Homecoming Week wraps up with Symphony and Fireworks at Airpark

July 4 at the Courtenay Air Park from 3-11 p.m.

  • Jun. 3, 2015 8:00 a.m.

What community event brings together inspiring citizens, excavators, symphonies, and pyrotechnics? The Symphony and Fireworks Centennial Celebration event is the grand finale to a series of signature events, all taking place during Homecoming Week beginning June 27.

The Symphony and Fireworks event will be held on July 4 at the Courtenay Air Park from 3-11 p.m. and everyone is welcome to bring along their lawn chairs or a blanket and a picnic lunch and snacks to enjoy the celebration. J.R. Edgett Excavating Ltd. is sponsoring the extravagant display of fireworks to commemorate the Centennial City of Courtenay and the company’s own 40th anniversary.

“As a local employer we’re proud of our own history and the city that we’ve watched develop and grow around us for the past 40 years,” says company co-owner Bruce Henderson. “Celebrating these events together is a great way for us to give back to the community.”

Courtenay residents past and present, who have been selected from among the nominations for Citizens of the Century sponsored by Canadian Western Bank, will also be acknowledged by local dignitaries.

See great concerts and performances from the Kumugwai Dancers, 7 Storey Circus, Jili Martini Band, Reunion and The Mutts.

Add the brilliant sounds of the Strathcona Symphony Orchestra (SSO), sponsored by Vancouver Island InsuranceCentres and TD Canada Trust and you have a spectacular night of music, colour, and inspiration. The SSO is also celebrating a milestone of its 10th year. A live simulcast of the fireworks will be provided by 97.3 The Eagle.

“We expect a record turnout of people coming out to enjoy the festivities,” said event co-ordinator Bob McQuillan. “The Air Park is always a great place to run into friends that you haven’t seen in a while, and having people coming back to Courtenay to visit during Homecoming Week makes it even more likely.”

For a full schedule of events taking place during Homecoming Week, visit the City of Courtenay website at courtenay.ca/100

 

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