2018 Speakers & celebrities to be posted soon. In the meantime, take a look at what we had to offer at our 2017 edition.
As an international landscape designer and renowned television personality, Carson is best-known as the gardening expert on HGTV’s Home to Win and Home to Win 2, and host of HGTV’s Green Force and Critical Listing. Throughout his 15-year television career, Carson has captivated audiences with his environmentally friendly designs and unique gardening expertise. Although his talents are widespread, his true passion lies in teaching home owners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations.
Don’t miss Carson as he takes our Main Stage on Thursday, March 23 from 6:30pm-7:30pm and Friday, March 24 from 3pm-4pm and 6:30pm-7:30pm. His dynamic presentation will feature valuable knowledge about making the most of your outdoor investment and the latest on the urban farming trend!
Welwyn Wong is the principal designer and owner of the award-winning company, Welwyn Wong Landscape Design, which has been a leading landscape inspiration in the Ottawa Valley for over 16 years. She has worked in Toronto, Thunder Bay, Newfoundland, the United States, Hong Kong and Ottawa, creating high-end residential designs. Her company specializes in unique and beautifully functional landscapes that evoke a strong sense of place, and has just been awarded its 15th provincial design award for one of its stunning projects!
Join Welwyn as she takes attendees on a journey to create spectacular large stale landscapes when she takes our Main Stage on Friday, March 24 from 5-6pm and Saturday, March 25 from 12-1pm.
Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
DIY and design expert Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault has spent years crafting a unique philosophy for design that fuses ingenuity, whimsy, and quality workmanship – all on a “frugalista” budget. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline and a spokesperson for Rust-Oleum Canada.
To learn how to stage your home with maximum style on a minimum budget, catch Leigh-Ann on our Main Stage Saturday, March 25 from 4:30pm-5:30pm and Sunday, March 26 from 1pm-2pm!
Her trademark hair and big energy make Tiffany Pratt unforgettable. But it’s her hands-on approach to design, and the care she has for her clients, that makes her irreplaceable. Tiffany fell in love with beautiful things at a young age when she would memorize every page of Vogue magazine. Today, that same appreciation for beauty has carried through into her day-to-day work. Tiffany hosts several shows on HGTV such as Home to Win, and is a regular guest expert on CityTV's Cityline. She also recently released her first book, This Can Be Beautiful.
Tiffany will hit our Main Stage on Saturday, March 25 from 3pm-4pm and Sunday, March 26 from 11:30am-12:30pm, to share her expertise on how to fearlessly bring a bright range of colours into your life and home.
Master Gardeners of Ottawa-Carleton
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers and experienced gardeners who offer free gardening advice year-round to home-owners in the Ottawa area.
Join Master Gardeners Fran Dennett and Nancy McDonald on Saturday, March 25 from 1:30pm-2:30pm (Fran) and Sunday, March 26 from 3:30pm-4:30pm (Nancy), to learn about their two favourite topics—edible flowers and culinary herbs!
ÉTIENNE DUPUY, CERTAPRO PAINTERS OTTAWA
Étienne opened his CertaPro franchise in Ottawa’s East end in late 2011, but he is in no way new to the world of painting or entrepreneurship. From 2006 to 2011, Étienne operated one of the most successful College Pro Painters franchises in North America, painting over 1000 homes and businesses while maintaining outstanding customer satisfaction ratings. Étienne now brings his passion for customer service, outstanding leadership abilities and keen business acumen to his CertaPro Painters franchise.
Join Étienne as he takes our Main Stage on Friday, March 24 from 1:30pm-2:30pm to discuss painting techniques and deck preparation.