Some took the announcement that this year’s HSBC Celebration of Light has been canceled harder than others. Patrick Postrehovsky, for instance, was upset enough that he instantly set up a Facebook group in support of the event. Within 9 hours, the group had 537 members. The support kept growing so fast that 5 days later, Patrick set up savethefireworks.ca.
The site contains lots of information about the event, but, more importantly, the site also takes donations. To date, a rather impressive $9,750 has been raised, but this figure is still well short of the $400,000 target, and time is running out.
On the Facebook group, Patrick announced a week ago that some news was forthcoming. Who knows, the event might be saveable yet.
Last modified: February 17, 2009