In light of the COVID-19 concerns, the Historic Trust has announced recently they are cancelling its Annual Vancouver Fireworks Spectacular which is held at Fort Vancouver Site. In order for the event to have still gone on, officials with the Historic Trust would have needed to let their firework vendor know by the end of January of 2021 for the summer celebration to still happen.
And according to the news, because national health experts don’t expect health conditions for large public gatherings to improve enough any earlier than fall of this year, the decision to cancel was “one of necessity and safety.”
“It is with heavy hearts we cancel the 2021 celebration,” said David Pearson, President and CEO in a release Tuesday. “We know first-hand what this community tradition means to our region.”
The 2020 fireworks event would have marked the 57th to date, after being canceled for the same reason. If I had to speculate now, after hearing this news, I would guess there will be many more gatherings and events that will not take place this year as a result of the pandemic.