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Wood Buffalo residents building or renovating their home or property will have a unique opportunity to connect with local builders at a new three-day Home Builder Expo during the 2016 Christmas Show and Marketplace, held at the Suncor Community Leisure Centre from November 25 – 27, 2016.

“The Home Builder Expo is another great opportunity to bring local businesses and residents together over the common goal to rebuild our community,” said Mayor Melissa Blake. “Our aim is to support our local and regional businesses and give residents easier access to local products and services to help them build, rebuild or renovate their homes.”

“The Home Builder Expo is a first for us and gives the local build community a unique opportunity to meet residents and potential customers face-to-face, and showcase their skills and services,” said Denise Barrow of the Fort McMurray Tourism Association. “The idea for the Builder Expo came from both attendees and vendors during the YMM Home Show in August and we are pleased to help make it happen!”

The Home Builder Expo organizing committee is also waiving the cost for local builders to participate if they sign-up for the full three-day tradeshow by November 10. After that, any remaining space will be made available to companies from outside the region. Local or not, all vendors must be listed on the new builder registry with Municipal Affairs.

To accommodate as many builders as possible, organizers are also offering vendors booths of varying sizes, however exhibit locations will be based on request and on a first come first serve basis, explains Barrow.

Businesses interested in a booth can apply online at choosewoodbuffalo.ca, or in person at Wood Buffalo Economic Development (Timberlea Landing – 309 Powder Drive).

The Home Builder Expo has been made possible thanks to Wood Buffalo Economic Development – in partnership with Fort McMurray Tourism – and financial support from the Government of Alberta.

For more information on the Home Builders Expo, please visit choosewoodbuffalo.ca.

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