YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE CASINO DU LAC LEAMY FIREWORKS – SOUND OF LIGHT: EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE #CANADA150 FIREWORKS COMPETITION (ALL CANADIAN EDITION)
For many years now and even before we had this blog, Twenty York Street, we’ve had a yearly tradition of excitedly doing a countdown for August for one of the summer’s biggest spectacle – the Annual Casino du Lac Leamy Fireworks – Sound of Light International Fireworks Competition. Over the years, we have scouted different locations downtown in search of the most perfect site to witness this extravagant explosion in the sky.
While there are so many fantastic sites to witness the magic of the Casino du Lac Leamy Fireworks display such as the Nepean Point, the Bytown Locks or the bridge right beside the Fairmont Chateau Laurier, there is no doubt the best place to experience it is right on site! And since 2014, the Sound of Light Competition has been held at the massive yet stunning backyard of the Canadian Museum of History.
We’ve only witnessed 2 shows so far by Ontario and Manitoba but already, we are in deep awe!
CASINO LAC LEAMY FIREWORKS: BRIEF HISTORY BEHIND THE SOUND OF LIGHT SHOW
Considered to be a world class event, the Sound of Light has built a reputation in the pyrotechnical industry as being one of the best fireworks events in the whole world. Since 1996, the team behind the Sound of Light have been producing incredible shows, recognized as an integral part of the international pyromusical circuit.
What is a pyromusical show? It is a fireworks display synchronized or choreographed to a musical soundtrack. The result? An incredibly awe-inspiring performance that’s an absolute delight for both the ears and the eyes.
Lighting up the sky right on the border of Quebec and Ontario, the much-anticipated display in the sky is a pride of tourism organizations from both provinces and is produced by a non-profit organization – Les Grands feux Lac-Leamy. Since 2012, the production of all these colorful performances has been headed by Yannick Roy and Royal Pyrotechnie, who hailed from Saint-Pie, Quebec. A family run business, Royal Pyrotechnie has been a leader in the pyrotechnics industry for almost half a century and has garnered many awards and accolades the world over.
This year, the Casino Lac-Leamy’s Sound of Light , with major presenting sponsors Casino Lac Leamy, National Bank and Tim Horton’s, is poised for a momentous edition, a special 2017 #Canada150 edition from Aug 5 to 19th.
CASINO LAC LEAMY FIREWORKS: PRESENTING THE 2017 SOUND OF LIGHT ALL-CANADIAN LINE UP FOR #CANADA510
In honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary as a nation, Ottawa’s sky will be lighted up like never before. Four designers from four different provinces will present original displays inspired by Canada’s people and history. The Sound of Light spectacular is back with a distinct Canadiana flair like Ontario’s presentation of Canada as a truly multicultural society. With a soundtrack of all Canadian music from foot-stomping, hand-clapping musical tales from the Eastern shores, to songs that speak of our struggles or to hard-rocking tracks that unite us all, Ontario put together a magnificent pyromusical show that speaks to our pride and legacy as a people.
To commemorate Canada’s 150, the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light will feature 5 designers from 5 provinces that will create magic! Inspired by our country, our history and our people, these fireworks and musical display will be an hommage to Canada. For 3 years now, the backdrop to these spectacular pyromusical shows has been the Canadian Museum of History, with the fireworks launching right from the Ottawa River. In fact, a big thank you is dedicated to the National Capital Comission for its contribution to build an inspiring capital that is a source of pride for all Canadians.
The Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light is held along the Ottawa river shorelines, one of the stunning sites owned and managed by the NCC. From August 5 to 19, here are the 4 provinces will battle in a world-class competition up in the sky and over the Ottawa River to offer five mesmerizing evenings:
Saturday, August 5 – ONTARIO – Garden City Display Fireworks with the show “Made in Canada”
- Company : Garden City Display Fireworks (Winner of the 2014 Zeus Trophy)
- Spectacle : Made in Canada
- Concepteur : Michael Bohonos
Wednesday, August 9 – MANITOBA – Archangel Fireworks with the show “The spirit of the nation”
- Company : Archangel Fireworks
- Spectacle : The spirit of the nation
- Concepteur : Kelly Guille
Saturday, August 12 – QUEBEC – Feux d’artifice Orion with the show “History of Canada”
- Company : Feux d’artifice Orion
- Spectacle : History of Canada
- Concepteur : Patrick Chandonnet
Wednesday, August 16 – ALBERTA – Fireworks Spectaculars Canada with the show “Canadian voices”
- Company : Fireworks Spectaculars Canada
- Spectacle : Canadian voices
- Concepteur : Brad Dezotell
Saturday, August 19 – The Casino du Lac-Leamy Grande Finale with the show “Dreamcatcher” performed by ROYAL PYROTECHNIE
- Company : Royal Pyrotechnie
- Spectacle : Dreamcatcher
- Concepteur : Yanick Roy
WELCOME TO THE TIM HORTON’S FAMILY ZONE AND THE SAQ BISTRO
Running with the theme Joie de vivre, the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light reconnects with its traditions of whimsy, fantasy and magic since its conception many years ago . Before the pyromusical performances, visitors will be treated to discover circus, acrobatics and waders to the musical rhythms from near and far.
