cover2017December 19, 2016 – Attention and momentum continues to gain for the 2017 Stars and Thunder Festival. The week will feature an international fireworks competition, promising to put on a display like no other in Ontario, and local sponsors have come forward to ensure fireworks for Canada Day will be the biggest and best show Timmins has ever seen.

“We’ve come together today to recognize and thank all the local sponsors who have come forward to contribute a total of $50,000 toward the 2017 Canada Day fireworks,” said Mayor Steve Black. “The generous support from our community is a large part of what makes me so proud to live in and represent the City of Timmins. I want to extend a very big thank you to Paul Woodward, and Jeannine Trudel from The Bucket Shop for putting in the time and effort to make today’s announcement possible and pulling this group together.”

Financial contributions to the fireworks are coming from:

  • Debastos and Sons – Dino and Wendy Debastos
  • Fountain Tire – Phil Archambault
  • Kerr Crane – Jim Kerr and Logan Kerr
  • Pizza Hut – Jim Taylor and Sonya Taylor
  • PBL Insurance – Claude Gravel and Melissa Pilotte
  • Provost Roofing – Dan Provost and Gabe Provost
  • Eclipse Financial – Marc Brazeau
  • Rubino Trucking – Robert Rubino
  • Microtel – Luc Sergerie and Bob Sergerie
  • Mikey’s General Sales – Mike Mason
  • Timmins Garage – Jim Mascioli
  • Pro Pipe – Bert Nielson
  • Nasco/Northern Allied – Bruce Scott
  • Miller Paving – Glenn Fernandes
  • Realty Networks Inc. – Marc Leroux
  • R.A. Recyclers – Roger Gagnon, Alain Gagnon
  • Sling Choker – Dave McLaughlin
  • Toromont – Justin Chemello
  • CGV Construction – Bobby Vezeau
  • Panels and Pipes – J.P Legault
  • Steelway – Rolf Skiperis
  • Dancey Electric – John Dancey
  • Lacroix Plumbing – Dave Carpenter
  • Martin Fuels – Jason Martin
  • John’s Neon Signs – Dino Cavalieri
  • Urban Windows – Pat Delisle
  • Riopelle Group – Robert Riopelle and Pierre Lambert-Belanger
  • The Bucket Shop – Woodward Family

“This amazing group effort speaks both to the generosity of our local businesses and support for the event,” continued Mayor Black. “They have supported Canada Day fireworks in the past and this year have ramped up their efforts to match the scale of the festival! We can’t thank this group enough for their fundraising and sponsorships, and can’t wait to see the phenomenal fireworks display on Canada Day.”

The contribution will not only ensure one of the best fireworks shows in Ontario, but will also help offset some of the costs of the eight-day festival.



Media Contact: Heather Duhn, Corporate Communications Coordinator

705-360-2600, ext. 2212     heather.duhn@timmins.ca