Red Bull Air Show
The 2013 event will see the return of the Red Bull Airshow on July 27th and August 3rd with Canadian pilot Pete Mcleod. Pete was the first Canadian to have competed in the prestigious Red Bull Air Show and will be thrilling crowds with a special 10 minute aerobatic display aboard his newly designed Edge 540 Aircraft.
Concord Pacific's Seawall Challenge
The festival's longest standing partner, Concord Pacific, is teaming up with the festival to produce the first ever Seawall Challenge on July 27, an urban adventure that benefits after-school programs in the Lower Mainland. Teams of four will compete in a series of physical and mental challenges across Vancouver's waterfront, playing for prizes and cash donations to their Lower Mainland School of choice.
Urban Rec Volleyball and Bocce Tournament
After a successful 2012 tournament, the festival is expanding its sport tournament at Sunset Beach, organized by Urban Rec, Vancouver's biggest sport and social club. This includes a Volleyball tournament on Saturday July 27 and Saturday August 3, as well as a Bocce tournament on Wednesday, July 31 - all with major prizes to be won. Information and registration will be available closer to the festival at http://www.urbanrec.ca/Vancouver/.
YVR Observation Deck
Fans of the fireworks can secure reserved seats at the YVR Observation Deck located at English Bay. These convenient seats offer simulcast of the fireworks, prime viewing and portable toilets. Limited Early Bird tickets are $39 and regular priced tickets are $49.
The festival has also partnered with the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association to provide two free tickets with select hotel bookings during the fireworks nights. Hotel packages and tickets on sale now at www.HondaCelebrationofLight.com.
West End Street Fest
The festival and the West End BIA have partnered for the first time, working with businesses to create an even more dynamic and inviting experience for festival-goers. WEBIA will host a series of roaming performances along Davie and Denman, provide additional infrastructure and work with area businesses to showcase the neighbourhood's impressive culinary and retail offerings.
Mobile App presented by Shaw
The Honda Celebration of Light will also be re-launching the 2013 edition of the Festival's mobile App, in partnership with Shaw. The app will allow festival goers to view artist schedules for SHOREfest, search through an interactive map, vote for their favourite team and listen to the simulcast of the firework's soundtrack.
The Honda Celebration of Light would not be possible without the generous support from the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation; Title Partner Honda; Major Partners The Keg Steakhouse and Bar, Concord Pacific and Shore 104.3 FM; as well as Community partners Tourism Vancouver, the Vancouver Airport Authority, Red Bull, The Vancouver Hotel Destination Association, Seaspan and Shaw.
For more information please visit www.vancouverfireworks.ca for up to date site maps and information.
About the Honda Celebration of Light
The Honda Celebration of Light is the largest annual offshore fireworks competition in the world and will attract up to 300,000 spectators along English Bay each evening. Owned and produced by the volunteer not for profit Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, 2013 represents the 23rd consecutive year of the event, which contributes in excess of $37 million in incremental tourism and hospitality spending each year. The pyrotechnic competition is produced by Sirius Pyrotechnics, with the Celebration of Light produced by Vancouver based brand.LIVE.
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