Final Honda Celebration of Light event on Saturday


THE last of three Honda Celebration of Light events takes place on Saturday (August 2) at English Bay in Vancouver. Japan presents the last show. The U.S. and France presented the first and second shows. For more information visit:

On Wednesday night, Vancouver Police estimated that a crowd of about 250,000 to 300,000 attended. It was a mix of families, students, tourists, and locals from all over the Lower Mainland.

Vancouver Police said they continued to show a visible presence to deter disturbances and worked closely with other police agencies and emergency services so those attending the event felt safe.

While police officers had to deal with a few incidents, the large crowd was once again generally well-behaved.

There were 197 liquor pour outs, 26 liquor seizures, five weapon seizures, two arrests for intoxication in public, four arrests for breach of peace and five other arrests, and 50 violation tickets and four by-law tickets were issued.