PNE Prize Pack Giveaway for Vancity Member Day

Thursday, August 15th, 2013 — 1:29pm PDT
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The PNE returns for its 103rd year from August 17th until September 2nd with its full line-up of summer concerts, food vendors, exhibits, Superdogs, rides and attractions. Once again members of Vancity Credit Union will be able to receive a discounted admission for PNE Vancity Member Day on Thursday, August 29, 2013.

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Vancity Member Day at the PNE

On Vancity Member Day August 29, 2013, Vancity members and one guest receive a discounted admission of only $5 per person ($9 savings on each ticket!). Simply present your Vancity MEMBER CARD® debit card or Vancity enviro™ Visa* (or other form of membership verification) at the PNE ticket booth.

Vancity will “Cowpower” all the electricity consumed at The Fair on Vancity day, i.e. by supporting Cowpower our dollars go to enabling local farmers to install biodigesters on their farms to process cow manure to make electricity (and it also make a digestate that is a high nutrient natural soil amendment that farmers can spread on their fields). A drinking-water station will also be made available on Member Day, to encourage visitors to use re-usable water bottles for the day. The water station will be provided by Metro Vancouver.

Eco Alley

Eco Alley at the PNE will be an engaging activation area that will showcase The Fair’s current green initiatives with a strong focus on recycling and composting, engaging visitors in generating new ideas and proposing additional ways the PNE can “go green.”

The area, highlighted by a 20×20 activity tent and a 10×10 composting tent, will feature a number of activities centered around recycling, composting and transportation for attendees to participate in:

  • Eco-enga Enviro Trivia Game – Vancity has designed a life-sized Jenga game specifically for PNE 2013. The traditional Jenga game is given a “green twist,” as each block offers attendees a chance to answer enviro trivia for a slew of fun prizes.
  • Feature Ideas Wall – Vancity wants to engage attendees and solicit their feedback on how the PNE can further green their operations, so they’ve built a dry-erase ideas wall that will elicit attendees to write down ideas around water, waste and energy.
  • Commuter Survey – Vancity will have a survey wall asking attendees to pinpoint where they commuted from and their method of transportation. Along with the survey, they’ll be offering tips on how you can further green your commute.
  • Onsite Commercial Scale-Composting Demonstration – A commercial composter will process food scraps from PNE food vendors and will be adjacent to small food gardens (planted by students from local schools) sharing the message of “Fork-to-Farm” and how food scraps can be digested into nutrients to help our soil grow food. The composter will be provided by Recycling Alternative, a proud Vancity community partner who provides eco-solutions to communities around the Lower Mainland.
  • “Silver Dragon” In-Home Composter Display – A composter designed for residential use called, “The Silver Dragon,” will also be on display for visitors to learn more about how they can add composting to their lifestyle.
  • Make Good Money Photo – Vancity has also prepared a social media component, where visitors are encouraged to share their ideas on how to build a healthy community, snap a photo with their idea written on one of our exclusive social media blocks and share the photo with their social media networks.

By the entrance of the PNE Main gates, Vancity is also providing a free valet bike service for PNE visitors, providing secure bicycle storage and a chance to win a green prize pack for users of the valet.

PNE Prize Pack Giveaway for Vancity Member Day

To get the word out about Vancity Member Day and Eco Alley at the PNE, Vancity has offered up a prize pack for a Miss604 reader that includes: A pair of Fair Gate and Ride passes (value $100), a green cleaning kit (value $50) and a stainless steel green waste bin (value $50).


Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post with a green cleaning tip (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a @Vancity #VancityMemberDay #EcoAlley PNE prize pack from @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 5:00pm on Friday, August 23, 2013.

Gates open at 11:00am on PNE Vancity Member Day. Follow the event on Facebook, and on Twitter using the tag #VancityMemberDay for more information. Check out the full PNE Concert Lineup for nightly entertainment at The Fair as well.

Update The winner is Am!

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  1. KittyPride says:

    White vinegar is a great cleaner and disinfectant, use instead of harsh cleaners for windows, floors and surfaces, can be diluted with water in a spray bottle or used full strength for bigger jobs. The smell dissipates quickly 😀

  2. Brenda says:

    Baking soda is a natural deodorizer. I add some to every load of laundry.

