From breaking dawn on to high noon and through to the passions of the hours after dark, Pains Fireworks will present the moving and mystic story of day and night tonight at La Ronde

    MONTREAL, June 27 /CNW Telbec/ - Tonight at La Ronde, beginning at
10 o'clock, the English firm Pains Fireworks is going to dazzle Montrealers
with a pyrotechnic spectacular entitled "Day and Night", which will explore
the mysterious spheres of day and night, the ultimate metaphors for human
beings' duality.
    Twilight will be the starting point for the show, which will present a
mystic and unusual side of night, with passion at the heart of this first of
three sequences. This sequence's finale will evoke the return of day and
feature a celebration of the sun.
    The second portion of the show will consist of duos of pure gold with
blue, green, magenta and yellow, along with an abundance of gold and
multicoloured hues symbolizing high noon, creating a truly spectacular effect.
Flamboyant red mixing with gold will represent the setting sun and conclude
this sequence.
    The third and final sequence will spotlight the moon, with silver also
pairing with a brilliant blue, a powerful green and an intense red. The
gold/red duo will represent passion in its pure state," said firm designer
Michael Jones.
    The selected accompanying musical pieces by renowned artists, including
The Beatles, U2, The Doors, The Pointer Sisters and Dean Martin, will bring
forth a wide range of emotions in the tens of thousands of appreciative
    Founded more than two centuries ago, Pains Fireworks is highly sought
after for the most prestigious events. The firm gave a memorable performance
during the celebration of the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana in
1981, another during the Three Tenors Opera event in 2000 saluting Luciano
Pavarotti and Placido Domingo, and yet another at the Arabian Gulf show in
Dublin, Ireland this past January.
    "Our firm is proud to take part in the Montreal pyrotechnic art
competition because it is one of the world's most prestigious pyrotechnic
events," declared Guy Deeker, general manager of Pains Fireworks, one of whose
main objectives is to thoroughly entertain its audience.

    2007 line-up

    The 2007 edition of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by
TELUS will take place at La Ronde between June 20 and July 28. Over nine
evenings of pure enchantment, fireworks masters from Spain, England, Mexico,
Hong Kong (China), the United States, Canada, France and Germany will
demonstrate their amazing technical skills and unbounded passion for their art
to the thousands upon thousands of appreciative onlookers gathered to admire
their creations in the Montreal sky. The official line-up for the 2007
Concours d'art pyrotechnique de Montréal promises one dazzling production
after another, with Italian firm Panzera S.A.S closing out the series of
performances on July 28 with a unique display marking La Ronde's 40th
anniversary in truly grand style.

    World's most prestigious pyromusical competition

    A people's jury made up of 19 members of the general public chosen from
among more than 300 applicants will vote upon the presentations of the
different pyrotechnics specialists. The jury members will have the difficult
job of deciding upon the winners of the gold, silver and bronze Jupiters - the
most coveted awards in international pyrotechnics The performances will be
evaluated using four criteria: quality of the pieces, pyromusical design,
synchronization and overall appreciation.


    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: or 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.

    Technical details and purchasing tickets

    Each performance in the L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by
TELUS is staged at La Ronde starting at 10 p.m., regardless of the weather.
For only $2 more than the cost of a daily ticket, fireworks enthusiasts can
purchase a reserved seat from which to fully enjoy the whole stirring
experience. Tickets (providing unlimited access to rides throughout the day)
are available from $38.79 plus taxes and handling charges through the
Admission network at or by phone at (514) 790-1245 or
1 800 361-4595, as well as at the La Ronde box office the day of the
fireworks. Special rates for groups of 20 or more and corporate boxes are also
available by calling (514) 397-7777 or by e-mail at On
evenings when there are fireworks, the Jacques Cartier Bridge is closed to
vehicle traffic between 8 and 11 p.m.

    Special complementary shows at Le Jardin des Etoiles

    Each evening that there is a fireworks presentation, visitors to La Ronde
who want to extend their pleasure can take in a free show at Le Jardin des
Etoiles at 8:45 and 11 p.m. This evening, group Replay will performed by have
you up and out of your seat throughout their energy-filled performance. Other
artists appearing during the summer will include Annie Villeneuve, Manuel
Tadros, Wunderbar and Pierre Lalonde.

    Simulcast on 105,7 Rythme FM

    Spectators viewing the fireworks from outside the La Ronde site can tune
in 105,7 Rythme FM between 10 and 10:30 p.m. to hear a simulcast of the
pyrotechnics soundtrack and enjoy the total fireworks experience. Starting at
7:45 p.m. the evening of each fireworks presentation, Rythme FM will broadcast
from La Ronde. Many special guests will be on hand during the summer. This
evening, Sebastien Benoit will welcome Marie-Elaine Thibert and Stéphane

    Our partners

    L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS sincerely thanks
its valued sponsors and partners: principal sponsor Loto-Québec, presenting
sponsor TELUS, associate sponsors Le Ministère du tourisme and the SAQ,
official broadcaster 105,7 Rythme FM, and partners TQS and Le Journal de
Montréal, Swiss International Airlines, Le Marriott Château Champlain, Belle
Gueule and Agropur for their support in the production and publicizing of its
event. For more information, please call (514) 397-2000 or visit our website

    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.

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,

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