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Free Entertainment for Families at Vancouver’s Biggest Event

One of the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competitions returns for its 26th year, with an estimated attendance of over 1.4 million people. The Honda Celebration of Light, a free musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, BC, Canada, is a much anticipated and well-known event that takes place at English Bay each year. Three international contenders, each represented by a fireworks production company from their own country, will light up Vancouver skies for three days. The schedule for the 2016 annual summertime spectacle is as follows:

  • July 23: Netherlands, represented by Royal Fireworks
  • July 27: Australia, represented by Howard’s Fireworks
  • July 30: United States, represented by The Walt Disney Company

Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. each night, rain or shine, and the winner will be announced on July 31. Attendees can also enjoy live entertainment, activities, free giveaways and delicious food all day at Shorefest, Vancouver’s largest free community concert presented by LG104.3 FM on the shores of English Bay.

Some Interesting Facts about the Competing Countries:

  • Team Netherlands: Founded in 2008, the Royal Fireworks is known for their spectacular fireworks shows in the Philippines, China, and Dubai. In 2015, they ranked 2nd place in the China Changsha International Pyro-Musical Fireworks Competition.
  • Team Australia: Howard’s Fireworks has been in operation since 1922. They have created stunning fireworks displays at both national and international levels. In 2015, they received a gold medal for their display at the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition.
  • Team USA: The Walt Disney Company has been producing fireworks since the 1960s when Disneyland Park first opened its doors in California. To date, they produce 11,000 pyrotechnic events every year in seven parks and on four cruise ships. The Walt Disney Company is recognized for delivering highly specialized and choreographed fireworks presentations that tell a powerful story.

Minit-Tune & Brake Auto Centres is proud to be operating in and servicing a Canadian city that brings millions of people together from different cultures and nationalities for various festivals, including the Honda Celebration of Light. With auto repair locations including Vancouver and surrounding cities, we are here to help with any unexpected car issues and everything from oil changes to headlight replacements. As a leading Canadian auto centre, you can trust us for high quality, dependable service at competitive prices.

Give us a call today at 604-684-5515 or schedule your appointment online and one of our friendly staff members will get back to you soon. You can also see a full list of our auto centre locations for auto repair in Vancouver and surrounding cities.


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