Vancouver Canadians postpone fireworks extravaganza due to conditions

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The Vancouver Canadians have postponed their fireworks extravaganza until further notice.

This has been an inordinately hot and dry summer. There has already been an air-quality advisory in the Lower Mainland, a province-wide fire ban as well as a stage four water restriction.

As a precaution, the Canadians’ fireworks extravaganza schedule, which take place on select days at Nat Bailey Stadium, has been delayed until the conditions clear.

“It comes back to our moral compass in just saying that as much as we’d like to put on the show for our fans, I think our partners understand right now,” said Rob Fai, Canadians director of communications and broadcaster.

According to Fai, it’s just not the right time for it and they want to make sure to be responsible within the community.

“We’re right in the middle of a neighbourhood, we’re not downtown, you know. We don’t have all the space around us. We have houses that are basically feet away from the stadium,” he explained. “Morally, we also just realized with everything that’s going on in the province right now that it was probably just good for us to maybe set an example for everyone else and say ‘hey, it’s a tough time.’”

Fai also said the positivity has been pouring in since the announcement. “They look to us to make sure we’re responsible neighbours and I think they appreciated it.”

The fireworks have not been canceled just simply postponed until the conditions improve.

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