  3. Radhika K says:

    There is great new thing called Econuts! It is made from berries found in the Himalayas that are a natural detergent. You just toss about 5 of them in with your laundry and your clothes are clean and disinfected 🙂

  4. Michelle says:

    I use vinegar (white or apple cider vinegar) to clean everything from floors to washing pesticides off fruit!

  5. Darwin says:

    I use vinegar and to wipe down counters and table tops.

  6. veronica says:

    We use baking soda and water or toothpaste on sticky messes to really get the stubborn stuff off of dirty containers.

    The grit really helps get it off quickly, and we don’t have to use nasty chemical solutions like Goo Gone.

  7. Randy says:

    Sometimes just using elbow grease instead of cheating with chemicals is the greenest thing to do.

  8. To keep our plastic compost pail clean & fresh, we line it with a sheet of old newspaper & sprinkle a bit of baking soda inside. We empty it a couple times a week, but this keeps it liveable!

  9. Sandra says:

    An effective cleaner for glass and mirrors are rubbing alcohol and witch hazel.

  10. NicT says:

    Vinegar and newspaper works on glass and newspapers every time!

  11. Kelly Krol says:

    Put a cup with vinegar in it in your dishwasher to eliminate water spots:)

  12. hetesh says:

    use newspaper to clean windows and then place them in your green bin.

  13. Michelle W. says:

    To remove stains off vinyl, dip a cloth into pure lemon juice and rub it into the stain. Works well! 😀

  14. Alex says:

    Have a clogged sink? baking soda mixed with vinegar and boiling water will unclog it!

  15. Annie A. says:

    Eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint or citrus essential oils work wonderfully for so many household uses including cleaning! Very useful especially if you have young children around

  16. jan says:

    Don’t fall for all of the new additives they have for laundry – scent beads / boosters.

  17. Sanaz says:

    Using baking soda to get rid of bad odours

  18. SJ Pratt says:

    When I use lemons I use the whole thing – the rind wipes off the counter, de-greases the sink and leaves a nice REAL lemon smell in the kitchen. You can clean brass with lemon and salt and a lot of elbow grease.

  19. Jas says:

    Clean coffee cups and pots with tea or coffee stains with hot water and vinegar. Pour hot water, add vinegar, let sit for 10 minutes and rinse out.

  20. Anita says:

    I use laundry balls for my laundry!

  21. Lindsey M says:

    Use white vinegar for cleaning mirrors or other glass surfaces.

  22. Erin B says:

    Use vinegar! So easy and free of chemicals.

  23. Ruth says:

    Use a rack to air-dry clothes – they smell fresher, and you’re not paying money and using energy to achieve something that will happen all by itself.

    By the way, this post was worth reading for the tips alone. Thanks everyone!

  24. Rebecca says:

    Use dryer balls

  25. Valerie says:

    All food waste to the compost!

  26. Caitlin says:

    I stopped using paper towels and now clean spills with washable towels.

  27. Lindsay says:

    Soak coffee pots/mugs in vinegar…sparkling!

  28. Alan says:

    Vinegar and newspaper is the only way to clean windows properly.

  29. maria says:

    Cleaning glass with vinegar and old newspapers.

  30. Bonnie R says:

    Vinegar works for nearly all light household cleaning!

  31. Megan says:

    My roommate and I make our own laundry detergent from a recipe that includes borax, baking soda, water and oils and it’s not only great (things smell clean but not like chemicals) but it’s also MUCH cheaper than buying detergent. It lasts for ages, and we feel better using our recycled containers to store it rather than buying more.

  32. Jeff MacLeod says:

    Would love to win the green cleaning kit. And I’d like to reiterate what everyone else in here is stating. Vinegar and baking soda works wonders in the cleaning process.

  33. katie borrett says:

    vinegar is best on wood products – it avoids taking off the stain of a wood product/furniture like strong chemical products would

  34. liz says:

    Once a month we run a vinegar-water misture through our coffee maker at work to descale it.You wouldn’t believe how fast it perks after you get rid of the buildup.Just remember to run tap water through once more after and rinse carafe well.

  35. ho says:

    Nice, don’t like using harsh chemicals to clean.

  36. Alise says:

    Baking soda with a little bit of peppermint added into to it scrub the tub clean and it leaves the bathroom smelling fantastic!

