Local home improvement services and experts all available at the same location in a family-friendly atmosphere.
That’s what Jack Yingling has pulled off in putting together the inaugural South Delta Home Show this Saturday (March 11) at The Southlands’ Red Barn in Boundary Bay (6333 Market Ave.).
The free event is featuring nearly 30 vendors and runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. To keep children entertained the Cinemazoo Petting Zoo will be on site as will the Porkmafia Food Truck and Barnside Brewing. The first 100 guests will receive a voucher for a free pulled pork sandwich from Porkmafia.
The timing is no coincidence as home owners consider spring projects or renovations. Yingling, a recent UVic grad, also happens to have his own company Ivy League Painting.
“As the spring approaches, people start thinking about what they need to do with their home updates, so now's the perfect time to come down here and work with a local business and maintain a circular economy out here in South Delta,” said Yingling.
“I’ve always wanted to go in the B.C. Home and Garden Show (typically at B.C. Place Stadium) but if I were to get a lead in North Vancouver that wouldn’t do any justice to me, so why not put on an event like this? People can come down, have a good time and see what’s new and noteworthy while working with some local tradesmen and business individuals.”
Yingling said the Southlands Grange Centre, a new community-based farm and market district, embraced the idea of hosting the show in its impressive Red Barn.
“Southlands has been excellent. I've been here for events before and they've been extremely accommodating. This is my first event that I've run and there have been some hoops I have had to jump through. They've been very helpful and understanding and it's a gorgeous area to do something like this,” added, Yingling, who has a commerce degree.
He hinted there might be another home show in the fall as well.