to host exclusive media event on The Celebration of Light Barge

    VANCOUVER, Feb. 9 /CNW/ - was organized in response
to the cancellation announcement made Feb 4th regarding the Celebration of
Light Fireworks Festival for 2009. Thousands of people from Vancouver and
around the World have expressed their disappointment at the news and have
voiced their willingness to financially support The Celebration of Light for
2009 and beyond.
    This campaign will make possible the coordination of private and public
donations towards the funds still needed to ensure the Celebration of Light
for 2009 continues as planned.
    In support of the official campaign launch and online
donation drive at the local Celebration of Light
Pyrotechnic Crew and is extending an exclusive and limited
invitation to members of the media to join us on The Celebration of Light
fireworks barge, for a rare behind the scenes tour of the site that stages
this spectacular annual fireworks competition.
    Campaign director Patrick Postrehovsky, veteran pyrotechnician Rachel
Kane, and senior members of the pyrotechnic crew will be available for photos
and interviews. A formal announcement will be made at 2:30pm, followed by a
Q&A period, and individual interviews and photo opportunities.

    Patrick Postrehovsky, Director -
    Rachel Kane, Media Host -

    Thursday February 12, 2009

    This event is limited to a maximum of 16 members of the media on a first
come, first served basis. Please contact us directly to book your spot. There
are a limited number of spots available on the water taxi transport to the
    We ask that all confirmed media attendees are gathered no later then
1:30pm at 89 Rogers Street. The water taxi will be departing promptly at 2pm.

    To invite the media to celebrate the launch of the
campaign and to further promote the media community's commitment to saving
Vancouver's signature summer event. Our aim is to coordinate public and
corporate support through secure tax-deductible donations, and to bring to
light the fact that there is an enormous potential and an activated
infrastructure in place to revive fundraising efforts in time to produce The
Celebration of Light for 2009.
    The barge and pyrotechnicians that launch the thousands of shells that
fill English Bay skies every summer with light, colour and music will launch
our campaign.

    The Celebration of Light Barge

    Water taxi meeting location: 89 Rogers Street

    Google Maps link:

    To reserve your spot on the water taxi transport please email us directly
and we will confirm your attendance promptly.

    We will try to accommodate all media equipment but please be aware of the
limited space available. As this event is being held outdoors please dress
appropriately for the weather.

    Please provide us with the following
    -  Media affiliation
    -  Contact information (including names of your team, position, primary
       cell and email contact)
    -  Any special requirements we should be made aware of
    -  Any advance questions you wish to submit will be reviewed and
       responses will be provided on the day

For further information:

For further information: For all media inquiries please contact: Patrick
Postrehovsky, Director,, Email:, Cell: (604) 916-2718; For all other inquiries and
questions please email:

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