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Vancity Member Day at The PNE 2014

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 — 1:44pm PDT
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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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  1. 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. Danika says:

    Hang your laundry outside!

  3. Alex says:

    Cut the grass

  4. Sanaz says:

    Unplug all electronics when not using them.

  5. Iris @muckymoo says:

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

  6. Eileen says:

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

  7. maria says:

    Bring reusable water bottle with you.

  8. NicT says:

    Pack your own food when you can in reusable containers.

  9. Sylvia P says:


  10. Tania says:

    Hang laundry outside

  11. Rino says:

    Bring reusable water bottle

  12. Donald says:

    Car pool or take public transit to the PNE.

  13. Bonnie R says:

    Catch the bus instead of driving

  14. Luba says:

    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. Take your bike to The Fair at the PNE!

  16. Kathleen says:

    Bring reusable water bottle.

  17. Mona says:

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

  18. kay says:

    Take the bus

  19. Sheldon says:

    Bring reusable water bottle with you and car pool!

  20. Bonnie says:

    Bring your own reusable water bottle to the Fair.

  21. Debbie F says:

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

  22. Greg says:

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

  23. Cristina Lawrie says:

    Take transit – be green + save money!

  24. Dayna Wilson says:

    Bring bottled water and take transit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Michael Kwan says:

    Remember to recycle/compost anything you can.

  26. Poonam says:

    Take transit instead of driving to the PNE!

  27. Randy says:

    Take public transit.

  28. Gord says:

    Bring a re-usable water bottle. ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Liz Kalt says:

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

  30. Taruna says:

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

  31. Maryanne says:

    Bring a reusable water bottle!

  32. Rebecca says:


  33. Cari says:

    Ride your bikes to the PNE!

  34. Dennis L. says:

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

  35. Mary says:

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

  36. luc says:

    Pack your lunch in a paper bag

  37. Monique says:

    bring own water bottle

  38. Alice H. says:

    Bring yor own water bottle!

  39. Marsalie says:

    Bring your own garbage free lunch!

  40. Nadya says:

    bike everywhere!

  41. Stephanie says:

    Use a reusable bottle for beverages

  42. Sharon says:

    Take transit ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. Carol McCann says:

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

  44. Peter Khoo says:

    Bring your own water bottle and take transit!

  45. Hannah says:

    Bring a reusable water bottle!

  46. David says:

    bring and use your reusable water bottle

  47. Shannon says:

    Bring your own water bottle and take the bus!

  48. Sandra says:

    Bring a reusable water bottle!

  49. ahc says:

    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. Linda says:

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

  51. Brenda says:

    Carpool or take transit to the fair!

  52. A.J. says:

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

  53. Lisa Martin says:

    Bring your own lunch to the pne

  54. Jessica T says:

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

  55. Lauren Mulcahy says:

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

  56. Jade says:

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

  57. Arielle Patterson says:

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

  58. Ariela Badenas says:

    Use reusable bags when doing your groceries, walk or take the transit to get around, turn on the airconditioner sparingly ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Curtis says:

    Use a refillable drink container

  60. Lisa says:

    Bring a refillable water bottle and reuseable bag with you.

  61. Kathleen says:

    take transit!

  62. Kristina says:

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

  63. Kim Rees says:

    Re useable water bottles

  64. Ro says:

    Carpool to the fair!

  65. Tom says:

    Bring a reusable tote to carry your purchases

  66. Sarah M says:

    Pack a lunch! With reusable containers, of course!

  67. Linda says:

    Bring your own portable cutlery.

  68. Bonnie R says:

    Bring your own drink bottle:)

  69. Linda says:

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

  70. Greg says:

    leave the car home and take transit

  71. Barb B says:

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  72. cindy quach says:

    ride your bike!

  73. Melinda Lee says:

    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. Am says:

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

  75. Darcy says:

    Take transit and reusable drink bottle.

  76. Lori-SuperhostYVR says:

    Ride your bike.

  77. WestCoastMom says:

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

  78. liz eynon says:

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

  79. Luigi says:

    Bring a refillable water bottle

  80. Gary says:

    carpool or use transit

  81. Melanie says:

    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 Grande says:

    Got to love the creativity of Vancity on the Prizepack combo. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. Kelly says:

    Take public transit and use a reusable water bottle!

  84. Katie says:

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

  85. Marta says:

    Bike to work!

  86. Julie says:

    Reusuable water bottle is the easiest!

  87. Mary W says:

    take transit

  88. Kim Pike says:

    Carpool with your neighbours or friends to the PNE.

  89. Vince says:

    Take a reusable water bottle!

  90. CynZen says:

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

  91. DB says:

    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. Amy says:

    Take transit and use a reusable water bottle!

  93. mike k says:

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

  94. Sunshine H says:

    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 L says:

    Carpool or ride your bike there!

  96. Sandra T says:

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

  97. Cherryl says:

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

  98. Erin says:

    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 B says:

    Bike to the PNE

  100. Kathie B says:

    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. says:

    Cycle or use public transport to get to the fair!
    And smile…it makes earth a more beautiful place! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Donna says:

    Take transit to the fair!

  103. Lloyd says:

    Ride your bike more.

  104. Michael says:

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

  105. Tammy says:

    ride your bike to the fair

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