Trade Show Time Again

For many years now we’ve been doing the Calgary Home & Garden Show and this year is no exception.  This time though, this time we’ve given ourselves a make-over and let me tell you, Booth 382 is looking might-fine!

2017_6We’re displaying a couple of new products too.  There’s a really great cross-over awning that gives you all kinds of projection over narrow widths as well as a new line of retractable window screens that we really like.  I think you’ll like them too.

This year’s fabrics are truly beautiful and the upholstery fabrics are out of this world!  We’ve brought some in for display and the colours/patterns are truly inspiring. You’ll be redesigning the patio in no time.

Here’s the real incentive.  This is our 130th year in business (can you believe that?) so we’ve got some smokin’ deals at the show this year.

Come on down and say HI!

 

 

New Year, New Beginnings

2016 seems to have been a glitch year for many. Whether or not it was actually as bad as Twitter would have us believe is probably up to you. Around here, things seemed to go pretty well. In fact, it was so busy, I seem to have neglected to post a single, solitary blog. Heh heh. Heh. Hmmm.

Well, the past is the past, and hey!  It’s New Year’s!  Time to turn our collective backs on 2016 and look forward to what 2017 might have to offer.

If we consider this Week 1 – our big news is the completion of the Calgary Stampede Promotion Committee’s Batter Boys Wagon Cover. This is a pretty cool rig that they’ve got. Essentially, they’ve converted a trailer into a mobile pancake-making machine.

Now, if you haven’t been to Calgary, you might not know that for 10 days each year, people line up in droves to eat pancakes. It’s kind of our thing (a thing related to other things – you’ll have to show up to really get it). It’s what makes this wagon so cool!  They hook it up to a truck, haul it to the Breakfast location, and BOOM – pancakes!

I’ll do the big reveal on the next post so stay tuned to see what it looks like under the shiny red cover!

 

Community in the Stampede City

The Calgary Stampede looms large on this city’s event schedule.  Beyond the organizers themselves, most businesses prepare for the occasion somehow.  Store windows are painted with cowboy themes, bales of hay are strewn about, and jeans, buckles, and hats abound.  It’s a festive time for most but it’s the busiest time of year for those of us who supply the goods!

From installing party tents to supplying drivers’ chuckwagon covers, our staff work long hours making sure that our piece of the puzzle is firmly in place.  We’re thankful to have such a diligent crew.

Today is Day 1 of 10 on the grounds.  We hope you take an opportunity to see what the city has to offer during the event, not only at the Exhibition, but throughout the city.  I think you’ll see a real coming-together of people, great community spirit, and some very lively entertainment.

Enjoy yourselves out there! Yeehaw!

If it's not a Pancake Breakfast it's a Stampede BBQ!

If it’s not a Pancake Breakfast it’s a Stampede BBQ!