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See Mickey and Sebastian from HGTV’s ‘Worst to First’ at the Red Deer Home Show!


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Among the many things you can do at the Red Deer Home Show this weekend is check out Mickey Fabbiano and Sebastian Sevallo from HGTV’s ‘Worst to First’ on the main stage Saturday at 11:30 am and 3:00 pm!

‘Worst to First’  debuted on HGTV  last September; host contractors Sebastian Sevallo and Mickey Fabbiano assist aspiring homeowners in purchasing and renovating undervalued and outdated homes mainly in the Greater Vancouver area.

Learn more about the show and watch full episodes here, and to learn more about the guys themselves, read on!

The Red Deer Home Show runs:

Friday, March 9 – noon to 8:00pm

Saturday, March 10 – 10:00am – 6:00pm

Sunday, March 11  – 10:00am – 5:00pm



Mickey knows how to live life to the fullest and makes the most out of every day. Always up for an adventure, in his spare time you’ll find him riding in the mountains, and swimming in the ocean, which are both right in his backyard. It’s his thrill-seeking nature that’s allowed him to thrive in his career in the challenging world of construction and design. But his biggest passion and love is his family, so it’s no surprise that he honed his skills in the family’s construction business. Mickey has been on work sites with his dad since he could walk. By the age of 5, he was learning how to use hammers and saws and by high school, he was a full-fledged member of his dad’s construction team. He pays extra attention to the details, and has a talent for finding the right finishes and touches that make his designs stand out from all the others.

When his sister Amy married Sebastian’s brother Christian, a new bond was formed and Mickey and Sebastian not only became best friends, but business partners as well. Mickey now splits his time between their business helping couples transform fixer-uppers into the “forever home” of their dreams, while still helping his dad in the family business from time to time. People are immediately drawn to his energy, and easy going nature and he makes new friends on each new adventure. But every Sunday you’ll still find him at his Nonna’s for dinner.


In 2006, Sebastian started working in carpentry and has never looked back. Over the past decade he has turned this passion into a thriving business – building, salvaging, customizing and designing homes. But things really took off for Sebastian when he joined forces with his best friend Mickey Fabbiano. These talented young entrepreneurs connected over a common dream to see couples set down roots in their dream neighbourhoods by finding fixer uppers and transforming them into first-rate “forever homes.”

In addition to his construction career, Sebastian also works full-time as a Firefighter, proving you can live a life pursing multiple passions! His days off from the station are spent on his business with Mickey, and he loves the challenge of balancing everything. Growing up in humble beginnings helped develop his ambition, drive and extraordinary work ethic. Street wise and quick – Sebastian is on a mission to succeed and make a name for himself in the home reno and design space.

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Winners announced for Red Deer Hospital Lottery

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The Red Deer Regional Health Foundation has announced the winners of the 2024 Red Deer Hospital Lottery Dream Home and Tiny Home prize packages, as well as the Mega Bucks 50.

The Mega Bucks 50 jackpot reached $607,200.00, which makes Carolyn Pelerine of Cochrane, Alberta the winner of $303,600.00.

In addition, the luxurious Tree Hugger Tiny Home Prize Package, complete with accessories by Urban Barn and valued at $163,798.00, is now owned by Mary Vincent of Red Deer.

The coveted Sorento Dream Home Prize Package, which includes furnishings and accessories by Urban Barn and boasts a total value of $1,072,624.00, has been awarded to Maxine Rumohr of Sylvan Lake.

The highly anticipated draw took place at 10:00 a.m. Thursday at the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation office, located within the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, with an announcement following live on Facebook, allowing participants and supporters to join in the excitement virtually.

“We are delighted to congratulate the winners of this year’s Red Deer Hospital Lottery,” said Manon Therriault, Chief Executive Officer of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation. “The funds raised from this lottery will significantly contribute to enhancing patient care and services at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to everyone who participated and supported this important cause.”

Proceeds from the Red Deer Hospital Lottery and Mega Bucks 50 will contribute to acquiring critically needed, state-of-the-art equipment for several units at the Red Deer Hospital.

This year’s lottery will fund equipment such as a phototherapy system, which allows parents to hold and soothe their infant while undergoing phototherapy, a cardiology case cart to monitor cardiac rhythms during stress testing, and other equipment to help provide excellent care for patients in the emergency and operating rooms at the Red Deer Hospital.

The winners of a variety of electronics were also drawn today. A full list of winners will be available in the coming days on the official lottery website at Prize winners who have not already been notified will receive a letter in the mail with instructions on how to claim their prizes.

The keys to the Sorento Dream Home and the Tree Hugger Tiny Home will be presented to the winners at a special ceremony this summer.

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The Grand Opening is TODAY!

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A Day Filled With Hope – Years in the Making!
For years the CACAC has been walking hand-in-hand with many different partners, community members, donors, policy makers, and leaders in research and advocacy towards this moment.The Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence now stands in the heart of Central Alberta, the first Centre of its kind in North America, creating space for different strategic partners to operate alongside one another in the best interest of children, youths, and families who have experienced any form of abuse.

Now, during this momentous chapter in our history, we invite you to join us for the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence. 

We’re excited to welcome you and your family to the Grand Opening of the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence today!

Today’s events are family friendly, and there’s something for everyone!

From Noon to 5:00PM the public is welcome to come and see everything the building has to offer at the SKCOE Open House! Staff from every organization from within the SKCOE will be there to answer questions. This is a great opportunity to learn about why this Centre is so important for Central Alberta.

Beginning at 7:00PM, the public is also invited to the formal program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, which is the building immediately North West of us across the parking lot. The formal program will have many messages and presentations from dignitaries, and you can pick up our Champions of Courage pin, which was minted for the Grand Opening only! Following the program there is a ribbon cutting ceremony.

There is a lot to celebrate, so come out and say hi!

When: Thursday, May 16

Where: Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence, and Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, Main Campus of Red Deer Polytechnic, Red Deer, AB.

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Open House

7:00 PM – Formal Program at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to follow.

How to get to the Sheldon Kennedy Centre of Excellence

Please note that there will also be parking available at the lot directly North of the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre.

Detailed RDP Parking Map

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