Celebration of Light Bleacher Contest 3

Comments 137 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Celebration of Light fireworks nights are fast-approaching and as the weather dries up (even if the sun isn’t shining) locals are already thinking about which spot they’ll stake out on the beach. For those wanting a different experience this year, you can purchase reserved bleacher seats in English Bay. You’ll have an unobstructed view of the fireworks barge in English Bay and even be able to enjoy artists on the ShoreFest concert stage.

Tribute to China
Photo credit: Tyler Ingram on Flickr

I’ve hosted two contests already, one for bleacher seats on July 30th with China, and another for Spain on August 3rd. The final pair of reserved bleacher seats for Canada next Wednesday, August 6th are now up for grabs. Here’s how you can enter to win:

  • Leave a comment on this post naming your favourite country that has presented at the Celebration of Light OR who you would look forward to seeing (1 entry)
  • Post the following on Twitter (1 entry)
  • I entered to win reserved bleacher seats for @CelebofLight fireworks from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5O2fA

    I will draw the winner at random from all entries on Monday, August 1st at 9:00am.

    Rough drawing of Fireworks Info
    For the best viewing locations, road closures and more, check out my
    Guide to the Fireworks published in 2010.

    Follow the Celebration of Light on Twitter or Facebook for updates leading up to this summer’s events and add your photos to their group on Flickr.

    Update The contest winner is James (@jstewart007)!

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    137 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

    1. glennoTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      i would love to see brazil….olympics and mardi-gras…tells me they know how to light u[p an evening

    2. Ginger GervaisTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:29pm PDT

      South Africa was the best last year, by far my fav πŸ™‚

    3. glennoTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:30pm PDT

      carnival……..sorry………..although they are both fabulous

    4. alexTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:36pm PDT

      Spain last year was amazing! Looking fwd to the defending champions’ show!

    5. KarlTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

      I haven’t seen that many but China was pretty kick-ass

    6. stacey dempseyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:39pm PDT

      i would love to see canada of course , see what we can do !

    7. stacey dempseyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:40pm PDT

      i tweeted

    8. DevikaTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:46pm PDT


    9. ShannonTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:47pm PDT

      I want to see china! THEY ARE ALWAYS GOOD AT FIREWORKS.

    10. DianeTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 3:54pm PDT

      I think it was Spain a few years ago that I liked best.

    11. ChristineTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

      Spain was amazing last year πŸ™‚

    12. RubyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:02pm PDT

      I really enjoyed Spain last time .. and of course would love to see Canada WIN!

    13. LauraTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:03pm PDT

      China always does an excellent job!

    14. KevinTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

      China, they invented gunpowder of course. πŸ™‚

    15. mariaTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:06pm PDT

      Spain is usually very good.

    16. Loic JeanjeanTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:17pm PDT

      I loved Spain a few years ago, really awesome music with their fireworks

    17. jeanieTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:29pm PDT

      really enjoyed spain last year! =)

    18. Michael KwanTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:44pm PDT

      Canada, of course. Go Team Canada!

    19. ManpreetTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 4:52pm PDT

      Definately looking forward to CHINA!! πŸ™‚ they will have the best ones πŸ˜€ woo!

    20. LindsayTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 5:01pm PDT

      Canada :p

    21. Tyler CranstonTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 5:08pm PDT

      Hopefully China’s firework display is awesome this year, always my favorite.

    22. LydiaTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 5:14pm PDT

      My favourite country that presented was Africa, back in the summer of 2009. Not only were the fireworks amazing, but the soundtrack (the Lion King and Hans Zimmer!) was fantastic!

    23. SherylTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 5:15pm PDT

      Of all countries, I look forward to seeing Canada the most. I love music, I love fireworks and I love Canada!

    24. tracyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 5:23pm PDT

      definitely China !

    25. NerissaTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 5:55pm PDT

      Our home country of course, CANADA!

    26. EvTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 6:03pm PDT


    27. KellyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 6:16pm PDT

      Spain for sure- always put on a great show!

    28. CaitlinTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 6:25pm PDT


    29. JeffTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 6:44pm PDT

      I think most of the people who are being serious here would love to see Canada though the last couple years, when I have went, many of the other countries were good as well.

    30. haroldTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 7:38pm PDT

      Favorite was China.

    31. LesleyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:10pm PDT

      I would love to see Canada. Always my favourite.

    32. BrendaTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:19pm PDT

      China has always been pretty good!

    33. Dianne ChowTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:23pm PDT

      I would have to say Spain.

    34. auTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:27pm PDT

      i’m so in love with fireworks. .meaning of fireworks is, an exciting exhibition. .’am that kind of person full of excitement in me. .looking forward to our very own Canada’s greatest presentation! β™₯

    35. JenTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:41pm PDT

      Canada!! πŸ™‚

    36. Roselle_ETuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:43pm PDT

      Canada…home is where the heart is. Go Canada!

