The 15th edition of the Calgary competition called GlobalFest has wrapped up. To mark Canada's 150th, the teams were all Canadian. Shows were as follows: Western - Mystical Fireworks - designed by Luis Brunchu Prairies - Big Bang Fireworks - designed by Dan Roy Ontario - Firemaster Productions - designed by Sean Morris Quebec - Feux D'Artifice Orion - designed by Patrick Chandonnet Atlantic - Fireworks FX - designed by George Wade
The winner of this years GlobalFest was Firemaster Productions. People's Choice Award went to Mystical Fireworks.
The West, August 15 Title of Show: Spirit of the West Designer: Luis Brunch, Mystical Fireworks Musical Program: Song Title Album/Artist 1. We Are Here The White Noise 2. True North Donovan Seidle 3. Summer of ‘69 Bryan Adams 4. Only the young Brandon Flowers 5. Feeling Good Michael Buble 6. Best of Me Daniel Powter 7. I Lived OneRepublic
Just like the province of British Columbia, “Spirit of the West” will be extremely diverse. This show will fill the sky with colourful stars and beautiful music by incorporating a variety of effects, colours, and music to reflect the heterogeneous population and landscape of BC.
Prairies, August 17 Title of Show: Coast to Coast Designer: Dan Roy, Big Bang Fireworks Musical Program: Song Title Album/Artist 1. True North Donovan Seidle 2. Natalie McMaster Matt & Nat's 3. Spirits The Strumbellas 4. Medley Bryan Adams 5. Wayne Chantal Kreviasuk 6. On Leur a Faire Croire Alex Nevsky 7. Risk Paul Brandt 8. Fire It Up Johnny Reid
Big Bang Fireworks presents a pyromusical firework display with musical representation from across our great country. With a focus on music from the Prairies, and using fireworks from Portugal and Mexico that are exclusively available to Big Bang, our goal is to create an intoxicating show that will stir emotions and get people singing along as we celebrate our nation's 150th birthday.
Ontario, August 19 Title of Show: Yours to Discover Designer: Sean Morris, Firemaster Productions Musical Program: Song Title Album/Artist 1. True North Donovan Seidle 2. Can't Feel My Face The Weeknd 3. The Safety Dance Men Without Hats 4. Sorry Justin Bieber 5. One Dance Drake 6. Stay Zedd, Alessia Cara 7. Pieces Sum 41 8. Lose Control Hedley 9. Something Big Shawn Mendes
Firemaster Productions’ main philosophy is that a fireworks display should be more than just a show; it should be an entertainment experience! This principle is what guided the choreographing of “Yours to Discover”, a show that will captivate its audience with vibrant visuals, modern music, and an unforgettable finale.
Québec, August 22 Title of Show: Canada in Music Designer: Patrick Chandonnet, Feu Orion Musical Program: Song Title Album/Artist 1. True North Donovan Seidle 2. Highway of Heroes The Trews 3. Marine Marchande Cowboy Fringant 4. La bonne Franquette Kain 5. On n'se it pa qu'on s'aime Andie Duquette 6. Here's to Never Growing Up Avril Lavigne 7. Smile Avril Lavigne 8. Photograph Nickelback 9. Heaven Bryan Adams 10. Summer of '69 Bryan Adams 11. To Love You More Celine Dion
Canada in Music will take you on a rhythmic journey through the talented artists of Canada. Using both Francophone and Anglophone songs, the display will showcase Canada’s bilingualism through the universal language of music.
Atlantic, August 24 Title of Show: New Scotland: New and Old Designer: George Wade, Fireworks FX Musical Program: Song Title Album/Artist 1. When I'm Up Great Big Sea 2. Ooh Love (Neon Dreams Remix) Ria Mae 3. Sleepy Maggie Ashley MacIsaac 4. Marching Bands Neon Dreams 5. True North Donovan Seidle 6. Oh... Canada Classified
Drawing inspiration from the unique sounds of Atlantic Canada, this show will feature a powerful and authentic soundtrack. Classical rhythms and melodies of Cape Breton will fuse with modern and emerging artists from Halifax to evoke the beautiful, warm, and fun-loving nature of the Maritime Provinces.
Finale, August 26 Title of Show: Generations Designer: Patrick Brault, Sirius Pyrotechnics Musical Program: Song Title Album/Artist 1. Sleepy Maggie Ashley MacIsaac 2. Seigneur Kevin Parent 3. Dégénérations Mes Aïeux 4. We’re All to Blame Sum 41 5. Midnight Cruiser We Are Monroe 6. Somewhere Out There Our Lady Peace 7. Amazing Grace (unknown artist) 8. Hallelujah (unknown artist)
Illuminating the world’s skies for over 25 years, Patirck has become one of Canada’s most renowned fireworks designers on the global stage. His many titles for breathtaking displays have earned him respect and envy throughout the industry. Having extensive knowledge of both the manufacturing and display aspects of pyrotechnics, Patrick is able to create and deliver the artistically unthinkable. Patrick’s global contacts and ability to communicate in many languages help ensure his success no matter where he performs.
The influence for this show was the diversity of Canadian music and culture, across time and space. “Generations” is a strong show with deep emotional character that seamlessly integrates Celtic and Francophonie music with power-rock ballads to create a big Finale!
Edited the song list to add two onto the finale show. Appears the songs list listed on the website left out two bonus songs. www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-o_B24QcHY Found this pretty decent video of the show (Finale one).