MONTREAL, Aug. 1, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Jubilee Fireworks, representing England, was awarded the Gold Jupiter at the Finale des Étoiles Loto-Québec that took place tonight at La Ronde. JCO from France took the Silver Jupiter, closing in third place for the Bronze Jupiter was Vulcan Fireworks, representing Hong Kong, China.
A Tribute to Madonna was presented as an out-of-competition fireworks performance to close this 31st season of L'International des Feux Loto-Québec. This special collaboration between Paul Csukassy and Pyrospectaculars by Souza showcased some of the Pop Diva's greatest hits like Vogue, Music and Lucky Star.
England win the gold
For its first presence at the competition, Jubilee Fireworks, representing England, took the Gold Jupiter. Entitled "Vive la difference", the performance celebrated the diversity in a beautiful display of colours, fire, light and sound. The soundtrack included the music of Ellie Goulding, Coldplay and Bruno Mars among others. Founded in 1987, Jubilee Fireworks won the Champion of Champions Award at the 2006 British Fireworks Championships, as well as first prize in the Philippines, Monaco and Knokke, Belgium competitions.
France takes Silver
Another first time contender, JCO, representing France, took home the Silver Jupiter. Dynamite Circus, an invitation to an amazing pyromusical circus, was orchestrated by a super energetic Mr. Loyal. The soundtrack included music from Stan Getz and John Williams, Brigitte Fontaine and Édith Piaf. JCO (Jacques Couturier Organisation) has been renowned as a specialist in the creation of pyromusical displays for 25 years. The company has won several awards, including first prize in Da Nang in Vietnam in 2010 and at the Finale des vainqueurs in Monaco in 2009.
Hong Kong, China for the Bronze
For its second participation in the Montréal competition, Vulcan Fireworks took the Bronze Jupiter. With On the Road again!, they invited the public to take part in a fun and magical pyromusical road trip set to the music of legendary bands such as Yes, The Alan Parsons Project, Supertramp, Queen, Deep Purple, Guns N' Roses, Aerosmith and Metallica. Established in 1974, Vulcan Fireworks began as a trading company. In the mid-late 1990s, the company started producing fireworks displays all over the world and won first prize in Hannover, Germany in 2009.
Since July 4, 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 Vulcan Fireworks from Hong Kong, China for On the Road again! The "green" mention was awarded to Archangel Fireworks Inc. for its efforts in using non-perchlorate and/or non-nitrate based products.
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, Château Sainte Roseline 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 Six Flags Entertainment Corporation
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