June 10 10am-4pm at the Gibsons and Area Community Centre.
This is the 8th annual home show organized by the Coast Community Builders Association to showcase the industry’s best builders, finishers, landscapers and interior design experts. It is the largest single day event on the Sunshine Coast, with 88 exhibitor booths showcasing everything a homeowner could possibly need, including design and renovation ideas, home security, solar energy, financial services and more.
Among the dozens of prizes that attendees can enter to win is a complete 2KW solar package for a home or electric car, valued at $5,000, from Olson Electric.
New this year is an all-ages Lego building Contest. Prizes will be awarded to the best entries in four categories: age 7 and under, age 8-12, age 13 and over, and corporate challenge. Finished creations less than 30″ x 30″ must be submitted on June 9. Contest details are available from Coast Builders RONA in Sechelt.
Presenting sponsor Sunshine Coast Credit Union (SCCU) will debut their free Pay It Local Rewards mobile app that promotes local buying. The app alerts you when you’re close to a participating merchant, ensuring you never miss a chance to support a local business and get a great deal.
“Choosing local matters; it sets off a ripple effect that ultimately creates a vibrant community for us all,” said Shelley McDade, SCCU CEO. “Sponsoring the CCBA Home and Garden Expo is a fantastic opportunity for us to support and celebrate our local business community.”
There won’t be live music performances at the home show this year; instead they will focus on free information sessions giving tips of interest to home-owners on topics such as gardening, trends in the housing market, and innovations in solar power.
Refreshments on site will be provided by CasPier Catering, Wheatberries, and the Sunshine Coast Olive Oil company.
Admission to the event is ‘by donation’ with half of the money raised going toward the creation of a district-wide bursary for high school graduates entering the trades.
Other major Home Show sponsors include Olson Electric Ltd., AJ Pumps & Water Management, Coast Cable, Royal LePage Sussex, Coast Builders RONA, and the Local Weekly.