Sea fest fireworks back

Spirit of the Sea fireworks are back on the schedule for the holiday weekend.

Spirit of the Sea fireworks are back on the schedule for the holiday weekend.

Event chair John Timms confirmed Monday the Semiahmoo First Nation has stepped forward to sponsor the 45-minute show, scheduled for Saturday, July 30, on White Rock Beach.

“The Community of Lights Event Society… are extremely grateful to the Semiahmoo First Nation for this very significant demonstration of their commitment to this long-standing family oriented event,” Timms said in a statement.

Timms had announced last week that the fireworks show had to be cancelled due to a lack of sponsorship.

SFN Coun. Joanne Charles said the band stepped forward to help the tradition continue.

“We were saddened to find out there was no sponsorship for the fireworks,” Charles said. “We know the history of the festival and the benefits it provides to the community… and are glad to extend a hand to the local community.”

The festival gets underway Friday and continues through Aug. 1.

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