Exhibiting Information 

We are pleased that you will be joining us at the 2018 WRLA Buying Show in Calgary.  Your show committee members are: Chair, Don Wygiera; Co-Chair, Joel Seibert; Wendell Gillert, Andrew Reimer, Sheila Carr, Jonathon Middlestead, Liz Kovach and Krista Scherpenzeel, and from the Executive Committee, Mark Westrum and Rob Hauser. 

This Show Exhibitor Guide is designed for your convenience and to give you the necessary information for your participation in the show. Please read this guide carefully to familiarize yourself with all of its contents to ensure your successful participation in the show. Official show contractor’s forms are provided in this guide. Please place your orders early to ensure availability of desired items and to maximize cost savings.

It is important that the Show Exhibitor Information Guide be shared with the person(s) directly responsible for participation in the show. Your assistance in meeting deadlines is greatly appreciated. 

Thank you for your support of the 2018 WRLA Buying Show and we look forward to another successful event. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Why Exhibit?

The WRLA Buying Show is an inspiring, interactive platform that showcases the latest industry products, trends and technologies. The WRLA is the voice of the building supply industry and has been for over 125 years.

There is no other tradeshow where you will find a larger gathering of key influencers in the lumber and hardware industry than at the WRLA Buying Show

The WRLA Buying Show is where retailers in the Western Canadian lumber and home improvement industry come to place orders with national suppliers and source new products. The Buying Show is your opportunity to build business. Don't miss out!

Retailers come ready to buy.
Show attendees from across western Canada come prepared to make purchase decisions.

Showcase new products & show / pallet specials.
Showcase and sell your new products and specials as a highlight of this 2 day show.

Develop partnerships.
Build relationships with retailers and industry partners and grow your business.

Let the orders come to you.
Save on the costs of traveling sales people and let your customers come to you.

Fun convention events
From our Traditional opening night reception and Industry Gala to member hospitality suites, speaker and educational functions and of course our exciting entertainment at WRLA's closing night party!


  • In order to exhibit at the 2018 WRLA Buying Show, you must be a WRLA member.
  • Membership cost is $369 + GST. (subject to change)
  • If you are not a member but would like to exhibit, click here for more information on Membership applications. Please indicate on the application that you would like to exhibit at the show.
  • Once you are an approved, paid member of the WRLA, you will be added to the show wait list. When and if a booth becomes available, you will be contacted, email Krista Scherpenzeel, Show Manager, for more information.

Booth Rental Cost :

Each 10 x 10 inline (inside) booth is $1,500 + GST
Each 10 x 10 endcap is $1,700 + GST
(subject to change)

What is included in your booth rental:

  • Pipe & Drape
  • Booth Carpet
  • 1 Electrical Outlet (per exhibitor)
  • Wireless Internet (unsecured)
  • FREE Buffet Lunch

Exhibitor Guide:

We are currently making changes to our guide, to better help you plan!  You'll soon be able to click on the PDF links below to download each section of the Exhibitor Guide.  We encourage you to read everything!
If you have any questions, please email kristas@wrla.org 

  • To Do's Before the Show
  • Exhibitors Insurance
  • Fire and Safety Requirements
  • Fire Certificates
  • First Timers Guide
  • Food and Beverage - revised
  • How to get to BMO Stampeed Park
  • Innovation Station - New Products Form
  • Meeting Room Rental Request Form
  • Move-In-Out Schedule
  • Registration - Badge Information
  • Rules and Regulations
  • Shipping Information
  • Show Top 5 Rules
  • Show/Pallet Specials Form
  • WRLA Preferred Hotels 
  • Parking Pass Discount Order Form (deadline: 14 days prior to move-in)
  • Move-in Schedule - not exact - subject to change but it gives you the general idea of move-in by size.
  • Advanced Warehousing Ship To Form

BMO Calgary Stampede Order Forms

  • Beverage Order Form - Coffee & Bottled Water (water must be logo'd if you provide your own)
  • Order Form Directions
  • Exhibitor Parking Passes
  • Audio Visual
  • Banner / Sign Hanging
  • Electrical
  • Internet
  • Payment Totals Page

Display Material Rental - GES Order Forms

GES - Online Order Forms for rental (tables, chairs, plants, etc.)

Download GES Order Forms in PDF

Shipping Your Freight

ABF Freight Systems Canada Ltd. Booth #942 (behind Can-Cell)

Mark Romanowicz, Regional Tradeshow Specialist

ABF Warehouse for Advanced Freight - please contact Mark Romanowicz

Advanced Warehousing Ship To Form

We look forward to servicing your trade show needs. Call us today! TF: 1-800-668-7888 or

Direct Tel: 905-458-5888 * Fax: 905-458-3434 * Français seulement: 1-800-361-6935, 514-636-1490

 ABF Freight Forms


YRC Reimer, Calgary – booth #940 (behind Can-Cell)

Bruce Norcott –Exhibit Coordinator

Direct Tel: 403-723-9815 * Cell: 403-312-3607 * Fax: 403-279-9221

YRC Reimer Customer Support Center 1.877.330.3321

YRC Reimer Shipping BOL Forms

Mendelssohn Commerce

Mendelssohn Commerce has been appointed as the official customs broker for the WRLA BUYING SHOW to be held at the BMO CENTRE, JANUARY 18-20, 2017. For all customs needs we recommend you deal directly with Mendelssohn Commerce.

Customs & Transportation Services Order Form

Canada Border Services Agency 

International Events and Convention Services Program officially recognizes the 2017 WRLA Buying Show & Convention

Click here to download Letter

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