Canada Day will be a blast in Greater Vernon.
A colourful light show will wrap up the nation’s birthday Monday at 10:30 p.m. at the Vernon Army Camp.
“Kids of all ages will be delighted and wowed with the display and simulcast choreographed music,” said Terry Schmauder, event chairperson.
“Weather is always a concern and we keep our fingers crossed that any storms hold off until after the show. Wind is of particular concern as safety regulations allow for a maximum wind velocity beyond which firing is not allowed.”
The ball diamonds on the DND grounds will be empty except for the Funtastic concert by Theory of a Dead Man, so the public is invited to visit the site for viewing this year.
Free B.C. Transit shuttle buses will provide round-trip pick-up and drop-off from the Vernon Performing Arts Centre (in front of the Boys and Girls Club) to the DND grounds, starting at 8:30 p.m. and continuing until midnight.
If you are driving up to the site, the best parking and viewing will be on Mission Road between the Emmanuel Baptist Church parking lot and the Allan Brooks access road, as well as the DND parking lot.
Listen to the broadcast of the fireworks music on 107.5 Kiss FM or 105.7 Sun FM.
“This event would not be possible without the efforts of many individuals and support staff from various departments,” said Schmauder referring to the RCMP, the Vernon Fire Department and the BX-Swan Lake Fire Department.
Vernon’s Canada Day fireworks finale is sponsored by Lake City Casino Vernon and the City of Vernon. Other participants are Sutton Group Lakefront Realty, Heritage Canada, Vernon A&W, Vernon Moving and Storage, Allan Francis Pringle, T-Lane Transportation, Logistics and Cranes, Funtastic and the Department of National Defense.