Show-goers can enjoy live talks and demonstrations, connect with exhibitors, shop exclusive offers and plan their next cottage project during lockdown.
Special appearance and live Q&A with designer duo Colin and Justin, Cottage Life television stars and authors of the new book, Escapology.
Canadians across the country can register for FREE admission at cottagelife.com/shows
(Toronto, ON – November 5, 2020) The marquee consumer show dedicated to Canadian cottage living is launching its first-ever Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show, running online from November 20-22. Committed to bringing together the largest community of cottagers and outdoor enthusiasts, this year’s Fall Cottage Life Show has gone virtual in order to offer show-goers the opportunity to get expert advice on all aspects of cottage living, including DIY projects, food, real estate, building and more. Guests will be able to log in for free and navigate the Fall Cottage Life Show’s user-friendly platform to chat online with exhibitors and shop for cottage-related products and services. Attendees will also be able to watch virtual seminars and participate in live talks with expert speakers and stars from Cottage Life TV, including Colin and Justin and Hope for Wildlife’s Hope Swinimer. The Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show runs from Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22. Canadians nationwide can register for FREE admission at cottagelife.com/shows.
The Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show is a one-stop online destination dedicated to educating and inspiring show-goers on how to make the most of their cottage getaway. From cottagers planning a significant rebuild, a small renovation or simply looking to embrace the off season and make their retreat a year-round destination, the Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show has everything from boats to docks to furniture, arts and décor, building products and more.
“Understanding early on that a face-to-face show wasn’t going to happen this fall due to COVID-19, we switched focus to launch a platform that would bring our Fall Cottage Life Show to guests virtually,” says Greg McLeod, Director, Consumer Shows at Blue Ant Media. “Similar to our in-person events, we’ll have interactive live stages offering show-goers the opportunity to connect with our experts. So whether guests are planning a renovation, looking for ways to make the most out of their time at the cottage, or considering cottage ownership for the first time, they can find everything they need at our virtual show.”
Joining the virtual Main Stage this year are Cottage Life stars and co-authors of the new book Escapology, Colin and Justin, who will show visitors how to transform their cottage into the ultimate dream getaway. With the cottage real estate market being hotter than ever before, Cottage Life magazine’s Editor, Michelle Kelly, will discuss what potential buyers should consider when purchasing cottage properties as they dream about leaving the city. Hope for Wildlife Star, Hope Swinimer, will take fans through a virtual tour of her animal rehabilitation facility; and Cottage Coach DIYer, Adam Holman, will demonstrate how to make your very own custom desk to work from home – or the cottage!
Virtual Fall Cottage Life Show Highlights
Main Stage (Presented by Beaver Homes and Cottages): Cottage Life brings its best-in-class expertise, advice and ideas to life on a virtual stage with a lineup of can’t-miss seminars and demonstrations, including:
- Colin and Justin – Cottage Life fan favourites and co-authors of Escapology, Colin and Justin, will take the virtual stage to inspire fans with a presentation on how to transform your cottage into the ultimate dream retreat. They will also be available for a live Q&A and will be giving away copies of their new book to some lucky online show-goers.
- Michelle Kelly – Tired of working from home in the city, and in the market for a cottage? Cottage Life magazine’s Editor, Michelle Kelly, provides advice on where to start your search for a cottage and offers tips on key things to consider when making such a life-changing purchase.
- Hope Swinimer – Hope for Wildlife star, Hope Swinimer, will take fans through a virtual tour of her wildlife rehabilitation facility in scenic Nova Scotia where she performs compassionate life-saving work on behalf of animals every day.
- Adam Holman – Cottage Coach and DIYer, Adam Holman, will take audiences through a step-by-step demonstration on how to build a desk for your new at-home workstation.
Cottage Workshop: Pump House (Presented by Home Hardware): This year, online show-goers will be treated to a cottage-inspired workshop with veteran Cottage Life carpenter extraordinaire, Wayne Lennox and partner Brian Halbot, will give audiences a virtual walk through on how to build a pump house.
Cottage Lifestyle Stage (Presented by Pan-Adobe): The Cottage Lifestyle Stage brings tasty outdoor entertaining ideas to life with fun at-home cooking demonstrations, beer tastings and trivia. During the virtual show, Cottage Life resident cook Tony Armstrong will whip up delicious appetizers and Sue Riedl, cheese expert and food writer, will take visitors through a cheese board basics class, highlighting what milky and textured cheeses to consider when putting together this tasty display.
Cottage Life Booth: Cottage Life fans will get the opportunity to see an exclusive sneak peek of the new original Cottage Life TV series, Weather Files: Total Impact, ahead of its world broadcast premiere next January, 2021. The all-new series puts the most extreme weather conditions under a scientific lens to examine the knock-on effects these natural disasters have on the rest of the planet. Guests at the virtual booth can also listen to The Cottage Life Podcast and browse the winners’ gallery from Cottage Life’s annual photo contest.
For the latest show additions, list of exhibitors, event times and to register for FREE admission, visit: cottagelife.com/shows.
Cottage Life Media, a division of Blue Ant Media, has been the definitive source for weekend living entertainment since 1988. Cottage Life Media publishes Cottage Life magazine and broadcasts the Cottage Life television channel across Canada. Cottage Life Media produces the annual Spring and Fall Cottage Life Shows in Toronto, the Ottawa Cottage Life & Backyard Show, Cottage Life Cabin & Outdoor Show in Edmonton and the Seasons Christmas Show in Toronto. cottagelife.com/shows