Smokers are being reminded to “butt out” if they’re taking-in the Celebration of Light fireworks festival tonight.
Speaking on the Jill Bennett Show, event producer Heather Sharpe says festival staff will reminding smokers of the fire danger.
“Despite the rain yesterday, it’s still a high risk. So we ask everyone that comes down to partner with us, be a good citizen. No, don’t smoke on the beaches, don’t smoke in park, be vigilant.”
Smoking is banned in Vancouver parks – and attendees are being asked not to use barbecues either.
Violators could face a $250-dollar fine.
Vancouver Park Rangers and Firefighters will also be beefing up their presence in an effort to cut back the fire risk.