Celebration of Light Prime Viewing Seat Giveaway

Comments 313 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Celebration of Light is returning to English Bay this month and I have a pair of Prime Viewing area tickets to give away for the finale (by China).

Sun Bursts
Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr

Here’s what you get with a Prime Viewing area ticket:

  • Seat on the bathhouse roof in English Bay for the Celebration of Light Fireworks
  • Choice of salmon, burger or veggie BBQ (including cool treat for dessert)
  • Non-alcoholic refreshment (1 per ticket, drinks available for purchase)
  • Enhanced sound system for simulcast and SHOREfest performances
  • Exclusive in/out entry to bathhouse roof from 7:00pm
  • Private Toilets
  • You can beat the crowds (or at least sit comfortably as they pass), have a bite to eat, enjoy the music from SHOREFest and have the best seat around for the fireworks finale. These tickets can be purchased for about $65 otherwise.

    Here’s how you can enter to win the Prime Viewing seat tickets:

  • Leave a comment on this post about why you love the fireworks (1 entry)
  • Re-tweet the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • Win Prime Seat tickets to @CelebofLight fireworks from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/2aivD

    I will draw a winner July 27th for the fireworks finale night, July 31st.

    Update I have just drawn Crystal as the winner of the VIP seats. Hopefully everyone will still get a chance to experience the fireworks regardless and thank you all for sharing your stories.

    Update Unfortunately the first winner cannot attend so I have drawn another. Congratulations, Cindy!

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    313 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. Sean HagenMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:03am PDT

      Because knowing all the physics and chemistry in the world doesn’t take away from how beautiful and awe-inspiring they are.

      Plus I like the loud ones.

    2. LisaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

      i like the fireworks because of their lovely colours

    3. SimonMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:06am PDT

      The fireworks in Vancouver are a signature event and I am grateful they keep coming back. I try to go to all four shows!

      What’s not to like about fireworks? They make us all feel like kids again!

    4. Peter vT ~ @PvTMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:07am PDT

      For those of us who remember Expo 86 here in Vancouver will recall we had fireworks every night for six months and what a blast it was. Love the Celebration of Light because every one can get together and enjoy from all sorts of vantage points around the city. Let’s celebrate!

    5. OanaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:08am PDT

      I love the fireworks! I love seeing this city come together to celebrate summer.

    6. KathyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:10am PDT

      I love the fireworks because it’s a great way for people to spend time with family, friends and significant others. The Celebration of Light always evoke feelings of child-like wonder in me. It’s a very special summer event that I look forward to every year.

    7. BrendaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:10am PDT

      Fireworks are beautiful during a cool summer night.

    8. CliffMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:11am PDT

      I like the choreography of fireworks to different music.

    9. AlanMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:11am PDT

      For the last 7 years, my wife (girlfriend then) would tell me about the fireworks as her family go every year. This year I am here, and it appears that we can’t afford to go, so this contest would be a dream come true if I was to win.

    10. Mandy JansenMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:11am PDT

      I like trying to capture images of the bursts — a fun photography experiment. They’re beautiful!

    11. KylaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:14am PDT

      I love the Celebration of Light fireworks because they are the best I’ve ever seen! Also its become such a Vancouver summer time institution. Would quite be summer without them

    12. RobMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:14am PDT

      I love how the fireworks bring the people of Vancouver together to watch the spectacle and listen to the music!

    13. Rebecca BollwittMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:15am PDT

      @Alan It’s free to watch the fireworks from wherever you can spot them in the sky around Vancouver. You can try English Bay, Kits Beach, up on Cypress, from a restaurant or hotel, or just along the water’s edge.

    14. ElenaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:16am PDT

      I love the fireworks because it really is a celebration, and something to look forward to after work:)

    15. shannonMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:16am PDT

      I have enjoyed the fireworks since a kid. It is a highlight for me each summer with friends and family that marks a Vancouver tradition that brings back great memories and the opportunity to make more!

    16. BrianneMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:17am PDT

      The fireworks are gorgeous!

    17. MandyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:17am PDT

      I love the fireworks because they are a tradition in Vancouver. I remember as a teenager laying in the sand with friends all day just to see the show that night!!

    18. RoshenaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:18am PDT

      Love how the whole city comes together to celebrate the summer!

    19. tvlifeMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:19am PDT

      Watching the fireworks maes for a great picnic date nite…esp if you find a spot (not in English Bay) where you get a bit more space for you & your date.

    20. TriciaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:19am PDT

      they’re purdy! πŸ™‚

    21. MelissaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:19am PDT

      The celebration of light is what sold me when contemplating my move to Vancouver from Toronto. What a great way to bring people together and enjoy a live show on a beach in one of the best places to live on the planet. Thanks for this contest Miss 604, would love to enjoy it all over again!

    22. William StewartMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

      Very cool giveaway!

    23. TylerMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

      I love them because I can see them from my balcony πŸ˜‰

      @Alan – Aye it’s free! Expect MASSIVE crowds though. I’ve seen them from Burrard Bridge, Kits Beach, Sunset Beach, English Bay, Cypress Mountain’s Lookout. You can also see them from SFU’s Burnaby Mountain.

      Expect to deal with about 300,000 in English Bay alone though. If you have never been I do recommend checking out one of the weekday ones and plan to go early if you can.

      Park downtown (like Waterfront area) and take the bus into English Bay (#5 or #6). Getting out of the downtown area can take upward to 2 hours though πŸ™‚ Though if you stick to the lesser streets of the West End, the crowds aren’t as bad.

    24. Laura AnneMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:33am PDT

      Fireworks transport me back to the awe of childhood, when bright lights and big booms were all I needed to feel completely happy.

    25. VivianMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:33am PDT

      I love the fireworks because it’s a chance to get out and enjoy a wonderful summer evening with amazing fireworks… with a million other people πŸ™‚

    26. KSMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

      I’ve always wanted to watch the fireworks from the Boathouse rooftop, but always figured it was for VIPs only.

    27. DanykaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:35am PDT

      It’s a tradition – I’ve been going with the same group of friends ever since highschool.

    28. Hannah WilsonMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:38am PDT

      I l<3ve the fireworks because it's an excuse to spend the entire day on the beach, sipping coolers and camping out with a good viewing spot!

