A Stellar 33rd Edition for L'International des Feux Loto-Québec - Celebrating Montreal's 375th Anniversary and La Ronde's 50th - Olympic Medalist Alexandre Despatie Named as Event Spokesperson

MONTREAL, Sept. 14, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - L'International des Feux Loto-Québec is very proud to announce the 33rd Edition that will be presented in the summer of 2017. This edition of the fireworks competition will be highly entertaining and quite special since it will celebrate Montreal's 375th Anniversary and La Ronde's 50th. For the occasion, Alexandre Despatie, Olympic medalist, world champion in diving and television host, will be the event's spokesperson. On the opening night, the fireworks will celebrate Montreal, and singer-songwriter Ian Kelly will perform Montreal, the song with an infectious rhythm he wrote to celebrate his city.

A special edition, a special program:

  • Beginning September 14, the public will be invited to visit a special Web page and vote for the countries they want to see in the 2017 competition. To vote, they can visit www.laronde.com;
  • From November 7–20, 2016, as part of a promotion in collaboration with Rythme FM, the public will be invited to suggest songs about Montreal they would like to be featured in the soundtrack of the opening night fireworks;
  • In March 2017, we will announce the names of the participating countries and all the details of the 2017 L'International des Feux Loto-Québec program, including our Spectacular Finale; and
  • Finally, during the 2017 edition of the fireworks competition, people will be invited to vote for their favourite pyromusical performance, and get a chance to win the Grand Prize that will consist of a trip to one of the participating countries.

"All of us at La Ronde are excited to host this very special edition of the L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, and celebrate such a landmark anniversary respectively of our city and our park", said La Ronde President Phil Liggett.

Every year the fireworks competition attracts close to 3 million people, making it one of Quebec's most attended events. L'International des Feux Loto-Québec proudly acknowledges the support of prestigious partners such as Loto-Québec, Tourisme Québec and Tourisme Montréal, three important Quebec institutions that recognize the event's economic impact and power of attraction. We are also proud to count on the support of Tim Hortons as our collaborator sponsor.

About the event
The event, which was originally known as Concours international d'art pyrotechnique de Montréal (Montreal International Fireworks Competition) was launched in 1985. Today it is the most prestigious event of its kind in the world and it has been a member of the Major International Events Network (MIEN) since 2000.

About La Ronde and Six Flags
La Ronde is the property of Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, the world's largest regional theme park company with $1.3 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 55 years, Six Flags has entertained millions of families with world-class coasters, themed rides, thrilling water parks and unique attractions including up-close animal encounters, and spectacular events such as Fright Fest® and Holiday in the Park®. For more information, visit sixflags.com.



Video with caption: "Video: L'International des Feux Loto-Québec 2017". Video available at: https://youtu.be/oF1PtguNTOQ

Image with caption: "L'International des Feux Loto-Québec 2017 (CNW Group/La Ronde)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160914_C5655_PHOTO_EN_772036.jpg

Image with caption: "Alexandre Despatie - Spokesperson (CNW Group/La Ronde)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160914_C5655_PHOTO_EN_772039.jpg

For further information: Jules Hébert, Communications Manager, 514 397-2001 ext. 2703, jhebert@sftp.com


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