With the Vancouver PNE Parade making a special return in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the PNE, I wanted to share some vintage footage of the original PNE parade from 1959 that my grandpa shot with his 8mm colour reel camera.

It’s incredible to see just how things have not changed a lot. There are marching bands, RCMP in their red serge, the Canadian Armed Forces marched, elaborate floats and costumes, and even uni-cycles, just like in last nights parade.

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