Honda Celebration of Light Launches New Smartphone App for 2016 Festival

2015 Honda Celebration of Light | Photo: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC

2015 Honda Celebration of Light | Photo: SeaSide Signs ~ Vancouver, BC

Festival Organizers of the 2016 Honda Celebration of Light have launched an all-new smartphone app to coincide with the 26th year to aid festival goers in enjoying the fireworks competition, the SHOREFEST Concert series and the whole day of festivities. Honda Celebration of Light Event Guide is now available for a free download in the iTunes and Android App Stores.

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Honda Celebration of Light Launches New Smartphone App for 2016 Festival

Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition Brings Out International Colours

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With less than one week remaining until the 26th annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition, festival organizers are encouraging festivalgoers to “wear their colours” in the spirit of competition, supporting their competing countries- The Netherlands, Australia and the United States.

With a line-up of competitors from The Netherlands, Australia and the United States, festival organizers encourage attendees to get in the spirit of the competition and come out wearing team colours, bring flags and to have fun on social media using the hashtag #celeboflight and their country’s flag emoji. Continue reading:
Honda Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition Brings Out International Colours

Then and Now – Vancouver Pride from 1973 to Today

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By Angus Praught

Pride season is upon us, and what is now a full-city of rainbow-coloured events and celebrations, began as a much smaller event over four decades ago. Many agree it all began in 1973, with a picnic and art exhibit in Ceperley Park, near second beach in Stanley Park, as a part of the first national celebrations of Pride Week taking place across Canada in major centres at the time.

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Then and Now – Vancouver Pride from 1973 to Today

21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

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populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

Instagram has become the world’s best digital photo album where you get to show off your wicked photography skills (or ability to use a filter from an app). Thankfully, Vancouver is one of those cities that doesn’t take much to make it look good with it’s beautiful natural colors, mountains tops and hipster brick and modern style. These are the best spots to get a solid show-off pic for your IG account.

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21 Spots in Vancouver to Snap That Show-Off Instagram Pic

Honda Celebration of Light Announces New Summer Line-Up for Vancouver

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Even if it’s not in your love life, everyone needs a little fireworks in their lives. Now in its 26th year, Vancouver’s Honda Celebration of Light is the world’s longest running offshore fireworks competition and BC’s largest public event, with approximately 400,000 spectators along Vancouver’s English Bay each evening. Continue reading:
Honda Celebration of Light Announces New Summer Line-Up for Vancouver

Car Free Day Festivals take over Vancouver’s Busiest Streets

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If you’re struggling with an idea for what to this Father’s Day in Vancouver other than getting dear old dad another tie for his collection, why not treat him to a unique experience instead? This Father’s Day weekend in Vancouver also coincides with the Car Free Day Festival taking over major streets on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19.

Four neighbourhoods will be hosting epic parties to take back the streets with food, fun, family-friendly activities, and music. Main Street, Commercial Drive, Denman Street, and Kitsilano will be the place to be this weekend, and your dad might just enjoy the entertainment over another round of golf.

Here’s what’s going on at the different neighbourhoods for Car Free Day 2016:

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Car Free Day Festivals take over Vancouver’s Busiest Streets

Lumière 2015: Shine Bright in the West End!

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This holiday season, the Lumière Festival Vancouver Society is once again teaming up with the West End Business Improvement Association for Lumière 2015. Lighting installations will be set up at the end of November and remain in place until early January. From December 11-12, 2015 special Lumière activities will link West End commercial streets creating a free, fun and festive holiday event.

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Lumière 2015: Shine Bright in the West End!