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Ask the Councillor July 2016: Canada Day fireworks cost

marianne meed ward ward 2 Burlington city councillorGot a question? Email marianne.meedward@burlington.ca and we’ll include your answer next month.

Residents J.M. and T.P ask: What was the approximate cost of the Canada Day fireworks and what was the attendance?

Response: The approximate cost of fireworks on Canada Day is $1,000.00/minute.  Our fireworks display in 2016 was just under 18 minutes in length. Attendance for Canada Day is estimated at 60,000.  Our cost per participant for the event in 2015 was $0.70. We are still finalizing expenses in 2016 so that number is not yet available.

Written by Marianne Meed Ward

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  1. Only a Grinch would begrudge the cost of Canada’s birthday celebration fireworks show. Hope next year’s celebration is even bigger and better.

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