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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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MONTREAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2016

WHAT: MONTREAL FIREWORKS FESTIVAL 2016
WHY: INTERNATIONAL FIREWORK COMPETITION
WHEN: SATURDAY 2ND JULY 2016 – SATURDAY 30TH JULY 2016
WHERE: LA RONDE – ÎLE SAINTE-HÉLÈNE AT PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU, MONTREAL, CANADA
COST: $50 – $65

The annual Montreal Fireworks festival is the largest pyrotechnic competition of its kind in the World. Established in 1985, the pyro-stage has witnessed some of the finest exponents of pyrotechnic art filling the skies over the stunning St Lawrence River doing their stuff. Referred to locally in this predominantly French-speaking region as L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec, it has entertained crowds of up to 3 million for more than 30 years now and it continues to grow in popularity year on year.

Over in Canada, the regulations are quite tight and as such they are only permitted ground fireworks like roman candles, sparklers, fountains, wheels, volcanoes, mines and snakes and the cakes/barrages we are used to being able to use are only available to professional firers.

The 2015 event was won by the brilliant pro team from GB’s Jubilee Fireworks who lifted the Gold Jupiter award. Their show was choreographed beautifully to the music and they used a huge array of colours and effects. Not too shabby for their first time at the event!!! It took the team 3 days to set up the 30 minute display in which more than 6000 firework items were used connected by over 5000 electrical circuits.

This is the 32nd edition of the competition featuring eight of the World’s best pyro-technicians all ready to perform their showcase displays for the gathered crowds.

The teams, Country they represent and the ‘theme’ of their displays are as follows:

2nd July 2016  – Quebec –  Feux d’artifice Apogeé – Our Heroes – Out Of Competition

6th July 2016  – Chile –  Pirotecnia Spa – A Musical Ride

9th July 2016  – Canada – Big Bang Fireworks – The Wild West

16th July 2016Switzerland – Sugyp – E-Motions

20th July 2016USA – Western Enterprises Inc – Dance to the colours of Light

23rd July 2016Spain – Ricardo Caballer Ricasa – Cinemagia

27th July 2016Sweden – Goteborgs Fyrverkeri Fabrik – The Joy of Life

30th July 2016La Ronde – Melrose Pyrotechnics – Tribute to Elton John

There will also be a display called ‘Our Heroes’ on Saturday 2nd July to start off proceedings. The musicians from the Royal 22nd regiment of the Canadian armed forces will play all the greats from the world of superheroes. The pyro-musical display will take the crowd on a journey with characters from Batman, Superman and Star Wars to name just a few.

The competition gets under way on 6th July 2016 when the first team representing Chile take to the world stage. Events will be taking place every Saturday and Wednesdays throughout July.

The final event will be an exhibition show on Saturday 30th July by Melrose Pyrotechnics and the theme, A Tribute to Elton John.

La Ronde of course is a theme park and as such will have lots to see and do before the event gets under way.

The winner of the competition will be announced on 31st July 2016 and we will be sure to let you have a report on the displays and the final results shortly thereafter.

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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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