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Awesome fireworks kaleidoscope video above by Stan Skrzyzanowski.
One of the best things in life is doing a job you love as all the epic fireworks crew know.
Stan is a professor in the Sculpture and Installation program and he also teaches in Fabrication Studios – both at OCAD University in Toronto, Canada and he must really love his job.
Stan assembled the video clips into a kaleidoscope using video editing software on a firework show he filmed at Hill Crest park in Toronto to celebrate Canada’s Victoria Day.
Amazing work Stan, if you’re reading this, can you make a cool video using sparklers and your fancy techniques? The following link might offer some inspiration sparkler art :)
Canadians Celebrated late into the night on May twenty fourth.
New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan will be on the agenda to be visited by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall as part of their Diamond Jubilee commonwealth tour.
Yesterday while visiting Toronto they were treated to massive fireworks display at Ashbridge’s Bay to celebrate Victoria Day known in French as “fete de la reine”.
Victoria Day is a Canadian federal holiday celebrated on the first Monday nearest to May the 24th, known in some parts of Canada as May two-four, which is also a local reference to a 24 pack of beer.
It has long been established that May 24th was Queen Victoria’s official birthday (made law in 1845 by the Parliament of the Province of Canada) and these days is maintained as the day of celebration for the current Monarch, Queen Elizabeth II.
A New Westminster tradition which sounds like fun, known as the “hyack anvil battery salute”, involves putting vast quantities of gun powder between to blacksmiths anvils (the top one being turned upside down) then igniting the fuse to fire the anvil high into the sky.
For any Canadians in the UK, it’s not too late to celebrate yourselves with fireworks, stocks of our “Star Salute” single ignition barrage still available at just £29.95 (r.r.p £59.99), but unfortunately we are out of anvils.
Ashbridge’s Bay Park will hold a 14-minute pyro spectacular come rain, snow or blow on Monday 21st May 2012 with anticipated crowds topping 80 thousand. This show is set to be nothing short of breathtaking and begins at 9.45pm. The event will be included in the schedule for the tour being taken by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall who may stay aboard the ship in the harbour or go on ‘walk-about’ but there is no other information regarding the Royal couples plans at this time.
Another firework show will be held at Canada’s Wonderland Theme Park on Sunday 20th May at 10.00pm. A day pass is $56.99 for those wanting to attend the park and then stay for the display or they can be watched from outside the perimeter of the park itself without charge.
Here’s a little more information about the fireworks displays taking place:
WHAT: Victoria Day Fireworks at Dundas Driving Park
WHERE: King Street West and Sydenham Street, Dundas
WHEN: Sunday 20th May 2012 at 2130 (In the event of rain the fireworks will be postponed to Monday 21st May 2012 at 2130)
WHAT: Canada’s Wonderland Firework Display – Weather Permitting
WHERE: 9580 Jane Street, Vaughan, L6A 1S6
WHEN: Sunday 20th May 2012 at 2200
WHAT: Firework Display at Ashbridges Bay Park
WHERE: Coxwell Avenue and Lake Shore Boulevard
WHEN: Monday 21st May 2012 at 2145