André Chevigny, General Manager, Pioneer Log Homes of B.C.

André Chevigny,
General Manager, Pioneer Log Homes of B.C.

As one of the stars of HGTV’s Timber Kings, André Chevigny oversees the day-to-day running of Pioneer Log Homes of British Columbia, a multimillion-dollar company with a global client list. Pioneer Log Homes of BC custom builds unique log homes in Williams Lake, BC. Each one is handcrafted on site, then taken apart, shipped around the world, and reconstructed wherever the client wants. Andre manages more than 120 employees and millions of dollars worth of log inventory on the yard. A hard upbringing has formed André into a hard-working master craftsman. His devotion to and appreciation for working with natural elements to build beautiful log homes is apparent in each piece of work.

Carson Arthur

Landscape Designer and Host of HGTV’s Critical Listing, Green Force, Room to Grow and Home To Win (2016)

As the co-host of HGTV’s Critical Listing and star of HGTV Canada’s new series, Home to Win, Carson Arthur is an international landscape designer focused on environmentally friendly design, and teaches homeowners how to raise the value of their homes through outdoor renovations. Carson also writes a column for the Halifax Chronicle Herald and the Sun Media Group, and is the author of the sold out book Garden Designs for Outdoor Living. In 2015, Carson became the spokesperson for Canadian Tire’s latest initiative – Canvas, a complete line of outdoor furniture and accessories. He is now the international ambassador for Save the Children, and shares his expertise in growing food to help end the cycle of poverty for children all over the world.

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, Rust-Oleun Brand Spokesperson & Lifestyle Expert

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault
Rust-Oleum Brand Spokesperson & Lifestyle Expert

As a colour & design aficionado, lifestyle expert, and DIY doyenne, 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. She believes that we shouldn’t take our spaces too seriously, and that great design is not about how much money you spend, but rather how creative you can be. Amongst the many hats she wears, Leigh-Ann is a regular contributor on Cityline, a spokesperson for Black & Decker Canada and Rust-Oleum Canada as well as half of the popular duo, Once Upon a Reno. With a passion to educate and inspire, Leigh-Ann embraces every opportunity she gets to spark creativity and instill confidence in others who strive to “DO IT YOURSELF”.

Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault is presented by Rust-Oleum:

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Amanda Forrest

Amanda Forrest
Design and Lifestyle Expert

Amanda Forrest is a designer and nationally recognized expert in home construction, project management, design and lifestyle trends. Her 15 years of practical experience and taste making continue to see her industry leading concepts featured on television, print and advertising as well as many national events like IDS West, The National Home Show and The International Builders Conference.

Presentation Topic: Incorporating Colour in Your Room

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the No Guff Gardener

Farmer’s daughter, army brat and University graduate in Horticulture, Donna Balzer is the no guff gardener. She co-hosted the award winning, internationally broadcast, “Bugs & Blooms” on HGTV, answers Alberta-wide garden questions on CBC radio and is a regular columnist for the Calgary Herald. Canadian best selling No Guff Vegetable Gardening is her most recent book and is based on her love for growing food.
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Presentation Topic: Strategies for No Guff Gardening: Change your world, one cabbage at a time!

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