Northern BC Home & Garden Show opens today

The doors open today on a spring tradition with great structure.

The 42nd Canadian Home Builders' Northern BC Home & Garden Show happens at the Kin Centres and all around the grounds.

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"Hundreds of vendors and visitors from all over northern B.C. flock to Exhibition Park in Prince George for the home show," said Terri McConnachie, executive officer for the Prince George branch of the Canadian Home Builders' Association.

"The home show is one of my favourite events so this is like a dream job, to meet all these amazing business people and trades people and vendors who come together to show all of us homeowners and livers of life what there is out there to make our lives happier in our homes."

McConnachie said that for the first time in the years she's been involved in the organizing, the entire indoor floorspace is sold out for vendors, plus all the vendors who set up outside as well.

Exciting prizes and demonstrations and takeaway items are also part of the fun, she said, and it's eye-candy for the whole family.

There is a "crappy couch contest" at the home show, a Sunday pancake breakfast, birdhouse auction, and many other features. Not to mention, the whole purpose of the event is to showcase the tried and true and the latest and greatest in building new homes, renovating existing homes, sprucing up your rental, boosting value in your investment, achieving greater energy efficiency, or just having fun in your daily space.

"A myriad of vendors and resources are all brought together in one place for visitors to learn tips and trade secrets to owning safe, healthy, maintained and enjoyable living spaces for all ages, life stages and lifestyles," said McConnachie.

"The association has been hosting this event for 42 years. It kicks off spring as well as the busy construction season ahead. You know spring is really here when the home show opens."

The hours today are 3-8 p.m. today, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission is $8 regular, $6 seniors/disabilities/students, and free for children 12 and younger.

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