The CNE unveils new sign commemorating Canada 150

Jul 31 2017, 4:38 pm

Get ready for a new look at the CNE.

A new selfie-spot is about to be unveiled at the popular summer destination. The CNE sign is getting a makeover, and will soon be an Insta-worthy hotspot.

According to the CNE, an 8-ft tall sign with a Canadian maple leaf (to commemorate Canada’s 150th) will be illuminated on the west end of the Exhibition grounds near the Princess Margaret Fountain this year. The new sign is one of several new features and attractions with a True North theme for the 2017 season of The Ex.

Other highlights for the season include a specially commissioned Unity Pole designed by Ojibway artist Kris Nahrgang to celebrate Canada’s indigenous heritage, a new panoramic origami exhibit of the Canadian landscape and landmarks, a Canadian-themed Aerial Acrobatics and Ice-Skating show starring Elvis Stojko, the President’s Choice SuperDogs CanaDogs Show and a spectacular CNE Aquarama waterfront show.

This, of course, in addition to everything we know and love about our summers at the CNE.

Last year, CNE attracted 1.54 million people during its 18-day run from August 19 to September 5. With Canada’s 150 celebrations, there’s no doubt that number will increase this year.

The CNE opens on August 18 and will run until September 4.

So, let’s go to the EX… and take a pic by the new sign.

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