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Live the West Coast lifestyle at the BC Log Home show

The BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show will take place in Abbotsford on March 9 and 10. - Submitted photo
The BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show will take place in Abbotsford on March 9 and 10.
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Find everything you need for your home away from home at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in March.

The show will take place at the Abbotsford Tradex on March 9 and 10 and will feature over 85 exhibitors and seminars related to B.C.'s outdoor lifestyle. More than 6,000 people are expected to check out the show this year. It has been taking place for five years under its current name, and was known as the Country Living Show for 15 years before that.

"It promotes the West Coast lifestyle and living in a rural or cabin area," says show manager Les Trendall. British Columbia is a particularly popular place for people to have a vacation property, and this show certainly caters to that.

"It's about building your dream home," says Trendall.

Among the highlights of the show is the feature home built by Maurer Log Homes of Penticton and fully landscaped by Mijodelu Landscaping, and log structures built by Pioneer Log Homes, Artisan Log Homes and Trout Creek Timberframe.

"With four structures built on site, this is the most we've ever had," says Trendall.

The show will offer several seminars each day, including Backyard Barbecuing at its Best! with chef Angie Quaale, Off Grid Solar Electric Systems, How to Build in the Boonies and Know your Septic System, just to name a few. The show will also feature anything related to the wood industry, solar power, restoration, docks and many unique sculptors, wood carvers and artists.

"The quality of the exhibitors is unparallelled," Trendall says. "This show is very unique to the industry."

The exhibitors will be available to visitors to discuss their products and services, so come prepared with your questions.

"This show is for people who are on the hunt for the latest products and services," says Trendall. "This show is the ideal venue to showcase those exhibitors."

Visitors are also able to enter to win a hand-carved wooden panel from Bob Whitehead of Whitehead Carvings, worth $1,500. You can also win free tickets to the show through your local Black Press newspaper.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. For more information, visit www.bclogandcountrylivingshow.ca.

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