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: https://www.pne.ca/exhibiting-space/

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: https://pneprizehome.ca.

Aug 14

2018 PNE Prize Home: Air Canada Vacations offers tips for fun family travel

We all want to create long-lasting memories with our families. What better way to do that than with a family vacation? Here are some tips to help you make the most of your time together during your next family getaway.


Include your kids in the planning. By asking them what activities they prefer doing; snorkeling, building sand castles or water sports, you can narrow down your hotel options. And, you’re sure to rest easy knowing they have fun activities planned for your trip.


Book early. If you know you have a budding surfer and a pool fanatic on your hands, you want to be sure to book a hotel that has all the amenities you need for your perfect family vacation. Booking early means you’re sure to get the destination, hotel and room category you’re looking for. Often times, you’ll also be able to take advantage of awesome promotions like saving $600 per family when you book with Air Canada Vacations.


Pack lots of snacks. Nothing can turn a great day into a sour one more than hunger. Pack lots of snacks for the adults and the kids for when you’re at the airport, on the ride to the hotel or even at the beach. The kids will get hungry running around playing all day, so you’ll be prepared and won’t even have to leave your lounge chair.


Fly direct. If you’re flying with kids, you probably have strollers, backpacks, stuffed animals and favourite blankets to carry along with you. The best way to stay stress free is to book direct. Air Canada Vacations offers multiple daily direct flights to destinations throughout Mexico and the Caribbean.

Whether you plan to lounge on the beach or go on your own adventure, use these tips to plan ahead so you don’t have to worry about a thing!

Air Canada Vacations is a sponsor of the 2018 PNE Prize Home. For more details or to purchase your lucky ticket, visit: https://pneprizehome.ca.