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Vancouver celebrates its' 125th birthday

Lyndsay Morrison, staff writer

April 7, 2011 — The clouds parted and the sun was shining in Vancouver on Wednesday afternoon, just in time for the city's birthday party.

Celebrating 125 years in Vancouver
Celebrating 125 years in Vancouver

It's been 125 years since Vancouver was incorporated, and on Wednesday the city celebrated with a birthday party.

Vancouver marked the occasion with a free event at Jack Poole plaza on the Coal Harbour waterfront. The party included street hockey tournaments, street performers, DJ's, live music and the lighting of the Olympic Cauldron.

Still, the party wasn't the only thing that had people talking. They were also gushing about the weather.

“The weather's smiling on us today,” said Gregor Robertson, the Mayor of Vancouver. “We were worried about it the last few days thinking oh no, it's going to rain on our birthday and somehow the clouds have parted and fresh snow. It 's as beautiful as it gets in the springtime in Vancouver.”

The sun came out just in time for the birthday celebrations, and the city reached a daytime high of 9°C. More sunshine is forecast on Thursday and Friday, with temperatures expected to climb into the double digits.

Wondering what to expect as we head into the weekend? Be sure to check your local forecast. You can also tune in to The Weather Network on TV, where the National Forecast comes up at the top and bottom of every hour.

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