This summer's International Fireworks Competition in Montreal has been cancelled

Apr 9 2020, 12:50 pm

Even events that can be seen at a distance can’t overcome COVID-19’s wrath.

La Ronde has announced the cancellation of the 36th edition of L’International des Feux Loto-Quebec (International Fireworks Competition).

Originally slated to sprinkle over the city from June 20 to July 29, the iconic summertime festival was cancelled as the “safety and health of our guests, team members and community is our foremost priority,” La Ronde said in a statement.

Due to the pandemic and the new measures and restrictions announced by the Quebec government and the City of Montreal, the event has been rescheduled for summer 2021.

“It is with a heavy heart that we made the decision to cancel this edition of our beloved festival,” said La Ronde Park President Janine Durette. “We wanted to continue this long-standing tradition of lighting up the skies over Montreal with dazzling fireworks, but these unprecedented circumstances have left us with no alternative options.”

Martyne Gagnon, the Director of L’International des Feux Loto-Québec, specifically thanked the participating pyrotechnic firms who “worked tirelessly to present the world’s leading fireworks competition. We look forward to delight guests of all ages in 2021.”