GlobalFest 2012: Finale

GlobalFest 2012: Finale


USA and Philippines Take Home “Best of” and “People’s Choice Award” for Fireworks Presentations at GlobalFest 2012

GlobalFest 2012 ended their 10th Anniversary Celebration with over 22,000 festival-goers looking up to the skies during the festival’s Grand Finale.

After five nights of multicultural festivities and breathtaking pyromusicals from Philippines, Mexico, China, Brazil, and the USA, the “Best of Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival” and “People’s Choice Awards” were announced:

Best of Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival: USA

- Company: Pyrotecnico, Inc.

- Designer: Rocco Vitale

People’s Choice Award Winners

- Cultural Pavilion: Philippines

- Food: Ukraine

- Pyromusical Presentation: Brazil

o Company: Vision Show Ltd.

o Designer: Marcelo de Kokote Andrade

USA’s Pyrotecnico, Inc. launched an action-packed, high energy pyromusical that featured hit singles from some of the radio’s top-selling artists including Rhianna, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, FloRida, the Foo Fighters, and the Black Keys. And fresh off the heels of an incredible performance at Vancouver’s Celebration of Light, Brazil launched “Tropicalia” at GlobalFest’s Elliston Park for the second stop on their Canadian tour last Wednesday to capture the People’s Choice Award. Meanwhile, the Ukrainian Ethinic Food Booth and the Filipino Cultural Pavilion both won People’s Choice in their respective categories.

GlobalFest also launched one of their biggest Finale shows in their 10-year history with bagpipers from the Calgary Police Services Pipe Band and a 20-piece string ensemble courtesy of Kensington Sinfonia accompanying the fireworks. The Finale presentation’s last song, a live rendition of “Amazing Grace”, was a beautiful way to cap off the Festival. GlobalFest 2013 was also announced to take place next year during August 16-24.

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GlobalFest is a not-for-profit society dedicated to celebrating and showcasing Calgary’s cultural diversity and artistic excellence within our communities locally and across the globe. We are committed to producing an inclusive, world-class, multi-faceted arts and cultural festival that will enhance Alberta’s reputation as a truly international destination.


For more information, please contact:


Bryan Francisco
Marketing & Communications Director
T: 403.569.9679


Lisa Fleming
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
T : 403.569.9679

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