Fire in the sky
Just a heads up that this Wednesday (26th) marks the beginning of the 2006 edition of HSBC’s Celebration of Light in English Bay. I went last year for the first time and thoroughly enjoyed watching all of the displays. I was impressed with how good it was and surprised by how much I enjoyed it because firework displays can often all seem the same.
There are four countires participating in the competition this year, China (July 29), Czech Republic (August 2), Mexico (August 5), and Italy as the opening night performer. The music simulcast begins at 10:00 p.m. on radio station ROCK 101 (101.1 FM), and each show lasts approximately 25 minutes.
The best view is definately from English Bay, but I was content with my spot on the Kitsilano beach side of the water. Get there early because the crowds tend to be HUGE for this event.