Celebration of Light organizers fly drone for Saturday night’s fireworks despite police warning

Global News

Despite a warning from the Vancouver police about the dangers of flying drones into the fireworks ahead of the first Celebration of Light display, the organizers of the event say they flew one to film the fireworks Saturday night.

Randy Clegg with the Celebration of Light told Global News the drone was launched from the Bathhouse Roof by the event’s official videographer, who was controlling it.

We recognize that it was a distraction to some people in the crowds and appreciate everyone’s patience. We will not be using the drone on Wednesday during France’s performance or during Team Japan’s performance on Saturday, says Clegg.

Event producer Heather Sharpe says they are asking any spectator interested in flying drones anywhere near the event or fireworks “to consider the distraction that it is to guests and performers.”

“The spectator assumes all liability associated with the flying of their drone and that since the…

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