The 100th Anniversary PNE Parade will stroll through English Bay August 20th.
Starting from Stanley Park and making its way to Sunset Beach, the parade will celebrate the grand opening of the PNE’s 100th year which will take place the following morning.
The procession will feature giant balloons (think Macy’s Thanksgiving parade) and more than 2000 performers, paying tribute to 10 decades of fair history.
The PNE started out as the Industrial Exhibition then changed to the Canadian Pacific Exhibition and eventually the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE). Playland came along a few years later and was first called “Happyland”.
The 100th Anniversary PNE Parade is of course free to watch and will run from 7:00pm to 9:00pm, Friday August 20th.
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Update August 20, 2010: Translink confirmed in a tweet that the C-21 community shuttle will be re-routed tonight from 6:00pm until 9:00pm to get around the parade.