Archive of posts tagged "pne"

Raise Your Hand for the Record

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

One of the most memorable moments during the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and Paralympics was walking down a pedestrian-only Robson or Granville at any hour and being able to high-five almost everyone you passed. Now, Paralympic silver medallist Josh Dueck is leading the Raise Your Hand for the Record campaign with WorkSafeBC to see if he […]

PNE Parade in English Bay

Comments 5 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 100th Anniversary PNE Parade will stroll through English Bay August 20th. Starting from Stanley Park and making its way to Sunset Beach, the parade will celebrate the grand opening of the PNE’s 100th year which will take place the following morning. The procession will feature giant balloons (think Macy’s Thanksgiving parade) and more than […]

PNE 2010 Concerts and Entertainment Lineup

Comments 13 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning the PNE announced its unprecedented entertainment lineup for the fair’s 100th year. The acts are huge to celebrate this monumental milestone for the Pacific National Exhibition. Check out who’s on the bill so far: Kevin Costner and Modern West Terri Clark Michael Bolton Loverboy Huey Lewis and the News Wayne Newton Joan Jett […]

100 Years of the PNE & Playland Contest

Comments 164 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Pacific National Exhibition or PNE will be celebrating 100 years this summer. From livestock, pig races, demolition derbies, and the “As Seen on TV” marketplace, to cotton candy, fried onions, mini donuts and The Mousetrap, it’s a Vancouver tradition. While the PNE won’t be around for its limited engagement until summer is in full […]

PNE and Playland Family Pass Giveaway

Comments 94 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Since before I could walk, I’ve been going to the Pacific National Exhibition with my family. I remember piling into the family van, driving for what seemed to be all morning, then taking the Hastings exit of Highway 1 past Empire Stadium and into the fair parking lots. Then, from my stroller, I would watch […]

Playland in the Rain

Comments 9 by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon six of us were guests of Playland; free to roam the rides, wolf down mini donuts and go crazy on the Corkscrew. Even though the morning skies were grey, we all agreed that at least the lines would be short on a day when the probability of precipitation was high. This also meant […]