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Canada wins 2013 Celebration of Light

08/07/2013 06:31 EDT | Updated 10/07/2013 05:12 EDT
Team "Fireworks Spectacular" from Canada has beaten out rivals from the U.K. and Thailand to take the top spot at the 2013 Celebration of Light, a three-day fireworks competition held every summer on English Bay.

Results were announced in a press release issued by event organizers Wednesday afternoon.

"We had terrific weather for all three nights," said Andrea Dowd-Dever, producer of the event.

"It is wonderful to see so many people enjoying this amazing event and we can't wait for next year."

About 1.2 million spectators packed Vancouver's beaches over the three nights to catch a glimpse of the shows.

Teams' performances were scored by a panel of local judges based on five criteria: concept, colour choices, originality, quality of production and correlation of the fireworks with music.

Fans also had the opportunity to vote for their favourite performance online.

Celebration of Light organizers say dates for the 2014 event will be announced in late September.

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