Home Show Expected to Draw Over 10,000 People
Prince George, B.C. – A key organizer of the 38th annual Northern BC Home and Garden Show is expecting more than 10,000 people to pass through the three Kin arenas this weekend in Prince George.
“This year we’re really looking forward to it,” says executive officer Terri McConnachie. “We’ve been getting a real increase in calls and activity from our outlying communities. So folks will come in from Quesnel and Vanderhoof and further north.”
Put on by the Canadian Home Builder’s Association of Northern B.C., she says there’s also some “new stuff” to look forward to this year including Rona’s “kutthroat” contractors competition.
“It’s going to be amazing. We have three teams of builders and they are conducting a one day build here on Saturday,” says McConnachie. “Each team will be building a playhouse and will have the opportunity to sabotage each other. But it’s all in good fun and for raising money for charity.”
She says the weekend event will also feature workshops on the main stage, door prizes, a food court, activities for the kids, along with hundreds of vendors.
As always, she says putting on the event requires a group effort.
“There are dozens of people here giving us a hand. We have volunteers on the forklift, volunteers checking in the vendors, we have temporary home show staff including university students,” says McConnachie. “We’re grooming the next generation of home show and other event planners as we speak.”