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“To love what you do and feel that it matters – how could anything be more fun?”
Catherine Graham

aboutus_clip_image002Like most kids growing up in Vancouver, the owners of Shooting Star Amusements worked at the Pacific National Exhibition while attending School. Joe Medeiros, the President, of Shooting Star Amusements enjoyed his first job as a ride operator at the PNE. Joe quickly worked his way up to being the Assistant Superintendent of Maintenance for Playland.

aboutus_clip_image002_0000Joe soon discovered that he enjoyed traveling, as the PNE sent him to other Midway locations throughout Canada and the United States to consult and set up spectacular amusement rides and roller coasters.

After 4 years with WCA, Joe and Brenda decided to go off on their own and become independent contractors during the annual PNE.

In 1992 Joe and Brenda joined Castle Amusements to further expand their games operation. The owners of Castle Amusements retired in 2002, at which time Joe and Brenda had the opportunity to purchase the equipment owned by Castle. They amalgamated their games operation and formed the company Shooting Star Amusements.

aboutus_clip_image004Joe and Brenda are also experienced in other areas; Joe is a licensed Millwright and Electrician, and Brenda has many years of experience as an administrator in an executive assistant role in the insurance industry. But their first love is the fun and excitement of the midway, the rides and the games.

Currently Shooting Star has up to 18 amusement rides and they continue to grow! Shooting Star is a Canadian, family owned and operated show. Completely dedicated to operating safe, quality entertainment which will satisfy every member of the family, while providing outstanding service to all guests and sponsors.
Shooting Star Amusements LogoThese principals are consistently carried out by the dedicated long term employees who know what it takes to make a carnival experience the best it can be.

They welcome you to join them at their locations to inspire the child in everyone