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Vancouver Fireworks Erupt... After Canucks' Spectacular Playoff Loss

The display lit up the downtown sky, just as the Canucks were eliminated from the playoffs.

Before Vancouver Canucks fans could even grasp the fact their beloved team was eliminated from the playoffs Saturday night, spectacular fireworks lit up the downtown sky.

Well, that's some very unfortunate timing.

The Flames came back from behind twice to defeat the Canucks 7-4 and win the first-round series.

As Canucks' fans everywhere mourned the Game 6 loss, this happened over the Vancouver harbour:

Turns out the fireworks had nothing to do with hockey at all. The Vancouver Convention Centre clarified that the show was part of a private event there.

Fireworks have become a fairly regular feature for private events at the convention centre, including last summer for an exclusive society wedding.

Private fireworks shows — estimated to cost $25,000-$50,000 — require a city permit, and are not publicized beforehand to avoid crowds and the associated policing expenses.

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