MONTRÉAL, Aug. 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Fireworks handlers from Royal and FSC, the two companies representing Canada, were awarded the Gold Jupiter at the Finale des Étoiles Loto-Québec that took place tonight at La Ronde. Foti International Fireworks Pty Ltd. from Australia grabbed the Silver Jupiter while BREZAC ARTIFICES from France won the Bronze Jupiter.
The award ceremony of the 30th edition of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec was followed by a 30-minute out-of-competition fireworks presentation featuring a tribute to the music of Pink Floyd. Paul Csukassy, the competition's Technical Director, selected the songs and created the soundtrack while the Italian company Panzera produced the pyrotechnic show design.
Since June 28, the nineteen jury members have evaluated the six companies participating in the competition while L'International's top management awarded the best soundtrack mention to BREZAC ARTIFICES from France for their brilliant musical interpretation of the life of Mandela. The "green" mention was awarded to Pirotecnica Morsani for their use of biodegradable material, manufacturing of the products and safe waste management.
Canada was awarded the Gold Jupiter for Kutuan, Legends of Fire
This year two fireworks companies teamed up to represent Canada in the Montreal competition: Fireworks Spectaculars and Royal Pyrotechnie. Since 2001, Fireworks Spectaculars has been considered one of the leaders in pyrotechnic art in Canada and one of the most innovative fireworks companies in the world. In 2010, the company won Gold and People's Choice in Montreal. Royal Pyrotechnie from Quebec has won multiple awards on the international scene. Before tonight's win, the company was the only Canadian company to have won Gold twice, in 2003 and 2009, as well as best soundtrack in 2009.
Australia won the Silver Jupiter with Strictly Pyro – The World of Baz Lurhmann
Foti International Fireworks is regarded as one of the world's best pyrotechnic companies. This family business has won several international awards and performed at many major events in the world, including the grandiose 2014 New Year's Eve celebrations in Sydney, capital of Australia.
The Bronze Jupiter goes to France for Freedom – A Tribute to Nelson Mandela
BREZAC ARTIFICES presented Freedom, a tribute to the life and exceptional achievements of Nelson Mandela, a man who undeniably marked the 20th century. It was a fifth presence in Montreal for Brezac who won Silver in 2006 and Bronze in 2010.
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 and Tourisme Québec, two important Quebec institutions that recognize the event's economic impact and power of attraction.
Sponsors and partners
We offer heartfelt thanks to our valued sponsors and partners: primary sponsor Loto-Québec; associate partner Tourisme Québec; Tourisme Montréal; official suppliers Agropur Signature, Belle Gueule, Les vins du Beaujolais and the OMNI Mont-Royal.
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 $1.1 billion in revenue and 18 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada. For 53 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.
SOURCE: La Ronde
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