  37. Gord says:

    I use vinegar for cleaning so it’s more natural and green. 🙂

  38. Mary says:

    white vinagar for household cleaning

  39. lor says:

    Use rags to clean rather than paper towels.

  40. Evon says:

    vinegar and baking soda to clean pet stains on carpets

  41. Kaur l says:

    Recycling news paper. Use it and warn water to clean glass ! Magic!

  42. bjh says:

    Vinegar is great for cleaning!

  43. Lori Davis says:

    Vinegar and baking soda – man what can’t u use these household items for. Must hv in your cupboard for any kind of stain. Pure Magic (Hydrogen Peroxide helps too)

  44. maggie says:

    Use reusable dishclothes for cleaning up rather than disposable paper towels

  45. Isha says:

    Steam is the best cleans anything

  46. Dayna Wilson says:

    Vinegar kills mold really well!

  47. Tina L. says:

    Vinegar and baking soda are great at unclogging sinks

  48. Teresa K says:

    Clean glass with vinegar.

  49. Deb says:

    Dry clothes for 15 minutes on “air”, then hang to dry. You save energy and your clothes don’t wear out as fast. 🙂

  50. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    Always keep reusable cloth shopping bags in your car.

  51. Sheila says:

    With an e-cloth and a spray bottle of water, my 7-year-old can clean the halll mirrored doors and the sliding glass doors to the porch…just not very high!

  52. luc says:

    Wash your running shows in cold water and a spoon of white vinegar.

  53. Jo Dee says:

    Vinegar and water works great on cleaning windows, also try vinegar with baking soda for clogged drains.

  54. Leanne M says:

    I use vinegar to clean. It works really well and I love the smell!!

  55. shawna sanderson says:

    Reuse old dtyer sheets to clean the lint from blowdryers

  56. Scarlet L says:

    I use banana peel to clean the dust off and leave plant leaves shiny n can be use for shining shoes ooh n helps the itch for a mosquito bite aswell 🙂 Lemons aswell I use to clean my sink n cutting boards 🙂

  57. Harjit says:

    I use socks that have holes in them or no longer have a match (haha don’t know where they disappear) as rags, as well as old t-shirts to clean tougher areas like window sills etc. Thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize pack, twitter fan@plumerea

  58. Jeremy says:

    I cut a lemon in half and use it as a natural cleaner for my bbq grill!

  59. Donna says:

    Clean counter tops and make them smell sweet again with a cloth soaked in undiluted white distilled vinegar.

  60. Deya says:

    Cleaning Bare Floors

    Your basic vinegar and water solution is really the perfect choice for cleaning most types of bare floors in your home. Mix up 1 cup vinegar with 1 gallon warm water (be sure it’s warm!) and mop it onto a ceramic tile, linoleum, vinyl, or wood floor. There is no need to rinse afterward

  61. Sylvia f says:

    Use rags instead of paper towels to clean up. Can be washed and create less waste!

  62. Tracy says:

    If you happen to get some grease on clothes, letting some baking soda sit on it for a while will help

  63. Virginia says:

    The benefits of vinegar and baking soda … Check online to see how many ways they can be used for cleaning!

  64. Shirley says:

    I use chamois for cleaning up liquids. They soak up water much better than the best napkin and are reusable.

  65. Ro says:

    Baking soda makes a wonderful scrub for cleaning!

  66. Peter Khoo says:

    Clean glass with newspaper leaves a great streak free shine

  67. debbie f says:

    baking soda is my go to cleaner.

  68. Chris says:

    baking soda to remove odors from smelly stuffs

  69. Janet Kong says:

    To clean your microwave, zap a bowl of water and lemon juice for 5 min…let cool, then wipe down the walls.

  70. One quick cleaning tip; forget the vinegar when cleaning windows just use water and news paper! Works like a charm; then compost or recycle the paper! I <3 the PNE!

  71. Sunshine G says:

    Use newspaper instead of paper towels.

  72. Debra says:

    When doing indoor painting, place bowls of vinegar around to keep the odors down. Replace the bowls every day until the odors are gone.

  73. Bernadette E. says:

    vinegar is the magic potion in my household…great cleaning product mixed with lemon works well on windows and floors…

  74. stacey says:

    Clogged drain, pour some baking soda down and then vinegar with warm water and cover for 30 min. Clears it right out and doesn’t harm the fishies!

