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Throwback: Major addition coming for the PNE

The facility at the time had a $6 million price tag
The Pacific Coliseum was completed in 1968 on the site of the Pacific National Exhibition.

Let’s head back to the May 1967 pages of the Optimist to check out a promotional photo highlighting some of the major attractions that would appear at the PNE’s new 15,000 seat exhibition and sports building under construction.

The official opening of what would be the Pacific Coliseum was scheduled for 1968.

Standing on the steps from left to right: Lyall Dagg, curling; Dan Hunt, modern dance; Harry Jerome, track; Karen Magnussen, figure skating; Barry Watson, hockey; Dick Findlay, boxing; Don Leo Jonathon, wrestling; Judy Collyer, (Miss PNE) ballet; David Hislop, basketball; Asher Smith, circus.

From left in the front: Ricky Anaka, minor, hockey and Duke Palmer, jazz.