2019 information will be available closer to the show

The Main Stage is your destination for entertaining presentations about cottage ownership, real estate, landscaping and gardening, renovations and DIY tips, and entertaining at the cottage or in your backyard.

Marshall Black & Simon Hirsh, Hosts of Lake Docks & Decks – Appearing on Friday and Saturday, Veteran dock builders, Marshall Black and Simon Hirsh will take the stage for a Q&A surrounding the first season of the brand new Cottage Life TV series, Lake Docks and Decks, which airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Cottage Life Telvisio. The series shows the step-by-step process of creating docks for family cottages that have superior function as well as stunning design.

Lynzie Kent, Host of Crazy Beautiful Weddings – Appearing in Friday and Saturday, From renting porta-potties to creating rustic dockside decorations, there’s a lot to learn in order to plan a cottage wedding. Prolific Toronto-based wedding planner and the star of Crazy Beautiful Weddings, Lynzie Kent, and Cottage Life Editor-in-Chief, Michelle Kelly will share valuable information on how to plan a dream cottage wedding.

Friday, April 13
Time Presentation Presented By
1:00pm Escape the hectic city; how to secure that dream cottage  Leo Hall, Chris Winney, and Tanya Lemcke, Real Estate panel experts
2:00pm Building your dream dock with insider tips from the experts  Simon Hirsh and Marshall Black, Hosts of Lake Docks & Decks, with Editor-in-Chief Cottage Life magazine, Michelle Kelly
3:30pm The I do’s and don’ts of cottage weddings Lynzie Kent, Host of Crazy Beautiful Weddings & Michelle Kelly, Editor-In-Chief from Cottage Life magazine
4:30pm  Create your own outdoor room in your backyard or at the cottage   Sue Pitchforth, Home Decor Therapy Plus
Saturday, April 14
Time Presentation Presented By
12:00pm The I do’s and don’ts of cottage weddings Lynzie Kent, Host of Crazy Beautiful Wedding & Michelle Kelly, Editor-In-Chief from Cottage Life magazine
1:30pm Building your dream dock with insider tips from the experts Simon Hirsh and Marshall Black, Hosts of Lake Docks & Decks, with  Editor-in-Chief Cottage Life magazine, Michelle Kelly
2:30pm Downsize the city home; upgrade the cottage property  Real estate panel with Peter Bastedo, Rob Garvin, and Leo Hall, Real estate panel experts
3:15pm How Solar Power Can Brighten Your Cottage Batteries Expert
4:15pm Getting the most out of Summer: Is a Pool the Right Choice for You? Dominic Grandmaison, Pool Builders Ltd.
Sunday, April 15
Time Presentation Presented By
11:00am Alternative wood products for your outdoor projects Robert Abbott, Lanark Cedar and CFPWoods
12:00pm Four-season cottages: Transforming your getaway home into your primary home  Chris Winney, Tanya Lemcke, and Peter Bastedo, Real Estate panel experts
1:00pm   Create your own outdoor room in your backyard or at the cottage   Sue Pitchforth, Home Decor Therapy Plus
2:00pm How solar power can brighten your cottage  Batteries Expert
3:00pm  Getting the most out of summer: Is a pool the right choice for you?  Dominic Grandmaison, Pool Builders Ltd.

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