    29. ParkerMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:39am PDT

      I love how comfortable Vancouverites are squishing together on the beach to all enjoy the beautiful show together!! The massive crowds add to the excitement!!

    30. KayMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:40am PDT

      I love the fireworks because it has become an annual tradition for me. It makes for a great excuse to get away from school/work/life and to just enjoy a great day at the beach followed by a spectacular explosion of colour. Summer in Vancouver isn’t quite summer without the annual fireworks =)

    31. Stv.Monday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:43am PDT

      I actually don’t love the fireworks. But my 5-year-old absolutely *loves* fireworks and keeps asking about them. So I want to take him. And this sounds like a perfect way to do that.

    32. mingMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:50am PDT

      I’ve never watched the fireworks from the bathhouse (I usually watch from a friends place, in Kits). This sounds great.

    33. kelseyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:07pm PDT

      i love crowds, and i love how the fireworks light up the vancouver sky. English bay is a great place to watch it!

    34. SanazMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:16pm PDT

      Considering that I leave in the area, it’d be a shame to miss the fireworks but can’t bring myself to embracing the crowds!

    35. DilaraMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:21pm PDT

      I love the fireworks! It’s a Vancouver tradition – my family picks a date (one of the Saturdays) to have a picnic and relax all day before taking in the fireworks at night.

    36. colleenMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:21pm PDT

      Fireworks are one of the few things that I still love from my childhood. They just make me smile!

    37. ShelleyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:22pm PDT

      I love the fireworks,because of all the gorgeous popping/exploding colors! It’s like wathcing an unfolding/evolving art piece in the sky. So very cool.
      Watching from a prime location would be even cooler!

    38. Patrick M.Monday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:22pm PDT

      I go to the fireworks every year, but have never spent money doing so, I just sit on the beach and enjoy the show. I’d love to make a night of it with food and drinks.

    39. JessicaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:24pm PDT

      It is a Vancouver institution. I love it and have gone every year since I was a kid.

    40. NicoleMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:36pm PDT

      Nothing beats a night of good food & even better entertainment πŸ˜€

    41. AlickMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:36pm PDT

      I would love to win omg it be nice not to try and walk through the crowd of people this time

    42. CaraMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:38pm PDT

      I love the combination of the music and the fireworks!!

    43. TracyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:39pm PDT

      Fireworks are the best thing about summer!besides the beach of course.

    44. GuaciraMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:40pm PDT

      Because it’s one of the most romantic events I’ve ever attended.

    45. Jon JenningsMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:40pm PDT

      Well they’re pretty freaking awesome to look at, but the best bit is the thousands of people all standing around staring at the sky and saying “oooooooo” in unison. I love that πŸ™‚

    46. nance428Monday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:50pm PDT

      vancouver isnt the same without the fireworks… !!

    47. RachaelMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 12:52pm PDT

      I love to watch the fireworks because they always remind me of summer.

    48. Ron K.Monday, July 12th, 2010 — 1:06pm PDT

      It’s a tradition among friends to go to the fireworks. I remember going when I was still in grade school!

    49. NicoleMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 1:08pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because you can hang out with your friends outdoor by the beach.

    50. lindsayMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 1:23pm PDT

      I love how they bring the city together πŸ™‚ they are just a sign of summer!

    51. ChristineMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 1:26pm PDT

      I love fireworks because they are another great activity to enjoy outdoors!

    52. Carissa KasperMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 1:50pm PDT

      Such a beautiful and romantic thing to watch!

    53. sandyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 1:59pm PDT

      It has been a tradition to watch them each year. I love the pretty lights in the sky!

    54. ErinMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:03pm PDT

      I have never seen the fireworks but my boyfriend raves about them. I’d love the chance to see them in style the first time I see them. It seems like a fantastic evening.

    55. ShawnMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:15pm PDT

      Hope my girlfriend and I win!!!

    56. ShawnMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:16pm PDT

      Hope I win..

    57. DonnaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:18pm PDT

      fireworks remind me of that line in Aladdin when he and Jasmine are sitting on the rooftop and she says “it’s all so magical” πŸ™‚

    58. WelbyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:47pm PDT

      I like how the crowd goes ahhh, at the really big ones.

    59. AnneMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:49pm PDT

      I like to see the diversity of pyro-technical talent from different countries.

    60. taradenMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 2:59pm PDT

      I love the Celebration of Lights, they are a major part of the sumkmer in Vacncouver and I am glad that we still have the competition as there has been talk in the past of it being cancelled. The contestants do such an amazing job each year and it is one of my favorite parts of summer!

    61. ChrisWMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 3:08pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because they’re on my birthday this year!! Sat July 31st. What better way to celebrate than spend time with friends and see the fireworks! Even better would be VIP seating!!!! πŸ™‚

    62. JeanieMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 3:12pm PDT

      What’s not to love about fireworks in Vancouver? Great weather (usually, anyway), great atmosphere, and great beaches to enjoy it all on.

    63. ErinMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 3:20pm PDT

      It brings together people of all walks of life. The streets are shut down and we all come together as a community; there’s excitement in the air and a common purpose. It’s very envigorating!

    64. TrevorMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 3:54pm PDT

      Because it wouldn’t be summer in Vancouver without a nice evening by the beach with happy crowds and a beautiful display.

    65. JeremyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 4:19pm PDT

      I love that the fireworks have been a Vancouver staple for so long and it makes (most) people that attend happy!

    66. JenMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 4:21pm PDT

      I love going to the fireworks, being by the beach, having the corresponding music with the fireworks.

    67. MartineMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 4:31pm PDT

      It’s a beautiful tradition that I’ve participated in for years. Plus, trudging through the intense crowds afterwards is preparation for the zombie apocalypse! πŸ™‚

    68. BrendaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 6:25pm PDT

      Because watching them feels like a collective memory. Especially when you’re at English Bay with thousands of other people just as excited as you!

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    70. VickiMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 6:37pm PDT

      The fireworks have been a summer tradition in Vancouver for so many years. Viewing them from such a prime location would make it even more special.

    71. LoriMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 6:43pm PDT

      Because it reduces you to child-like magic every time πŸ˜€

    72. SharylinMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 7:10pm PDT

      I love the Celebration of Light fireworks because when they were going to be cancelled due to a lack of funding last year Vancouverites were passionate about having the show go on and new sponsors saved the long standing tradition!

