Celebration Of Light Fireworks

August 12, 2007 – 3:06 pm | by Bill

Every year for as long as I can remember, the HSBC Celebration of Light has taken place in Downtown Vancouver. It’s a well known event, and hundreds of thousands of people come out and watch them. The fireworks take place on four different nights in a two week period, on the Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Every year I watch them at least once, but this year twice and saw Canada and the Finale. I headed down both times with my friend Dave Venter. For the Finale we brought one of my cameras with us, and took some pictures and video clips, I’ve posted some of my pictures below. You can see a video of the end of the fireworks, on Dave’s post…..

I enjoy going to the fireworks, and I think that it is great for the lower mainland to have something to look forward to every summer. Just before I was going to write this post, I checked my rss feeds and I read Jeff Kee’s post regarding the event. He made some excellent points, but I disagree with some of the stuff he said.

The fireworks are cool, but I just like getting out of my neighborhood and taking transit downtown with friends and doing something. Vancouver needs to have alternative events like the fireworks that draw people. The fireworks should keep happening, but more events should be created to supplement the fireworks.

Some pictures that I took below. Be warned, some of them are slightly blurry, be warned. Click on the thumbnail for a bigger version.

Blenz

Vancouver

Vancouver

Sunset

Fireworks

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