Honda Celebration of Lights

Hey everyone!

We are going to attempt to have a meet-up at the fireworks! This is going to require some specific and organized planning, but we're going to try our best.

For those who have not been before, this fireworks competition brings out hundred of thousands of people each year to Downtown Vancouver and the Downtown core pretty much shuts down when it is on. The best way to watch it is on the beach... this makes it difficult to reserve a good spot since everyone else is fighting for every inch of empty sand space.

SO, Nancy and I will be committing to coming early (around noon) to get a good spot for everyone. If anyone else wants to come join us early, you are more than welcome to! It will be much easier to reserve a big spot with more people helping us ;) 

To make it easy to spot us, we will have a helium balloon (will let you know what the balloon will be on the day of) so just look out for the balloon and that is where we will be located. Also, we will update the meetup comments as to where on the beach we will be so it will be easier to know where to go to see our balloon.

We will bring board games, some snacks, music and blankets to lay on. You may want to bring some snacks and blankets as well, and welcome to bring any games you will like to play too.

There are a lot of restaurants nearby to grab some lunch or dinner.

Driving is not recommended, but if you do prefer to drive down, probably the best way is to park somewhere on the south side of Burrard Bridge and walk over.

We are setting it up for the second weekend of the fireworks which is on Saturday, August 2 and the country performing is Japan.



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  • Alejandra

    Hi guys! Sorry we are not able to come tonight. We have some friends visiting. I tried to change my RSVP earlier, but I couldn't figure out how. Looking forward to meet you all in the future.

    August 2

    • Elliot

      Hi Alejandra. Too bad you couldn't make it last night. I hope to see you guys soon!

      August 3

  • leila

    Sorry we are so late. Parking is a nightmare

    August 2

  • Elliot

    Hey guys. Nancy and I are at the beach already. We have a spot right in front of the music stage.

    August 2

    • Brittany

      We will be there soon. :)

      August 2

    • Elliot

      See you guys soon!

      August 2

  • Andres

    Hey everyone!! We are planning on having a bbq for our dinner in the area instead of going out to eat. If anyone else wants to cook up something we will be happy to share the barbecue.

    August 2

    • leila

      We've already made some pasta salad!! :):)

      August 2

  • Elliot

    Hey guys. Looks like it'll be nice and sunny for the fireworks! Nancy and I are going to head to the beach around 12-1pm. If anyone else would like to join us early and hang out let me know and we can arrange to meet up. :)

    July 30

    • Elliot

      Also, my phone number is[masked] if anyone needs to get a hold of me.

      August 1

  • Tiffany

    This sounds great!

    1 · July 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    This sounds like a good idea. Was definately hoping to check out team Japan. Woot.

    July 21

    • Nancy

      Hi Rebecka, you and Buddy should definitely RSVP and drop by! We're excited to meet you both. :)

      July 21

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