L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presentedby TELUS comes to a close this Saturday - A 10-minute fireworks display as a tribute to Michael Jackson, immediately following the Jupiter Awards ceremony

    MONTREAL, Aug. 20 /CNW Telbec/ - Nearly two months after the sudden
passing of the King of Pop, La Ronde will pay a music-and-fireworks tribute to
Michael Jackson on Saturday at 10 PM, immediately following the Jupiter Awards
ceremony, which is set to start at 9:30 PM. The 10-minute tribute will consist
of a "pyrotechnical painting" featuring a medley of 11 of Jackson's greatest
hits as well as the singer's likeness!
    As a fitting addition to the tribute, La Ronde will turn its open-air
dance floor into a 1980s disco featuring Michael Jackson's most popular songs.
His hits will also be heard at Jardin des Etoiles. Visitors are invited to
dress in their favourite Michael Jackson memorabilia!

    Technical details and ticket sales

    Please note that Jacques-Cartier Bridge will be OPEN to vehicle traffic
on Saturday evening. On this occasion, access to Place d'animation and
reserved seating will be free. To see the show and cheer for the competition's
winners, all that is needed is a valid day or season pass to La Ronde.
Otherwise, access to La Ronde after 5 PM can be purchased for only $24.95 (or
$19.95 with a Coke product and at www.laronde.com).

    Celebrating 25 years with a bang!

    This year, L'International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS
delivered a spectacular 25th anniversary edition. As part of the celebrations,
on August 15, there was a heartfelt tribute to Cirque du Soleil in which the 8
countries in the competition - including 5 entrants that had already won the
Gold Jupiter in the past at La Ronde - took part. For the first time in the
history of the competition, all five continents were represented this summer,
proof positive that the event is considered the "Olympics" of the
pyrotechnical world!

    Sponsors and partners

    L'International des Feux Loto-Québec, presented by TELUS, offers
heartfelt thanks to their inestimable sponsors and partners: primary sponsor
Loto-Québec; presenting sponsor TELUS; collaborative sponsors SAQ, National
Bank Financial Group; associate partner Québec Ministry of Tourism; official
suppliers Marriott Château Champlain, Belle Gueule, Agropur's Fine Cheeses
Division and Thomas Marine Group; media partners TVA and Journal de Montréal;
and, official event broadcaster Rythme FM.

    About Six Flags, Inc.: La Ronde is owned by Six Flags, Inc., a
publicly-traded corporation (SIXFQ) headquartered in New York City and the
world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United
States, Mexico and Canada.

For further information:

For further information: Martin Roy, Public Relations Manager, La Ronde
- Member of the Six Flags Family, (514) 397-2001, ext. 2703, mroy@sftp.com

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