The Honda Celebration of Light has been cancelled for the second year in a row.
Producers announced on May 3 that British Columbia’s largest event would be postponed once again due to the ongoing pandemic.
“We understand the impact this decision will have…but it’s simply not feasible this year to deliver the event in a safe manner,” said Michael McKnight, co-chair of the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society.
Last year’s competition would have marked the event’s 30th season but was likewise cancelled by COVID-19.
Producers have said the show will return “bigger and better than ever” on July 23, 27, and 30, 2022.
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Taking over the skies of Vancouver’s English Bay each summer, Honda Celebration of Light is the longest-running offshore fireworks competition in the world.
With over 400,000 guests in attendance on each night of fireworks, the celebration is one of the most highly anticipated events of the summer.
“To the people of British Columbia, we urge you to stay safe and healthy, and we look forward to uniting with you and looking skyward together in 2022,” producers said.
With files from Vincent Plana.