    73. JessMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 7:23pm PDT

      I have such fond memories of this time of year, as the fireworks were on when I first moved to Canada in 2006!

    74. Bonnie Y.Monday, July 12th, 2010 — 7:28pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because they are dazzling and amazing.

    75. izikavazoMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 7:34pm PDT

      I love knowing that everyone else in the city is looking at the same thing that I’m looking at.

    76. lucMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 7:48pm PDT

      I proposed under a canopy of fireworks!

    77. bekkiMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 8:31pm PDT

      Oooh! Fireworks! So pretty in the sky!

    78. LingMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 8:36pm PDT

      I love fireworks. It reminds me of my childhood and spending time with my parents.

    79. ashleeMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 9:00pm PDT

      i love the busy summer nights of the fireworks and hanging out with friends πŸ™‚

    80. LeannaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 9:20pm PDT

      There aren’t a lot of things that bring such a wide range of people together. The fireworks are a fantastic time to hang out with fellow Vancouverites and enjoy the spectacle, the evening and each other.

    81. KatieMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 9:40pm PDT

      I love the Celebration of Light fireworks because they bring together an already multicultural city to show the audience even more about different cultures and their ways of celebrating. Plus, they’re really pretty and exciting!

    82. E. TangMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 9:40pm PDT

      I like the fireworks because it’s a festive event and gets everyone outside!

    83. EvelynMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 10:08pm PDT

      Flashing lights and epic music enthrall me. Having all of my friends out together while we wait for the show to start–equally a great moment. πŸ™‚

    84. LiaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 10:33pm PDT

      I love the contrast of the sparkly fireworks against the dark night sky. πŸ™‚

    85. SharonMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 10:45pm PDT

      I love how the fireworks brings people together, it’s a great community event!

    86. AlMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 10:53pm PDT

      The anticipation is fantastic. Count me in!

    87. RichardMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:07pm PDT

      It is such a great community event!!!!

    88. AnnaMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:24pm PDT

      Fireworks brings me back memories of when I was in my teen years πŸ™‚

    89. AnthonyMonday, July 12th, 2010 — 11:46pm PDT

      fireworks are a beautiful way to light up the night sky.

    90. SamanthaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 12:40am PDT

      I love watching Celebration of Light every year because it’s a great summer event that’s perfect for the whole community!

    91. veronicaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:18am PDT

      The fireworks in van are my favorite part of the summer…if not of the whole year! They just make me smile, bring back good memories and offer another chance to make even more great summer memories in van! πŸ™‚

    92. MonicaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:48am PDT

      Last year’s fireworks by South Africa was my first after moving from Texas last spring. Being from the land where “bigger is better”…it doesn’t get much better than fireworks over English Bay with the city, forest & mountains all around. It was the first night I fell in love with Vancouver πŸ™‚

    93. ShannonTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:46am PDT

      I love the celebration of lights because it is a inexpensive romantic night out for me and my boyfriend, a night which is always very special for us. πŸ™‚

    94. YasminTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:48am PDT

      I love fireworks! It’s a Vancouver tradition πŸ™‚

    95. RachelTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 10:03am PDT

      Because of all the pretty colours!

    96. MattTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 10:11am PDT

      It wouldn’t be a Vancouver summer without heading down to English Bay for the fireworks!

    97. SolomonTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 12:16pm PDT

      Fireworks is not only enjoyable and something to look forward to every year, it is something Vancouver is known for! It brings the whole city TOGETHER. I mean look at the amount of people that attend each year! πŸ™‚

    98. JennTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 12:35pm PDT

      I love the fireworks… It’s very nostalgic for me. I used to go as a teenager with my friends. We’d sit on the beach at English Bay all day to save our spot. Good memories!

    99. ErinTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:00pm PDT

      One of my earliest dates with my boyfriend was at the fireworks, four years ago. We’ve gone every year since, even though I panic in crowds!

    100. jeffTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:17pm PDT

      I’m going regardless of whether I win because it’s always a great time down at English Bay during fireworks.

    101. VeronicaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 1:30pm PDT

      The buzz on the beach for pretty much the entire day is awesome… there’s usually so much going on, and then to have the fireworks as the finale!

    102. VanessaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:23pm PDT

      It’s a Vancouver summer staple and never disappoints!

    103. JohnTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:39pm PDT

      Great scenery, and also a great way to bring people together and enjoy what Vancouver has to offer !

    104. LarissaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:42pm PDT

      A Vancouver summer tradition, so glad they were able to have it again this year. I love watching little kids absolutely mesmerized by the display, jaws agape, eyes wide ….

    105. TeresaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 2:47pm PDT

      I love how everyone comes together to watch it! It feels like a tradition since I’ve watched them every year since I was a child.

    106. CeciTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:26pm PDT

      What’s not to love? The beautiful fireworks, the atmosphere, it’s a great event that brings ppl together.

    107. RennTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:32pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because it brings the city together and also because it’s another fun activity to do in the summer!

    108. SharonTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 4:34pm PDT

      Could there be a better setting to meet a new boyfriend? I don’t think so!

    109. MaddyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:14pm PDT

      I love fireworks for the variety and how you can get lost in your own world from watching them

    110. StephenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:32pm PDT

      Woo hoo! fireworks!

    111. JenTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 6:41pm PDT

      Love the way it brings everyone out to Vancouver’s beautiful beaches to watch the gorgeous fireworks displays.

    112. BradleyTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 7:36pm PDT

      I love fireworks, always have; the fact that my mom always worried I would blow my hands off just made them cooler. πŸ˜‰

    113. LindaTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:14pm PDT

      The fireworks was one of the “things” we did when I first visited Vancouver. We were gifted a fireworks-dinner cruise for my birthday- was a spectacular way to see the fireworks. There something about the sparks, colors and light it evokes happiness.

    114. dorisTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 9:32pm PDT

      I love the fireworks! It makes me feel like a kid, getting excited about flashing lights and the fact that there are thousands of people all looking up in the sky at the same time. EPIC.

    115. JanetTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 10:15pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because there are so many people sitting on the beach oohing and aahing at the same colors, light and sparks!

