980 CKNW Supports the Honda Celebration of Light 2024

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The Honda Celebration of Light will illuminate the sky over English Bay on July 20, 24, and 27 – and the world’s longest-running offshore fireworks competition will feature pyrotechnics teams from Portugal, Malaysia, and the United Kingdom.

The event attracts up to 400,000 spectators along the shores of English Bay each night. Owned by the volunteer Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, the event contributes more than $265
million in economic activity to the region each year. The Honda Celebration of Light event is produced by Vancouver-based Brandlive Management Group in collaboration with Archangel Fireworks Inc.

Team Macedos Pirotecnia05-07-2023@18:00
“Macedos Pirotecnia” is a name with 89 years of History in the Portuguese Pyrotechnics industry. The pyrotechnic activity in the family began in 1934 by Joaquim da Silva Macedo, who passed on all his knowledge, techniques and methods to his son and grandchildren. They now manage the company and have adapted modern methods and expanded nationally and internationally to pyrotechnics markets and competitions representing their country and proud history.

Team Pyro Tact30-12-2023@22:00
Pyro Tact was once a group of young part-time workers, who embarked on a remarkable journey. Their Story began with a humble spark of curiosity and a passion for pyrotechnics that ignited their dreams. Over time, their skills caught the attention of their nation, leading them to represent their country in prestigious fireworks competitions, and major events in their country and in Asia. From their modest beginnings to the international stage. Sulen, Jeffry, Syukri, & Faishal continue to shine bright, creating breathtaking fireworks spectacles that light up the world.

Team Pyrotex Fireworx
Pyrotex Fireworx is known around the world for its originality and pure emotion within its shows. We literally breathe the event and put every bit of energy into the show to try and win. We want to make you cry but also to make you happy. Pyrotex uses state-of-the-art technology and software to design traditional and pyromusical firework displays. With the combination of unique design knowledge and advanced technical ability in hand, we can push the boundaries to create a masterpiece in the sky.

At 10:00 p.m. each night the fireworks will begin from barges located in English Bay. Music simulcasts can be heard on CFMI Rock 101. The winning team will be announced on Wednesday, July 31. The event welcomes back the Red Bull Air Show, a spectacular pre-show performance happening on all three festival nights at 7:40 pm.

This year, the Honda Celebration of Light is excited to announce the premiere of an electric drone show, sponsored by the BC Honda Dealers. Each night at approximately 9:50 pm, attendees can watch a dazzling, choreographed drone display light up the skies over English Bay.

Honda Celebration of Light attendees can reserve a seat with exclusive VIP and family-friendly viewing options with the best seats in the house! Limited seats are available for the three ticketed viewing locations: Scotiabank Lounge, Inukshuk Point and the Concord Pacific Grandstand. For those interested in hosting private groups with the best views of the barges, there are VIP private cabanas and larger group hosting patio spaces available to rent.

Tickets to all three viewing areas can be purchased online: Pre-Sale for this year’s Honda Celebration of Light will start on Wednesday, May 22nd at 8 am, and end on Thursday, May 23rd at 8:59 am. Tickets will go on sale to the public starting at 9 am on May 23rd.