HENDRICK’S GIN PRESENTS AN OCULAR AND AUDITORY SPECTACLE AS IT OPENS ITS HISTORY-MAKING PORTAL OF PECULIARITY IN VANCOUVER AT THE INAUGURAL HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT DOWNTOWN

For the first time in history, from the steps of the Vancouver Art Gallery at 750 Hornby St., the Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. will take guests on a most unusual quest, sharing copious curiosities and whimsical wonders both in the skies and on the streets.

CELEBRITY CUCUMBER EATING DOG TO FLY IN THE 65-FOOT AIR BALLOON ABOVE THE INAUGURAL HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT DOWNTOWN TOMORROW – AUGUST 2

A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. (Amazing, Whimsical, Enchanting, Voyaging, Astounding, Nocturnal, Ascending, Interstellar, Roamer), the 65-foot hot air balloon (oddly decorated with cucumbers and roses) will whisk lucky Golden Ticket winners 44 ¼ cucumbers high into the Vancouver sky.

HENDRICK’S GIN DEBUTS A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. AND MAKES HISTORY AS THE FIRST EVER HOT AIR BALLOON TO SOAR ABOVE THE INAUGURAL HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT DOWNTOWN Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd

Voyaging above the steps of the iconic Vancouver Art Gallery, one of North America’s most respected and innovative visual arts institutions, A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R.’s inaugural flight marks the first time the Honda Celebration of Light extends its festivities from English Bay to the streets of Downtown Vancouver.