    116. deniTuesday, July 13th, 2010 — 10:22pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because to me they represent summer in Vancouver. A whole lot of people coming together for a good time.

    117. ChelseaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 8:34am PDT

      the memories and the way they bring people together!

    118. PeterWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:01am PDT

      Excellent. Vancouver and fireworks, in the summer!

    119. EmmaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:05am PDT

      I love the fireworks because the whole city comes together!

    120. GaryWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:20am PDT

      Its one of my favorite annual events in Vancouver … I love how the city comes together to make it such a successful & fun event!

    121. AllisonWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:26am PDT

      This year it is all about the Latin American fireworks – Viva Mexico y España!!!!!

    122. StashWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:35am PDT

      It’s incredible to see so many people out watching the same thing

    123. Jenn G.Wednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:37am PDT

      Fireworks >>> vuvuzelas.

    124. AlexisWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:38am PDT

      I love the fireworks because there’s nothing quite like hearing 200,000 + people all saying “Ahhhh” at the same time. I live in the West End and love seeing so many happy people in my neighbourhood!

    125. NiteshWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:48am PDT

      fireworks are a great way to spend time with friends and family on a nice summer night!

    126. CarrieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 9:49am PDT

      Cause fireworks are just cool!

    127. amfriesenWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 10:10am PDT

      omg 119 comments i imagine there is at least that many via twitter; tough competition but i’ll throw my hat in the ring

      our small firework business would really appreciate hobnobbing with other firwork people for advice and advertising

    128. BenWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 10:43am PDT

      I love the fireworks because for those few evenings in the summer the streets near English bay feel like a completely different city completely maxed out with people. Perhaps… Tokyo.

    129. OrendaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 11:24am PDT

      i love the fireworks because the look on my sons face is priceless! its the only few moments of the year where he stays still:)

    130. RichardWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 12:59pm PDT

      I love how in awe everyone becomes at the fireworks. It’s amazing that.

    131. KatieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:20pm PDT

      I love how the whole city piles into the westend.

    132. LisaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 3:23pm PDT

      Seeing the huge fireworks make me feel like a carefree kid again!

    133. KirstinWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:04pm PDT

      The fireworks remind me of my first summer in Canada after we immigrated. It was awe-inspiring and represents for me the wonder and possibility made available to me every day in this beautiful place.

    134. CathyWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:10pm PDT

      i love Vancouver’s summer atmosphere by the beach.

    135. WinnieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:14pm PDT

      I love fireworks because my kids love it

    136. AngieWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:16pm PDT

      I remember going to the fireworks as a child with my family and making a whole day of it. We would start off at English Bay and take a water taxi across to Granville Island to get lunch from the Market and then come back and eat it in English Bay, followed by kite flying and various other activities. I’m so happy that they are still around so I am able to share these experiences and make new memories with my son πŸ™‚

    137. Dan DoanWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 4:20pm PDT

      I love the fireworks! They unite the city!

    138. TinaWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 5:22pm PDT

      Ive seen the fireworks for at least 5 years already, everything i am amazed at the display of lights from the fireworks. Every time I enjoyed it with my family. I love the Celebration of Lights, I never miss it!

    139. ACWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 10:07pm PDT

      The fireworks is a summertime tradition in Vancouver. I love the crowds, seeing all types of people gathering to share in a great experience, hearing all the oohs and aahs!

    140. BethWednesday, July 14th, 2010 — 11:12pm PDT

      Who doesn’t love explosions?

    141. A Little CoffeeThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 12:48am PDT

      Great giveaway! I’ve always loved the fireworks in Vancouver but ever since last year, it’s been a reminder of my relationship with my boyfriend. We spent our second date on Denman street getting sushi for dinner and having dessert at Dulcinea while waiting for the fireworks, and it was an amazing evening, so I’ll always feel a bit nostalgic about it. And I think we’ll enjoy the fireworks together every year from here on out!

    142. ivyThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 4:53am PDT

      Fireworks are one of those magical medium that touches everyone’s attention and fascination! =)

    143. AlisonThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 9:58am PDT

      Celebration of Light is one of my first memories of Vancouver. I has just moved to Canada and was living in Victoria at the time. My boyfriend’s parents took us over to the mainland and down to English Bay. I had never seen so many people in one place with one goal – to see this amazing spectacle. The thousands of people walking up Davie St. afterwards was incredible to experience.

    144. JodiThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:03am PDT

      fireworks always mean it’s summertime in vancouver!

    145. SerenaThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:22am PDT

      I love the Fireworks because my dad used to take me every year as a girl, now that he is gone when I watch the fireworks I feel like he is near and watching with me

    146. CameronThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:55am PDT

      I love the imagination of the fireworks and seeing if I can spot any new ones each year.

    147. AncaThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 12:34pm PDT

      After five summers in Montreal, with its fireworks spectacles, I can’t wait to see what Vancouver has to offer!

    148. PatThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:07pm PDT

      We love to experience the fireworks with our children as it is such an awesome show and they get to feel the energy that Vancouver offers people when in such a positive environment!

    149. HeteshThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:09pm PDT

      I like the artistry that is presented! TheyÒ€ℒre beautiful

    150. AlanThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:11pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because it’s a great event for all ages!

    151. Don ForanThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

      I like to go “oooh” & “aaah”..!

    152. jackie tranThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:16pm PDT

      I love firework because I am aways wow-ed. Its lways something new and different!!!

    153. Michelle LerouxThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:21pm PDT

      I like fireworks since you generally watch them in a large group of people and there is something powerful about experiencing something beautiful at the same time as so many others.

    154. KarenThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:46pm PDT

      I always love the Fireworks music. πŸ™‚

    155. DaisyThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 1:49pm PDT

      I love watching the fireworks but I’m not fond of the crowds so this would be perfect πŸ™‚

    156. AlysonThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 2:38pm PDT

      I love seeing everyone converge on the West End to watch them!

    157. FishieeeeeThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 3:10pm PDT

      Fireworks in Vancouver is having a hard time getting sponsors. I’m not rich enough to be a sponsor but wee should support our city by attending the shows. Horay!

