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Vancity Member Day at the PNE Giveaway

Monday, August 22nd, 2016 — 2:05pm PDT
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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.


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.


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

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!


  1. Janet Y.J. Kong says:

    I recycle all my styrofoam trays now!

  2. Mike Robertson says:

    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 B says:

    Ride my bike to work.

  4. Mike Robertson says:

    I could live without auto correct tho… Lol

  5. Janice M says:

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

  6. Don Foran says:

    I ride my bike.

  7. Caroline says:

    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 Chiu says:

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

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

  10. Sylvia says:

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

  11. Wendy says:

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

  12. Sandra says:

    Love to hang out laundry on the clothes line!

  13. Ruby BB says:

    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 Kadarishko says:

    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.

  15. Jill K says:

    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. Arwen says:

    We are now recycling styrofoam and soft plastics.

  17. Maya says:

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

  18. Corinne says:

    I ride my bike to work and snooping.

  19. Jeannie says:

    We switched from disposable diapers to cloth diapers.

  20. Donna S says:

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

  21. Nida says:

    Take the bus

  22. Anne Lee Kwen says:

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

  23. Christa says:

    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. Bree says:

    We installed drip line irrigation in our garden this summer

  25. Rachelle says:

    Use a reusable water bottle always!

  26. Aleli Jane proctor says:

    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 Schell says:

    Being more diligent about composting & recycling

  28. Trevor says:

    Buying second hand through thrift stores and online!

  29. Annie says:

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

  30. Elizabeth B says:

    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 L says:

    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 L says:

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

  33. Michael Kwan says:

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

  34. Steve Campbell says:

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

  35. Shelley says:

    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. Brenda says:

    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 C says:

    started composting!

  38. Rachel Putnam says:

    I stopped buying aerosol sunscreen.

  39. Adam says:

    don’t water my garden as frequently

  40. Jenn Hartsen says:

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

  41. Jessica P says:

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

  42. Christina says:

    Biking instead of driving.

  43. Betty Van Durme says:

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

  44. Victoria says:

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

  45. dylan says:

    I bike to work every day. so nice.

  46. leanne says:

    Always carrying Reusable water bottles with us.

  47. Brandon forsyth says:

    I have been walking to work with the nice weather

  48. Kathy says:

    Started composting. Retweeted.

  49. mike k says:

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

  50. Bernadette Estrada says:

    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. says:

    I walk and leave the care at home.

  52. margaux says:

    lots of organic waste to take to the green bin!

  53. Lisa says:

    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.


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

  55. Cecilia says:

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

  56. caroline m. says:

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

  57. Cindy says:


  58. valerie says:

    More walking!

  59. Debbie S says:

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

  60. Lisa says:

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

  61. 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!

  62. Caitlin says:

    I grow a garden organically

  63. Jillian says:

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

  64. Samantha Clark says:

    Bring my own bags to the grocery store.

  65. Eileen says:

    I take transit instead of driving.

  66. Carol says:

    recycle everything I possibly can rather than buying anything

  67. Maryanne says:

    We have planted a vegetable garden.

  68. Karoline says:

    Biking, using water bottles, recycling.

  69. Helen says:

    Use recycle bags

  70. Mary says:

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

  71. Aggi says:

    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.

  72. Gord says:

    composting everything I can 🙂

  73. Holly says:

    Grew bee friendly flowers on our deck.

  74. Michael Bryan says:

    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. 🙂

  75. wen says:

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

  76. GC says:

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

  77. Jenn says:

    I started composting!

  78. Stuart says:

    Taking the skytrain and carpooling to the lake.

  79. Meghan Mcevoy says:

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

  80. Jenny says:

    More walking 🙂

  81. Daniel says:

    Bring your own bottle

  82. Am says:

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

  83. Sue Hindle says:

    I recycle my organic/ food waste

  84. Bonnie Y. says:

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

  85. Shannon Mac says:

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

  86. Susannah Street says:

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

  87. Lindsay says:

    recycling old electronics

  88. tracy says:

    I’ve air dried all my laundry this summer!

  89. Rebecca says:

    I grow organic herbs and veggies.

  90. Michelle says:

    buying products with less packaging

  91. L.M.S says:

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

  92. Mary says:

    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!

  93. Susan says:

    We are riding our bikes way more!

  94. Lindsay says:

    Using less plastics!

  95. Lorena G says:

    I ride my bike to pick up my weekly (Community Supported Agriculture) Organic veggies… 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 🙂

  96. Grant Cameron says:

    Recycling all plastic and glass bottles

  97. Taryn says:

    I take transit and carpool to work everyday.

  98. Kathy Stuart says:

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

  99. adam says:

    I take transit, recycle and compost!

  100. GjoA Andrichuk says:

    Rode my bike every day in August!

  101. Robbie says:

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

  102. Tina says:

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

  103. Maureen says:

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

  104. Tammy H says:

    Fun..would love to win!!

  105. Linda says:

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

  106. Sylvia F says:

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

  107. Shirley S says:

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

  108. Debz says:

    I walk every day to & from work.

  109. Erin W says:

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

  110. Katrina P says:

    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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