Welcome to the 2018 Calgary Renovation Show!

As the weather grows cold, winter is the perfect time to tackle those at-home projects and refreshers before the arrival of spring. Now more than ever, our homes need to adapt to our ever-changing lifestyles without breaking the bank. We’ve handpicked the industry’s best, from top celebrity guests to homegrown Calgary talent alike, with everything you need to make your home goals happen.

This year, we’re thrilled to welcome HGTV Canada superstar designer Sarah Richardson of Sarah off the Grid to The Main Stage. The award-winning designer and television personality will be sharing her candid insight, practical advice, and of course, the secret to her coveted, classic style.

Sarah will be joined on The Main Stage by HGTV Canada designer Sabrina Smelko of Save My Reno and a collection of local talent, including Edmonton-based interior designer Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors and City of Calgary's Planning & Development coordinator Jennifer Crack who will be sharing her expert insight on local permitting for renovations. Beyond the Main Stage, we’re bringing together more than 200 trusted brands and local vendors, plus inspiring features including the stunning 1,000 square foot Renovation Home and the DIY Living Space designed by Gioia Interiors, presented by Rust-Oleum.

Your Project. Our Experts. Bring them together at the Calgary Renovation Show, January 12-14, 2018 at the BMO Centre at Stampede Park.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Teri Salazar, Show Manager

Top Features 

The Main Stage presented by Postmedia and furnished by Revolve Furnishings

Expert advice for every home! Get it straight from the source on The Main Stage, where HGTV Canada star Sarah Richardson of Sarah off the Grid will share candid insight and advice from her own recent family home renovation and Sabrina Smelko of HGTV Canada’s Save My Reno, who will be sharing her passion for DIY design on a dime. Don’t miss appearances by Alberta-based experts Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors and City of Calgary Planning & Development representative Jennifer Crack, who will be sharing her pro tips on renovation permitting. The Calgary Home Builder’s Association’s Gary Sharp and real estate expert Halyna Tataryn of The Tatayrn Group round out the lineup of local home and renovation professionals.

Head to The Main Stage and catch appearances by:

· Sarah Richardson, HGTV Canada
· Sabrina Smelko, HGTV Canada
· Rosalyn Lazaruk, Wicket Blue Interiors
· Gary Sharp, Calgary Home Builder’s Association
· Halyna Tataryn, Tataryn Group/ReMAX Real Estate

The Renovation Home designed by Wicket Blue Interiors

Welcome home! Step inside the artfully designed and renovated 1,000 square foot Renovation Home by renowned interior designer Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors. Built right inside the BMO Centre, each room of the Renovation Home showcases state-of-the-art fixtures and on-trend design features to inspire and impress. Take notes room by room, cozy up and marvel at the space while getting inspired to plan your next renovation project.

DIY Living Space designed by Gioia Interiors presented by Rust-Oleum

New year, new project! Refreshing and renovating a space doesn't have to mean dropping big bucks. Check out how Calgary's own Gioia Interiors revamped a living and working space entirely with DIY projects and Rust-Oleum paints. Get inspired to get creative and take on your own at-home DIY décor and renos without fear (or a fiscal meltdown).

Renovation Runway designed by Wicket Blue Interiors

Be front row centre for a first look at 2018’s hottest renovation and home trends at Renovation Runway, designed by Edmonton’s very own Rosalyn Lazaruk of Wicket Blue Interiors. Check out the latest in flooring, hardware, fixtures, faucets, lighting, countertops and more, including top product picks for every inch of your next home renovation, all while getting ahead of the most cutting edge ideas for the new year.


· Wicket Blue Interiors
· Gioia Interiors


· RenovationFind
· Rust-Oleum
· Cloverdale
· Sleep Country
· Envision Custom Renovations
· Arpi's Industries

Meet The Experts

Sarah Richardson
Designer and star, HGTV Canada’s Sarah Off the Grid
Sarah Richardson
Photo credit: Stacey Brandford Photography

Sarah Richardson is an award-winning designer and television personality known around the world for dramatic transformations that turn ordinary spaces into magazine-worthy rooms with incredible wow factor. Sarah is the host and co-producer of eight HGTV lifestyle series seen in over 100 countries where she shares her practical, endearing and inspiring approach to décor and design with viewers. Her shows include: Room Service, Design Inc., Sarah's House, Sarah 101, and Sarah’s Rental Cottage, which aired in 2015 on HGTV Canada. More recently, Sarah’s latest series, Sarah Off the Grid, premiered on HGTV Canada this fall.

