Vancity Member Day at The PNE 2014

Comments 105 by Rebecca Bollwitt

With the arrival of the PNE this summer, Vancity will once again be hosting its Vancity Member Day. On Wednesday, August 27th, members of Vancity and a guest can explore The Fair at the PNE for $5 each – that’s an $11 savings on adult admission! Simply bring your Vancity Member Card debit card or Vancity enviro Visa (or other form of membership verification) to take advantage of this one-day offer anytime between 11:00am and 11:00pm.

Photo by Winston Wong courtesy of Vancity

Vancity Member Day at The PNE 2014

Once you’re in, you can enjoy all that The Fair at the PNE has to offer this year such as its great concert lineup, the PNE Prize Home Lottery Tour, Superdogs, Kidz Discovery Farm, and the 4th Annual Vancouver Rib Festival Competition. Additional attractions this year include Game of Thrones®: The Exhibition, Get Animated! Interactive Animation Exhibit, Mosaic Music Series, Just For Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival, YVR Fly Dome: A 360° Global Travel Experience, and much more.

Be sure to stop by the cow-powered Vancity Eco Zone to find out how Vancity is supporting the PNE on their journey to going green, and how they’ll try to make Vancity Member Day a zero waste day.

Here are a few tips that combine going green with The Fair at the PNE:

  • Ride your bike to the PNE. During The Fair, there will be a complimentary Vancity-supported bicycle valet service. The bike valet stations are set up inside Gate 1. Valet your bike during The Fair to be entered to win a prize pack from Vancity community partner, PEDAL.
  • Bring your water bottles on Vancity Member Day. On Vancity Member Day, August 27, a drinking-water station to refill re-usable water bottles will be provided by Metro Vancouver.
  • Dispose your waste responsibly. 75 new recycling stations have been installed to collect three streams of waste: garbage, recyclables and compostables. Please follow the signage at these stations to help the PNE divert waste from our landfills. The PNE will have staffed waste sorting stations by Green Chair Recycling.

Last year, the PNE installed a new policy to ban styrofoam and plastic cutlery to encourage vendors to use biodegradable food packaging. Vendors are also not permitted to have ‘show’ lights until dusk so the PNE will decrease their energy consumption, and the PNE also got a Light Bulb Eater. This gadget breaks down the bulbs; reducing labour, storage space and recycling costs.

Vancity Member Day 2013
Photo by Winston Wong courtesy of Vancity

Enter to Win a Prize Pack

To promote all of the eco-goodness at The PNE this year and especially Vancity Member Day, Vancity has put together a super green prize pack for me to give away to one lucky reader. This includes:

  • 2 x PNE Gate passes
  • 2 x PNE Playland passes
  • 2 x Vancity reusable glass bottles
  • 4 x Vancity reusable produce bags with drawstring
  • 1 x Vancity reusable lunch tote
  • 1 on 1 coaching with Victory Gardens

Here’s how you can enter to win this prize pack:

  • Leave a comment here with a green tip for fair goers this summer (1 entry)
  • and/or Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a PNE #VancityMemberDay prize pack from @Vancity + @Miss604

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Wednesday, August 20, 2014. Follow Vancity on Twitter and Facebook for more information about the Vancity Eco Zone and Vancity Member Day.

Update The winner is Taruna!

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105 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. LelainiaLloydTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 1:49pm PDT

    Find a neglected part of your yard & plant some veggies. Eat what you grow & share with neighbours. you’ll save on groceries, get some time in the garden and you will be eating healthier. Don’t forget to properly compost the food scraps!

  2. DanikaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 1:59pm PDT

    Hang your laundry outside!

  3. AlexTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 2:02pm PDT

    Cut the grass

  4. SanazTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 2:40pm PDT

    Unplug all electronics when not using them.

  5. Iris @muckymooTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 2:51pm PDT

    Bring a reusable water bottle to the fair with you and add plenty of ice so it is cool all day.

  6. EileenTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 3:22pm PDT

    Bring a water bottle/coffee mug for your beverages throughout the day at the fair

  7. mariaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 3:38pm PDT

    Bring reusable water bottle with you.

  8. NicTTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 3:54pm PDT

    Pack your own food when you can in reusable containers.

  9. Sylvia PTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 4:52pm PDT


  10. TaniaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 5:23pm PDT

    Hang laundry outside

  11. RinoTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 5:25pm PDT

    Bring reusable water bottle

  12. DonaldTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 6:46pm PDT

    Car pool or take public transit to the PNE.

  13. Bonnie RTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 7:33pm PDT

    Catch the bus instead of driving

  14. LubaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 7:40pm PDT

    Make sure to use sunscreen but not the ones in the aerosol spray cans that are harmful to the environment. Use the natural lotion type or better yet cover up with light weight long sleeves and a big funky hat!

  15. Christopher CoTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 7:53pm PDT

    Take your bike to The Fair at the PNE!

  16. KathleenTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:01pm PDT

    Bring reusable water bottle.

