Came across this Vancouver Sun article Institution was born on a bet, about Vancouver's famous (or infamous) Hunky Bill.
Billie Konyk was a salesman when a friend bet him $10 he couldn't get a PNE booth to sell Ukrainian food. Billie Konyk is in his 40th year with the PNE .
You can read this delightfully entertaining article here.
I happened to be at the PNE on Sunday with hubby and we had a great time. We wandered by Hunky Bill's food stand, but unfortunately found it shortly after we had finished eating a traditional PNE greaseburger.
But it smelled wonderful at Hunky Bill's ... you just can't beat the smell of fried tsybulia. My only complaint is that I didn't hear any Ukrainian music there.
Ah well, there's always next year.