Community Programs

Giving back to our community 

All revenue made from the PNE Fair, Playland Amusement Park and year-round events is invested back into the care of Hastings Park and in our community.

We operate more than 16 community programs and initiatives.

Explore our programs

Tickets & Donations

Fundraising Ticket Donation Program

The PNE donates thousands of tickets to all PNE events every year to support the fundraising efforts of non-profits and charities, schools, sports teams, arts and cultural groups and more. Applications are open year-round. Find out more and apply.

KC’s Kids Ticket Donation Program

We are delighted to donate Fair, Playland, and Fright Nights tickets to 90 non-profit charities each year that support children under 13 who have economic, physical, emotional, or cognitive challenges. Find out more.

Youth Accessibility Ticket Donation Program, Presented by TD

Thanks to the generous support of TD Bank Group, the PNE is delighted to provide tickets to the PNE Fair and the PNE Winter Fair, directly to non-profit charities supporting disadvantaged youth. Find out more.

Community Grant Fund

An annual $10,000 Grant Fund, awarded to groups and organizations in the Hastings-Sunrise neighbourhood to support their event, program or initiative. The Community Grant Fund provides opportunities for the community to come together, learn, engage, and enjoy! Find out more.

Neighbourhood Resident Ticket Donation Program

Providing complimentary tickets to more than 6,000 neighbouring households to enjoy Playland, the PNE Fair and the PNE Winter Fair. Neighbours do not need to register to receive these tickets – they are mailed directly to households in the catchment through Canada Post. For inquiries about this program, please email

Neighbourhood Business Ticket Donation Program

Providing complimentary tickets to around 200 neighbouring businesses to enjoy the PNE Fair and the PNE Winter Fair. This program is run through an email database, managed by the PNE. For inquiries about this program, please email

Meetings & Events

Community Meetings and Open Houses

We host opportunities for the community to engage with us on a quarterly basis. To be notified when we have a meeting or open house, please sign up for our community newsletter.

Community Events

We host events throughout the year to encourage our neighborhood to come and enjoy the park. To be notified when we have an event, please sign up for our community newsletter.

Terry Fox Run

The PNE is pleased to host students (kindergarten through grade seven) of the local Hastings Sunrise Schools to take part in the Annual Terry Fox School Day Run, through Hastings Park in September each year. Find out more.

Community Groups

Community Advisory Group

10 independent community members who meet six times per year, providing important community perspective and feedback on PNE plans and operations. Find out more.

Youth Council

A year-long leadership and skills development opportunity for 16 Grade 11 and 12 students, with direct engagement with business professionals, exposure to behind-the-scenes business insight, and resumé support. Find out more.

Community Group Partnerships

  • The Japanese Canadian Hastings Park Interpretive Centre Society (JCHPICS), in collaboration with the PNE, are developing a centre to chronicle the history and honour the Japanese Canadians incarcerated during World War II in British Columbia. The PNE will dedicate a portion on the north side of the Livestock Barns, one of the structures used in the incarceration, to the Interpretive Centre, with early concept design underway.
  • The Hastings Park Conservancy, in collaboration with Northwest Wildlife Preservation Society, the PNE and Indigenous knowledge keepers are establishing a three-year pilot project with local elementary schools focusing on environmental education and Indigenous culture and knowledge, in the Hastings Park Sanctuary. Launching in October 2023.

In the Park

Light Up the Pacific Coliseum

The PNE’s largest and most prominent building, the Pacific Coliseum, lights up each night from sunset to 11pm. We welcome requests from non-profit and charitable organizations to celebrate, commemorate, acknowledge, or build awareness for their cause by lighting in their colours. Find out more.

Public Art and Commemorative Benches, Plaques and Statues

The PNE’s Community Engagement team oversees much of the public art, benches, plaques and statues throughout the park. To request a commemorative piece, please email

Get in touch

Reach out to our Community Relations team at