Fireworks doubled for Canada Day celebration in Kamloops this year

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KAMLOOPS - This year’s Canada Day fireworks show in Kamloops promises to be bigger and better than ever.

With a larger budget, double the number of fireworks and a program nearly twice as long as last year, the Canada Day 150 finale over the Thompson Rivers promises to be memorable, says organizer Julia Cyr.

“I’m so excited for them,” she says. “We made it really special to highlight this really important, commemorative birthday.”

The program will start around 10:30 p.m. on Canada Day, July 1, after crowds at Riverside Park are led through a rendition of Canada's national anthem. A couple of small fireworks will herald the start a slow burn to what Cyr expects to be a spectacular final five minutes.

“They’re going to be beautiful,” she say. “It’s something to build memories from.”

While the fireworks are best viewed from Riverside Park, she says, they’ll be visible from many areas. The City program lists the shows location simply as ‘Sky.’

The fireworks will wrap up a day of festivities at Riverside Park in honour of Canada’s 150 birthday.

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