Vancity Member Day at the PNE Giveaway

Comments 112 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Fair at the PNE returns for the season from August 20th to September 5th and Vancity Savings Credit Union is proud to sponsor the annual Vancity Member Day on September 1st. Vancity members and a guest can enjoy a fun-filled day at the Fair for only $5 each.

Vancity Member Day at the PNE

To receive the discounted admission, present your Vancity MEMBER CARD® debit card or Vancity enviro™ Visa, (or another form of membership verification), at any Fair at the PNE ticket booth on Thursday, September 1, 2016. Gates open at 11:00am.

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Zero Waste

With Vancity’s support, the PNE is working towards creating a zero waste Fair for the 15 days. This year, Vancity’s Zero-Waste Events initiative includes 50 waste diversion stations have been installed throughout fairgrounds to help PNE improve its waste reduction, recycling and composting activities. Throughout The Fair, each station will be staffed to help sort waste and share recycling tips.

At last year’s Vancity Member Day, a total of 74.3% of event waste was diverted from the landfill. That’s equivalent to nearly 300 garbage bags full of waste!

How can you be more green at the PNE?

  • Ride your bike to the PNE
  • Bring your own water bottles
  • Dispose your waste responsibly

Vancity Member Day at the PNE

Once again, this year have a Vancity Member Day at the PNE prize package available, and it’s worth over $200! The prize includes a pair of gate passes and Playland ride passes, a Vancity swag bag, and Sidesaddle Bikes gift certificates.

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Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment naming one way you’ve ‘gone green’ this summer (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a $200+ @Vancity #VancityMemberDay PNE prize pack from @Miss604 http://owl.li/zjzY303tOZQ

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 9:00pm on Sunday, August 28, 2016.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 @Beccafar!

112 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. Janet Y.J. KongMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:23pm PDT

    I recycle all my styrofoam trays now!

  2. Mike RobertsonMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:38pm PDT

    I focused on ware usage this Summer. I am trrying my best to remember that this source of life isn’t to be taken for granred.

  3. Jason BMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:38pm PDT

    Ride my bike to work.

  4. Mike RobertsonMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:40pm PDT

    I could live without auto correct tho… Lol

  5. Janice MMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:41pm PDT

    I moved to a community where I can walk to almost everything.

  6. Don ForanMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:48pm PDT

    I ride my bike.

  7. CarolineMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:48pm PDT

    I’ve become much more mindful of using what I have and not wasting or overbuying. We also bought an all electric vehicle this year, no more gas!!!!!

  8. Nicole ChiuMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 3:27pm PDT

    Started to compost and cut out plastic bags from my life!

  9. LelainiaLloydMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 3:33pm PDT

    I only do 4 loads of laundry per week to save water.

  10. SylviaMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 3:50pm PDT

    I always shut off the water while I’m soaping up in the shower.

  11. WendyMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 4:19pm PDT

    I walk whenever I can – instead of taking the car!

  12. SandraMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 4:28pm PDT

    Love to hang out laundry on the clothes line!

  13. Ruby BBMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 4:32pm PDT

    I take my own water bottle when I head out. Even places that say no outside food don’t complain about a regular water bottle & it helps me be more green.

  14. Barb KadarishkoMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 4:33pm PDT

    We have been re-using water bottles.
    Keep lights off unless needed.
    Cut down on laundry and using cold water.
    Only use stove or bbq for dinner.
    Using air conditioner 2 hour a week.
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  15. Jill KMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 4:53pm PDT

    I compost all of our leftover food scraps to reduce our environmental impact and give our home grown fruit and veggies a natural boost.

  16. ArwenMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 5:05pm PDT

    We are now recycling styrofoam and soft plastics.

  17. MayaMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 5:09pm PDT

    I grew my own tomatoes and lettuce for the first time!!

  18. CorinneMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 5:19pm PDT

    I ride my bike to work and snooping.

  19. JeannieMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 5:50pm PDT

    We switched from disposable diapers to cloth diapers.

  20. Donna SMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 6:50pm PDT

    We very rareLu use the dryer. Hang it outside to dry!!

  21. NidaMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 6:54pm PDT

    Take the bus

  22. Anne Lee KwenMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 7:01pm PDT

    I bring my own water bottle to the gym and outings instead of buying bottled water.

  23. ChristaMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 7:06pm PDT

    Always bring my reusable coffee mug when I go out for coffee. I also have a bin on the top shelf of my fridge for foods that need to be used quickly (before they spoil and get wasted).

  24. BreeMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 8:56pm PDT

    We installed drip line irrigation in our garden this summer

  25. RachelleMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 9:59pm PDT

    Use a reusable water bottle always!

  26. Aleli Jane proctorMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 10:24pm PDT

    We re use water bottles I walk 20 min every day from my house to school Monday to Friday wash clothes manually using just my hands and drying them by just hanging it outside my balcony were using bucket and deeper when taking a bath/shower my daughter uses cloth diapers

  27. Dan SchellMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 10:33pm PDT

    Being more diligent about composting & recycling

  28. TrevorMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 10:57pm PDT

    Buying second hand through thrift stores and online!

