A 65-FOOT AIR BALLOON TO FLY ABOVE THE INAUGURAL HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT DOWNTOWN NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

A 65-FOOT AIR BALLOON TO FLY ABOVE THE INAUGURAL HONDA CELEBRATION OF LIGHT DOWNTOWN NEXT FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. will take its maiden flight above the Vancouver Art Gallery, giving Golden Ticket guests the opportunity to fly at an elevation of 44 ¼ cucumbers above one of Vancouver’s most iconic locations.

 

WHAT:

Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. at the inaugural Honda Celebration of Light Downtown!

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.

The one-of-a-kind, cucumbers for keys, C.O.R.G.A.N. (Cucumber Organ of Remarkably Glorious Auditory Nirvana) which features real, whole cucumbers that generate sound in lieu of traditional keys on an organ.  The real cucumbers are changed daily to ensure optimum harmony and the freshest of sound as unusual C.O.R.G.A.N.ists play in the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge both evenings.

 

WHEN:

Friday, August 2nd and Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

 

WHERE:

Vancouver Art Gallery (in front)

750 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7

 

WHO:

Notable attendees and over 4,425 guests of the Honda Celebration of Light Downtown are expected to visit the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge.

 

PHOTO & VIDEO OPPORTUNITIES:

Inflation of the 65-foot hot air balloon A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R.    (4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.)

Inaugural flight on the 65-foot hot air A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R.     (5:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.)

Official ribbon cutting to open the Portal of Peculiarity         (5:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.)

 

Other oddities during the evening:

The C.O.R.G.A.N. (Cucumber Organ of Remarkably Glorious Auditory Nirvana), a one-of-a-kind musical instrument which consists of real, whole cucumber keys that create a distinctive musical tone when touched.

The Hendrick’s Gin Theremin played by thereminist Theadora Feu Follet. A Theremin is an electronic musical instrument in which the tone is generated by two high-frequency oscillators and the pitch controlled by the movement of the performer's hand toward and away from the circuit.

Renowned Intuitive Specialist Terri-Lynn Decker giving special energy readings for guests in the Hendrick’s Gin Air Departure Lounge.

 

MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES

Live news interviews from the 65-foot hot air balloon as it floats skyward at the 29th edition of the famous festival and the inaugural Honda Celebration of Light Downtown.

Weather reports in air from the 65-foot hot air balloon

Reporters playing the one-of-a-king Cucumber Organ (C.O.R.G.A.N.) that has real cucumbers that emit music instead of the standard keys.

 

For more information regarding the Hendrick’s Gin A.W.E.V.A.N.A.I.R. or Hendrick’s Gin in Canada, please visit the online press room at hendricksgin.alchemystsinc.com.

To learn more about the whimsical world of Hendrick’s Gin globally, please visit www.hendricksgin.com.

Contact us
Meg Sethi President/CEO & Agency Director, Alchemysts Inc.
Meg Sethi President/CEO & Agency Director, Alchemysts Inc.
About Hendrick's Gin

Hendrick’s Gin is a deliciously super premium gin, made with a number of unusual twists to deliver a most curious arrangement. Unlike ordinary gins, Hendrick’s Gin is distilled in Scotland, in small batches of only 500 litres at a time. Only Hendrick’s Gin is made with infusions of cucumber and rose petals, alongside a blend of 11 botanicals, producing a wonderfully refreshing gin with a delightfully floral aroma. Hendrick’s Gin is made in a combination of a Carter-Head and Bennett copper pot still, creating a divinely smooth gin with both character and balance of subtle flavours.  Represented by PMA Canada. www.pmacanada.com


ABOUT WILLIAM GRANT & SONS 

William Grant & Sons Holdings Ltd is an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887. Today, the global premium spirits company is owned by the fifth generation of his family and distils some of the world’s leading brands of Scotch whisky, including the world’s most awarded single malt Glenfiddich®, The Balvenie® range of handcrafted single malts and the world’s third largest blended Scotch, Grant’s®, as well as other iconic spirits brands such as Hendrick’s® Gin, Sailor Jerry®, Tullamore D.E.W.® Irish Whiskey, Monkey Shoulder® and Drambuie®.

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