    37. CharTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 9:50pm PDT

      I would like to see Mexico or Austrailia in future competitions.

      I entered to win reserved bleacher seats for @CelebofLight fireworks from @Miss604 http://ow.ly/5O2fA

    38. HeatherTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 10:07pm PDT

      spain was amazing last year!

    39. KellyTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 11:31pm PDT

      china is always awesome, but i could be bias cause im chinese

    40. JessicaTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 11:33pm PDT

      I always look forward to Canada representing every year!

    41. LeanneTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 11:56pm PDT

      No question about it…Canada!

    42. AnnTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 11:57pm PDT


    43. arielTuesday, July 26th, 2011 — 11:57pm PDT

      Of course Canada!!!

    44. DilaraWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 2:27am PDT

      I always look forward to seeing China.

    45. StotesWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 8:08am PDT

      I enjoyed the Godzilla themed presentation by Canada in 2008.

    46. TracyWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 8:51am PDT

      Love to see Canada every year!

    47. bucks14Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

      China is always good.

    48. Erin RWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:25am PDT

      love the fireworks

    49. ShaunaWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:32am PDT

      Canada! naturally

    50. MikeWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:37am PDT

      CHINA never disappoints. looking forward to it

    51. A.J.Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:40am PDT

      Although Spain and Canada usually bring a great show to Vancouver, I think China has the best bang for the buck (so to speak).

    52. AlakittenWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:43am PDT

      China for sure!!

    53. tinaWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 10:01am PDT

      canada. i always root for the home team no matter what.

    54. MaryWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 10:07am PDT

      China is my choice

    55. Toby SullivanWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 10:39am PDT

      China is pretty consistently impressive! I’m looking forward to a good show this year. πŸ™‚

    56. Sharelle DaycoWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 11:07am PDT

      Canada would be great to see this year!

    57. Jeremy LiaoWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 11:29am PDT


    58. JoanneWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 11:44am PDT

      I definitely love China’s firework shows… always amaze me!

    59. HeatherWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:05pm PDT

      Let’s see how Canada stacks up, looking forward to seeing ours!

    60. amfriesenWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:07pm PDT

      africa was nice but maybe the weather helped them out; blustery and maybe lightning before

      china and canada are always winners in my book

    61. BrittanyWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:12pm PDT

      I want to see CANADA!

    62. diddlezWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:20pm PDT


    63. TracyWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:21pm PDT

      i want to see china!

    64. CeciWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:24pm PDT

      China, woohoo!

    65. Jenny L.Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:28pm PDT


    66. DeidreWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 12:47pm PDT

      I would like to see them all – but Canada is my fav.

    67. SabrinaWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 1:22pm PDT

      China has put on a really great show in the past! Definitely one of my favs. πŸ™‚

    68. SanazWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 1:36pm PDT

      I loved when Sweden used Abba songs as their background music, it spread such a feel-good vibe on that night!

    69. JamesWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 1:49pm PDT

      I’m a shameless homer, so I always enjoy the show that Canada puts on!

    70. PatrickWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 2:19pm PDT

      China’s fireworks were good last year. But gota have the Canadian one, being in Canada and all!!

    71. BelindaWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 3:14pm PDT

      I was looking forward to Mexico participating this year, because I heard from my Mexico friend that the firework shows usually features portraits of well respected individuals in the sky; which is interesting instead of just the usual firework flowers.

    72. VincentWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 4:34pm PDT

      China! haha, not just because im chinese, but because they have great fireworks!

    73. Adrian PWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 4:35pm PDT

      China is always good

    74. MaeWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

      China. They always seem to do a great job!

    75. RobWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 5:04pm PDT

      China is always good, but I hope Canada wins… maybe we’ll get 4 nights back!

    76. kerobearWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 5:16pm PDT

      china! always awesome

    77. JenniferWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 5:51pm PDT


    78. AidinWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 6:17pm PDT

      China always does an amazing job, but I’m a big fan of Canada, eh.

    79. TracyWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 6:38pm PDT

      Canada !

    80. AnneWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 8:13pm PDT

      I look forward to seeing Canada!

    81. Dave K.Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 8:40pm PDT

      Canada – a perennial favourite of mine.

    82. KWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 8:58pm PDT

      Canada. Gooo Canada Go!

    83. Janet PringleWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 9:14pm PDT

      REally looking forward to seeing Canada πŸ˜€

    84. DamianWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 10:16pm PDT


    85. anitaWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 10:44pm PDT

      looking forward to seeing the finale πŸ˜‰

    86. Steph :)Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 10:47pm PDT

      I enjoy all the fireworks

    87. TinaWednesday, July 27th, 2011 — 11:37pm PDT

      Canada, of course!

    88. ChristineThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 6:40am PDT


    89. allysonThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 11:30am PDT

      They are all very enjoyable!!! : )

    90. TomThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 2:03pm PDT


    91. RebeccaThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 7:01pm PDT


    92. DanThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 7:18pm PDT


    93. LoriThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 7:19pm PDT


    94. leahThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 8:32pm PDT

      I’m looking forward to seeing China this Friday. I’d love to see the fireworks from the bleacher seats.