  75. John Stuart says:

    A win is worth it just to see the Super Dogs! I saw them twice last year for the first time and cried… I’d always wanted a dog as a kid.

  76. Elizabeth B says:

    I just discovered how well white vinegar works on cleaning jobs. I cleaned my bathroom tiles with a solution of half vinegar and half water. No fumes for once…I’m sold on it 🙂

  77. Shelaine says:

    Use washer, then put in dryer for ~10 min and then hang to dry. Save energy and the dryer gets the wrinkles out too so no need to iron 🙂

  78. Emma says:

    White vinegar for cleaning everything, especially coffee pots!

  79. John Stuart says:

    My Green Cleaning Tip is for Burnt Pots after leaving food on to hot too long.

    Powder the burnt area with Backing Soda, let it sit for a short while and then scrub with a scrub pad and voila!

  80. Ceci says:

    Vinegar and baking soda is your friend in being green ^_^

  81. Linda says:

    I use white vinegar as the rinse in my laundry. Softens clothes nicely. No heavy after perfume.

  82. Angela Mitchell says:

    Baking soda is awesome for getting stains like blueberry/blackberry juice out on countertops or in the fridge.

  83. Colm B says:

    Hand wash more often!

  84. Pour boiling water over any berry stains on dish cloth or shirts before you wash them…it takes the stain out as you pour.

  85. Cecilia says:

    Best way to clean surfaces is water + vinegar. It’s natural, it’s cheaper and you don’t use chemicals.

  86. Marissa says:

    Using vinegar to wipe down the table and counters!

  87. janelle says:

    Use reuseable glass containers for sandwiches and snacks versus throwing away plastic bags each day. Otherwise, clean ur sandwich bags and reuse them a few times before throwing them away.

  88. Laura says:

    i use baking soda and vinegar!!!

  89. Alice H. says:

    Vinegar and baking soda are awesome!

    I’ve RT on Twitter.

  90. Tracey Flattes says:

    Make your own laundry detergent and cleaners using natural ingredients rather than chemicals!

  91. Anne Guagliardo says:

    PNE passes yay 😀 thanks miss 604 !

  92. Dilara says:

    Lemon and salt scrub to clean stainless steel sinks!

  93. JB says:

    A paste of salt and lemon juice will shiny-up your copper-bottom pots and kettle 🙂

  94. Lisa Gedak says:

    I use a lemon to clean the stains on my cutting board, scrub with half a lemon and let it set for 20mins before rinsing away, voila! stains removed:)

  95. Maureen says:

    Baking soda and a brush is all that is needed to clean toilets!

  96. Rj says:

    Wow, love me some of those pne gate tixs!! Oh ya, well, you already know about vinegar, the all purpose cleaner when diluted with water….

  97. Jennifer says:

    Baking soda

  98. Kyle D says:

    Diluted vinegar is great for windows and mirrors!

  99. Stevie says:

    Vinegar works just as well as bleach at killing germs. I use it for my kitchen counters because it is better around food areas than bleach.

  100. Gary says:

    like others, I use vinegar for most household cleaning jobs

  101. Heather says:

    I clean the top of my cooktop stove with baking soda and a soft cloth. It doesn’t scratch and it takes off all the burnt on food spots.

  102. Debbie W says:

    baking soda & water makes a scrubbing paste that will do a lot of cleaning jobs!

  103. Linda says:

    To unclog drains, I pour a mixture of salt and baking powder down the drain, followed by boiling water.

  104. Leah says:

    Rub a lemon peel on faucets to get rid of hard water spots

  105. Kevin says:

    Baking soda.

  106. Julie says:

    Yeah, agree with using baking soda. Works well.

  107. John says:

    I like using some diluted vinegar.

  108. Varley says:

    Baking soda works a charm.

  109. Daph says:

    Personally, I like using lemon juice and a bit of slightly coarse salt.

  110. Erin says:

    Put a splash of vinegar in with every load in your dishwasher

  111. Ray says:

    Baking soda and vinegar are surefire ingredients to use in cleaning countertops.

  112. Deb says:

    Similar to others, I add vinegar to my laundry.

