Nov. 21, 2011 - The Canadian Rental Association has confirmed Bryan Baeumler, host of HGTV's Disaster DIY, will be making an appearance at the Canadian Rental Mart to sign posters, award the first-ever ROOTY award and attend the CRA Ontario's banquet immediately following the show on the first day, Tuesday, March 6. The announcement follows CRA's signing of Baeumler to another contract to act as the association's spokesman through 2013.
By Patrick Flannery
Baeumler has appeared in a series of short commercials telling viewers about RentalHQ, a portion of the CRA website where users can search for CRA members in their areas. He also plugs renting in his shows, Disaster DIY, last season’s House of Bryan and the upcoming House of Bryan II. In 2011, Baeumler made appearances at some association events and at the CRA’s booth at the ARA’s Rental Show. Baeumler’s shows are watched by over 200,000 Canadians each broadcast.
“One of our messages to people watching the show is, you do not have to own everything,” Baeumler told Canadian Rental Service recently. “If you do a reno once or twice year, and if you need bigger equipment especially, you can rent it. A lot of people now live in downtown areas and they do not have storage for wheelbarrows and sledgehammers and jackhammers and that kind of stuff. It is so easy to go down and rent what you need and return it when you are done.”
“We are thrilled that Bryan is available to attend the Canadian Rental Mart, and grateful to the Canadian Rental Association for arranging it,” said show organizer, Ed Cosman. “Bryan has a lot of fans in the rental community, and I know they will have fun meeting him. Special guests like Bryan give the event a very high profile, which makes for a more successful show for everyone.”