    158. Chandra_C_Thursday, July 15th, 2010 — 8:05pm PDT

      Because it’s not summer without the Celebration of Light! World class fireworks, great music, and hundreds of thousands of your neighbours on the beach!

    159. NicoleThursday, July 15th, 2010 — 11:36pm PDT

      i love the experience of being surrounded by so many great people and being able to watch it

    160. GloriaFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 2:45am PDT

      Happiness*Excitment*Shocked*Awe*Breathtaking*anxious*relaxation*Fun* Thrilling*Beautiful*Romantic* =)Please pick me=)

    161. DezraFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 3:38am PDT

      I love the excitement in the air.

    162. JanFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 9:00am PDT

      I love the new types of fireworks used every year.

    163. DanFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 9:59am PDT

      Explosions set to music. That’s really all there is to say about it! Brilliant.

    164. JeffFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 10:02am PDT

      I remember being a kid and staying late to get to go down and see the fireworks. It’s this amazing show that is designed by people who just like to blow stuff up. No two firework shows are alike and even when mixed and designed but a vetrian pro, they will never be 100% predictable.

    165. ChristineFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 10:25am PDT

      Fireworks rock cause I an people watch for hours before the grand finale!

    166. Drunken HandymanFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 10:30am PDT

      Because watching things explode is cool!

    167. HeatherFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 11:59am PDT

      Exploding things to music is just plain awesome!

    168. KevinFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 5:06pm PDT

      The fireworks are great because you can spend time at the beach, enjoy company, and watch things explode πŸ™‚

    169. RitaFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 5:31pm PDT

      Cool, would be great to go!! I love watching the fireworks because of that feeling you get when they explode and you’re really close to them.

    170. Tuija SeipellFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 6:19pm PDT

      It’s part of West End summer! Definitely worth taking your out-of-town guests to!

    171. SherryFriday, July 16th, 2010 — 11:32pm PDT

      Fireworks are just so amazing and they remind me of my misspent youth and my first love…..

    172. PingSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 8:15am PDT

      Fireworks is just so mesmerizing! pick me, please!!!

    173. LaureentSaturday, July 17th, 2010 — 12:36pm PDT

      I love fireworks… they’re so pretty! Combined with music, it’s definitely a sight to see πŸ™‚

    174. SandySunday, July 18th, 2010 — 10:12am PDT

      I love all the colours and the oooh-aaah sound people make when there is a nice explosion.

    175. ChrisSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 10:54am PDT

      See Celebration of light fireworks every year, just because Im a fireworks lover. pick me:)

    176. PaulaSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 11:17am PDT

      I love the fireworks because it shows how spectacular and beautiful Vancouver can be at night.

    177. Stella TungSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 11:48am PDT

      I love watching the fireworks at English Bay and feeling like the brilliant colours will just rain down on everyone at the beach.

    178. JaniceSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 3:32pm PDT

      I like the boom boom.

    179. Jenny ChanSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 7:53pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because it brings back some great childhood memories when my parents took me to watch them. It was one of the rare and exciting times when I would be out on the street so late at night.

    180. AnnieSunday, July 18th, 2010 — 10:07pm PDT

      I like the music and fireworks combination. I worked at the boathouse during one summer and got to serve people on the patio as they were watching the fireworks. It would be nice to be the one sitting down and served to this time. πŸ™‚

    181. MarilouMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 12:40am PDT

      Love going to the fireworks, a Vancouver tradition! Maybe this year I’ll take pictures. Would love to win this prize instead of dodging people at the park.

    182. NoraMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 1:26am PDT

      I love the Celebration of Lights!! Back in the day when they were still sponsored by the cigarette companies, my friends and I would go to La Ronde in Montreal and lay on the grass to watch that city’s participation in the competition. They are always so amazing, even when they’re not the winners! Now, my first summer in Vancouver and I am excited to see how this city does the festival – what a perfect start to my new life here to win this contest!!

    183. Andrea RempelMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 9:31am PDT

      It looks like we are going to have great weather for this event! Can’t wait!!

    184. JonMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 10:20am PDT

      It’s exciting to see the sky light up with color!

    185. Veronica RMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 1:37pm PDT

      I saw last year’s celebration of light and it was amazing!

    186. RanelleMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 2:57pm PDT

      Fireworks are an amazing celebration of special events! They are beautiful and bring people together.

    187. ChelseaMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:02pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because nothing says “Summer in Vancouver” like them. I love watching the fireworks – but I also love looking down the beach and seeing hundreds of thousands of people lit up by the sky!

    188. mimmyMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:07pm PDT

      I’m so excited to see the fireworks every year!
      I am going to wear my Japanese Kimono which called ‘Yukata’,
      and I will enjoy this summer!!

    189. ChristinaMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:14pm PDT

      I love the Celebration of Light! I love how the city comes together and comes out to see it every year. Makes our city so special!

    190. VeronicaMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:20pm PDT

      I love fireworks! It would be an awesome evening to enjoy with friends.

    191. KimMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:34pm PDT

      Fireworks are explosively fun!!!

    192. CrystalMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:34pm PDT

      Love the fireworks because it’s something I can’t do in my own backyard!!!

    193. LindseyMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 3:48pm PDT

      I love the fireworks, because I love going downtown with all my friends to enjoy them.

    194. KellyMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 4:21pm PDT

      i love the fireworks because every color of the fireworks to me means a different meaning. The colors are just so vibrant and pretty and when I see them it just makes me so happy.

    195. KathyMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 4:37pm PDT

      Romantic! Sitting with your favorite guy taking in the beauty of the fireworks

    196. SandyMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 7:27pm PDT

      It’s amazing and mesmerizing to watch. Having a great seat to enjoy a fabulous meal, watch the concert and show just makes a perfect summer evening!

    197. LeahMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 8:30pm PDT

      I love how excited my son is to stay up way past his bedtime and go out AT NIGHT to see the fireworks. His wonder and excitement make it worth braving the crowds.

    198. RobMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 9:56pm PDT

      The Olympics where amazing with fireworks every night! I can’t wait for the night sky to light up again with everyone just gazing in awe.

    199. RobMonday, July 19th, 2010 — 10:46pm PDT

      The fireworks, are what defines a Vancouver summer, good crowd, fun times, plenty of memories, and more to be made. Plus being able to physically feel them is pretty cool.

