Jan 22

V5K Proud

The PNE has been a proud member of the Hastings Sunrise Community for 105 years, and boy have we seen the neighbourhood change! It seems that every day there is a new trendy restaurant or artisan cafe popping up and new families moving into this ever evolving, but always vibrant community.

We strive to not only produce attractions that all of Greater Vancouver can enjoy, but also events for our neighbours including a Farmers’ Market, annual Community Day at Playland and a Community BBQ. We’re also proud to host and support the events and initiatives of local community groups including this weekend’s LightWaterDrums lantern festival, community park walks, a Terry Fox Run for the local schools, an Easter egg hunt, the Learn to Fish Programs in the Sanctuary and numerous local conferences, workshops and festivals.

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The 2014 Winter Farmers’ Market ran every Sunday throughout October and November here at Hastings Park. We are excited to announce that the market will return this spring, fall and winter! More details to come!

Learn to fish

Did you know that you could learn about fish identification, conservation, safety, proper fish handling, tackle, rod rigging, casting and enjoy an hour of hands on fishing at the Sanctuary? The program starts up again March 14.

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We are proud to once again host LightWaterDrums this Saturday, January 24, from 5:30-9pm. Come out to the free lantern festival and celebrate the beauty of the dark and wet winters of Vancouver.

Neighbourhood BBQ

At the launch of summer, we host a free Hastings Sunrise neighbourhood BBQ to bring the community together in the beautiful garden’s and parks here at Hastings Park.

HLLDay

Since 2012 we have hosted a Hastings Little League day at Playland. $10 from every ticket sold on the day is donated to help the league in hosting the 2016 Little League Canadian National Tournament. In total $67,380 has been raised.

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We are happy to support our community’s events and festivals. In events like the community Bike Fest we provided waste stations, bike racks, clean-up crews and administrative support.

As we move forward with Hastings Park permanently being our home we will continue to grow our connection with the local community with continuing to build our programs and outreach. Check out all of our Community Relations initiatives and for local residents, make sure you’re signed up to receive our community e-newsletter to keep up with what’s happening here at Hastings Park.

Aug 15

Fair Setup is in Full Swing!

Our crew has been hard at work getting the Fair set up for opening weekend! Hats off to our entire team, and extended team, who have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to create a fresh new Fair at the PNE.

From handling precious cargo straight from the set of Game of Thrones®, setting up the Chevrolet Performance stage for the Mosaic Music Series, rounding up our delicious food vendors, to putting together our brand new Get Animated Exhibit! They really do it all.

Ever wonder how the PNE grounds look just days before The Fair opens? The site transforms within the span of two weeks, so what you see here will be nothing like what you’ll see in person starting this Saturday!

Check out a few behind the scenes set-up photos below!

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We’ll see you opening weekend! Don’t forget that there are tons of ways to save at The Fair this year! For starters you can buy your Gate Pass online and save here! Check out all of the Ways to Save on our website!

Dec 5

The Search For That Holiday Feeling

With overflowing calendars, overwhelming shopping trips and endless to do lists, it is easy to blink and miss all of the magic the holiday season has to offer. But what if instead of adding another chore to your over-packed schedule you added in some holiday fun? Vancouver has no shortage of family holiday experiences that are sure to have your entire family bubbling over with holiday spirit!

BRIGHT NIGHTS AT STANLEY PARK

From chestnuts to hot chocolate or a train ride through the lit-up forest, there is no denying the holiday season is here.

CAPILANO CANYON LIGHTS

Walk amongst the trees and over the suspension bridge and marvel at the lights.

FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AT VANDUSEN BOTANICAL GARGEN

Dancing lights, carollers and winter treats, all of your senses are sure to be delighted.

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For truly unique gift ideas for everyone on your list and maybe a little something extra for you!

CHRISTMAS AT CANADA PLACE

Trees, trains and Santa, nothing is missed.

VANCOUVER GIANTS VS. EVERETT SILVERTIPS

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A Canadian Winter favourite with a little goodwill. Watch the Vancouver Giants take on the Everett Silvertips on December 13 and bring a teddy bear to throw on the ice when the Giants score their first goal. All teddy bears will find a home through the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.

And let’s not forget that the holiday season is not complete without the fresh smell of pine wafting through your home. All you need to do is visit the North Country Christmas Tree Sale across from Playland with your family and set out on a search for that perfect holiday tree.

Happy holidays!!