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MONTREAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019

WHAT: MONTREAL FIREWORK COMPETITION 2019 – L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO QUEBEC
WHY: FIREWORKS COMPETITION
WHERE: LA RONDE, MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA.
WHEN: SATURDAY 29TH JUNE – SATURDAY 27TH JULY 2019
RIDES OPEN ALL DAY/ FIREWORKS FROM 10PM EACH EVENING
COST: SEE END OF BLOG

In its 35th editions this is the event in Montreal that draws in some of the biggest crowds each year but along with this some of the biggest pyrotechnic firms from all over the world.

The competition at La Ronde is one of the largest and most prestigious fireworks competitions in the world. Locals and visitors are treated to 30 minutes of spectacular pyro-musical firework displays as the teams battle it out against each other to win the Golden Jupiter prize.

Programme

OPENING SATURDAY 29TH JUNE – 22:00PM

Firm hands Canada fireworks with Nostalgia 1985

Showcasing the greatest hits of 1985 and spotlight on the successes that marked the eighties. These are one of the oldest firms in Canada and is a special presentation of Quebec.

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY -22:00PM

South Korea – Theme: Dreaming in Montreal by Hanwa Corporation

The first to take to the stage are the leading fireworks company in South Korea. This will be the fourth time that Team Hanwa have competed in the competition.

SATURDAY 6TH JULY – 22:00PM

Italy – Theme: The First Step-Moon Dream by Parent Fireworks Group

Just recently the company has celebrated 110 years of existence in 2015. They have been entered into the Guinness book of record twice for the longest show in Kuwait and Beach on fire in Cavallino Treporti, Italy. This will be the second time of competing.

WEDNESDAY 10TH JULY – 22:00PM

Portugal – Theme: Stay Tunes by Groupo Luso Pirotechnia

They have won over 40 awards since founding in 1995. They won the Silver Jupiter award in 2002 & 2012 and this will the 5th time competing.

WEDNESDAY 17TH JULY – 22:00PM

United States – Theme: Jungle Spirit by Atlas Pyrovision

Founded 70 years ago this family fireworks company will be participating for the 5th time. They took first place and won the golden Jupiter award in 2012.

SATURDAY 20TH JUL- 22:00PM

Canada – theme: We Walked On The Moon by BEM Fireworks.

One of the most important actors in Pyrotechnics in Canada and a 4th generation family owned business. They will be taking to the stage for the 4th time. In 2005 they won the bronze Jupiter award with their show Au Pied Du Corant.

WEDNESDAY 24TH JULY- 22:00PM

Australia – Theme: Fires In All Their Forms by Howard & Sons

Won silver Jupiter in 2008, bronze and a special mention in 2011 for a soundtrack on Kakadu national park in Australia that featured a live performance of a digeridoo the ancient aboriginal instrument. This will be the fourth time competing.

GRAND FINALE SATURDAY 27TH JULY- 22:00PM

Final of the Stars Of The Casino De Montreal 2019 – Theme: 25 Years To Entertain You In Big by Panzera & Rozzis Famous Fireworks

The two famous companies join forces together for the second time to bring the show to an out of this world finale.

Montreal Fireworks

Rozzis was founded in 1895 by Paolo Rozzi and is a family run business well known for its pyro musical productions and impressive finales. They have participated 6 times and won the silver Jupiter in 1992 & 2005.

The Panzera family business founded in the early 20th century in Northern Italy. Maestro Giovanni Panzera is the creator and has been the artistic director of the Montreal competition from 1987 to 2000.

The finale will be a celebration of 25 years of the casino and will be a special presentation of Casino Montreal 25 1993/ 2018.

The best place viewing place for all the fireworks competition is within the site of LA ronde in the stands. Here you won’t miss out then on the pyro action unfolding in the skies, but you will be treated to a double show as the display reflects on the surface of the Dolphin lake.

All tickets give you access to the fireworks the same day but also why not make a full day of it and enjoy the rides before the finale show. Tickets cost for adults $73.99 to $75.99 (£44 – £45), children 3-17yrs $56.99 (£34.00), children 0-2 are free.

As a taster of what to expect why not look at the video of last year’s winners

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L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUEBEC

WHAT: L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUEBEC
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 7TH JULY 2018 – WEDNESDAY 8TH AUGUST 2018 (FIREWORKS START AT 10PM EVERYNIGHT RAIN OR SHINE)
WHERE: LA RONDE AMUSEMENT AND FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT PARK, MONTREAL
COST: FREE

2018 sees the skies light up over Montreal as the 34th edition of the L’International des Feux Loto Quebec, the largest and most prestigious firework competition in Canada gets underway.

The event was established in 1985 and continues to thrill audiences from across the region with events on Wednesdays and Saturdays (selected dates, please check with their site for more information) throughout the Summer.

The site of the event is a full amusement park and is one of the largest in Quebec. All firework competition tickets will allow full access to La Ronde Park, so you can enjoy all the fun of the fair with full-on thrill seeker rides and some for the less adventurous (or young) as well as a wide range of food concessions.