    200. DeeTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 10:37am PDT

      Fireworks make me look at the night with child-like wonder and remind me of past celebrations.

    201. AnitaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 10:44am PDT

      I love the fireworks because of the community atmosphere and the awe that it creates.

    202. misoTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:02am PDT

      i love fireworks

    203. misoTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:11am PDT

      forgot to mention, i like fireworks because i like to see all the explosion and light in the sky… it’s fun to watch!

    204. KevinTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

      Because I have never seen them up close and would love to see them as they were designed to be seen.

    205. JulieTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 12:20pm PDT

      Good luck to everyone. Hope whoever wins has a wonderful time @ the fireworks!! And If you don’t win, I stIll hope you have a chance to enjoy the evening and the fireworks.

    206. DanielleTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:05pm PDT

      fireworks!

    207. LAinVancouverTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:09pm PDT

      There is nothing more spectacular than sitting in English Bay – with the silhouettes of the crowd, boats, mountains and skyline and watching the skies light up. So many people are so jaded and stay away because of the crowds. They need to give their heads a shake and witness the spectacular beauty of the entire scene.

    208. IainTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:27pm PDT

      The calculations that go into each shot to time them to the music is pretty amazing!

    209. CynthiaTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 3:30pm PDT

      we so rarely get a huge fireworks show in Vancouver, so it’s always great to see, plus it has great music to go along with it!

    210. Alex CameronTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:39pm PDT

      Why wouldn’t I love the fireworks? They’re just amazing!

    211. rachael chatoorTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 4:44pm PDT

      Oh yeah enter me please, and yes I will retweet…….
      Cross fingers…..

    212. jordanTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 5:37pm PDT

      It’s the best part of summer: warm evenings, community party, not expensive. Yay!!!!

    213. TracyTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 5:59pm PDT

      I love the fireworks cause I love the energy of the crowds and the shows are always amazing.

    214. AlTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 9:24pm PDT

      Tripod + bulb setting on camera makes for great shots.

    215. LingTuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 10:41pm PDT

      Ya fireworks!

    216. Kris J.Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 — 10:57pm PDT

      Fireworks remind me childhood – It’s just amazing!

    217. AlexWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 8:50am PDT

      I love fireworks b/c they are so pretty πŸ™‚

    218. HilaryWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:05am PDT

      Best thing about the fireworks? Definitely has to be the deep *BOOM! pop pop pop pop!* sound that reverberates through your body. Of course I love the colours and the lights, but it’s that sound and the vibrations that make the fireworks experience so incredible!

    219. JohnWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:27am PDT

      Specially planned a week’s tour to finish in Vancouver for the last night’s spectacular firework display!

    220. CindyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:37am PDT

      How lucky we are in Vancouver, not only to celebrate our own cultural diversity, but to celebrate the diversity of the world and play host to the Nations of the World who join us in this Celebration of Light. Our celebration of these nations in such a beautiful display is why I love these fireworks.

    221. GrantWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 11:22am PDT

      I just think it is amazing that the same materials used to create weapons can be turned into such a colourful and wonderful light and sound show.

    222. tammyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

      i have been going to the fireworks for 19 years and always in the same spot ( to the left of the boathouse ) in the park….someday maybe i can watch them from the boathouse ::) my family and i are totally in love with this event every year it gives us something to be excited about and to meet up with all other vanocouverites !! we meet new people every year its so awesome !!BOOM BOOM PRETTY LIGHTS πŸ™‚

    223. tracyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 1:12pm PDT

      a great way to cool off πŸ˜€ boom boom pow!

    224. NadineWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 1:16pm PDT

      I love watching the fireworks over the best backdrop around.

    225. nobleWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 1:40pm PDT

      I like things that go boom in the night

    226. LaurenWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 5:11pm PDT

      I love fireworks because they’re sensationally pretty, but not half as tasty as BBQ.

    227. GordWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 5:42pm PDT

      I like the celebration of light because me and my sexy girl shared an unbelievable romantic kiss that changed our lives.

    228. SuzanneWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 9:18pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because I have created my own tradition since it had started. Every year I have enjoyed the viewing of the fireworks and every year, the group has grown more (friends). Now that I have children, I now share this tradition with them. Its a great time to get together with old friends and family, and great excuse for my kids to have a late night.

    229. AmyWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 10:25pm PDT

      It’s an event that can be enjoyed by the whole family!

    230. ErinWednesday, July 21st, 2010 — 11:40pm PDT

      Fireworks are fireworks (and they’re great) but the atmosphere is what makes it a fun night.

    231. ArcThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 12:43am PDT

      …because sometimes you need to stop wondering how they ‘do it’…and just sit and enjoy the show.

    232. LiisaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 6:27am PDT

      I love fireworks because it’s something that my son and I enjoy together. We have yet to see the Celebration of Lights but hope that one way or another we get to see them this year – and if we could see them in “prime viewing seats”, it would be that much better!!!

    233. LoriThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 8:24am PDT

      I love the fireworks because they reduce all of us to a state of childlike wonder πŸ™‚

    234. JenThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 9:52am PDT

      Fireworks are a Vancouver summer classic! Always beautiful and fun.

    235. JYThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 10:18am PDT

      Love the fireworks. Vancouver goes nuts as well!

    236. FatimaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 11:07am PDT

      how can anyone not love fireworks?! They always put me in a good mood… a great fireworks display just makes everyone happy!

    237. YutakaThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 11:44am PDT

      What an awesome prize!
      I hope I win!

    238. NicoleThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 12:05pm PDT

      I marvel at how the fireworks entrance the masses – what is it about them that make us so excited? I think it’s because someone is creating this spectacular light show up in the sky and it looks so pretty πŸ˜€

    239. SherrieThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 1:27pm PDT

      The yearly fireworks gives you the feeling of being on a holiday in your own city! It’s a festival of joy for all those who attend, while capturing fantastic visuals, of lights and action! It’s a chance for even those on a forced budget to partake in city fun! That’s why we love the fireworks!