  29. AnnieMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 11:37pm PDT

    I always carry both a reusable bottle for water, as well as a insulated to-go mug for coffee.

  30. Elizabeth BMonday, August 22nd, 2016 — 11:50pm PDT

    We’ve been keeping a jug of cold water in the fridge to cut down on running the tap to get a cold drink.

  31. Amber LTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 12:08am PDT

    We’ve been trying to keep energy usage at a minimum this summer: Opening the blinds and curtains rather than turning on lights during the day, drying our clothes on the line rather than using the dryer, and using the BBQ rather than our stove/oven.

  32. Leila LTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 12:47am PDT

    Walking everywhere, to the grocery store and even to work.

  33. Michael KwanTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 1:02am PDT

    We forgot to water our lawn for weeks! Does that count? 🙂

  34. Steve CampbellTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 6:19am PDT

    Re-cycle all my food wastes and i walk to work everyday!

  35. ShelleyTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 6:31am PDT

    I had a Backyard Green BBQ Party this summer, and did not forget the little things, like choosing organic condiments, reusable napkins instead of paper ones, e-vites versus mail invitations, homemade decorations over store-bought and filling pitchers of lemonade, and iced tea instead of buying huge quantities of personal sized beverage containers.

  36. BrendaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:21am PDT

    I separate out all my garbage, recyclables and food products to ensure I get them to the right places. It’s easier than I thought it would be!

  37. Ariel CTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:54am PDT

    started composting!

  38. Rachel PutnamTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:57am PDT

    I stopped buying aerosol sunscreen.

  39. AdamTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:57am PDT

    don’t water my garden as frequently

  40. Jenn HartsenTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:58am PDT

    Started doing elimination communication with my daughter to cut down on diapers laundry now only in cold water.

  41. Jessica PTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:11am PDT

    This summer, I went green by walking and taking public transit to/from work as much as possible.

  42. ChristinaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:12am PDT

    Biking instead of driving.

  43. Betty Van DurmeTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:19am PDT

    -Seldom use the car, walk or cycle to destinations
    -Recycle batteries and light bulbs at London Drugs

  44. VictoriaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:22am PDT

    I refill water bottles to give to my dogs while hiking 🙂 #hikewithdogs

  45. dylanTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:30am PDT

    I bike to work every day. so nice.

  46. leanneTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:35am PDT

    Always carrying Reusable water bottles with us.

  47. Brandon forsythTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:42am PDT

    I have been walking to work with the nice weather

  48. KathyTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 10:58am PDT

    Started composting. Retweeted.

  49. mike kTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 11:00am PDT

    i take my bottles to the bottle depot every week now instead of throwing it in the trash

  50. Bernadette EstradaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 11:05am PDT

    We have sold our AC and now rely on just regular fans to decrease usage in the home, I’ve sold my car and have opted to riding my bike to work everyday it’s a double bonus, I’ve lost weight in the process…woot woot!

  51. Gabrielle D.Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 11:16am PDT

    I walk and leave the care at home.

  52. margauxTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 11:22am PDT

    lots of organic waste to take to the green bin!

  53. LisaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 12:07pm PDT

    I’ve bought a reusable water bottle and I’ve opted to walking around more and not taking the car! My longest travel journey to my destination was a 50 minute walk.

  54. HOLLY VANDERLEETuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 12:14pm PDT

    since last summer’s drought, I’ve cut back water waste even more.

  55. CeciliaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 1:06pm PDT

    I’ve started composting and riding my bike instead of using the car.

  56. caroline m.Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 1:16pm PDT

    tweeted https://mobile.twitter.com/cotec007/status/768180086512111620?p=p

  57. caroline m.Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 1:17pm PDT

    my children & I stroll / walk to the stores & parks instead of riding in a vehicle

  58. CindyTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 2:55pm PDT

    Composting

  59. valerieTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 3:07pm PDT

    More walking!

  60. Debbie STuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 3:21pm PDT

    I use a refillable water bottle for me and my daughter.

  61. LisaTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 3:35pm PDT

    We always bring our water bottles with us when we go out.

  62. Christina KosiancicTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 4:23pm PDT

    I would love to check out the PNE this year! Concert series line up is great & I ? the Super Dogs & Pig races, rides galour, it’s none stop fun for all!

  63. CaitlinTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 4:34pm PDT

    I grow a garden organically

  64. JillianTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 5:09pm PDT

    Recycling more intensely than before and Im learning about composting. Also I’m walking everywhere despite having a broken toe!

  65. Samantha ClarkTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 5:23pm PDT

    Bring my own bags to the grocery store.

  66. EileenTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 7:19pm PDT

    I take transit instead of driving.

  67. CarolTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:50pm PDT

    recycle everything I possibly can rather than buying anything

  68. MaryanneTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 8:54pm PDT

    We have planted a vegetable garden.

  69. KarolineTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:28pm PDT

    Biking, using water bottles, recycling.

  70. HelenTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 9:29pm PDT

    Use recycle bags

  71. MaryTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 10:26pm PDT

    I hang my clothing dry with the help of our hot sun

  72. AggiTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 10:47pm PDT

    While living in Spain I became anti-air conditioning (even though it was 45 Celsius or more) because it was so expensive. Now I keep windows open, stay indoors during the hottest times of the day, wear thin fabrics, etc.

