The World Pyro Olympics 2009 is the biggest and the brightest show this year!
WPO will be showcased at the Bonifacio Global City on November 21, 28, December 5, 12, and 19 with eight countries showcasing breathtaking pyrotechnics displays.
This year’s stellar list of participating countries include South Korea, China, Germany, Australia, Japan, Italy, Canada and the U.S.
Two countries fire each Saturday with a dazzling finale on December 19 featuring a Fellowship of Fire where all participants will each have a show; plus an exhibition from the host country, Philippines.
Now on its fourth year WPO 2009 will be an entirely different visual spectacle with the introduction of the pyro-musical – combining state-of-the-art fireworks displays and computer technology, with fireworks gracefully choreographed to music.
Always a crowd drawer, this year’s event will be a one-stop fun event for the whole family – drum and bugle competitions, bazaars, play areas for kids, food booths and other live entertainment. There will also be photo and video contests and exhibits.
Spearheading this event is La Mancha of Manila, an award-winning Filipino-based pyrotechnics group that bagged second place at the 9th International Fireworks Festival in Zagreb, Croatia this summer.
WPO organizers will also be holding a photo contest called WPO 2009 Photo Festival. World Pyro Olympics 2009 Photo Contest winners can get as much as P50,000 cash and a photo workshop with George Tapan.
WPO 2009 is made possible by the efforts of the Department of Tourism, Pepsi, World Wide Womb, Fort Bonifacio Development Corporation and the City of Taguig; and media sponsors Jack TV, 2nd Avenue, ETC, Myx, Hero TV, ABC-5, Business Mirror, Manila Bulletin, Tempo, Philippine Star, and radio stations 99.5 RT, Barangay LS-FM, Easy Rock, Home Radio, Mellow 94. 7, NU 107, Yes-FM, 105.1 Crossover, Love Radio, Jam 88.3, Wave 89.1, DWTM, Max FM, U-Radio, U92, RX 93.1, Dream 106.7, DWIZ and DZBB.