Archive for July, 2013

Significant Closures at the Willingdon Avenue Interchange

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Team UK – Pyro 2000

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

The company motto “Big enough to cope small enough to care” is a commitment to our patrons big and small, the same level of expertise, care and attention that is expected at the highest levels of business is also lavished on the smallest enterprise. From the huge pyro-musicals to the smallest private function PYRO 2000 are the professionals.

Setting a spectacular firework display to music.

PYRO 2000 have provided the choreographed firework displays for many events such as the Performing Arts Management Symphony, who organised events at over 30 stately homes around the UK. Each display was carefully balanced, choreographed and synchronised so as to create a visually stunning accompaniment to the many varied pieces of live music enjoyed by the thousands who attended these concerts.

The historic backdrop of Edinburgh castle provides PYRO 2000 with one of its most prestigious events on the international calendar, the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. The esplanade at Edinburgh castle is steeped in Scottish history and arguably the grandest open air stage in the world.

Don’t miss Pyro2000 light up the sky Saturday, July 27 at 10PM!


Honda Celebration of Light Theme:

Our mission, a LICENCE TO THRILL, will be to illuminate the sky above

English Bay, ‘NOBODY DOES IT BETTER’.  Our cocktail of fireworks will leave you shaken not stirred.

You will wish the DIAMONDS in the sky ARE FOREVER and James Bond has made a spectacular display FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. The GOLDFINGER shooting THE GODLEN GUN will ignite the myriad of colours and awe inspiring effects to produce a SKYFALL and will leave everyone wanting to LIVE AND never LET the extravaganza DIE.

Thousands expected to take in Honda Celebration of Light

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

City of Vancouver

Information bulletin

July 26, 2013


Thousands expected to take in Honda Celebration of Light

Participants urged to respect neighbours and stay safe

Vancouver’s downtown skies will light up on Saturday when the 2013 Honda Celebration of Light kicks off the first of this year’s three fireworks shows over English Bay.

 Thousands of spectators are expected to take in the shows on July 27, July 31 and August 3 from vantage points on and around English Bay, the Kitsilano beaches and throughout the West End.

Taking transit, cycling or walking is always your best bet to get to the fireworks as many street closures will be in effect. Motor vehicle access will be restricted, beginning at 6:30 p.m. for Kits Point and 7:30 p.m. for the West End, to residents with parking decals for the neighbourhood or those whose vehicle registration displays a neighbourhood address. Pedestrian exit routes will be posted in the West End: Burnaby Street for the Burrard and Waterfront Stations, Beach Avenue for Yaletown Station, and Guilford Street to access Georgia Street bus routes. Those on two wheels can take advantage of the complimentary bike valet at Sunset Beach.

The City of Vancouver is working to make the Honda Celebration of Light a zero waste event, and has set up recycling and garbage bins on the beach. Those taking in the show are asked to pack out what they pack in, clean up their garbage, and respect residents who live in the area by keeping noise to a minimum as you leave.

Open alcohol is prohibited on Vancouver’s beaches, streets and parks. Please help keep this year’s celebration a family-friendly event by limiting alcohol consumption to licensed establishments.

Beach marker signs will be placed along English Bay to help you find your friends and family. If you’re hoping to take in the show from the beach this Saturday, July 27, please be aware that a high tide will peak at 12.2 feet at 9:49 p.m. Signs will be posted on the beach and Parks staff will be on hand to ensure your viewing spot is not below the high tide line.

Boaters are reminded to follow safe boating guidelines and carry their boating license at all times.

For detailed information on vehicle access points and other information, go to

Media contact:

Corporate communications



More than one quarter of residents in the Lower Mainland plan to attend Celebration of Light

Thursday, July 25th, 2013






More than one quarter of residents in the Lower Mainland plan to attend Celebration of Light

Vancouver B.C. – July 25, 2013 – Twenty-seven per cent of Lower Mainland residents surveyed say they will attend this year’s Honda Celebration of Light festival. This number does not include tourists or those who attend multiple shows. The festival will be held in Vancouver’s English Bay July 27th, 31st and August 3rd.

The survey indicates 90 per cent awareness of the festival with 80 per cent of respondents having a favourable impression of the popular Vancouver event. Sixty-three per cent of respondents said they had attended the event at least once in the last five years. Almost 40 per cent were aware that that bleacher tickets were available for purchase, a surprise given this is only the third year reserved seating has been available.

