L’International des Feux Loto-Québec would not see its 2020 edition, as the unprecedented situation led to the official cancelation of the fireworks show above Montreal. La Ronde made its official announcement recently, making it clear that the summer months would not see the traditional congregation of individuals enjoying the pyrotechnics show in the sky above them.
It is no secret that Montreal and the region were excited to see everything in store for this summer’s edition of the popular fireworks show in the sky above them. The year 2020 was about to bring the 36th edition of the renowned L’International des Feux Loto-Québec bringing together people from near and far for multiple live shows and several nights of excitement. The international artists showcasing their skill make it a special event.
Change of Plans
The unprecedented situation around the globe, as well as in Canada is about to introduce a change of plans eyeing the health and well-being of the people seeking entertainment and a special moment with their loved ones. This year would not bring the 36th edition of the international fireworks competition in Montreal. Practicing social distancing is the recommended approach.
June 20 was about to see the official start of this year’s festival, offering Montreal locals and people across Quebec the chance to enjoy the live shows. According to the original schedule of the show, it was about to last up until July 29. This week saw the official announcement making it clear that the special period of the summer would not take place this year. La Ronde president, Janine Durette, announced the decision.
The international congregation of fireworks artists was supposed to be powered by the lottery leader of Quebec, as well as Tim Hortons and many more provincial leading companies. The cancelation was needed, because of the unprecedented situation putting in risk the health of all individuals attending the open-air shows, as well as the employees that would take care of everything behind the scenes.
March 30 saw La Ronde make a statement addressing the uncertain situation across the Canadian provinces and around the globe. The opening of La Ronde was questioned back then, mainly because of the uncertainty of the situation. The federal, provincial, and municipal government had yet to decide their approach towards the dynamically changing situation.
Now it was confirmed that 2020 would not see the fireworks show, but next year could. Jacques-Cartier bridge is expected to once again welcome thousands of individuals mesmerized by the sparkling figures in the sky in the summer of 2021. It could be recalled that the summer of 2019 brought six live shows representing countries to the likes of South Korea, Italy, Portugal, the United States, Canada, and Australia.
The very beginning of this pyrotechnics festival brought homage to the year 1985 when it all started for the L’International des Feux Loto-Québec with the help of some of the biggest hits of that year. The spirit of nostalgia made it possible for the people to experience the fireworks in an entirely new way.