British Artiques Roadshow Making Stop in Winnipeg

David Freeman - British Artiques RoadshowArt and antique aficionados will want to mark September 25 and 26 on their calendar. That’s when the British Artiques Roadshow invades Portage Place Shopping Centre.

This will be the roadshow’s first ever stop in Manitoba, as they kick off their Western Canadian tour.

Their team of expert appraisers have already uncovered over $52 million worth of art, antiques, and collectibles in their journeys across the nation.

“We’re excited to be visiting Winnipeg for the first time to bring this unique opportunity to a new group of people,” said senior British Artiques Roadshow appraiser David Freeman in a release. “We sell out appointments at every show, and we expect Winnipeg will be no different.”

Pre-booking of appointments sold out in a span of 48 hours, the mall’s Marketing Coordinator Brittany Leschasin said on Wednesday. She said they have already started a waiting list for doing the event in Spring 2010, and so far 75 people have signed up.

Those who want to be part of the action, but don’t have any items to be appraised, can still come down and watch the experts at work.

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