  73. GordTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 10:50pm PDT

    composting everything I can 🙂

  74. HollyTuesday, August 23rd, 2016 — 11:24pm PDT

    Grew bee friendly flowers on our deck.

  75. Michael BryanWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 12:56am PDT

    I try to only use reusable containers for my work lunch. Lots of washing up later, but it’s better than all those ziploc baggies in the garbage. 🙂

  76. wenWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 7:13am PDT

    I have been using the compost more often at work and help to sort out recyclables.

  77. GCWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 7:24am PDT

    I stop using plastic bags at the grocery store and bring my own shopping bags

  78. JennWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 7:55am PDT

    I started composting!

  79. StuartWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 9:12am PDT

    Taking the skytrain and carpooling to the lake.

  80. Meghan McevoyWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 9:43am PDT

    Didn’t use the AC once this year! Just enjoy the summer heat!

  81. JennyWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 1:20pm PDT

    More walking 🙂

  82. DanielWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 3:03pm PDT

    Bring your own bottle

  83. leanneWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 7:57pm PDT

    https://twitter.com/leanne_mac/status/768643357593604096

  84. AmWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 8:35pm PDT

    I bring my own mug with me when I go for coffee

  85. Sue HindleWednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 8:53pm PDT

    I recycle my organic/ food waste

  86. Bonnie Y.Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 — 10:02pm PDT

    One way I have gone green is I have been reducing my consumption of meat.

  87. Shannon MacThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 11:16am PDT

    I try to carry my own water bottle or coffee mug with me.

  88. Susannah StreetThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 12:00pm PDT

    I never use the dryer–our clothes are hung outside to dry or hung on a rack in the bathroom when it’s raining

  89. LindsayThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 12:18pm PDT

    recycling old electronics

  90. tracyThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 12:26pm PDT

    I’ve air dried all my laundry this summer!

  91. RebeccaThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 12:39pm PDT

    I grow organic herbs and veggies.

  92. MichelleThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 12:48pm PDT

    buying products with less packaging

  93. L.M.SThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 3:01pm PDT

    I got a bike and am cycling or walking as much as possible.

  94. MaryThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 8:11pm PDT

    I have “gone green” this summer by: taking transit to go to work or walk to places instead of using my car, bringing a reusable coffee mug and water bottle daily, and recylcing paper at work!

  95. SusanThursday, August 25th, 2016 — 9:01pm PDT

    We are riding our bikes way more!

  96. LindsayFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 8:59am PDT

    Using less plastics!

  97. Lorena GFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 9:43am PDT

    I ride my bike to pick up my weekly (Community Supported Agriculture) Organic veggies…..at my local hub, and then I try to eat all parts of the veggies ie) stems in stir-fries, or smoothies…including leaves of the actual vegetable. Where I cannot use all parts, I make sure to compost. Whenever possible I share with friends so as not to waste as sometimes it is difficult to get through them all 🙂

  98. Grant CameronFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 9:44am PDT

    Recycling all plastic and glass bottles

  99. TarynFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 2:00pm PDT

    I take transit and carpool to work everyday.

  100. Kathy StuartFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 4:01pm PDT

    I reuse everything possible. Clothing, bags, household appliances etc. I use freecycle.com to pass things on instead of putting them in the landfill.

  101. adamFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 6:21pm PDT

    I take transit, recycle and compost!

  102. GjoA AndrichukFriday, August 26th, 2016 — 11:06pm PDT

    Rode my bike every day in August!

  103. RobbieSaturday, August 27th, 2016 — 6:03am PDT

    I not only recycle garbage in their respective bins, but I now make my wife to finally do the same! Lol

  104. TinaSaturday, August 27th, 2016 — 12:19pm PDT

    I filter my own water at home and use a reusable water bottle each day

  105. MaureenSaturday, August 27th, 2016 — 12:19pm PDT

    Walked to work instead of taking the bus or a car.

  106. Tammy HSaturday, August 27th, 2016 — 1:50pm PDT

    Fun..would love to win!!

  107. LindaSaturday, August 27th, 2016 — 3:38pm PDT

    I’ve gone green this summer by doing less laundry in the washing machine.

  108. Sylvia FSaturday, August 27th, 2016 — 4:01pm PDT

    i uninsured my second car and took transit and biked more!

  109. Shirley SSunday, August 28th, 2016 — 6:19am PDT

    I have “gone green” this summer by composting and recycling.

  110. DebzSunday, August 28th, 2016 — 10:04am PDT

    I walk every day to & from work.

  111. Erin WSunday, August 28th, 2016 — 10:41am PDT

    We’ve been watering our garden and grass with our grey water!

  112. Katrina PTuesday, August 30th, 2016 — 9:28am PDT

    In summer it’s so easy to walk and ride everywhere so I do! I also started a program ChopSwap where people can swap all their new or used disposable chopsticks for a pair of renewable ones. Education and awareness around one time disposables and waste is how I have spent my summer. Thank you!

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