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This Saturday, the first ever “Feu des étoiles” at L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS
An immense tribute to Céline Dion as she prepares to celebrate 30 years of success!
A 100-metre replica of the Titanic on hand at Lac des Dauphins to mark this unique occasion
Montréal, Wednesday, July 7, 2010 – Over 300,000 spectators, thousands of fireworks shells, twenty-three megahits and, even, a 100-metre replica of the Titanic – all stops have been pulled at La Ronde to celebrate the music and exceptional career of the one and only Céline Dion. It’s all part of the first ever “Feu des étoiles” by L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS, an impressive annual addition to the world’s most prestigious pyromusical competition.
Starting at 10 PM of July 10, spectators can enjoy nearly 30 years of music hits by Céline Dion, all the way from “Ce n’était qu’un rêve” to “Ne partez pas sans moi” and including “My Heart Will Go On,” “All by Myself” and “L’amour existe encore.” The show features six different themes that chart the singer’s stellar career: “Et que ça bouge!,” “Au cinéma,” “Jeunesse et innocence,” “… Et Goldman,” “Diva à Vegas” and, finally, “Intense et universelle.” The team at L’International et La Ronde made the musical selections and designed the show.
Groupe Fiatlux-Ampleman, a new firm resulting from the recent merger of two major Quebec companies, is the delegate producer for the show’s fireworks component. Together, these two companies have taken part in almost 20 competitions at L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS, winning a total of 4 Jupiters. Groupe Fiatlux-Ampleman also made a name for itself at the Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver by putting on colourful fireworks shows on 17 evenings. According to Éric Cardinal, the designer of “Feu des étoiles,” Céline Dion’s songs – which are vibrant and high-energy – are perfect for a fireworks show. “Feu des étoiles,” he says, “provides us with a range of possibilities and pyrotechnical effects. With this vigorous and lively music, we can produce vigorous and lively fireworks.”
A list of the 23 songs from the show’s soundtrack is available at L’International’s web site at (www.internationaldesfeuxlotoquebec.com). Also on the site are the latest “Fireworks Confessions.”
TELUS people’s choice
This year, spectators at L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presented by TELUS will have their say! After each fireworks show in the competition until the following Friday at midnight, spectators will be able to post their appreciation for the show at www.internationaldesfeuxloto-quebec.com by awarding it a grade out of 10. They can also watch an excerpt of the show and share everything with their Facebook contacts.
Technical details and ticket sales
Fireworks fans are invited to get their tickets now for what promises to be an outstanding competition. As a new feature this year, tickets are $5 off if purchased in pre-sale up to 14 days before each pyromusical show.
Reserved seating can be purchased at www.admission.com and www.internationaldesfeuxlotoquebec.com. Programs and schedules (order of appearance of the competitors) are available on both of these sites. You can also phone (514) 790-1245 or toll-free 1 800 361-4595 to purchase tickets. For information concerning corporate and group rates, contact the La Ronde sales office by phone, at 514-397-7777, or by e-mail, at email@example.com. Please note that all shows by L’International des Feux Loto-Québec presented par TELUS start at 10 PM.
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; associate partner Québec Ministry of Tourism; official suppliers Marriott Château Champlain, Belle Gueule, Agropur’s Fine Cheeses Division, Thomas Marine Group; media partners TVA and Journal de Montréal; and, official event broadcaster Rythme FM.
About : 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.
About La Ronde and Six Flags: La Ronde is where the sea monster known as Ednör lives; the new extreme thrill rollercoaster above Lac des Dauphins is named after this strange creature. La Ronde is the property of Six Flags, Inc., a publicly traded corporation (SIXFQ) headquartered in New York City and the world’s largest regional theme park company with 19 parks located in the United States, Mexico and Canada.
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