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The legacy from Expo 86 remains in Vancouver

Last Updated Apr 28, 2016 at 5:40 pm PST

(Photo credit: Dustin Godfrey for NEWS 1130)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – This weekend marks 30 years since Expo 86 came to Vancouver, an event that attracted over 22 million visitors to the city from all over the world.

One of the best-known legacies is Science World, with its iconic silver golf ball constructed for the fair.

“[Expo was] a coming of age in many ways for Vancouver that without question was a stimulus for economic development, for property development and business development,” explains CEO Bryan Tisdall.

“There was a spirit that was born of that time and quite frankly Science World has benefited from those warm memories that exists… that we inherited from that wonderful sunny period in the summer of 1986.”

He adds an 80s themed party will be happening at the venue all day Sunday.