Cascades of Fire
For the first time ever, Niagara Falls will host the Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition. Presented over 6 weekend nights in November, Cascades of Fire will feature 18-minute pyrotechnic shows synchronized to music. This year’s competition will feature presentations from China, Finland, Brazil, Vietnam, Italy with a special finale by Team Canada.
All shows start at 9:00 pm.
- November 9th: Team China
- November 10th: Team Finland
- November 11th: Team Brazil
- November 16th: Team Vietnam
- November 17th: Team Italy
- November 18th: Team Canada
The decision of the judging panel is final. Teams will be rated as follows:
20 points – Theme and choice of music
20 Points – Creativity
20 Points – Selection of Effects and use within the display
20 Points – Synchronization to the music selection
20 Points – Crowd reaction and appreciation
At the end of each display, each jury member will rate the performance according to the above criteria. The awards will be presented by the Mayor of Niagara Falls at the closing ceremony scheduled for Sunday, November 18th.
ABOUT THE COMPETITORS
Representing China is Celebration Fireworks, a professional fireworks manufacturer located in the city of Liuyang, China. They have been producing fireworks for nearly 20 years, frequently taking part in competitions in Japan, Taiwan, Canada and China.
Pyroman Finland Ltd is Finland’s leading supplier of pyrotechnics and special effects for over 20 years. Pyroman puts on approximately 200 shows each year and have the most modern equipment and most extensive capacity in all of Finland.
This fireworks display is put on by Fireworks do Brasil, one of the largest pyrotechnic companies in Brazil. They’ve created a special mix of fireworks by blending Italy’s
tradition, knowledge and passion with Brazil’s flair, finesse and ‘joie-de-vivre’.
Founded in August 2008, Da Nang was the first representative of Viet Nam in any international fireworks festival. They hope that together with the other participating teams, a marvellous cultural feast with brilliant performances and unforgettable moments will light up the sky over breathtaking Niagara Falls.
After three generations, I.P.O.N. is one of the most appreciated companies of artisanal fireworks. They constantly research new and more spectacular effects to bring you a show that’s displayed with accuracy, taste, and modern technology.
David Whysall International Fireworks Inc. has been based in Canada since 1989. David Whysall’s company has provided over 1000 displays at the world-famous location, Niagara Falls, with all displays fired on time, every time.