“This shows a strong interest in the festival, which has become an iconic Vancouver tradition and one of the most popular fireworks displays in North America,” says Brian Owen, CEO of NRG Research Group. “With the high level of awareness and support indicated by the survey, this year’s event could well attract record crowds.”

Thirty-five percent of respondents said they will take public transit (21 per cent of Vancouver residents and 42 per cent of those living elsewhere in the Lower Mainland) and 18 per cent will walk (48 per cent of Vancouver respondents and 3 per cent from elsewhere in the Lower Mainland).

An average of only two per cent of those surveyed indicated they would bike to the event. Surprisingly, one third of the respondents say they plan to drive (20 per cent of Vancouver respondents and 39 per cent of those living elsewhere in the Lower Mainland.)

The telephone survey by NRG Research Group and Peak Communicators consisted of 400 respondents and has a confidence interval of +/- 4.9 per cent 19 times out of 20. It is weighted to be represented by age, gender and whether from Vancouver or elsewhere in the Lower Mainland. It was conducted on July 22nd and 23rd.


NRG Research Group is a leading Canadian public affairs and market research company, with offices in Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg.

Peak Communicators is the largest independent full-service PR agency in Western Canada with a specialty in media relations, communication strategy, media training and digital media.

For more information contact:

Brian Owen

NRG Research Group

Ph: 604 676 5646                                                                          



TravelSmart during the Honda Celebration of Light

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

TravelSmart helps people make better travel choices by offering tips and tools on cycling, walking, carpooling and taking transit across Metro Vancouver. Choosing smarter, sustainable modes of travel benefits our health, our communities and the environment.

Can you take one less car trip per week?

As space becomes more precious, consider other ways of getting around besides driving alone. and take the TravelSmart Pledge. Modifying your travel habits for one or two days a week can make an impact.


JAMCOUVER at Honda Celebration of Light!

Monday, July 22nd, 2013
Honda Celebration Of Light is excited to host “JAMCOUVER 2013”—the Pacific Northwest’s quintessential skateboard contest with 60 top skaters from across North America converging on Sunset Beach Aug. 3 where creativity could earn them a share of a $10,000 prize purse.
In addition to the skate contest are musical performances, a vendor fair, fan interaction with the pros and special KnowShow VIP lounge—all in support of Jamcouver Cultural Society’s mission to establish a sustainable indoor skateboarding facility in the city of Vancouver.

Capping off one truly memorable day, Skullcandy and Color Magazine brings The Goat and The Occasional Others, for a free / all ages performance on site at the Red Bull Tour Bus with local talent performing through out the day.

Welcome to our newest sponsors – McMillan Lawyers

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

McMillan, a full service business law firm, is a proud sponsor of the Honda Celebration of Light, the world’s largest annual offshore fireworks competition.

Our firm values – respect, teamwork, commitment, client service and professional excellence – are at the heart of McMillan’s commitment to serve our clients, our local communities and the legal profession.

McMillan’s success comes from prioritizing client relationships. We attract and retain top calibre professionals who listen carefully to our clients and understand their specific needs and circumstances. This cornerstone of our firm is one which clients tell us time again, they admire.

With offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Hong Kong, McMillan has recognized leaders in all areas of law and is uniquely positioned to assist clients anywhere in the world.

For more information, please visit

Tourism Vancouver Hotel and Ticket Packages

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

Honda Celebration of Light is proud to partner with Tourism Vancouver to offer great hotel and ticket packages to the Fireworks!

Looking for the best hotels in Vancouver and the best seat on the beach during Fireworks?

Check out and enjoy your vacation (or stay-cation!) during the Honda Celebration of Light!

YVR Take-Off Fridays

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Celebrate summer at YVR every Friday from July 5 – August 30, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

If you’re travelling out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR) this summer or looking for some free family fun, come out to YVR to get your face painted, listen to the latest beats and sample treats from some of YVR’s shops and restaurants.

You can also go on a terminal tour, do some plane spotting and enter to win weekly prize draws, including grandstand tickets to this year’s Honda Celebration of Light Festival. The lucky winners will enjoy the best possible experience to view the fireworks in reserved seating at the YVR Observation Deck in English Bay.

So come out to YVR – voted North America’s #1 airport by passengers – we look forward to seeing you.

YVR is only minutes away by Canada Line or park for 4 hours in the parkade for a special $5 Take-Off Friday rate (9 a.m.- 3 p.m.), just pick up a parking voucher at a YVR Customer Information Counter.  For weekly entertainment listings, visit