  17. MonaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:02pm PDT

    Take the bus, walk or ride your bike to get to the PNE
    Carpool at the very least

  18. kayTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:18pm PDT

    Take the bus

  19. SheldonTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:28pm PDT

    Bring reusable water bottle with you and car pool!

  20. BonnieTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:49pm PDT

    Bring your own reusable water bottle to the Fair.

  21. Debbie FTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:49pm PDT

    Bring a re-useable water bottle with you that can re-filled throughout the day.

  22. GregTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 8:51pm PDT

    Carpool with neighbors or friends who are also going to the Fair.

  23. Cristina LawrieTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 9:01pm PDT

    Take transit – be green + save money!

  24. Dayna WilsonTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 9:07pm PDT

    Bring bottled water and take transit! 🙂

  25. Michael KwanTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 9:10pm PDT

    Remember to recycle/compost anything you can.

  26. PoonamTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 9:12pm PDT

    Take transit instead of driving to the PNE!

  27. RandyTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 9:47pm PDT

    Take public transit.

  28. GordTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 10:21pm PDT

    Bring a re-usable water bottle. 🙂

  29. Liz KaltTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 10:34pm PDT

    Bring a reusable container to the PNE and ask venders to put your food in.

  30. TarunaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 10:46pm PDT

    Go green by using public transport or car pool for extra fun!

  31. MaryanneTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 11:09pm PDT

    Bring a reusable water bottle!

  32. RebeccaTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 11:14pm PDT


  33. CariTuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 11:35pm PDT

    Ride your bikes to the PNE!

  34. Dennis L.Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 12:25am PDT

    Take public transit to the PNE and bring reusable water bottles.

  35. MaryWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 4:48am PDT

    Use transit instead of driving or ride your bike! Recycle whenever you can and use your water bottle. Unplug unused electronics while sleeping.

  36. lucWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 6:45am PDT

    Pack your lunch in a paper bag

  37. MoniqueWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 8:58am PDT

    bring own water bottle

  38. Alice H.Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 10:17am PDT

    Bring yor own water bottle!

  39. MarsalieWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 10:54am PDT

    Bring your own garbage free lunch!

  40. NadyaWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 12:15pm PDT

    bike everywhere!

  41. StephanieWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 12:44pm PDT

    Use a reusable bottle for beverages

  42. SharonWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 12:53pm PDT

    Take transit 🙂

  43. Carol McCannWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 1:01pm PDT

    bring your own reusable water bottle one for each of your famuly

  44. Peter KhooWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 1:20pm PDT

    Bring your own water bottle and take transit!

  45. HannahWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 1:30pm PDT

    Bring a reusable water bottle!

  46. DavidWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 1:55pm PDT

    bring and use your reusable water bottle

  47. ShannonWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 3:09pm PDT

    Bring your own water bottle and take the bus!

  48. SandraWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 3:35pm PDT

    Bring a reusable water bottle!

  49. ahcWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 5:52pm PDT

    pack your own lunch and snacks and bring them along in reusable bags and containers! save $, reduce garbage and eat healthy! then just buy a treat at the fair rather than the whole meal for everyone… yum!

  50. LindaWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 7:00pm PDT

    bring a backpack and reusable bag so that you don’t need bags for all the things you win and buy

  51. BrendaWednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 11:23pm PDT

    Carpool or take transit to the fair!

  52. A.J.Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 — 11:37pm PDT

    Taking public transit will help save the environment, time and money. Parking in the area is intense!

  53. Lisa MartinThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 8:23am PDT

    Bring your own lunch to the pne

  54. Jessica TThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 9:22am PDT

    Bring a reusable bag (one that folds up in your purse preferably!) to carry your purchases!

  55. Lauren MulcahyThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 9:27am PDT

    Bring your own water bottle! You’ll save money and not produce any waste!

  56. JadeThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 10:13am PDT

    Grow your own little garden, hang your laundry, drink from the tap, and thrift shop (my personal fav!)

  57. Arielle PattersonThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 10:18am PDT

    Bring a reusable cloth bag to put your goodies in rather than taking a plastic bag from the vendors.

  58. Ariela BadenasThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 10:23am PDT

    Use reusable bags when doing your groceries, walk or take the transit to get around, turn on the airconditioner sparingly 🙂

  59. CurtisThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 10:49am PDT

    Use a refillable drink container

  60. LisaThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 2:41pm PDT

    Bring a refillable water bottle and reuseable bag with you.

  61. KathleenThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 3:16pm PDT

    take transit!

  62. KristinaThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 8:24pm PDT

    Turn off the power on your cable box. It takes a lot more eneregy than you’d think

  63. Kim ReesThursday, August 14th, 2014 — 9:39pm PDT

    Re useable water bottles

  64. RoFriday, August 15th, 2014 — 9:14am PDT

    Carpool to the fair!

  65. TomFriday, August 15th, 2014 — 9:16am PDT

    Bring a reusable tote to carry your purchases

  66. Sarah MFriday, August 15th, 2014 — 9:53am PDT

    Pack a lunch! With reusable containers, of course!

  67. LindaFriday, August 15th, 2014 — 10:54am PDT

    Bring your own portable cutlery.

