Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival

Trico Homes Fireworks Festival The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound.

2017 is to be a massive celebratory year. Not only is it Canada’s 150th year, it’s also GlobalFest’s 15th Anniversary.

To celebrate these two important anniversaries, we’re planning an even bigger event.

In honour of Canada’s 150th or Sesquicentennial, there will be 6 nights of fireworks, AND, all the invited fireworks teams will be Canadian!

Each night of the Festival, adjudicators look for several things:

  • The quality of the display
  • Originality of the artistic concept: the choice of music and staging
  • Brilliance and richness of colours used
  • 25% of the music used is native to the presenting country
  • Synchronization: the precision of the marriage between music, sound effects, and fireworks
  • Team’s use of a compulsory piece: 2017’s piece is "True North", composed by Donovan Seidle exclusively for GlobalFest
  • Scope of the work

The result of these artistic requirements are presentations that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world, making each night of the Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival a world premiere presentation.

The lake at Elliston Park adds a special dimension to the Festival – the reflections in the water add a fluid, shimmering mirror of the show taking place above. It is the designer’s hope that the audience will lose themselves in the colours and rhythms of the display, while simultaneously being mesmerized by the cadence of the explosions and glittering forms.

2017 Dates & Participants:

The West Mystical Fireworks Tuesday, August 15
Prairies Big Bang Fireworks Thursday, August 17
Ontario Firemaster Productions Saturday, August 19
Quebec Orion Displays Tuesday, August 22
Atlantic Fireworks FX Thursday, August 24
FINALE Sirius Pyrotechnics Saturday, August 26



Teams and Songs

The West, August 15 – Nightly Sponsor:

Title of Show: Spirit of the West
Designer: Rod Cameron, Mystical Fireworks

Musical Program:
Song TitleAlbum/Artist
1.We Are HereThe White Noise
2.True NorthDonovan Seidle
3.Summer of ‘69Bryan Adams
4.Only the youngBrandon Flowers
5.Feeling GoodMichael Buble
6.Best of MeDaniel Powter
7.I LivedOneRepublic

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 TitleAlbum/Artist
1.True NorthDonovan Seidle
2.Natalie McMasterMatt & Nat's
3.SpiritsThe Strumbellas
4.MedleyBryan Adams
5.WayneChantal Kreviasuk
6.On Leur a Faire CroireAlex Nevsky
7.RiskPaul Brandt
8.Fire It UpJohnny 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 TitleAlbum/Artist
1.True NorthDonovan Seidle
2.Can't Feel My FaceThe Weeknd
3.The Safety DanceMen Without Hats
4.SorryJustin Bieber
5.One DanceDrake
6.StayZedd, Alessia Cara
7.PiecesSum 41
8.Lose ControlHedley
9.Something BigShawn 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 TitleAlbum/Artist
1.True NorthDonovan Seidle
2.Highway of HeroesThe Trews
3.Marine MarchandeCowboy Fringant
4.La bonne FranquetteKain
5.On n'se it pa qu'on s'aime Andie Duquette
6.Here's to Never Growing UpAvril Lavigne
7.SmileAvril Lavigne
8.Photograph Nickelback
9.HeavenBryan Adams
10.Summer of '69Bryan Adams
11.To Love You MoreCeline 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 TitleAlbum/Artist
1.When I'm UpGreat Big Sea
2.Ooh Love (Neon Dreams Remix)Ria Mae
3.Sleepy MaggieAshley MacIsaac
4.Marching BandsNeon Dreams
5.True NorthDonovan Seidle
6.Oh... CanadaClassified

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 TitleAlbum/Artist
1.Sleepy MaggieAshley MacIsaac
2.SeigneurKevin Parent
3.DégénérationsMes Aïeux
4.We’re All to Blame Sum 41
5.Midnight Cruiser We Are Monroe
6.Somewhere Out There Our Lady Peace

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!

Sponsors: 

CleanTek Industries Inc.

Nightly Sponsor – Western Canada

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