For the very first Wednesday this year at the International des Feux Loto-Québec - Aurora Borealis and even Aurora Australis over La Ronde!

    MONTREAL, July 23 /CNW Telbec/ - While Montrealers won't be able to
admire the aurora borealis in Northern Québec, they will have the opportunity
to see it at La Ronde tonight. And not only that, they will be able to see
southern counterpart-the aurora australis, which should be thousands of
kilometers away-at the same specific time. Indeed, the theme of the show put
on by Canadian Garden City Display Fireworks will be that light phenomenon of
rare beauty we call the aurorae, during the International Loto-Québec
presented by TELUS.
    Aurora: Fire in the Sky promises to recreate in its own way the elegance,
mystery, color, and movement of the aurorae. One of the intense moments of the
show will be the "wall of fire" deployed in the sky, resulting from the
successive explosions of highly sophisticated shells controlled in flight by
    Michael Bohonos, the show's designer, opted to pair his pyrotechnical
effects with music that will give watchers some of the same emotions that he
experiences while observing the northern lights in northern Ontario. In other
words, the spectacle will produce moments of joy and surprise as well as
sadness, concern, and melancholy. And as the aurorae occasionally give the
impression that they are dancing before our eyes, the show will make
spectators want to move in time with the effects.
    Garden City Display Fireworks, founded at about the same time as
Montréal's pyromusical competition nearly 25 years ago, is based in Beamsville
in the Niagara Peninsula. While this will be the firm's freshman presentation
at L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS, it will be the
designer's third time. He was a member of the Royal Pyrotechnie contingent in
2003, the year that the Canadian firm won the Golden Jupiter, as well as the
Hong Kong/China firm in 2007. His past experience will undoubtedly play an
important role.
    A few scenes from a video interview with representatives can be viewed on
the Internet at The site also lists
the titles of the 13 pieces of music that will be heard at the La Ronde.

    The 24th Edition Features Novelty and Innovation

    This year, personalities from Québec's world of art with be closely
associated with the International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS.
Tonight's honorary host will be Boom Desjardins. Geneviève Gélineau 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, 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


    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,

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