#BCStorm rocked the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley on August 28th. It not only wreaked havoc on the Fairgrounds, but also brought the coldest days to Vancouver since spring. The extremely wet and cold weather effectively ended summer in Vancouver, and Fair attendance has been suffering ever since.
Although we started strong on the first five days of The Fair, the turn in the weather has made our guests shy away from Fair festivities. Now that the weather is looking up (mostly sunny this Labour Day weekend!), we’re offering free admission to everyone today, September 6 ’til 2pm.
Come out and support The Fair and all the concessionaires, local businesses and youth jobs that rely on it. Celebrate The Fair’s final weekend with us; let’s end this summer with a bang.
“This is about calling on British Columbia to come out during this incredibly challenging time in our history and support our non-profit BC institution. Beyond that, it’s about supporting youth employment and countless small businesses that rely on the PNE Fair,” says PNE President Mike McDaniel.
Jim Parsons, one of the Fair’s founding family concessionaires (Jimmy’s Lunch was opened by his great-grandfather Jim Parsons in 1929), reiterated that sentiment, “The decisions made by the PNE over the past three years across all departments have been unbelievably positive, but the effects of the storm over the past week has been the most dramatic I can remember.”
Your coming out to The Fair will not only guarantee you a fantastic time (hello, sun!), it will also support the thousands of fellow Vancouverites who depend on the success of The Fair. So, what are you waiting for? Pay us a visit today, September 6; free admission from 11am to 2pm. The Fair will be open as scheduled (11:00am – late) on Labour Day Monday.