  113. Laura W says:

    Would love to win the green cleaning kit. And I’d like to reiterate what everyone else in here is stating. Vinegar and baking soda works wonders in the cleaning process.

    Also, baking soda paste (add a bit of water) takes out marks (water rings etc) from wood (coffee table tops etc).

  114. Laura W says:

    Sunshine to sterilize and de-ordorize any cloth items, from linens to clothing! It’s free!
    Put shoes/boots/hats etc in the freezer to kill germs and fungus; this is great strategy for 2nd hand/gently used treasure finds!

  115. Karen says:

    I can learn a lot just by reading everyone’s comments, thanks everyone 🙂

  116. Melman says:

    Baking soda works well on everything also vinegar is good for sanitizing

  117. Patti Barnes says:

    A little baking soda in warm water gets rid of algae on your drive

  118. Ren says:

    I put a box of baking soda in my fridge to remove odours!

  119. Katie says:

    Baking soda in the fridge!

  120. Andy C. says:

    Clean windows with old newspapers

  121. Dana says:

    Lemon or lime down the garbage disposal works as a quick and easy way to clean and freshen your sink.

  122. Stotes says:

    Baking Soda is a great smell killer.

  123. Shelley says:

    Wood Furniture. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and olive oil. Apply a small amount to cloth and rub onto the furniture.

  124. Carmelle says:

    Lemon Juice and water works great with cleaning windows. It’s natural and easily obtainable!

  125. Sharylin says:

    I made my own wool dryer balls, they shorten drying time.

  126. lucy kabatoff says:

    Vinegar and newspaper to clean windows.

  127. Michael Kwan says:

    Hang dry your clothes outside in the summer instead of using the dryer. (Does that count as cleaning?)

  128. Wally says:

    Use baking soda for cleaning instead of harsh chemicals.

  129. Ai says:

    Make my own laundry soap. Boil 4 cups of water in a pot. Add grated 1 bar of soap & stir. Get a large container with a lid & add 40 cups of warm water. Add soapy water to the container. Add 1 cup washing soda & 1/2 cup borax. Stir. Let the mix sit for 24 hours. Use 1 cup of the detergent per load.

  130. Gigi says:

    Lemon and baking soda does the trick.

  131. Lisa says:

    Use baking soda to clean the kitchen sink. Deodorizes and cleans at the same time.

  132. Heidi says:

    Vinegar works surprisingly well for cleaning almost anything!

  133. nathan says:

    Cold water.

  134. Emilia says:

    I use vinegar and for tough stuff I will add a bit of baking soda

  135. Anna Lam says:

    White vinegar to clean almost everything from wooden floors to bathtubs!

  136. L. J , Lawton says:

    You can use cinnamon to rid your house of ants. They hate it and it works right away.

  137. Ruby says:

    I use vinegar for cleaning everything especially windows with newspaper.

  138. Kim says:

    Baking soda and vinegar is the best way to get the “burn” marks off the top of the stove after canning!

  139. Sophie says:

    Yay for eco friendly cleaning products!

  140. Sarah says:

    Use baking soda sprinkled on door jambs and window sills to keep ants out. They’ll never cross that line! 🙂

  141. Mag says:

    Buy cleaning solutions in bulk and refill a small bottle.

  142. Mike Gismondi says:

    Use lemon and vinegar solution to clean windows

  143. Angela griffin says:

    Buy Eco friendly cleaners

  144. megan says:

    This is awesome I use eco friendly light bulbs!!

  145. Michelle W. says:

    Our windows and mirrors always get cleaned with a mixture of lemon juice and water, and we use old newspaper instead of paper towels. I’ll never understand it, but the newspaper gets them so clean and never leaves streaks!

  146. Natasha P says:

    Use vinegar instead of bleach to clean mold.

  147. Am says:

    To cleanse microwave, I throw ale on cut in half in a bowl of water. Heat it for a couple minutes, and then I wipe the inside of the microwave off

  148. nance428 says:

    lemon juice and hot water.

  149. Mary says:

    use baking soda as an alternative cleaning product to for around the house!

  150. Ken says:

    We use white vinegar for so much of our around-the-house cleaning. Works great as a disinfectant. Pink solution is also a great cleaning product.

  151. Duncan Macpherson says:

    Natural weed killer: 30% white vinegar and water

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