Vancouver Heritage Foundation to Honour PNE Wooden Roller Coaster & Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver’s iconic wooden roller coaster and the legendary Pacific Coliseum will be honoured by Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s ‘Places That Matter’ today at 11:30 am during a special presentation ceremony.
The PNE’s wooden roller coaster is one of the last remaining wooden roller coasters in the world and a celebrated symbol of Vancouver since its inauguration in 1958. The Pacific Coliseum is the site of Vancouver hockey history and has held thousands of concerts, performances and cultural milestones including, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Expo-86 and the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation’s ‘Places That Matter’ project began in 2011 to celebrate Vancouver’s 125th anniversary of incorporation as a city, with the goal to raise awareness about people, places and events that tell the story of the city’s rich history.
Event: Vancouver Heritage Foundation plaque presentation
Date: Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Time: 11:30 am
Speakers: Patrick Roberge, PNE Creative Director & Event MC
Diane Switzer, Vancouver Heritage Foundation
Mike McDaniel, PNE President & CEO
Location: Pacific Coliseum – all media must report to the PNE Media Centre, located adjacent to the East side of Playland through Gate 9 off of Bridgeway Street