Sarah has a growing line of signature products including custom furniture and two fabric lines for Kravet Inc. She is also a bestselling author. “Sarah Style” and “At Home Sarah Style” were published in 2014 and 2015 respectively by Simon & Schuster, and both landed on The Globe and Mail bestseller list for over 4 months. Most recently Sarah was at the top of House & Home magazine’s 30th Anniversary Issue’s “Designer A-List,” which she considers a true honour. 

Catch Sarah on The Main Stage Friday, January 12 at 7:00PM and Saturday, January 13 at 1:00PM.

Sabrina Smelko
Designer and star, HGTV Canada’s Save My Reno

With years of experience art directing for big brands, illustrating portraits and emojis, and designing everything from logos to pillows to interiors, Sabrina Smelko tackles every project with a problem-solving, aesthetics-based approach. With a focus on the bigger picture, her unique point-of-view and diverse body of work has led her to give talks on creativity, teach at Sheridan College, and has now led to a career as an HGTV Canada host and designer (Save My Reno and Home To Win). When she’s not busy on-set filming, getting her hands dirty with creative tomfoolery, or penning articles for various publications, you can find her tending to her plants and renovating her own home just west of Toronto.

Rosalyn Lazaruk
Interior designer, Wicket Blue Interiors

Rosalyn Lazaruk’s genuine passion for décor, space and event design has inspired her success as a designer. Rosalyn has been working in design and decor for over a decade and established her own business, Wicket Blue Interiors, in 2004. She has a broad repertoire of experience both in designing personal spaces within the home, as well as in implementing intriguing space and design concepts within commercial and event settings. Insightful and infinitely resourceful, Rosalyn understands the intimate relationship between design and self-expression and is devoted to developing unique design ideas that reflect the vision and individuality of her clients.

Catch Rosalyn on The Main Stage on Friday, January 12 at 5:00PM and Saturday, January 13 at 12:00PM.

Halyna Tataryn
Realtor, The Tataryn Group

Educated in engineering, urban planning and architecture, real estate expert Halyna Tataryn brings her passion for homes and dedication to her work. Halyna has extensive knowledge about architectural history and design, with a speciality in heritage homes. Her in-depth understanding of construction techniques, building materials and design provides her clients with unparalleled expertise and professional insight. Halyna takes an engineering-solutions approach to home selling and buying. She focuses on selling unique inner-city properties and helping buyers make smart and informed decisions.

Catch Halyna on The Main Stage on Friday, January 12 at 6:00PM and Saturday, January 13 at 4:00PM.

2018 Show Media Information

Press Contact



Mallory Oudendag, Account Manager
Phone: 604.681.7565 x103 
Mobile: 403.875.5406
Email: mallory@wearereformation.com

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What: The Calgary Renovation Show
Where: BMO Centre, Stampede Park, #20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2W1
When: January 12 - 14, 2018
Friday, January 12                                      Noon – 9 pm
Saturday, January 13                                 10 am – 9 pm
Sunday, January 14                                   10 am – 6 pm 

How: Buy tickets online courtesy of RenovationFind and save $3 at calgaryrenovationshow.com


Adults (18+): $12.00
Adults (18+) ONLINE: $9.00
Seniors (60+): $10.00
Seniors (60+) ONLINE: $7.00
Seniors Friday before 5pm: $5.00 (Box Office & Online)
Children 12 and under: FREE 

Help support local non-profit organizations by donating $1 to Habitat for Humanity Southern Alberta or Youth Central when you purchase your ticket for the Calgary Renovation Show. 


Mallory Oudendag
Phone: 604.681.7565 x103 
Mobile: 403.875.5406
Email: mallory@wearereformation.com


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