The PNE is in trouble and needs your help 

The Pacific National Exhibition might not recover from the pandemic. We need action now – or we will lose the PNE we all know and love. 

As we near the end of the pandemic, we can now safely enjoy some limited events at the PNE. But with little to no support throughout the public health crisis, the PNE remains in trouble.

A year and half of lost revenues has left the PNE close to financial ruin. Without immediate, short-term assistance, it might not recover. 

The PNE is a century old tradition that has brought countless memories and enjoyment for generations. It also pumps $200 million into the region’s economy and local businesses every year. And it creates thousands of high-skilled jobs and youth employment.

All of this is at risk if governments don’t step up now. 

Let's make sure that the PNE is not left behind in the post-pandemic recovery. Send an email to urge our leaders to save the PNE!

This campaign is run by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) and CUPE Local 1004, representing over 4,000 PNE workers whose jobs and livelihoods are at stake. To learn more about CUPE, visit

Send a message to our leaders today. Tell them to Save the PNE!

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