May 14

Make a Difference with the PNE Youth Council 2019

For the tenth year, the PNE Youth Council is looking for 16 high school students who are eager to learn how a successful business operates and interact with business leaders from the PNE and the wider community. It’s now your chance to share your ideas and make a visible difference in the community!

Learn what the PNE Youth Council is all about from one of its current members:

Serving on the PNE Youth Council has provided me with great opportunities and useful skills. When my manager at the PNE suggested the Youth Council to me, I was intrigued because I had never been part of a group like it, and I am so glad that I applied for it! The monthly meetings gave me an insight into how a successful business runs, and Youth Council also helped me develop my networking skills, which are very transferable to future jobs. In addition to these things, I also got the chance to meet new people: like-minded students and knowledgeable PNE executives. We attended events such as Fright Nights and concerts, while learning about the different departments who allow these events to happen. Overall, I had a great experience while on the PNE Youth Council and would recommend it to any teen who wants to learn more about business!

  • Kate Bourdon, Grade 11, Windsor Secondary School


For more information on how to apply, visit the PNE Youth Council page here.


Jan 31

PNE seeks new vendors for the 2019 Fair

The Pacific National Exhibition is calling for new food and product vendors to apply to be a part of the 2019 Fair.

“The Fair at the PNE is one of BC’s most beloved annual events and we are always looking for new and innovative products from vendors to meet and
exceed the expectations of our guests,” says Exhibit Space Manager, Faizzal Fatehali.

“The Fair is an icon of Vancouver’s culture and food, and product vendors are one of the most interesting and talked about aspects of the fair. We encourage this opportunity for outstanding vendors with a creative flair to apply to become a part of this year’s Fair.”

Outrageous food and more:
PNE guests consistently rank food as one of the most important aspects to their Fair experience. Along with its share of mini donuts and cotton candy
stands, the PNE prioritizes a range of healthy options including fresh fruit and salad stands, protein shake vendors and freshly grown vegetables from our
Chef’s Garden.

Did you know that in 2018, PNE Fair food concessionaires sold:
• 92,000 corn dogs
• 22,000 racks of ribs
• 7,550 samosas
• 12,240 cobs of corn
• 3,750 deep fried Mars bars
• 150 kg of fudge
• 2,000,000 mini donuts

The large number of guests at the Fair each year provides an invaluable opportunity for vendors to expand their businesses in a fun environment that
rewards culinary creativity.

“The Fair at the PNE was a unique opportunity to spread The Onion Factory’s gourmet onions this past year to many new guests who hadn’t heard of us
before,” said food truck entrepreneur Derek Collins. “Being a vendor at the PNE was a chance to demonstrate and expand our brand, showing that we sell a
quality, delicious product.”

Submissions will be evaluated on a number of criteria:
• Uniqueness of food
• Presentation and quality of food
• Level of high-volume food vending experience (restaurants welcome)
• Use of locally sourced products
• Sustainable business practices

Slicers and dicers:
Beyond food, the PNE is also seeking applications for marketplace vendors. The Fair at the PNE prioritizes vendors who are selling innovative, quality products that can enhance guest experiences.

Those wishing to submit a vendor application should visit:

Exhibit Space at the Fair


Aug 18

Touring the 2018 PNE Prize Home – Master Bedroom, Walk-In Closet & Bathroom

In this series of blog posts, I will share with you some of the 2018 PNE Prize Home‘s most incredible features.

The next portion of the tour brings us to the luxurious and comfortable master bedroom, walk-in closet, and master bathroom.

Let’s take a look around…

Master Bedroom

To me, this space has the ‘wow’ factor: large square footage, beautifully decorated, and a lake view. For extra comfort, unwind and use the remote controlled blinds provided by Habitat Blinds.

Master Walk-In Closet

Ok, this is awesome. The master features a full walk-in closet with space for your shoes, clothes, accessories, you name it.

Master Bathroom 

This is a dream bathroom. I love the fixtures, lighting, and darker features of this space.

Virtual Tour

If  you want to take your own virtual tour around the home, check out this super cool feature on the PNE Prize Home website that allows you to walk around step by step viewing all the details.

For more information on the 2018 PNE Prize Home product suppliers and sponsors, visit this page.

In my next post, we’ll discover the deck spaces.

For more details or to purchase your lucky ticket, visit: