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No fireworks in Kelowna for Canada Day

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June 22, 2017 - 3:16 PM

KELOWNA - The Canada Day 150 celebrations in Kelowna will not include the traditional fireworks display.

“It was a difficult but necessary decision to make,” Renata Mills with Festival Kelowna says.

“City Park is not in great shape, the power is off, lights aren’t working and the washrooms are closed. It’s a very condensed space at the moment.”

Mills says the number one reason for postponing the Canada Day fireworks until Aug. 5 was safety.

“With all the flooding, there is very limited space near Kelowna’s waterfront, there is no beach,” she says. “With up to 20 thousand people in City Park, we’d just rather be safe than sorry.”

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