Vernon ready for a blast on Canada Day

Details revealed for fireworks celebrating the nation's birthday

The sky above Vernon will be bursting with patriotism.

The City of Vernon has released details for the Canada Day fireworks July 1.

“I am very excited about this year’s show as we are presenting a spectacular choreographed display thanks to additional funding received from our corporate sponsor Kal Tire,” said Terry Schmauder, event chairperson.

“The Canada Day finale will represent our biggest and most ambitious fireworks undertaking to date, and I encourage everyone to come out and enjoy the celebration.”

The event takes place at 10:15 p.m. at the Vernon Army Camp.

There will be a free park-and-ride shuttle with B.C. Transit from 9 to 11 p.m. Park For free at the Performing Arts Centre and catch the bus in front of the Boys and Girls Club.

The fireworks are subject to a maximum wind speed of 40 kilometres an hour.

“Please tune into 107.5 Kiss FM July 1 for updates as well as the broadcast of the choreographed musical accompaniment,” said Schmauder.

Besides Kal Tire, other sponsors include the Funtastic Sports Society, the Department of Canadian Heritage, Sutton Group Lakefront Realty, Kiss FM, Sun FM and The Morning Star.

This event is made possible by Vernon Fire & Rescue, volunteers from the BX-Swan Lake, Okanagan Landing and Coldstream fire departments, the Department of National Defence, the RCMP, Community Policing, Vernon Moving and Storage, and T-Lane Transportation, Logistics and Cranes.