August 01, 2023

Philippines Wins the 2023 Honda Celebration of Light

Team Philippines, represented by Blue Peacock Fireworks, emerges victorious at the 2023 Honda Celebration of Light competition. (Photos by Diones Lago / Scale Up Media Group)

01 August 2023, Vancouver - In a spectacular display of creativity, artistry, and pyrotechnic expertise, Team Philippines, represented by Blue Peacock Fireworks, has emerged as the triumphant winner of the 2023 Honda Celebration of Light competition held in Vancouver, Canada. The Blue Peacock Fireworks also won the “People’s Choice” award.

The team's amazing fireworks choreography carrying the theme, “Independence Day,” captivated the crowd and earned them the prestigious title. The audience marveled at the precision and artistry of the fireworks, which illuminated the night sky in a dazzling array of colors, patterns, and formations. Blue Peacock Fireworks’ musical arrangement featured popular house/trance and epic music, and original Filipino tunes.

The Honda Celebration of Light is B.C.’s largest public event and the longest-running offshore fireworks competition in the world. This year’s Celebration of Light competition showcased top pyrotechnic teams from Australia (July 22), Mexico (July 26) and the Philippines (July 29). This was the first time the Philippines was represented in the festival.

The Honda Celebration of Light is owned by the Vancouver Fireworks Festival Society, and produced by Vancouver-based BrandLIVE Management Group, in collaboration with Archangel Fireworks Inc. END

(Top photos - clockwise) Blue Peacock Fireworks is comprised of Robert Basihan (2R), Vincent Lebrilla (2L), Marilen Lebrilla (rightmost) and Klarenz Lebrilla (leftmost).  The team's meticulously choreographed fireworks display synchronizes harmoniously with the musical arrangement. Team Philippines installs the fireworks at the barge. (Photos by Diones Lago and William Orsua of Scale Up Media Group)

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