Lights of Hope 2014 fireworks show in Downtown Vancouver (St. Paul's Hospital)

Every year for one night in November, thousands of Vancouverites fill Burrard Street to watch the fireworks display that kicks off the annual Christmas-time Lights of Hope charity initiative at St. Paul’s Hospital in Downtown Vancouver.

The bright and colourful display first began in 1998 and has since grown into a community celebration that supports the hospital’s greatest patient care and equipment needs. The largest donations are recognized by printing the individual or company’s name on the display’s back-lit stars.

Last year’s campaign alone raised $2.4-million, and hospital officials hope to exceed that target for 2014.

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