In the earlier years of the competition they had traditional firework displays, but now everyone in the competition gets creative as possible to bring the best display to the viewer by combining the fireworks with music to make supersized pyro musical displays.

The show will start with a special tribute to Abba, followed by the greatest pyrotechnic companies from all over the world competing in the 8-day competition. The competitors represent all corners of the world, Austria, China, Canada, the United States, Australia and for the 1st time the Philippines are joining in the race looking to bring something new and exciting into the competition. With the closing ceremony, you will be shaken but not stirred as the last evening is all James Bond themed.

Here is the full schedule for the event

Saturday 7th July – Opening the show is Royal Pyrotechnie with a Tribute to ABBA.

Wednesday 11th July – SteyrFire from Austria the theme of Lets Dance

Saturday 14th July – Dancing Fireworks Group from China with the theme of The Butterfly Lovers

Wednesday 18th July – Apogee from Canada with the theme Immortals

Saturday 21st July – Dragon Fireworks from the Philippines with the theme Of Games and Thrones

Saturday 28th July – Pyrotechnico from the United States with the theme of Rock Loves… Redux

Wednesday 1st August – Howard & Sons Pyrotechnics from Australia with the theme of Shapeshifter

Wednesday 8th August – Closing the event with a fantastic finale is Rozzi’s Famous Fireworks-Panzera with the tribute to James Bond Movies: For Your Eyes Only.

As you can see from this year’s line-up there is a variation of not only a tribute to music with the fireworks but dance, movies, video games, mythology and folklore something for everyone to enjoy young and old.

The competitors are from the best of the best around the World and hold a huge number of awards and accolades amongst them.  Howard and Son’s have just finished the Commonwealth Games opening and closing displays and 5th generation pyrotechnicians Rozzis Famous Fireworks have just lifted the silver in the 2018 Malta International Fireworks Festival.

The 2017 competition was won by the UK’s own Jubilee Fireworks who picked up the Gold Jupiter award with a show including a brilliant choice of music and some great colour/effect mixes.

Winning the silver Jupiter prize was Fairyland from France and the Bronze Jupiter went to Macedos Pirotecnia from Portugal.

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L’International des Feux Loto-Québec 2015

WHAT: L’INTERNATIONAL DES FEUX LOTO-QUÉBEC
WHY: INTERNATIONAL PYROTECHNIC COMPETITION
WHEN: WEDNESDAY 1st JULY 2015 – SATURDAY 1st AUGUST 2015
WHERE: LA RONDE AMUSEMENT PARK, MONTREAL, CANADA

This is the biggest event in the fireworks calendar for Canada and teams have been competing against one another since the inaugural event in 1985 as this year sees the teams compete in the 31st edition of the Montreal International Fireworks Competition.

The displays take place on a number of Wednesday’s and Saturday’s throughout the month of July and the finale from non competing team will see it closed on 1st August 2015.

The teams will display for 30 minutes and will show the best of their abilities to the judges who will determine, after seeing all the teams displays, which of them best captured their imaginations and took them on a journey into the night sky.

Each of the teams have already submitted their theme, musical selections for authorisation and the jury, on display day, will be looking at the following aspects of their efforts:

Quality of displayThe overall look of the display, checking for dark sky moments amongst misfires etc and the impact they have.

Variety of StyleThis is simply ensuring that the quality of the products used are rich and varied with lots of style and colour.

SynchronicityThe judges check to ensure that the pyro and music are in harmony with one another – it would be a little pointless to have super loud titanium bursts to a lullaby! (although, I would imagine some would disagree).

Pyromusical conceptThis checks on the originality and artistry of the display in conjunction with the music selection. The judges always give additional marks for innovative new concepts and ideas which draw their attention.

OverallPoints are awarded as a whole from concept to music and effects and their complete impact on the showcase.

Here are the competitors, the date of their display, the country they represent and the theme:

Wednesday 1st July 2015 – Non competitive firework display – B E M Feux d artifices – Theme: Salute our troops

Saturday 4th July 2015 – England – Jubilee Fireworks
Theme: Vivre la difference

Saturday 11th July 2015 – Italy – APE Parente Fireworks – Theme: Pyro rock n roll

Wednesday 15th July 2015 – Canada – Archangel Fireworks Inc – Theme: Armageddon

Saturday 18th July 2015 – Hong Kong – China – Vulcan Fireworks – Theme: On the road again

Saturday 25th July 2015 – USA – Rozzis Famous Fireworks – Theme: The seasons of life

Wednesdays 29th July 2015 – France – Artifices J C O – Theme: Dynamite Circus

Saturday 1st August 2015 – Non competitive closing Souza La Ronde display – Theme: Tribute to Madonna

As you can see detailed, representing the UK is the formidable team from Jubilee Fireworks who have won some of the industry’s highest accolades including The British Firework Championships in Plymouth, The World Firework Championships in Blackpool as well as international acclaim in winning the Philippines International Pyrotechnic Competition, Knokke Heist and Monaco to name just a few. However, they are up against some of the best in the World so no easy task but the very best of luck to all involved and we sincerely hope that everything goes to plan.

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