Vancouver’s annual Celebration of Light announces this year’s competitors

Team Australia competes in 2016's Celebration of Light | Shutterstock

Japan and the United Kingdom will compete against Canada in this year’s annual Honda Celebration of Light, the organizers announced March 7.

This is the 27th year of the festival, which takes place at English Bay and attracted more than a million spectators last year.

“Every year, one of [Vancouver’s] most spectacular highlights—literally—is the Honda Celebration of Light,” B.C. Premier Christy Clark said. “It’s a great show, a major draw for tourists and an important economic driver.”

Last year, the festival’s budget was $2 million , which mostly came from sponsorship and in-kind donations. Most of this went toward the cost of fireworks and transportation and accommodation for the competing teams.

As always, the events will take place over three nights:

- July 29: Japan;

- August 2: U.K.; and

- August 5: Canada.

The winner will be announced August 8.

- With files from Glen Korstrom

ecrawford@biv.com

@EmmaHampelBIV

comments powered by Disqus

More from Entertainment

Missed VIFF? Nobody needs to know

The festival is wrapping up, but you don't want to be left out of the conversation - even if you didn't actually attend any screenings

Read Article

BIV on Global BC October 11, 2017: Netflix's Canada investment; Apple makes ...

Hayley Woodin discusses Netflix fending off criticism over Canada investment. Plus: Apple makes move to compete with Netflix

Read Article

What’s Netflix worth to B.C.’s film and TV sector?

Streaming giant investing $500 million over five years in productions made in Canada

Read Article

Film industry debates whether it can go clean

Electric generators play only a supporting role: Sustainable Production Forum

Read Article

Netflix investing $500m to produce content in Canada

Read Article

Subscribe to our mailing lists

You may withdraw your consent at any time.

* indicates required

Newsletters

* You can modify your newsletter subscriptions at the bottom of any newsletter you receive.
Business in Vancouver Media Group
303 West 5th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia
V5Y 1J6 · Canada
604-688-2398
×