Feb 9

Family Day Community Skate at the PNE Agrodome!

The long weekend is almost here and the kids are ready to rock; but do you have plans for Family Day 2017? We have you covered with some great family fun at the PNE Agrodome! We are happy to announce that we will be hosting the Family Day Community Skate on February 13 2017 from 12:00pm to 4:15pm at the PNE Agrodome! Bring your Family, Friends, and Skates to participate in this fun filled family activity! Helmets are recommended for all participants (Children 12 and under must wear a helmet), especially those unfamiliar with skating.

Family Day Community Skate

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Admission:

Adults (19+)………………..$2

Youth (4-18)………………..$1

Children (3 & under)……. FREE

 

Prohibited Items:

Hockey Sticks and Pucks, Ringette Sticks and Rings

 

Don’t forget to share your Family Day activities on social media and tag @PNE_Playland for a chance to be featured on our page!

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Dec 5

Family Fun this Holiday Season

Are you looking for some great shows, events or concerts around the community this Holiday season? You have come to the right place! Check out the list of activities and events happening in and around Vancouver!

Stanley Park Bright Nights Trains:

Bright Nights Reindeer

If you like beautiful Christmas lights, this is the place to be.  Enter Stanley Park Plaza and the Bright Nights Christmas Train to see over 3 million sparkling lights! Purchase tickets to ride the Bright Nights Train to experience the lights, breathtaking displays and live performers along the train tracks.

You can also check out the displays in the Train Plaza which is by donation. All donations and a portion of ticket sales go to the BC Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund ($4.00 suggested). Since 1998 $1.4 million have been raised to help burn survivors and their families. If you would like to donate click here.

Fire Fighters Burn Fund

Click here to purchase tickets for Bright Nights Train or find out more information.

Cirque du Soleil – Toruk – The First Flight:

Toruk - The First Flight

If you like Cirque du Soleil performances or the movie Avatar; then we have a show for you! Inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil – Toruk – The First Flight transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility. Did we mention there is an App that that will enhance the overall show experience and allow audience members the opportunity to be part of the action?

Toruk - The First Flight App

Find out more information or purchase tickets here Toruk – The First Flight.

Hastings Park Winter Farmers Market:

Hastings Park Farmers Market

Come support local businesses in the Hastings Park community every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at the Hastings Park Farmers Market! Only minutes away from the Second Narrows Bridge and close to the highway, this is the perfect place to stop and shop local!

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The Farmers Market is located between the PNE Forum and the PNE Agrodome with tree-lined pathways, great smells and locally produced goods. Wander through the Italian garden and stop by the sanctuary pond, bring the kids bundled up and play in the playground, or drop into the skateboard park if you’re brave! There’s plenty to do for everyone in the family including your pets.

The Hastings Park Farmers Market features a great selection of local produce; nursery items, fish, meat & dairy; artisan prepared foods, baking and treats; the best in local crafts, and of course, hot food trucks.

Make It: The Handmade Revolution

Make It! The Handmade Revolution

For all the DIYer’s and home crafters, here is an event you won’t want to miss! The “Make It: The Handmade Revolution” comes to the PNE Forum for what will be an exceptionally crafty event. Come check out some of the coolest handmade items, chat with the ‘Makies’ and purchase some gifts for the holidays.

Check out this short video to see what you can expect at the Vancouver Make It: The Handmade Revolution event at the PNE Forum.

For more information on where you can purchase tickets visit the Make It: Handmade Revolution website.

PNE Catering and Venue Rental

Did you know the PNE does Venue Rentals as well as catering for any event that comes to Hastings Park? If youre looking for a suite to rent during a a show or event, a boardroom for a meeting or a building to host your company Christmas party, no event is too small or to large for the PNE team. You can check out the 2016 Catering Menu here  or get more information on Venue Rentals here.

Catering Menu 2016

There you have it, 5 shows and events in Vancouver this Holiday Season for the entire family. Remember to tag @PNE_Playland (Twitter, Facebook and Instagram) in any Holiday adventures you and your family partake in!

Happy Holidays from the PNE Team!

 

Aug 1

Did Someone Say Cat Video’s?

Calling all cat lovers, this one is for you! For all of our friends out there who have been sucked into YouTube’s cat-video vortex on more than one occasion, the Fair at the PNE has something purr-fect for you. Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival is coming to Vancouver during the Fair at the PNE where a bevy of cute, grumpy, crazy and pretty much any type of cat video awaits!

The internet cat video festival originally kicked as part of the Toronto Film Festival, hosted by Laureen Harper (In case you don’t know, she just so happens to be the Prime Minister’s wife)! I guess you can say cat video’s now have an official government seal of approval.

Not that you need a reason to watch 35 minutes of cat video’s twice a day at The Fair, but, if you did, this festival has a message behind it as well. It is co-presented by the Canadian Federation of Humane Societies: a society dedicated to improving cat welfare. To quote from their website: “We love them [cats] on the internet but in real life cats need our help.” Doing good and watching cat videos at the same time? Sounds like our kind of party.

These days all it takes to be an internet star is: a) your smartphone  b) an adorable cat and c) a hilarious video on that smartphone of said cat just being adorable and voila! The Just for Cats: Internet Cat Video Festival is happening from August 19 to September 1 at the Rogers Digital Venue in Celebration Plaza at The Fair. We’re also having a special premiere event at 5pm on Sunday, August 17 in the Pacific Coliseum, don’t miss it!

The Couch Potato

The Balloon Popper