Twelve years ago, the Embassy Light Extravaganza was started as an inside joke directed towards a single individual. We would have never guessed that we would become part of so many peoples' Christmas tradition.
Over the years we have had many local residents as well as people from other cities, countries and continents thank us and tell us that they travel each year to see our display. We are humbled. The one thing we have never done is taken the time to publicly thank those who have helped in keeping this display operating in one way or anther over the years.
First and definitely the most important: A HUGE thank-you to the past and present residents of Embassy Place and Erin Close. The Embassy Light Extravaganza has received zero complaints from any resident past or present to date. That is an incredible track record! We are certain many of our neighbours have done their fair share of speaking under their breath but have maintained a positive attitude and at times immense patience to which we can only thank them for.
Amongst those neighbours, we have had many "jump-ins" to help set up and save the show at critical times. Tony, Brian, Mike, Rob and Stan, we can not thank-you enough. The show's computers have been saved within hours on more than one occasion by Doug and Charlie at Discovery Computers. Thank-you, Doug! Thank-you to Harvey at Ledlightscanada.com whom at the show's infancy guided us and provided us with some great tips and equipment. Thank-you to Sargeant's Roofing who came to our rescue this year and helped us with some troublesome heights. Lastly, in regards to building and helping with the show, we must thank Proclad Industries of St. Albert and dad Leo who built and engineered the incredible props.
On a personal note I must thank my wife Candice who took my individual project and turned it into a team effort, helping me with set up for the last few years. Set up and operation aside, we must thank everyone who has come out and viewed, laughed, sang, danced and enjoyed the show. Goal achieved. Shout out to Corona beer and letter person for the good laughs! Merry Christmas!
Jason Andrews, St. Albert