Crowds had lots of fun at the PNE

Crowds gather for fun at the PNE. Photo:  tiffa 130, Creative Commons, Flickr

Crowds gather for fun at the PNE.
Photo: tiffa 130, Creative Commons, Flickr

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The PNE is a fair.  PNE means the Pacific National Exhibition.
Every August crowds come to learn and have fun.
The fair is two weeks long.

What music could I hear?
You could hear music by Colin James, The Beach Boys, Sam Roberts and many others.

Colin James and the crew played a great show. Photo:  Eyesplash-a life in transition, Creative Commons, Flickr

Colin James and the crew played a great show.
Photo: Eyesplash-a life in transition, Creative Commons, Flickr

What could I see?
You could see acrobats, game shows, and dance.

Members of the Forras Hungarian Folk Ensemble perform at the PNE Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG, The Province

Members of the Forras Hungarian Folk Ensemble perform at the PNE
Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG, The Province

The Peking Acrobats were amazing.  What a good show! Photo: midnightglory, Creative Commons, Flickr

The Peking Acrobats were amazing. What a good show!
Photo: midnightglory, Creative Commons, Flickr

You could see dog shows.

These dogs were rescued. Dana Gallagher trains them to perform. Photo: Steve Bosch, Pacific News Group

These dogs were rescued. Dana Gallagher trains them to perform.
Photo: Steve Bosch, Pacific News Group

What could I learn about?
You could learn about farming.

 4H exhibit at the PNE Photo:  thefancyblog, Creative Commons, Flickr

4H exhibit at the PNE
Photo: thefancyblog, Creative Commons, Flickr

What events could I go to?

Pigs race and please the crowd. Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG Photos, The Province

Pigs race and please the crowd.
Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG Photos, The Province

The pig races were very popular. Watch this video to see the pigs’ race.
Pigs racing. MC Buffalo Bill describes the event. Video:  The Province

What rides could I go on?
The rides are fun.

Take a ride in teacup. Photo: Arlen Redekop, Pacific News Group files, Special to The Province

Take a ride in teacup.
Photo: Arlen Redekop, Pacific News Group files,
Special to The Province

Reporters Mike Hager and Sarah Taguiam ride the Drop Zone. Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG, The Province

Reporters Mike Hager and Sarah Taguiam ride the Drop Zone.
Photo: Gerry Kahrmann, PNG, The Province

Fly high at 218 feet and spin 360° at 70 km per hour. Photo:  www.pne.ca

Fly high at 218 feet and spin 360° at 70 km per hour.
Photo: www.pne.ca

Riders in front of the full moon. Photo: Mark van Manen, PNG files

Riders in front of the full moon.
Photo: Mark van Manen, PNG files

Below, you can enjoy a Westcoast Reader video of several performers from The Peking Acrobats:

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