    240. NikkiThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 3:37pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because they make me feel like entering the fairyland ^_^

    241. marileeThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 3:42pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because no matter how I’m feeling, or what’s going on in my life… when the fireworks start, everything seems okay and I become peacefully happy. The fireworks are completely mesmerizing. Sometimes getting to the fireworks can be stressful, trying to get there in time, traffic closures, the huge crowds of people, but the stress just melts away when the fireworks start. No matter what has happened before the fireworks start, all that I can focus on once they start is how beautiful they are. The fireworks also remind me of family because until my mid-teens I would always go to see them with my parents and my brother. So, seeing the fireworks reminds me of those early memories and my heart fills up with love.

    242. TiffanyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 3:55pm PDT

      Because I get to snuggle up with my boyfriend and watch it brighten the sky.

    243. RoxanneTThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:11pm PDT

      The fireworks themselves are stunning, but the topper for me is hearing everyone around me oooh, and ahhhh!

    244. AmyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:18pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because they bring people from all over vancouver together! It’s just a fun time for all and having it free is a major bonus πŸ™‚

    245. MehnazThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:31pm PDT

      I’ve never been!
      It’s sad, but I’ve never been able to make it, so I’d love to go!

    246. CindyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 4:40pm PDT

      The fireworks to me are a quintessential part of summer. I remember as a kid when we lived out in the Valley it was an all day affair for my aunts, my mom, my cousins and me to load up our vehicles and secure a prime viewing spot on the beach.

      We parked far away and walked for what seemed like never ending blocks. Once we had picked the perfect spot we sat, waited, laughed and kept each other entertained until the show started.

      Looking back, those family memories are what makes the fireworks so exciting for me. Many years older now I look forward to making firework memories with my own children one day.

    247. MarkThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 5:12pm PDT

      Because it brings out a huge crowd!

    248. TonyThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 6:19pm PDT

      I love the feeling of celebration

    249. Mandy WongThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 9:04pm PDT

      I would love to have this – fireworks warm my heart πŸ™‚

    250. HuckdollThursday, July 22nd, 2010 — 11:43pm PDT

      Oooh, pretty lights going boom. My fave!

    251. CharleneFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 1:59am PDT

      Because I love that everyone around me is feeling the exact same thing as me looking up at those fireworks! Camaraderie at its best!

    252. DaveFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 8:47am PDT

      I love the fireworks because no one from outside Vancouver understands why 500,000 people would crowd onto the beaches four nights a year to watch them.

    253. SaraFriday, July 23rd, 2010 — 10:39am PDT

      I have never seen the Vancouver fireworks before! Hoping to go this year…

    254. JenSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 1:11pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because there’s a great feeling being out there in the summer air, sharing such a fantastic event with so many fellow Vancouverites. We’ve avoided it for the last few years because of the hassle and craziness (especially with two little ones), but this would make an amazing night out for just hubby and I…we’re celebrating our 14th anniversary on July 27th so what a great anniversary gift it would be!

    255. kathieSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 2:18pm PDT

      Fireworks + a beautiful Vancouver evening = summer. There is no place like it!!

    256. DevonSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 2:19pm PDT

      Maybe my first trip down to see the fireworks?

    257. kathieSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 2:21pm PDT

      Firework + an outstanding Vancouver evening = SUMMER!

    258. ChrisSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 2:26pm PDT

      I love that the fireworks bring Vancouverites together. We need more of this kind of stuff!!

    259. TracySaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 2:28pm PDT

      Very pretty! (:

    260. RubySaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 4:07pm PDT

      I feel like a kid again looking up and enjoying the spectacular fireworks and hearing the thunderous bangs.

    261. Laurel ThomasSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 5:58pm PDT

      Nostalgic!! I remember taking my wee boys for a day at 2nd beach and staying for the fireworks at night. Now they’re grown young man and off with their lady friends to watch the fireworks without their lovin Mama! Sweet memories of those wonderful days, plus I have a fireworks addiction πŸ˜‰

    262. MonicaSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 6:09pm PDT

      I loved it! First time there, as I live out of province. How many people watched it live?

    263. Tessa ThamSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 7:20pm PDT

      Love the fireworks because it has been Vancouver’s summer tradition over the years. Great crowd, (usually) great weather, and it’s always an enjoyable time πŸ™‚

    264. AmandaSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 7:24pm PDT

      Haven’t gone this year because of the crowds-this sounds amazing!

    265. tanyaSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 7:48pm PDT

      I like fireworks because they are in vancouver, and i love vancouver, sometimes known by my friends and I as man-couver.

    266. DonSaturday, July 24th, 2010 — 8:30pm PDT

      I love fireworks because you never know what will be coming next.

    267. gigiSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 8:03am PDT

      I like the fireworks b/c they’re always a great way to end an evening and make it special.

    268. JosephSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 9:25am PDT

      I just marvel at the multicolour spectacle of the fireworks thats why I love to watch them.

    269. Naomi LippettSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 1:55pm PDT

      I like watching money go up in smoke

    270. MikeSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 1:57pm PDT

      bringing people together to celebrate and share something beautiful and rare. An experience to echo in our memories through time. Colour, lights, thunder, stars, music, community. The fireworks are a jewel in Vancouver’s summer.

    271. ZeyadSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 2:11pm PDT

      Would love to spend it with my 5-year-old daughter.

    272. SLSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 2:21pm PDT

      Love the fireworks because it’s the biggest competition in the world πŸ™‚

    273. AlienSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 3:11pm PDT

      Honestly, I think they’re a bit of a downer. Don’t get me wrong, it’s fantastic to see the city come together like this in my neighborhood, but the douchbaggery once the crowds disperse is nuts and Fireworks are a huge environmental mess. So I guess the part I love, is that they seem to make everyone else so happy.

    274. RitaSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 3:38pm PDT

      My mother in law is visiting from Ottawa and loves fireworks. It is her birthday on July 31st and I would love to take her to the show in style.

    275. hansolocujoSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 4:25pm PDT

      Fireworks are a great way to end the day in the world’s most beautiful city.

    276. Tiffany R WSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 8:44pm PDT

      Well in reference to fireworks in general, they are made by the chinese (i’m chinese), and they are magical.

      In reference to the Celebration of Light, well these Fireworks are a Vancouver tradition. I have been watching them ever since I was a little kid.

    277. TimSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 10:33pm PDT

      Like to take my wife of 19 years to the best spot in Vancouver and have a little firework kissing while listening to the music.

