Although traditional activities planned for Canada Day were for the most part rained out, the weather did respect the intentions of The City of Westmount and came around for the gala event the Community Events Department, in collaboration with the Sports and Recreation Department had planned. Westmount was proud to host a Canadian first, The Loons, a unique interactive light show, to mark the country’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, in Westmount Park.
The Loons is the creation of CS Design, an award-winning Westmount based company that specializes in architectural lighting and special public installations. The amazing creation featured 15 luminous spherical helium balloons — one for every decade since 1867 —that floated several metres above the park field. As participants of all ages moved through the towering installation, the balloons reacted and emit pulsations of Canada Day red and white light, reflecting the collective activity of the crowd below into the night sky.The centrepiece of Westmount’s Canada Day celebrations, The Loons was the quintessential piece de resistance display to mark Canada’s milestone birthday.
“What better way to celebrate Canada’s 150th than to gather together in the park for a spectacular, world-class event,” said City Councillor Rosalind Davis, Commissioner of Sports and Recreation.
CS Design’s core team of Conor Sampson, Anne-Marie Paquette and Paul Poirier are at the heart of this unique project for Westmount. The award-winning company has collaborated on many projects in Montreal and around the continent involving lighting for parks, heritage buildings, monuments and artworks. designcs.ca