New name, same great show
NEWSFLASH: the Kitchen, Bath & Reno Show has a new name. The show — which is now run by Vancouver-based Marketplace Events — is now known as the Winnipeg Renovation Show. However, while the show’s title has changed, its focus hasn’t, said Jill Kivett, Western Canada regional event co-ordinator for Marketplace Events. “Actually, the biggest change to the show is its name,” said Kivett. “While the Winnipeg Renovation Show will encompass all things renovations, its focus will still be big on kitchen and bath renovations. Running home shows is what we do — we run 13 shows across Canada and 30 in the United States. We believe having our expertise behind the show will make it that much better.” One key area in which the show, running Jan. 15-17 at the RBC Convention Centre, will be greatly improved is accessibility and affordability of show tickets. For the first time, people will be able to purchase tickets online at winnipegrenovationshow.com where adult tickets are $9.
“And there’s an incentive to do that. When you buy tickets online, you’ll get $3 off each ticket. Seniors over 60 will also be able to get into the show for $5 between noon and 5 p.m. on Friday, January 15,” said Kivett. Those improvements aside, the show’s format will remain largely the same. Popular
HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler will appear Friday and Saturday at the Winnipeg Renovation Show.