We attended the 25th annual Honda Celebration of Light fireworks competition on Wednesday night. Competing was Group Vision Show, a team from Brazil. The event is one of the largest in Vancouver, and as fireworks competition shows go, arguably the biggest in the world. Occurring over 3 days – China performed last Sat; Brazil Wednesday and tonight is Canada – it has an attendance of 1.4 million people. Needless to say, it’s crazy busy but an awesome evening.
2) here’s some of the show!
We did our annual Grouse Grind climb a couple weeks ago in a respectable 1:22. Even on a Thursday morning it was busy. I can’t imagine folks who climb on the weekend. It truly must be a zoo. We celebrated afterward with lunch at Kingyo Izakaya on Denman.
We also recently toured the botanical gardens at UBC which included an adventure on the Greenheart Canopy Walkway and the oh-so-beautiful Nitobe Memorial Garden.
In June our dear friend and former 88er, Auzzie Christine, relocated from Toronto to Vancouver .. yay! She joined us and Barb & Darrin at Buntzen Lake last weekend for a day of, well, doing nothing but sitting on the beach, paddleboarding, and a bbq at B&D’s afterwards.
If you live in Vancouver, you will have at some point see the murder of crows that fly east towards Burnaby each night at sunset. During July the 6,000 odd crows’ path took them right past the east side of our condo … as you can see in the picture below. You can read more about the crows in this National Post article. Creepily Hitchcockian isn’t it.
The weather continues to be awesome here and July afforded us several stunning sunsets. We’re blessed to have views on three sides of the condo and get different perspectives as the sun sets.
42) moi over by the Os Gemeos (twin brother street artists from Brazil)-painted Granville Island cement silos, part of the Vancouver Biennale’s 2014-2016. My gaudy glasses were freebies that were handed out at the Celebration of Light.