Tonight, at L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS - Austria Comes to Montréal after Victory in Chantilly!



    MONTREAL, July 26 /CNW Telbec/ - Buoyed by their recent win at the 16th
edition of the Concours international de feux d'artifice de Chantilly
(pyrotechnical competition), the Austrians are coming to Montréal to compete
at L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS. Just over a month
ago, Pyrovision GmbH won the Bouquet d'or (top honors) at the Nuits de feu
(nights of fire pyrotechnical competition), beating out seven other European
firms and one from Argentina. So, the Salzburg pyrotechnical experts-who
breathed the same air as Mozart-should be treated with appropriate respect!
    For Heaven and Hell, Pyrovision is offering a sound score that sometimes
contrasts sharply with the work of the great Austrian composer. In fact, music
from the heavy-metal group Black Sabbath will kick things off, depicting the
"evil" aspect attempting to vanquish the "good." The Devil striving to defeat
the gods and angels. Hell wanting to win out over Heaven. All this represents
the theme of duality and alternance, as stated by designers Christian Czech
and Beda Percht.
    "We don't have a huge firm, he says. We're not here to produce the
largest fireworks. Our aim is to create the most emotion because, in my
opinion, the most important element in pyromusical shows is the emotion
generated."
    Since its first entries in competitions in 2004, Pyrovision GmbH has
earned recognition from all over. Indeed, they walked off with the honors at
Knokke, Belgium, and even twice won the contract for the celebration of the
Kingdom of Bahrain's national holiday! Curiously enough, Pyrovision teamed up
with Prestatech (the firm that launched the opening of L'International des
Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS) in producing a show at MIDEM in Cannes in
2006.
    A few scenes from a video interview with representatives can be viewed on
the Internet at www.internationaldesfeuxlotoquebec.com. The site also lists
the titles of the 9 pieces of music (including the introduction) that will be
heard at La Ronde.

    The 24th Edition Features Novelty and Innovation

    This year, personalities from Québec's world of art with be closely
associated with L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS.
Tonight's honorary hosts will be Marc-André Fortin and Annie Blanchard from
Star Académie. Stéphane Richard will be hosting the evening's activities on
the air with Rythme FM.

    Technical Details and Ticket Sales

    The shows of L'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 Rythme FM; and partners TVA, Le
Journal de Montréal, the Marriott Château Champlain, Belle Gueule, and Agropur
Division Fromages Fins.

    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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