For the second year running Canada has been named champions in Blackpool’s Fireworks Championships.
Quebec-based Orion Fireworks took the title with their spectacular display last Friday night, in week three of the contest, which saw them compete against France and China.
The winners, following up last year’s victory by their fellow countrymen Firemaster Productions, were crowned last night, as Great British team Titanium broght the month’s celebrations to an end.
Coun Gillian Campbell, deputy leader of Blackpool Council, said: “The championships are a firm favourite in the Blackpool calendar and they have been truly fantastic this year with an exceptionally high standard of display.
“The events are always incredibly popular and attract tens of thousands of people to the Promenade each night.
“Our congratulations go to all the teams who took part but particularly to the winners, Canada, who did their nation proud with a superb show.”
And Cheryl Tchobanian from The Beach House, Blackpool, which hosted the judges, added: “Team Canada are worthy winners filling the Blackpool skies with such an emotive passionate display.”
The winner was chosen by a panel of judges including Coun Campbell, Blackpool piers’ owner Peter Sedgewick and Mrs Tchobanian.
n See Monday’s paper for pictures from last night’s British display.