Chef Al McNeil shows off some of Ocean Sales’ latest cookware to Pam and Richard Demontigny during Sunday’s 2017 Victoria Fall Home Expo Saanich hosted at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Thousands flock to Saanich for home fair

Organizers estimate at least 10,000 people walked through the doors of Saanich’s Pearkes Recreation Centre during the 2017 Victoria Fall Home Expo held over three days.

The show offered the latest in home construction, renovation and decor during its 32nd edition.

“All of the exhibitors have done really well, ” said Darcy Hope, show manager. While the final numbers won’t be known for a while, the show drew considerable interest from people, who are already looking forward to spring, he said.


Kris MacLean, sales representative with West Coast Appliances, combines the future with the past by showing off a batch of wheatgrass grown inside the bio-incubator to her bottom-right against the backdrop of vintage-styled but modern refrigerator during Sunday’s 2017 Victoria Fall Home Expo Saanich hosted at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Home shopping C.J. Wilneff, sales representative with, discusses emergency preparedness with Pat Montgomery during Sunday’s 2017 Victoria Fall Home Expo that filled the Pearkes Recreation Centre over the weekend. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Wes Colwell and Aaron Lawson of Atlas Junk show off one of their trucks during Sunday’s 2017 Victoria Fall Home Expo Saanich hosted at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. The company offers weight rather than volume-based pick-up rates and sponsors the Vancouver Island Surfrider Foundation, an environmental non-profit organization devoted to preserving the world’s oceans, waves and beaches. Wolf Depner/News Staff

Francine Poitras and Stacy McDonald of Habitat for Humanity ReStore show off two Steam Punk’ins during Sunday’s 2017 Victoria Fall Home Expo Saanich hosted at the Pearkes Recreation Centre. The non-profit organization currently runs a fund-raising program whereby individuals can purchase a bag of left-over building materials with which to decorate a Halloween pumpkin. Participants can then send in pictures of their creations of Habitat for Humanity for the chance to win one-year family membership to the Royal B.C. Museum. Wolf Depner/News Staff

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