Archive of posts tagged "pne"

Archive Photo of the Day: PNE Parade on Hastings

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PNE opening day parade along Hastings Street in 1947. A highlight of the 1947 PNE was the first “Old Timers” hockey game ever staged in Canada. It took place at the PNE Forum and featured Fred “Cyclone” Taylor, one of hockey’s all time greats. Source: City of Vancouver Archives #CVA 180-1328.

New Ride The Beast at Playland This Summer

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PNE/Playland announced this morning that its newest ride, The Beast, will be ready to roll when doors open for the season on Saturday, May 16, 2015. This new multi-million dollar extreme ride is the first of its kind in North America and Canada’s most intense pendulum ride. From the PNE/Playland Blog The Beast boasts a […]

The Best Old PNE Photos 1914-1980

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The City of Vancouver Archives has digitized over 8,000 images from the Pacific National Exhibition (“PNE”) thanks to funding from the British Columbia History Digitization Program. These images are easy to view, re-use, and share. Additionally, they have digitized another 874 images under copyright which can be viewed via the Archives. 1971: Women on the […]

Playland Open Extended Days in September

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The 104th annual Fair at the PNE closed out the season with an 8% increase in visitors this year and now Playland will welcome even more guests with extended days this month. Playland’s decision comes after an overwhelming response from parents who are looking for ways to keep kids entertained while the BC Teachers’ Strike […]

Archive Photos of the Day: Dal Richards at the PNE

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There are some great Vancouver entertainers but to me, it’s tough to beat the legendary Dal Richards. Richards is a big band leader, radio host, performer, lyricist, and much more to the many who he has touched with his music and spirit for the better part of the last century. This year marks his 75th […]