    95. PavelThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 10:46pm PDT

      Spain and China both great in fireworks πŸ˜‰

    96. LucThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 11:16pm PDT


    97. LeannaThursday, July 28th, 2011 — 11:48pm PDT

      I loved Spain last year but am looking forward to seeing Canada bring it this year.

    98. Janice CotterFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 8:38am PDT

      Would love to see Canada’s fireworks.

    99. NancyFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 10:28am PDT

      Celebration of light is a delight for the eyes! I go every year to all nights!

    100. AleciaFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:16am PDT

      I’ve never been to the Celebration of Light…excited to see it!

    101. LizFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:19am PDT

      My favourite countries that have presented at the Celebration of Light have been China & Canada. Great event!

    102. AngelaFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:37am PDT

      China always puts on a great show!

    103. ashleeFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:45am PDT

      SPAIN πŸ™‚

    104. Kailyn SkubanFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:46am PDT

      Call me patriotic, but I am looking forward to seeing Canada!

    105. CarlosFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:58am PDT

      Yes please! πŸ™‚

    106. SherylFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 12:43pm PDT

      Canada, of course!

    107. AdrienneFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 12:52pm PDT

      Spain! πŸ™‚

    108. MargareteFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 9:17pm PDT

      Spain! I always look forward to seeing Spain’s fireworks. πŸ™‚

    109. JustineFriday, July 29th, 2011 — 11:06pm PDT


    110. JaySaturday, July 30th, 2011 — 12:57am PDT

      GO Canada!!!

    111. NoraSaturday, July 30th, 2011 — 11:41am PDT


    112. CeciliaSaturday, July 30th, 2011 — 3:19pm PDT

      Excited for China!

    113. Julio AguilarSaturday, July 30th, 2011 — 8:29pm PDT

      i havent been able to go in a while D:
      But I remember Canada presented one year under the theme “attack”
      the music was killa

    114. Jay RSaturday, July 30th, 2011 — 8:36pm PDT

      Canada….was awesome 2 years ago..
      Love the info on your site!!

    115. kARENSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 8:47am PDT

      I thought south Africa was great last time, but as i love fireworks all of them are worth watching. and how everyone gets together and has radios and so on, WOW a great experience.

    116. samSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 10:02am PDT

      wanna see Canada win but bring the Netherlands here next year! :p

    117. Shosh74Sunday, July 31st, 2011 — 11:40am PDT

      Spain! I love the purple, gold and silver extravaganza!

    118. rachelSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 1:42pm PDT

      definitely want the home country to win.
      go canada!

    119. MarianneSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 1:48pm PDT

      My fave country is Canada!

    120. KimSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 4:59pm PDT

      Spain is always pretty good but I’d love to see Canada win!

    121. HeidiSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 8:44pm PDT


    122. JoelSunday, July 31st, 2011 — 11:03pm PDT


    123. Tracy GMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 7:16am PDT

      Great contest! I love, love seeing Spain display. Can’t wait for the next fireworks day!

    124. AidanMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 8:31am PDT

      I can’t really recall what country I have enjoyed the most in the past as they have all been spectacular.

    125. Norm LeeMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 8:34am PDT

      i would love to see Canada fireworks. they have won the event in the past and they never dissappoint. Being an avid photographyer I would love to capture the beauty of the fireworks in pictures.

    126. JoyMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 8:35am PDT

      I’m rooting for Canada, as always. πŸ™‚

    127. JennaMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 8:51am PDT

      China is always fantastic!

    128. ColeneMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 8:51am PDT


    129. HelenMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 8:53am PDT

      Korea or Canada

    130. PeterMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 9:00am PDT

      Well, South Africa was amazing … but really, these country names are meaningless, aren’t they? They don’t officially represent a nation. It’s just a label, isn’t it?

    131. VeronicaMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 9:06am PDT

      Canada! And I really liked the Mexico one last year.

    132. JackieMonday, August 1st, 2011 — 1:04pm PDT

      Fireworks in combination with music. Brazil, but then again am not picky. Just happy to celebrate it on Saturday with you guys #Vancouver

    133. GladysTuesday, August 2nd, 2011 — 2:43pm PDT

      My pick is always Canada. Gotta support my country!

    134. WinnieWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 10:22am PDT

      Haven’t seen the fireworks yet. Saving best for the last. Go Canada!

    135. NancyWednesday, August 3rd, 2011 — 12:29pm PDT

      I would LOVE to win these tix! It’s been eons since I’ve seen the fireworks… Go Canada go!!

    136. AlyshaThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 12:05am PDT

      CHINA FTW!!!!!!!

    137. AndrewThursday, August 4th, 2011 — 3:32pm PDT

      I really like the US show a few years back. I’d like to see them compete again.

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