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Sound of Light show at the Casino du Lac-Leamy

 

The Sound of Light is a fireworks competition held annually at Lac Leamy in Gatineau, Québec, near Ottawa, Canada’s capital. It is hosted by the Casino du Lac-Leamy.

Since 1996, the friendly competition has seen teams from around the world compete. This video was shot on Wednesday, August 11, 2010, when Team USA showed its stuff. TheU.S. Ambassador was even in attendance.

I took a shuttle bus from downtown Ottawa ($3, with a free return trip). We were amazed by the crowds and the number of things to see and do before and after the fireworks themselves. Definitely a fun outing!

The first show was on Saturday, August 7 (Portugal) and additional shows will be held on Saturday, August 14 (Germany), Wednesday, August 18 (China), and Saturday, August 21 (grand finale).

This year, the event was slightly later than usual because Gatineau hosted the Québec Summer Games. Usually, the event falls in late July and early August.

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