2018 Celebration of Light schedule announced

Tuesday the organizers behind the fireworks show — who say their show is the world’s longest-running offshore fireworks competition — confirmed the schedule, which will once against take place over three nights inside a week in the height of summer.

On July 28, South Africa will be represented by Fireworks for Africa.

On Aug. 1, Sweden’s Unique Pyrotechnic will take over the skies and on Aug. 4, the finale will be presented by South Korea’s Daehan Fireworks Co.

“For the first time ever, all three participating countries will be required to incorporate the same theme into their fireworks display and musical accompaniment. As voted by the public, this year’s theme will be Love,” the organizers, the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, said in a statement.

As usual, each night’s show will start at 10 p.m., rain or shine, using barges moored in English Bay, near First Beach on the downtown peninsula.

Music will be simulcast on LG 104.3 FM and through the festival’s mobile app, which will be released this summer.

While Canada is not participating this year, it’s not the first time either, as there were no Canadian entries in 2016, 2014 or 2012.

The winner of this year’s competition will be announced Aug. 7.

 

Source: Vancouver Sun