Granted some years have been better than others, but this year looks like a winner for me as it includes more SUSTAINABLE showcases.
Of course I’ll be sampling “Those Little Donuts” and the kids will enjoy the many rides and games, but I can’t wait to see…ECO ALLEY.
Eco Alley will showcase the PNE garden plot program with local schools, some urban agriculture ideas. Eco Alley also offers a fun, informative and interactive Vancity zone where PNE guests can learn about current PNE green initiatives, share ideas about further reducing the PNE’s environmental impact and find new ways to be greener in their day-to-day lives.
Vancity’s partner, Recycling Alternative will run a demonstration project to test feasibility of composting food scraps from vendors on-site at The Fair at the PNE.
And as an extra fun twist, Vancity will “Cowpower“ all the electricity consumed at The Fair on Vancity Member Day on August 29th.
What is Cowpower? It’s a Vancity community partner that processes cow manure to make electricity and a high-nutrient natural soil amendment. Interesting, don’t you think?
BRING YOUR BIKE: The PNE has a complimentary Bike Valet, presented by Vancity at the main gate (Hastings and Renfrew). As a reward for using a sustainable mode of transportation, you can enter to win a prize pack.
Eco Alley is open 11 am – 11 pm and can be found outside, at the south side of the livestock barns.
Who Doesn’t LOVE a Great Deal?
Here are some promotions the PNE is offering this year:
20% Reduction in Fair Gate Passes and Parking Rates – NEW
Enjoy 20% savings on parking and Fair Gate Pass rates compared to 2012. Plus save even more on Fair Gate Passes when you buy online!
To make The Fair more affordable for all families, children ages 13 and under get in FREE every day of The Fair!* *A maximum of five children aged 13 & under will be admitted free per one paying adult 21 years of age or older.
Pinwheel Deals is a coupon book that features over $300 in savings from food and merchandise vendors throughout The Fair! Only $2 at any Guest Services booth.
Twilight Ride Pass – Save $13!
Save $13 on the price of a Ride Pass if you purchase a Twilight Ride pass Tuesday through Thursday after 5pm!*
After Dark Gate Pass – Only $5!
After 9pm nightly, purchase a Fair Gate Pass for just $5!*
*Available only onsite during The Fair.
Special Days to Save
Wednesday, August 21: Wild Ride Wednesday - NEW
From 11am-1pm on August 21, receive 2 Ride Passes for the price of 1 valid for the whole day!*
* Of equal or lesser value. Only available onsite. Does not apply to ride coupons or complimentary passes. During this promotion, no more than six ride passes can be purchased per transaction.
Thursday, August 22: Seniors Day - NEW
From 11am–1pm on August 22, Seniors 65+ receive FREE gate admission into The Fair!
All day on August 29, Vancity Members plus one guest receive gate admission
for only $5 each!
For more info on the whole fair, visit www.pne.ca
See you at the Fair!