Monday, March 14, 2011

Lights, Camera, Action....CDECA Goes to the Steven & Chris Show

On Wednesday, March 9 close to 100 members of CDECA (Canadian Decorators Association of Canada)  filled the CBC Studios for a taping of the Steven & Chris Show.   A couple of us had met Steven & Chris at IDS 2011 in January and after saying hello and having our photos taken with them, we were invited to come to the show.  We got to chatting about CDECA and how great it would be to have an entire audience of decorators, and so the thought became a reality.  These two guys are absolutely great and just as nice as they appear on TV.  They took the time out of a busy schedule that evening to talk with us and at no point did they try to rush off.  They give you the feeling that they really do enjoy meeting fans and talking with them; which they actually do!!  How refreshing.  They have incredible sense of humours to go along with their approachable personalities.  We only had a few days in which to fill the studio audience seats and of course we did,  which goes to show that Steven & Chris, have a great following.

The show was great and we were made to feel very welcome throughout the entire event from all of the staff and most especially from Richard Fellbaum, of cbc who was our constant contact in setting up this event.  As anybody who has watched the show knows, it has a various segments and they were all very interesting and definitely entertaining.   The guests are always knowledgeable with information that we all appreciate.

Of course during the taping there were breaks, prizes given out from the show and photo opportunities for us to have our pictures taken with the guys.

At the end of the show we were given a nice gift from the Show which was donated by Wahl . 
Joining us was Linda Kafka,  Director of Marketing  & Tenant Relations from SOFA, (source of furniture and accessories, located at the International Centre) and one of CDECA's affiliates  who also brought gift certificates from two suppliers - Buhler Furniture,; and Canadel Furniture,  as well as a complimentary refreshment card from SOFA to all of the decorators in attendance.  Thank you to everyone for their generosity.

We all left feeling so uplifted even with the horrible sleet  and blowing winds.  We definitely want to come back to this show for a fun time!!

Here are some of the photos taken at our visit to the show.

Here we are lined up and ready to go into the show....

Steven & Chris with Audrey
Steven & Chris with Jeannette (yours truly)
Linda Kafka from SOFA telling us about the gifts and an upcoming fundraising gala where the proceeds will benefit second base youth shelter
The whole gang - what a great group of CDECA members

We all had fun taking pictures in the studio -

The set is really nicely put together
Thanks again to everyone involved in making this such a great day!

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