Kelowna Falcons game will lose a little spark

High forest fire hazard cancels fireworks show planned for West Coast League baseball game tonight at Elks Stadium.

The fireworks display planned for tonight’s Kelowna Falcons baseball game has been canceled due to the hazardous forest fire conditions in the area.

The game itself will see the Falcons donate the gate and 50/50 draw proceeds to the United Way.

The decision to halt the fireworks came in light of discussions with the Kelowna Fire Department and comments made this week by provincial cabinet minister Steve Thomson about the forest fire situation across the province.

The game itself will go ahead as planned at 6:35 pm. Tickets are $10 at the gate or can be purchased online at falconsplayforunitedway.com.

Other activities planned around the game will include the first pitch being thrown out by former NHL hockey player Todd Simpson: The Kid Zone, sponsored by Your Dollar Store with More, will include a bouncy castle with slide, outdoor games area, and tattoo parlour; and to ensure everyone stays cool on a hot summer night, the United Way Cool Zone will provide free water and misters thanks to supporting sponsor, Jane Hoffman Group.