Toronto, Aug 22 (Canadian-Media): Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) 2019 officially started in front of the historic Princes’ Gates on Friday, August 16, 2019.
An 8-foot tall glorious CNE Sign, featuring a Canadian maple leaf, situated at Prince’s Gates once again returned to CNE 2019.
Two of the several new features seen were a travelling exhibition of “50 Greatest Photographs”; animation of 15 lanterns of "Legends of the Silk Road Come to Light" with the feature of Augmented Reality accessible on one's device via the Shadow Factory app
The travelling exhibition of “50 Greatest Photographs” in Arts, Crafts & Hobbies Pavillion, which showcases some of the celebrated photographs from National Geographic magazine from its 131-year history, is the only Canadian venue to date.
Besides viewing the exhibited photographs, visitors also learn about the stories behind the photos as well as about the photographers themselves.
App of "Legends of the Silk Road Come to Light" animated downloaded feature of Augmented Reality accessible on your own device is yet another feature which attracts several visitors.
The Coca-Cola Coliseum of CNE has been transformed this year into a magical maze of luminous lantern installations.
This series of 16 illuminated synthetic silk sculpture installations were positioned throughout the Coca-Cola Coliseum.
New this year is that fifteen of the 17 lanterns will be animated with an Augmented Reality dimension that can be accessed on your own device via the Shadow Factory app!
The internationally renowned breakdance crew performance on the international stage from August 16 to 25 is yet another new feature.
CNE 2019 also celebrated the 70th anniversary of the Canadian International Air Show and welcoming back the Royal Air Force acrobatic team, and the Red Arrows, who performed at the CNE back in 2002.
Also new this year is the “Under $6 in the 6” value food menu offering items like deep-fried Mars bars.
An Oktoberfest event has been added this year to the food events such as the Craft Beer Fest and Food Truck frenzy.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)