Come see what you're missing! - La Ronde Announces Line-up for 2007 Feux Loto-Québec Presented by TELUS



    MONTREAL, June 5 /CNW Telbec/ - La Ronde is pleased to announce today the
line-up for the 2007 L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS,
which will take place between June 20 and July 28.
    Fireworks enthusiasts will thrill to stunning sights and sounds right
from the event's opening moments as Spain kicks things off on Wednesday,
June 20 at 10 p.m. with a performance entitled Pure jazz, produced by the firm
Pirotecnia Igual.
    This year, the general public is invited to participate in the PEOPLE'S
CHOICE TELUS contest by voting on one of the two following websites:
www.telusmobilite.com/feux or www.telumobilities.com/fireworks. Participants
can also vote using their mobile phone. A draw will be held between the eighth
and ninth fireworks presentations, with the person whose entry is chosen at
random winning, courtesy of Swiss and TELUS, airfare for two to his/her choice
of either Geneva or Zurich, along with a daily personal-expenses allowance and
hotel accommodations.
    During the five-week competition, the greatest pyrotechnic masters from
Spain, England, Mexico, Hong Kong (China), the U.S., Canada, France and
Germany will demonstrate their amazing know-how and their limitless passion
for their art to the tens of thousands of appreciative spectators who gather
to admire their creations in the Montreal sky. This series of performances
will be capped off on July 28 by a unique fireworks display prepared by the
Italian firm Panzera S.A.S. to mark La Ronde's 40th anniversary in very
special fashion.
    "To salute La Ronde's 40th anniversary, Panzera in collaboration with La
Ronde has developed a musical soundtrack filled with hits from the '60s that
are certain to bring back many wonderful memories," said event director
Martyne Gagnon. "And the best way to appreciate the combined elements of the
performance is to be seated directly facing Lac des Dauphins."
    Lac des Dauphins at La Ronde remains the ideal location from which to
fully appreciate a fireworks performance because, increasingly, productions
feature low-level pyrotechnics. From their position in specially designed
seats in the on-site grandstands, visitors will enjoy a sound-and-light
experience that includes an unobstructed view of the sky and the reflection on
the water of the pyrotechnics and colours, as well as unlimited access to La
Ronde and its more than 40 rides and attractions.
    "Watching the various fireworks displays from the site is simply
fantastic," enthused La Ronde president Marc Tremblay. "What's more, we are
innovating this year with a special offer whereby people 50 or over can enter
the site starting at 7 p.m. and take in the evening's fireworks show from a
reserved seat for $25. In many cases, it costs just $2 more than an
admission-and-rides pass to watch the fireworks comfortably from a reserved
seat. The 2007 line-up is extremely exciting and will provide fireworks fans
with yet another exceptional experience," he added.
    "In being associated with this pyromusical art form for a third year,
Loto-Québec is offering the general public truly high-quality entertainment,"
declared Pierre Bibeau, Loto-Québec's senior corporate vice-president,
communications and public affairs. "This tremendously popular event that
brings so many people together is a perfect fit in the Rendez-vous Loto-Québec
sponsorship program. It delights people of all ages who enjoy - at no charge
in many cases - performances that are as surprising as they are spectacular.
This is why we greatly value our association with the event."
    La Ronde sincerely thanks its valued sponsors: principal sponsor
Loto-Québec, presenting sponsor TELUS, associate sponsors Le ministère du
tourisme du Québec and the SAQ, official broadcaster 105,7 Rythme FM, and
event partners TQS and Le Journal de Montréal, Swiss, Le Marriott Château
Champlain, Belle Gueule and Agropur for their support in the organizing and
publicizing of the event.

    Technical details and ticket sales

    All performances during L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by
TELUS begin at 10 p.m. regardless of the weather. On evenings when there are
fireworks, the Jacques Cartier Bridge is closed to automobile traffic from 8
p.m. until after the performance. Reserved tickets can be purchased at La
Ronde (the entry cost includes unlimited access to rides and attractions on
the site throughout the day), through the Admission network, on the Internet
at www.admission.com or by telephone at either (514) 790-1245 or toll-free
1 800 361-4595. Corporate and group rates are also offered. Phone La Ronde's
sales office at (514) 397-7777 or e-mail the office: ventes@laronde.com.

    2007 schedule

    
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    Date                   Country              Firm
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    Wednesday, June 20     SPAIN                Pirotecnia Igual
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    Wednesday, June 27     ENGLAND              Pains Fireworks
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    Saturday, July 7       MEXICO               Lux Pirotecnia, S.A. de C.V.
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    Wednesday, July 11     HONG KONG, CHINA     Pyromagic Productions Ltd.
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    Saturday, July 14      UNITED STATES        Pyro Spectaculars By Souza
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    Wednesday, July 18     CANADA               Fireworks Spectaculars Canada
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    Saturday, July 21      FRANCE               Féérie
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    Wednesday, July 25     GERMANY              IP
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    Saturday, July 28      Closing show         Panzera S.A.S.
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         All performances begin at 10 p.m. regardless of the weather.
    

    About Six Flags: The world's largest regional amusement park firm and
owner of La Ronde, Six Flags Inc. is a publicly traded company (NYSE:   SIX)
based in New York.

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For further information:

For further information: Nadia Goyer, Manager of Public Relations, La
Ronde, Member of the Six Flags Family, (514) 397-2001, ext. 2703,
ngoyer@laronde.com


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