Special Guests

Anna Olson
Culinary Master | Host of Bake with Anna Olson

Anna Olson is Canada’s baking sweetheart and an accomplished savoury chef. Her positive and common-sense approach in the kitchen has made her one of the country’s most recognizable television chefs. She was the host of Food Network’s Bake with Anna Olson, Fresh with Anna Olson, and Sugar, which earned her a loyal following in over 190 countries. We are excited to include Anna as a special guest at the HG&L Show 2024. Join us in welcoming her to Lethbridge and stay tuned for our main stage schedule where Anna will be performing cooking demonstrations live over the weekend.

Kim Smith
New York Times – Bestselling Illustrator.

Kim Smith is the New York Times–bestselling illustrator of several picture books, including Boxitects, Baker Makers, Builder Brothers: Big Plans and the Ice Chips chapter-book series.  Also the Quirk Books Pop Classics series, including Home Alone, Home Alone 2, The X-Files: Earth Children Are Weird, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, Back to the Future, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Karate Kid, and Doctor Who: The Runaway TARDIS. She lives in Calgary Alberta.”

Julie Van Rosendaal
Bestselling Author.

Julie Van Rosendaal is the Calgary-based author of a dozen best-selling cookbooks. She’s been a food columnist on CBC Radio for 17 years, writes about food for The Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and other publications, and teaches, speaks and cooks at culinary schools and events.”

Stage Schedule