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The 2014 Fireworks were a huge hit!

May 19th, 2014

2014 Fireworks from the beach. Thanks: CG

2014 Fireworks from the beach. Thanks: CG

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: CG

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: CG

(Click on the images for a better look)

The RPCRA Victoria Day Weekend Fireworks returned today after a five year absence. Superlatives everywhere! The new venue of Mooney’s Bay Park is awesome. The view from the Mooney’s Bay hill especially was spectacular. The turnout was great – one estimate was that we had more than 2000 spectators, not bad for the first year back.

We had a CTV News truck filming the fireworks, JUMP! 106.9 had a truck on the grounds providing music. Ottawa Fire Services had a pumper truck on the grounds and the kids were crawling all over it. The hill was packed with spectators. The new Beach House Bistro Bar was not yet officially open, but brought in food and soft drinks for the occasion.

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We would like to thank those who helped to make the fireworks successful this year:

The many volunteers who worked tirelessly

The residents of Riverside Park and surrounding neighbourhoods who turned out in droves to make the event a success

Hands Fireworks did a great job!

Hands Fireworks did a great job!

Jump! helped to publicize our event and sent a sound truck to the park.

Jump! helped to publicize our event and sent a sound truck to the park.

City of Ottawa

Fire Services sent a Fire Truck for the kids!

Thanks DAWG for your publicity!

Thanks DAWG for your publicity!

The new Beach House Bistro and Bar fed the volunteers for free.

The new Beach House Bistro and Bar fed the volunteers for free.

Boom 99.7 helped to get the word out. Thanks!

Boom 99.7 helped to get the word out. Thanks!

Maria encouraged us to bring back the fireworks and supported us in a number of ways. Thanks Maria!

Maria encouraged us to bring back the fireworks and supported us in a number of ways. Thanks Maria!

 St. John Ambulance

The Rideau Canoe Club lent us a safety boat and a megaphone, and helped ensure that the fireworks were safe. Thanks!

The Rideau Canoe Club lent us a safety boat and a megaphone, and helped ensure that the fireworks were safe. Thanks!

Thanks to Kodiak Security for publicizing the Fireworks event on their digital sign.

Thanks to Kodiak Security for publicizing the Fireworks event on their digital sign.

AlgonquinPAramedicSlider1Thanks to volunteers from the Algonquin College Paramedic Program for covering our event.

More pictures: (Click on the images for a better look)

2014 Fireworks from West of the river. Thanks: RS

2014 Fireworks from West of the river. Thanks: RS

2014 Fireworks from West of the river. Thanks: RS

2014 Fireworks from West of the river. Thanks: RS

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

2014 Fireworks. Thanks: DH

 

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