Both kids and adults – look up! From a top their towering stilts, the Dream Hunters is a nomadic tribe of mixed cultures that spills a joyous poetic disorder everywhere they go. Don’t miss the fabulous Dream Hunters: The Birds and The Wings of wind as they roam around pre-show, shining more magic and delight everywhere they go!
Day 1 also showcased the highly energetic Remesha Drums from Burundi. A dynamic and colourful group of dancers and musicians, who takes great pride in sharing their culture from generation to generation. Day 2, not to be outdone, show brought more joy via the Regional Cadet School of Music, a youthful choir composed of 45 young people aged 15 to 18 selected among the best of the 2500 cadets musicians of the Navy, Army and Air of the Province of Quebec.
But wait, there’s more reason to keep looking up! After traveling the world as a dancer and acrobat, Vincent Poliquin Simms founded Look Up Arts. His experiences with Cirque du Soleil and the Quebec City Circus School, have enabled him produce a unique art of aerial acrobatics, which fly high at certain places at the Canadian Museum of History.
Aside from the actual pyromusical highlight, here’s a list of what spectators can enjoy as soon as the site opens at 6 pm:
· The Family Zone for kids, teens (and even adults!)
· Performances from various artists before and after the pyromusical shows
· Tim Horton’s DJ Booth and Mobile Truck for FREE coffee and slushies
· SAQ Bistro and SAQ Bistro Express
· New food court area
· Several draws and prizes
For more information and schedule of performances, please visit http://www.feux.qc.ca/home.
“Our event has always been a place of wonder, discovery and surprises. With the pyromusical shows of course, but also with the artistic programming that accompanies them. This exceptional year allows us to come back to our roots and make room for what inspires us almost as much as fireworks: music, street arts and acrobatics with a small touch of dreams and fantasy.”
– Pierre Cuguen, Communications Director, Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light
It’s a monumental year for Canada. It’s no wonder that the Casino du Lac Leamy Fireworks Sound of Light is pulling all the stops. It’s only fitting to have such a grand fete like this to celebrate 150 years of Canada’s confederation.
CASINO LAC LEAMY FIREWORKS: THE MOST EXPLOSIVE EVENT OF THE SUMMER – LITERALLY!
So come see spend five incredible evenings as some of the best international pyrotechnical teams in the world demonstrate their skills in the most spectacular display of light and sound you’ll ever see! For ticket and gourmet packages for the Casino Lac Leamy Fireworks, see what they have available below.
CASINO LAC LEAMY FIREWORKS TICKET OPTIONS AND PACKAGES
As to be expected, many of the ticket options are already SOLD OUT but there are some great options available (The site opens up at 6pm with fireworks starting at 9:15PM):
- General admission: $10 per person (FREE for kids 11 and under, if accompanied by a full price general admission).
- BONUS: This years edition includes NEW activities such as: Tim Horton’s Family Zone, Bell Zone, SAQ Bistro and new food court area, which features a
- Reserved seats: $25 per person per show – Available in limited quantity
- National Bank Gourmet Evenings: $105 per person includes a 3 course meal, parking pass, VIP access and reserved seating to the fireworks show.
- Bistro Boréal Package: For $ 95 per person, dine at the Bistro Boréal, located on the second level of the Canadian Museum of History. Offers a tasty menu in an amazing decor that evokes the beauty of northern lights. (Taxes, handling fees and beverages not included)
- Corporate Evening and Vacation Packages with Partner Hotels also available: Check the Grand Feux Official website here for more details.
To purchase tickets and gourmet or vacation packages, visit Casino du Lac Leamy Fireworks website here: https://thepointofsale.com/tickets/grandsfeuxducasino17/.
CASINO LAC LEAMY FIREWORKS CREATES MEMORABLE EVENINGS AND SPECIAL MEMORIES
So join fireworks lovers from here and afar to gather in the backyard of the Canadian Museum of History and sit back as the Casino du Lac-Leamy Sound of Light’s pyromusical shows are launched over the Ottawa River.
For everything you need to know: information
on the hours, schedule, ticketing, transit, parking and more,
visit the Sound of Light website.
CELEBRATING CANADA’S BIRTHDAY WITH THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE SKY #CANADA150 STYLE
Speaking of which, every evening we spend at the Casino Lac Leamy Fireworks, sitting atop the terrace overlooking the stunning Parliament Hill and the Peace Tower with the Canadian flag flying strong and free, made us appreciate Canada and being Canadians more deeply.
#Canada150 with people that make us proud to be Canadian. “
These pyromusical shows are more than just mind blowing fireworks display, these are visual and aural spectacle that celebrates our country and our history. And by knowing more about our country is knowing more about ourselves and our family. By celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday, we also celebrate all the values that makes us proud citizens of this country.
These experiences are for us, especially for our little nephews Chee Chee and Angelo, precious family memories that we will cherish for many years to come.
Don’t miss the 5 exceptional Casino Lac Leamy Fireworks #Canad150 displays celebrating our great country and our great people from the August 5 to 19, 2017 at the Canadian Museum of History!
Let us celebrate our country’s #birthday in a BIG, explosive way!
Disclosure: Twenty York Street were provided with media passes and access. All opinion are our own.
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