(Calgary, AB, August 23, 2014)


Calgary, AB - GlobalFest 2014 ended their 12th year with thousands of festival patrons looking up to the skies during the festival’s Grand Finale. Canada’s very own Sirius Pyrotechnics, led by Patrick Brault, wowed the crowd with an artistically beautiful pyromusical presentation full of music from live concerts!

After five nights of multicultural festivities and breathtaking pyromusicals, the votes were tallied, and the GlobalFest 2014 winners announced from the RE/MAX Main Stage:

Best of 2014 Award: Vietnam - Da Nang Team

The “Best Of” Award is decided by a team of adjudicators lead by team leader Jacqueline Bell. Coming from a number of backgrounds, adjudicators aim every to provide the most fair and balanced decision on the best pyrotechnical display of the year.

Kid’s Choice Award: France - FC Pyro

2014 is the second year of the Kid’s Choice Award. In July, a social media contest was held to pick this year’s five Junior Adjudicators. They were put through a training course to learn about the intricacies of pyro-musicals in order for them to vote fairly and on the same level as our senior adjudicators.

People’s Choice:

The People’s Choice Award, powered by the Calgary Sun, allows the voice of the public to be heard!

The following are the winners of the 2014 People’s Choice Awards:

Cultural Pavilion: Scotland

Ethnic Food Booth: Taste of Quebec

Pyro-musical: Thailand Fireworks - Thailand


Organizers would like to thank everyone who attended this year’s festival and all the partners, sponsors and volunteers who help to make GlobalFest possible every year.

GlobalFest 2015 dates were announced this evening! GlobalFest is inviting back four countries who have received the “Best of” or “People’s Choice” awards in the past 12 years. The thirteenth year of GlobalFest will be themed the “Parade of Champions”.

2015 OneWorld and Trico Homes International Fireworks Festivals:
Thursday, August 20 – China
Saturday, August 22 – Philippines
Tuesday, August 25 – Spain
Thursday, August 27 – Vietnam (“Best of 2014”)
Saturday, August 29 – Finale (Canada)

Ticket sales for GlobalFest 2015 will begin November 2, 2014 with Special Holiday Pricing!


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.




Gaëlle Madevon

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

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