    278. KevinSunday, July 25th, 2010 — 11:13pm PDT

      Relaxing on the grass!

    279. CaresseMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:21am PDT

      I love the fireworks because it gets me out of the Tri-Cities and into the hustle and bustle of downtown Van.

    280. shannonMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 3:47pm PDT

      fun..fireworks make us all feel like kids..oooh,aaaah

    281. JuliaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 4:09pm PDT

      I love going to the beach with a picnic for the fireworks. It is the best place to people watch!

    282. alan katowitzMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 8:44pm PDT

      I have loved fireworks from my childhood, growing up in the USA, and celebrating the 4th of July. After moving to Canada, I rekindled my love of fireworks with the Sea Festival events in the 70’s which morphed into the Benson and Hedges “Symphony of Fire” in the 80’s-90’s and now the Celebration of Light. I have a passion for photographing the fireworks with a time tested technique. I will be revealing this technique in a up and comming blog on pyrotecknics and my fireworks photographs. I have been photographing fireworks presentations for over 20 years. I plan to unfold a exhibition of my pyrotechnic art in the comming year. This exhibition will be a retrospective of my years of documentation of the various fireworks companies from the countrys presenting in the fireworks competitions.

    283. TinaMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 10:41pm PDT

      I love going to the beach for fireworks. The combination of fireworks and music is so magical

    284. LoriMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:07pm PDT

      I love thinking about the fireworks while I’m at home with my two year old son and husband, dreaming about a hard to come by evening out on the town.

    285. JillianMonday, July 26th, 2010 — 11:31pm PDT

      I love to hear the crowd say “Ah…Oh.. wow” and clap without being expected to.

    286. CoreyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:48am PDT

      Helloooooo Me Pls.

      Just the chance to escape the marijuana and beer crowd is exciting …

    287. EileenTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:51am PDT

      I love the fireworks, always have. The creativity, spending time with friends and family and the ‘wow’ factor!

    288. DaveTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:56am PDT

      I love the fireworks because the combination of light and sound is music to the senses.

      Combine that with the actual music, and I enjoy them all the more.

    289. triciaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:04am PDT

      This would be an experience of a life time…. wow so close instead of so far away

    290. JenTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:07am PDT

      I love the fireworks because they’re so mind blowing…they’re gorgeous and so much fun to watch – great excuse to get the friends together and have a bbq at the beach too πŸ™‚

    291. SunheeTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:12am PDT

      It gives me goose bumps to watch such beautiful displays of lights with BANG!

    292. JanetTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:19am PDT

      I love to celebrate Vancouver this way!

    293. PriskilaTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:30am PDT

      I’ve seen the first two displays and do not want to miss the finale. It would be a great bonus to see the finale from a prime viewing area.

    294. IanTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:32am PDT

      i love the fireworks because they remind me to call my parents and tell them i love them for taking me to the fireworks when they were a safe, community-based event. i love the fireworks because they remind me of a better time when people left the hate at home. i love the fireworks because they remind me how much i love staying home and having a beer rather than fighting the crowds and dodging broken glass on the street while steering clear of putzes and tramps.

    295. don eTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

      i love the fireworks because it’s crazy packed with people and the show is guaranteed to be beautiful- it’s crazy beautiful!

    296. DannyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:34am PDT

      Because it brings together the biggest crowds of the summer!

    297. KellyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:38am PDT

      Would definitely be a memorable experience for my fiance and I!

    298. MargotTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:44am PDT

      It reminds me of how fortunate we are to live in such a fabulous City and Country. Yes, oh to be Canadian – eh!!

    299. EveTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 11:46am PDT

      i love shiny things.

    300. Sharon MasonTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:02pm PDT

      What a thrill it would be to really be able to see the fireworks!!!!
      Thanks for these great contests. Many of us would never be able to afford the price or have the connections and so on the be in the right place at the right time. Thanks for giving ordinary people a chance.

    301. CheriseTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:14pm PDT

      This would probably be the only way to take my daughter to the fireworks.

    302. ChristineTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:22pm PDT

      Sounds odd, but I love the fireworks simply because I can see them so well. I am partially sighted and because the fireworks are so bright, colourful and big, they stand out so well so I can fully enjoy them.

    303. Carissa KasperTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 12:32pm PDT

      I love fireworks and this would be my first year!

    304. Jadene LumTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:30pm PDT

      I look forward to the fireworks every year. Summer is not the same in Vancouver without our yearly celebration of lights!.

    305. Barb WalterTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 1:31pm PDT

      I love fireworks – the colours, the sounds …. but I’ve been chicken to go downtown & see them for 2 years now!! But a comfy place to view them would make all the difference!

    306. CathrynTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 2:38pm PDT

      Not to sound overly melodramatic, but watching the fireworks is a positively emotional experience for me. Something about the constant glimmer of hope in the night sky and the tragically beautiful music tell me that my dad will make it through cancer… that my friend did not die in vain from the unfortunate car crash… that life (and death) is going to be okay in the end… and that love does ultimately prevail. It would be nice to watch the fireworks without a group of young teenagers directly behind me shouting “SH-BAM!” every time one went off (Really, no exaggeration! This was my experience last week, LOL!!).

    307. SamTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 2:45pm PDT

      …because this would be the perfect way to propose to my girlfriend of 3 years.

    308. wendyTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 3:58pm PDT

      there is nothing quite so magical as watching an explosion of lights over the most beautiful Bay in the world.

    309. Ian YeungTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 7:48pm PDT

      I love the fireworks because its romantic!

    310. RachelTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:09pm PDT

      sounds so fun!

    311. DebsTuesday, July 27th, 2010 — 10:53pm PDT

      Love to see it from that vantage point.

    312. StephanieWednesday, July 28th, 2010 — 5:52pm PDT

      Watching the fireworks has become a tradition for me since moving here from the prairies. Last year’s fireworks were even more meaningful as my family from out east watched them with me. Look forward to making new memories this year.

    313. Arron ObstfeldFriday, August 13th, 2010 — 6:03pm PDT

      I smoked for quite a while. I recognize it damages my health and so I must stop smoking however it has been difficult. None of the stopping products did the trick. Then I saw the e-cigarette. It has practically changed my life. No more breathing cancerous substances feels stupendous!

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