Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival

Trico Homes Fireworks FestivalThe Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound. 2014 will feature presentations produced by world-renowned pyromusical artists hailing from Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, France (Voted “Best of 2013”), then culminating with GlobalFest’s own spectacular Finale presentation.

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

  • The quality of the display
  • The scope of the work
  • The brilliance and richness of colours used
  • Synchronization: the precision of the marriage between music, sound effects, and fireworks
  • Originality of the artistic concept: the choice of music and staging
  • That 25% of the music used is native to the presenting country
  • The team’s use of a compulsory piece: 2014’s piece is “OneWorld Fanfare” composed by Donovan Seidle exclusively for GlobalFest Download it here.

These artistic requirements result in 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 events taking place above. The designers hope that the audience will lose themselves in the colours and rhythms of the display, while being mesmerized by the cadence of the explosions and the glittering forms.

2014 Fireworks Festival Dates:

JAPAN Thursday, August 14 Akariya Fireworks
THAILAND Saturday, August 16 Thailand Fireworks
VIETNAM Tuesday, August 19 Team Da Nang Viet Nam
FRANCE Thursday, August 21 Sarl F.C. Pyro
FINALE Saturday, August 23 Sirius Pyrotechnics

Please note: Finale is on Saturday


Japan, August 14                                                                   Akariya Fireworks

Title of Show: The Fireworks Game                                            Designer: Takanori Suda

Musical Program:

  1. Opening Theme of Dragon Quest – Kouichi Sugiyama
  2. Fanfare of Dragon Quest – Kouichi Sugiyama
  3. A March of Prelude to Dragon Quest – Kourichi Sugiyama
  4. When You’re Gone – Avril Lavigne
  5. Star Blazers 2009 Orchestra – Yasu Miyagawa, Kousuke Yamashita, Kentarou Hada
  6. Girlfriend – Avril Lavigne
  7. I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
  8. OneWorld Fanfare – Donovan Seidle
  9. Sing Sing Sing – Mickey Yoshino, Hiroshi Kishimoto
  10. In the Mood – Mickey Yoshino, Hiroshi Kishimoto
  11. Symphony No. 9, Op. 125 – Ludwig van Beethoven

Akariya Fireworks is a newly founded company with experienced, highly skilled pyrotechnicians. Akariya’s inventive and innovative team has created a show with both Japanese traditional configurations and cutting edge international trends.

Their crew members have participated in many international competitions, including Macau, China, Vietnam and Italy. In addition, their designer has twice won first prize in the Macau International Fireworks Competition, and third prize in the Danang International Fireworks Competition.

Akariya’s show will begin with music from a popular Japanese game; like a game, the show dances in the sky and swings like a roller coaster. The petals of fireworks are presented in exquisite synchronization with both hip hop music and slow ballads, capped off with a spectacular grand finale.

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Thailand, August 16                                                               Thailand Fireworks

Title of Show: Night in Bangkok                                                   Designer: Sarawut Taisub

Musical Program:

  1. Fairy Tail Epic Theme – Yasuharu Takanashi
  2. Fairy Tail Sad Song – Yasuharu Takanashi
  3. Fairy Tail Rock Theme – Yasuharu Takanashi
  4. OneWorld Fanfare – Donovan Seidle
  5. Thai cultural song: “Jan” – Pat Tarisa
  6. Heart of Courage – Two Steps From Hell
  7. Thai cultural song: “Flute” – Somchai
  8. Equus – Nick Phoenix & Thomas Bergersen
  9. Glory & Honor – Nick Phoenix & Thomas Bergersen

The Thailand Fireworks factory has been producing fireworks and pyrotechnics in Bangkok since 1974. They produce special high quality pyrotechnical effects from 2.5 to 12 inches shells in various colours.

Thailand Fireworks is the recipient of many domestic and international awards, including first prize in Belgium’s Pyromusical Competition and Thailand’s Fireworks Competition, in addition to other awards - Macau International Fireworks Competition, Germany Fireworks Competition and Vancouver’s Celebration of Light.

Night in Bangkok is a story about Bangkok’s colours, temple lights and solitary people. It invokes both ancient Thai culture and the colourful lights of Bangkok, a city that never sleeps. Through their pyrotechnical display, Thailand Fireworks will symbolize the happy and peaceful people of Thailand.

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Vietnam, August 19                                                                        Da Nang Team

Title of Show: The Rising Dragon                                                    Designer:  Huynh Ngoc Chinh

Musical Program:

  1. The Southern Folk Symphony – Vietnamese folk music
  2. Contemporary music symphony - Collected
  3. We are the Champions – Queen
  4. OneWorld Fanfare – Donovan Seidle
  5. Bay lên nòi giống tiên rồng – Thanh Tung
  6. Symphony : Beautiful Life - Collected

Founded in 2008, Da Nang Team is the first-ever Vietnamese fireworks group to participate in international competitions and festivals. The team is well-equipped with modern facilities and members have taken training and advanced courses to continuously improve their fireworks presentation skills.

The Da Nang Team has participated in the Danang International Fireworks competition since 2008. In 2012, the team won the second prize at the Vancouver’s Celebration of Light, in their first international presentation. Despite their limited experience, the team has been able to provide audiences at home and abroad with colorful fireworks presentations!

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France, August 21                                                                FC Pyro

Title of Show: Distance Love                                                   Designer: Jean Jacques Servat

Musical Program:

  1. OneWorld Fanfare – Donovan Seidle
  2. Délit – Amel Bent
  3. Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  4. Et Un Jour Une Femme – Pascal Obispo & Florent Pagny
  5. What Did I Do – Christophe Willem feat Sophie Delila
  6. Wings – Birdy

FC Pyro, recognized as “Best of” GlobalFest 2013, was established by a team with the desire and the ability to stir your imagination and emotions. With 14 years of experience, the project superintendent is committed to professionalism and delivering a superb performance.

Distance Love tells the story of two lovers, a woman from Paris and a man from Calgary, who are forced to endure a long distance romance. She begins to feel doubts about their separation and wonders if it is a Délit (crime) to try to find him again. He tells her everyday how beautiful and wonderful she is, and how he loves her Just the Way You Are. She starts to regret not having accompanied him on his journey; these doubts alarm her boyfriend who is afraid to lose her. He wonders What Did I Do, and they ask us what we would do in their situation: what we would do to solve this Distance Love?

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Finale, August 23                                                   Sirius Pyrotechnics

Title of Show: Live                                                           Designer: Patrick Brault

Musical Program:

  1. Crazy in Love - Beyoncé
  2. Pieces - Sum 41
  3. One - U2
  4. Somewhere only we know - Keane
  5. Angels - Robbie Williams
  6. Madness - Muse
  7. Every teardrop is a waterfall – Coldpay

Illuminating the world’s skies for over 25 years, Patrick 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.

Patrick has worked on world-class events such as the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, FIFA World Cup, and F1 Racing. He has competed and won esteemed industry competitions such as the Shanghai International Fireworks Competition, Malaysia International Competition, and “Symphony of Fire” Fireworks Competition in Canada.  Additionally, Patrick has directed and been head of logistics for many large scale events including the “Celebration of Lights” in Vancouver and Les Grands Feux Loto-Quebec in Quebec City.

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