Sights and Sounds of the 2009 Home Expressions Show

I spent Saturday afternoon with a few thousand Winnipeggers looking to have a ‘stay-vacation’, as Global News put it this week. Which basically means people fixing up their homes and forfeiting a vacation to stay put and enjoy it.

One thing I noticed about this year’s Home Expressions Show was that you could actually walk up and down the aisles comfortably. During previous years you’d be rubbing shoulders with everybody. One word — recession.

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I also saw David Keam from Best Sleep Centre. He’s the guy in those ridiculous commercials that yells, “You’ll Find Us!” I was tempted to ask him to say his famous catch phrase on camera, but he seemed pretty busy trying to sell Restonic mattresses.

By the way, the hot tub in the first few seconds of the video is $9,850! I spoke to the rep, who said they already sold 4 of them since being at the show on Thursday.