May 5

Playland Opens This Weekend!

The time has come for Playland to OPEN for the 2017 season! In case you missed it we have 3 NEW Family RIDES that adults and children can ride together! Take a spin through a magical land on the new spinning coaster ride, Bug Whirled; peddle your way to the clouds, flapping your wings on The Flutterbye, then take the plunge on the towering Dizzy Drop!

Bug Whirled

FlutterBye

Dizzy Drop

Looking for something a bit more extreme!? Look no further than Canada’s most extreme pendulum ride: The Beast!

The Beast

If you haven’t seen this yet, check out the awesome behind the scenes video by Michael Downie (DownieLive) as he takes a peak at what Playland looks like getting ready for the 2017 season!

Playland is OPEN WEEKENDS from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm starting May 6th!

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Apr 21

Monster Jam – Triple Threat Series at the Pacific Coliseum!

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!

 

 

Mar 24

Earth Hour 2017 – #ChangeClimateChange

Earth Hour 2017 - March 25, 8:30-9:30pm

Around the globe, millions of people, businesses and landmarks set aside an hour to host events, switch off their lights, and make noise to #ChangeClimateChange. The Pacific National Exhibition is proud to join in on this endeavor and we encourage each and every one of you to do your part.

On March 25, 2017 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm the PNE will be going DARK! Lights will be turned off, computers will be powered down and any electronic devices not being used will be unplugged!

How can you participate you ask! Here are a few helpful tips on how you can do your part in the fight to #ChangeClimateChange:

  1. Close blinds and curtains to help retain heat in your home
  2. Wash clothing in cold water
  3. Unplug any electrical devises that are not being used
  4. Change any old incandescent or halogen light bulbs to energy-efficient blubs
  5. Check the seal on your refrigerator door
  6. Regularly vacuum the coils under your refrigerator
  7. Use lids on pots and pans to reduce cooking time
  8. Clean the lint screen after every load of laundry
  9. Dust light fixtures regularly
  10. And remember; it pays to invest in energy efficiency

Earth Hour 2017 - March 25, 8:30-9:30pm

With these helpful tips on saving energy, you and your family can take the steps to help protect this planet we all share.

From the team at the PNE, we thank you for doing your part to #ChangeClimateChange

Let us know how you’re participating via social or in the comments below! Happy Earth Hour!

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