The Korean firm that opened the Seoul Olympic invites Montrealers to dance with them at the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS on Saturday



    MONTREAL, July 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Twenty years after its grandiose opening
of the Seoul Olympics, the Korean firm Hanwha Corporation extends an
invitation to Montrealers, asking them "Shall we dance?" So, Montrealers
should slip on their most comfortable shoes and be on their toes! Come
tonight, be ready to move to the beat of the cancan, tango, disco, farandole,
and even traditional Korean music. And all in the space of the 30 minutes it
takes for this third show of the year at the International des Feux
Loto-Québec presented by TELUS.
    Founded in 1952 as the Korea Explosive Corporation, the conglomerate
added a fireworks division in 1964 when the arms race was starting back up
just after the Korean War. Today, Hanwha stands out as the country's fireworks
leader. Its achievements include remarkable participation at the 2005 APEC
summit in Pusan, South Korea.
    Tonight, during "Shall we dance?" Hanwha Corporation will only be
declaring war on boredom with its fireworks that "dance" to the program's
music. As director Cheol-Woong Lee remarked, each shell is carefully paired to
the most appropriate piece of music. Interestingly enough, fire master Soo-Won
Uhm studied oriental painting before becoming the company's designer in 2003.
Inspiration for her works comes from her experience as an artist.
    A few scenes from a video interview with Hanwha representatives can be
viewed on the Internet at www.internationaldesfeuxlotoquebec.com. The site
also lists the 13 pieces of music that will be heard at the La Ronde,
including Lord of the Dance, Dancing Queen, and extracts from George Bizet's
opera Carmen.
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    This year, personalities from Québec's world of art with be closely
associated with the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS.
This week, Guylaine Tremblay will serve as the patron of honour. Josée
Boudreault will be hosting the evening's activities on the air with Rythme FM.

    Technical Details and Ticket Sales

    The shows of the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS
get underway at 10 p.m., whatever the weather. The Jacques Cartier Bridge will
be closed to vehicles on show evenings from 8 p.m. to the end of the
presentation. Reserved seats can be purchased at La Ronde on the same day (the
ticket includes unlimited access to rides and attractions on the site for the
entire day), on the Internet www.admission.com, and by telephone at
514-790-1245 or toll-free at 1-800 361-4595. Corporate and group packages are
available by calling La Ronde sales at 514-397-7777 or by sending an e-mail to
ventes@laronde.com.

    Partners

    The International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS would like to
extend its sincere appreciation to its valued sponsors and partners for their
immeasurable support in terms of producing and publicizing this event: title
sponsor Loto-Québec; presenter sponsor TELUS; associate sponsors Ministère du
Tourisme and the SAQ; official broadcaster 105.7 Rythme FM; and partners TVA,
Le Journal de Montréal, the Marriott Château Champlain, Belle Gueule, and
Agropur Division Fromages Fins.

    About Six Flags: La Ronde is owned by Six Flags, Inc., the world's
largest regional theme park company with 21 parks across the United States,
Mexico, and Canada. Six Flags Inc. is a publicly traded corporation (NYSE:  
SIX) based in New York.




For further information:

For further information: Martin Roy, Public Relations Manager, La Ronde,
Member of the Six Flags Family, (514) 397-2001, extension 2703, mroy@sftp.com


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