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"Invasion of Colours" by Holland's JNS Pyrotechniek, recipient of a gold Jupiter 

in 1995 

With two impressive 28-metre towers, the Dutch turn La Ronde into Alphaville, a futuristic version of Montréal 

Montréal, July 13, 2004 -On Wednesday, July 14, at 10 p.m., the master pyrotechnicians of the Dutch company JNS Pyrotechniek will attempt to win over the hearts of Montréalers with 'Invasion of the Colours," a dazzling pyromusical epic that will transport spectators to the centre of Alphaville, a futuristic version of Montréal in a thousand light years. The Dutch team will use two 28-metre towers to create incredible lighting effects, launch their pyrotechnic pieces vertically, and even more astonishingly, horizontally. 

Highlighting this event, and to cheer his country towards the platinum Jupiter, the Consul-General of the Netherlands in Montréal, Mr. Albert Moses, will make a speech during the opening ceremony at 9:30 p.m. on the floating stage in La Ronde's Lac des Dauphins. 

To create powerfully themed images and to surprise the audience, JNS Pyrotechniek will use two huge, 28-metre towers with a multitude of lights, strobes and fireworks to give spectators the experience of landing in Alphaville in a space ship and having a series of pyromusical adventures in a festive intergalactic nightlife. During the visit, extraterrestrials invade Alphaville and everyone must battle the enemy. 

Co-creators Hein Hofmeester (also company president) and Paul Philipsen will launch thousands of Vulcan and Shogun fireworks to an extensive repertoire of science-fiction movie soundtracks, including Star Wars, E.T., Alien and The Fifth Element, offering spectators wide-reaching, highly original and unique entertainment. 

Located in Leeuwarden, in the north of Holland, JNS Pyrotechniek B.V. was founded in 1821 by the Shuurmans family. In addition to their five generations of pyrotechnical expertise, and a manufacturing plant in China, part of the company produces military pyrotechnics for the Dutch air force, navy and army. In two appearances at the Montréal International Fireworks Competition, the company won a silver Jupiter in 1991 and a gold Jupiter in 1995. They have also been winners in several international competitions. 

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