Symphony and Fireworks at Courtenay Airpark

June 26, 2015

Don’t miss the exciting show that will be filling the sky above the Courtenay Airpark on July 4th. The spectacular fireworks show, sponsored by J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd., will be a night to remember as the grand finale for the City of Courtenay’s Centennial Homecoming Week.

"We’re happy to be sharing this historic event with the community and sponsoring the fireworks show," says Bruce Henderson, co-owner of Edgett Excavating, a Comox Valley business celebrating its 40th year. "It’s a big, colourful event that’s exciting for kids to watch, and something that brings back special memories for most of us of when we were kids ourselves."

The event is free, and starts at approximately 2:45 pm with live music and special performances sponsored by Vancouver Island Insurance Centres, TD Canada Trust, and with support from Slegg Lumber. The lineup includes the K’umugwe Dancers, 7 Storey Circus, the Jilli Martini Band, Reunion, the Lonely Guys, Carlos and Carlita, Azucena Flamenco and The Mutts.

Bring your lawn chair or blanket, and whatever snacks and drinks you and your family will need, and enjoy a fun afternoon of taking in the music, playing at the Rotary Skypark, or sharing the views of the river and estuary.

The Citizens of the Century past and present will be gathering at the Airpark and receiving well-deserved recognition for their contributions to our community at approximately 7:30pm, sponsored by Canadian Western Bank. Following the ceremony, at approximately 8pm, the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra (SSO) will be performing a special musical tribute in honour of these citizens and the city's centennial.

Come and be part of the fun! There are several ways to access the Courtenay Airpark from either direction along the Courtenay Riverway walking paths, but note that parking on site will be limited.

The fireworks show will begin at approximately 10:30pm, and a live simulcast will be provided by 97.3 The Eagle.

Find the full schedule of events during Homecoming Week on the Centennial Events Calendar .  

This project has been supported by the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage Program, Department of Canadian Heritage. Ce projet a été appuyé par le Programme Développement des communautés par le biais des arts et du patrimoine du ministère de Patrimoine canadien.