Applause Communications Inc.

March 02, 2005 17:31 ET

Applause Communications Inc.: Meet Your Favorite Television Professionals at the 2005 National Home Show


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MARCH 2, 2005 - 17:31 ET

Applause Communications Inc.: Meet Your Favorite
Television Professionals at the 2005 National Home Show

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - March 2, 2005) -

Evan Farmer of TLC's While You Were Out and Eric Stomer of TLC's Clean
Sweep headline the 2005 National Home Show

The 2005 National Home Show, presented by RE/MAX, promises to be more
exciting than ever. Not only will home owners be inspired by the array
of products and services available for all their home decor, renovation,
garden and outdoor needs, but they will also be enlightened by this
years amazing ensemble of celebrity experts on hand to offer advice and
tricks of the trade.

WHAT A LINE UP! Guest to the 2005 National Home Show have the
opportunity to catch daily interactive and entertaining presentations by
some of the hottest television personalities on the Future Shop
Celebrity Theatre presented by The Toronto Star.

Guest presenters include:

- Evan Farmer of TLC's While You Were Out

- Eric Stromer of TLC's Clean Sweep

- Peter Walsh of TLC's Clean Sweep

- Michael Moloney of ABC's Extreme Makeover Home Edition

- Debbie Travis of Debbie Travis' Facelift

- Mike Holmes of Holmes on Homes

- Sarah Richardson of design inc.

- Jane Lockhart of Colour Confidential

- Karl Lohnes, Style Editor, Style At Home magazine

- Lynn Spence of Cityline

- Lynelle Madison of The Decorating Challenge

- Hellen Buttigieg of Neat

- Cheryl Torreneuva and Andrew Pike of Rooms That Rock

The lifestyle stage allows guests to watch in comfort, as their
favourite personalities demonstrate, explain and entertain from one of
three performance areas. One room setting is a kitchen, another is a
living room, and the third is a dining room.

Smile for the Camera! Many of our celebrities participate in autograph
signing sessions following their presentations so along with your
questions, bring your camera, a pen and paper - and your brightest smile!

Additional Show Features:

- 800+ exhibitors

- The Toronto Star Room to Dream presented by RE/MAX, is an evolution of
the Dream Home Concept featuring five different rooms, each with a
unique design style.

- Destination Renovation, presented by the Greater Toronto Home
Builders' Association, offers guests one-on-one interviews with
professional renovators.

- NEW! The Entertaining Ideas Stage is a modern and working kitchen with
fully decorated adjacent dining room focused on serving up the latest
cooking and home entertaining tips. Through a series of guest
presentations, visitors have the opportunity to learn unique and
creative ways to put the fun back in entertaining and impress even the
most discriminating of guests. Special guests include Christine Cushing
of Food Network Canada's Christine Cushing Live.

- Additional areas: Garden & Outdoor Products; Renovation & Building
Products; Kitchen & Bath; Home Decor and Dream Backyards.



The National Home Show operates Friday, April 8th through Sunday, April
17th 2005 at
The National Trade Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto.



Show hours: Weekdays: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Sundays 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Adults $13.00 Seniors (65+) Juniors (ages 13-17) $8.00

Children 12 and under free Two Day Idea Pass $20.00-
valid for any two days.

NEW! Purchase your advance adult admission ticket on-line and save
$3.00 - visit www.nationalhomeshow.com.

Free daycare with paid admission. Free parking at Ontario
Place, lots 2 and 3.

For information call (416) 385-1880 Toll-free: 1-888-823-7469

visit www.nationalhomeshow.com.


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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Applause Communications
    Media Contact:
    Emily McInerney
    (416) 217-0700 ext. 302
    applause2@look.ca