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No Canada Day Fireworks on B.C. Day says Chamber of Commerce

Nelson Daily Staff
By Nelson Daily Staff
August 1st, 2012

It’s appears it’s not that easy to reschedule Canada Day Fireworks.

The Nelson Chamber of Commerce, the body in charge of the annual fireworks display, has decided not to host the event on the B.C. Day Holiday Weekend.

Executive Director Tom Thomson made it official on the Chamber’s Facebook page.

“We had been looking at the BC Day long weekend, but we were cognisant of other events that were taking place this weekend such as the Kaslo Jazz Fest and other regional events, as well as the logistical challenges of booking the park, entertainment, sound equipment and special event permits processed in time,” Thomson said.

The Canada Day Fireworks are normally held on, Canada Day.

However, flooding of Lakeside Park due to high water volume in Kootenay Lake and rains in June forced the cancellation of the evening show.

Too much water and fields would not hold the thousands of spectators that traditionally watch the show up close and in person forced organziers to put the show on hold.

Many believed the B.C. Day weekend would be the next best choice.

“Due to the high volume of calls we have been receiving with regards to the possibility of BC Day Fireworks, the Chamber is still considering options as to when the Canada Day Fireworks will be used,” Thomson said.

“We look forward to finding another opportunity that works for the Chamber and the Community,” he adds.

A Facebook posting suggested the Nelson Road Kings Queen City Cruise weekend as the idea time.

The Road Kings, celebrating its 10th anniversary, hosts the even September 7-8.


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