Daily Archives: August 27, 2007

Vancouver Province column: PNE gives us a taste of the fun we could use more of — all year long

The Province
Monday, August 27, 2007

You’ve got to
love the Pacific National Exhibition, which got underway last weekend. The annual lineups at The Fair, as it’s known, prove that West Coasters have an enduring passion for old-fashioned, Coney Island-like fun.

There’s nothing quite like riding the wooden rollercoaster, or munching on candy apples or caramel corn under a starry, August sky.

Not surprisingly, the midway is overrun with kids — and the rest of us who refuse to grow up — night after glorious night.

If only locals could enjoy the rickety-rides, Elvis impersonators and cotton candy year-round.

But, beyond the fairgrounds, it’s not easy finding this kind of good times in uppity Lotus Land. And that’s a shame for all of us.
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