Last Friday saw the return of the super popular Vancouver summer event: Playland Nights (19+).
Whether you are looking for a fun activity with friends or a cute date idea, Playland Nights is great way to celebrate at the end of the week.
This isn’t an ordinary night at the amusement park… There’s are DJs bumpin’ tunes, an axe-throwing challenge*, and multiple bars with hard lemonades, candy floss vodka martinis, and champagne cocktails!
This year’s event features 2 additional entertainment options: challenge your friends to a virtual reality racing game* or if sultry glamour is more your taste, then take in the talented performers at the Kitty Nights burlesque shows (4 shows nightly at 8, 9, 10, 11pm).
If you want to take the experience to the next level, grab a VIP Pass which gets you express park entry, allows you to skip the line (once) at ten different rides including the Beast and Wooden Roller Coaster, plus exclusive access to the VIP Bar!
Visit Playland Nights (19+) for more info or buy your tickets here before 5:00 on event days to save $3.
*an extra change applies for these attractions
Check out the top 5 Instagram posts from last week’s #PlaylandNights event!
A ton of great shots were taken at the opening week event! Here are a few favourites:
If you’re attending an upcoming Playland Nights, use the hashtag #playlandnights!
This past weekend at the Pacific Coliseum we had the pleasure of hosting the Monster Jam – Triple Threat Series! We had 8 Monster Truck drivers competing in 3 different events for the Triple Threat title. The Monster Trucks that tore up the Pacific Coliseum were: Monster Mutt Dalmatian, Grave Digger, N.E.A, Mohawk Warrior, Scooby-Doo, Max-D, El Toro Loco and Zombie!
In preparation for Monster Jam we had over 100 dump truck loads of soil loaded into the Pacific Coliseum. A total of 1200 cubic meters of soil, weighing a massive 1800 tons was needed to cover and protect the Coliseum floor. 1 Excavator, 1 Bull-dozer, 1 Front end loader and 2 bobcats were used to move the soil and build the jumps for this amazing event! Check out the time-lapse video below of the soil being loaded into the Coliseum!
Prior to the 1:00pm show on Saturday, guests were invited to come see the trucks and meet the drivers during the Pit Pass Party! We had over 2500 people attend the Pit Pass Party which made it one of the largest arena Pit Pass Party events! Take a look at the Pit Pass Party time-lapse video below!
This year marks the 8th anniversary of the Youth Council at the Pacific National Exhibition which continues to foster strong relationships between youth in the community and the PNE.
Meeting once a month, Youth Council members are given the unique opportunity to learn the behind the scenes workings of a successful business, expand their leadership and teamwork skills and meet with local business leaders. That’s right, members will rub shoulders with COO’s, CFO’s, CMO’s and event CEO’s of local organizations! Not to mention, members get to attend some of the best events in Vancouver!
Do you know any energetic, motivated and dedicated youth who will be going into grade 11 or 12 as of September 2017?
How to Apply:
- Fill out the Application Form.
- Attach any supporting documentation (Resume, Cover Letter, Reference Letter).
- Submit your package to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Deadline to apply is Friday April 28, 2017!
Don’t miss your chance to be part of one of the most unique youth programs in BC.
Click here to learn more about the PNE Youth Council!