  68. Bonnie RFriday, August 15th, 2014 — 11:11pm PDT

    Bring your own drink bottle:)

  69. LindaSaturday, August 16th, 2014 — 11:52am PDT

    Bring your own water bottle and refill it endlessly at drinking fountains, restaurants, etc

  70. GregSaturday, August 16th, 2014 — 1:02pm PDT

    leave the car home and take transit

  71. Barb BSaturday, August 16th, 2014 — 6:37pm PDT

    Tip: to keep you home cool in summer, open windows at night to let the cool air in. Then in the morning, close your windows and draw your curtains shut. This will keep your home cool without having to buy air conditioning, also save on energy costs 🙂

  72. cindy quachSaturday, August 16th, 2014 — 11:58pm PDT

    ride your bike!

  73. Melinda LeeSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 8:57am PDT

    Water Jug or Plant Liquid Jug: cut a small part off from the top of 4 litre jug (but keep the handle intact) to create a handy jug

  74. AmSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 10:42am PDT

    Bring your coffee mug or water bottle with you when you go out.

  75. DarcySunday, August 17th, 2014 — 1:20pm PDT

    Take transit and reusable drink bottle.

  76. Lori-SuperhostYVRSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 1:22pm PDT

    Ride your bike.

  77. WestCoastMomSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 6:45pm PDT

    Take the bus to The Fair, it drops you off right at the entry gate.

  78. liz eynonSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 7:46pm PDT

    Freeze a water bottle and continue to refill at the various fountains located throughout the park to stay hydrated all day long.

  79. LuigiSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 8:09pm PDT

    Bring a refillable water bottle

  80. GarySunday, August 17th, 2014 — 8:34pm PDT

    carpool or use transit

  81. MelanieSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 8:44pm PDT

    Please deposit your recyclables and garbage in the appropriate bins provided onsite. They are two separate cans beside each other so please note which is which.

  82. Lorena GrandeSunday, August 17th, 2014 — 9:35pm PDT

    Got to love the creativity of Vancity on the Prizepack combo. 🙂

  83. KellyMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 1:37am PDT

    Take public transit and use a reusable water bottle!

  84. KatieMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 8:48am PDT

    Take public transit or car pool. Don’t win the toys at the game section- they
    usually end up in the trash!

  85. MartaMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 9:50am PDT

    Bike to work!

  86. JulieMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 11:19am PDT

    Reusuable water bottle is the easiest!

  87. Mary WMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 11:20am PDT

    take transit

  88. Kim PikeMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 12:17pm PDT

    Carpool with your neighbours or friends to the PNE.

  89. VinceMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 4:19pm PDT

    Take a reusable water bottle!

  90. CynZenMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 4:25pm PDT

    Bring a reusable water bottle like this one – saves money instead of buying throwaways.

  91. DBMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 4:25pm PDT

    Take a reusable bottle for sure, if you’re taking younger children take some wet towels in a plastic container for easy wipes that can be refresshed easily. I also brought my own snacks for the kids.

  92. AmyMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 4:26pm PDT

    Take transit and use a reusable water bottle!

  93. mike kMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 4:49pm PDT

    buy a reusable bottle to drink water instead of buying water bottles

  94. Sunshine HMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 6:01pm PDT

    We will take transit to get there, and will take our water bottles, and some snacks in reusable containers (which can then keep our left over mini donuts safe for the trip home).

  95. Alecia LMonday, August 18th, 2014 — 10:51pm PDT

    Carpool or ride your bike there!

  96. Sandra TTuesday, August 19th, 2014 — 9:29am PDT

    Take advantage of the sun and ride your bike to work!

  97. CherrylTuesday, August 19th, 2014 — 10:52am PDT

    Take transit or carpool to the fair and bring a reusable bag for your purchases!

  98. ErinTuesday, August 19th, 2014 — 12:11pm PDT

    Before getting on transit, pack your backpack with your lunches and dinners for the day and night, a shared water bottle and do not accept “free samples” of the dog food packets, tattoos, or any plastic waste.

  99. Kevin BTuesday, August 19th, 2014 — 4:46pm PDT

    Bike to the PNE

  100. Kathie BWednesday, August 20th, 2014 — 1:42am PDT

    When you choose your reusable water bottle, make sure it’s cover includes a loop of some some sort, then get a lariat and clip it onto the loop so you can carry your water over your shoulder and keep your hands free to hang on on the rides! Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!

  101. Lisa T.Wednesday, August 20th, 2014 — 9:11am PDT

    Cycle or use public transport to get to the fair!
    And smile…it makes earth a more beautiful place! 🙂

  102. DonnaWednesday, August 20th, 2014 — 9:59am PDT

    Take transit to the fair!

  103. LloydWednesday, August 20th, 2014 — 11:49am PDT

    Ride your bike more.

  104. MichaelWednesday, August 20th, 2014 — 11:49am PDT

    Ride your bike down to the PNE and bring a reusable water bottle. Also recycle properly when you’re at the fair!

  105. TammyThursday, August 21st, 2014 — 4:03pm PDT

    ride your bike to the fair

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