THE SESQUI TRAVELLING DOME AND EXHIBITION WILL STOP IN WINDSOR JULY 7th to 11th, 2017
Windsor, May 25 – In partnership with Ontario150 and the City of Windsor, SESQUI announces Windsor as the seventh city in its revolutionary immersive cinematic dome tour, with free screenings of the 360° film HORIZON. The 80-seat dome will be located at Windsor’s CN Waterfront Lot and showing HORIZON 21 times per day from July 7th to July 11th, 2017.
The cutting-edge cinematic dome will offer audiences of all ages a true 360° immersive experience of the 22-minute film HORIZON, with scenes shot in every province and territory, showcasing Canada’s awe-inspiring landscapes, diversity of perspectives, artistic talents and the people that call Canada home. The film features over 380 on-screen performers and a soundtrack of both original and contemporary Canadian music.
Designed to inspire and captivate, HORIZON is a visually stunning journey through Canada that will amplify the senses, giving audiences a front row seat to the wonders of our country. Participants will take a ride on an illuminated dragon boat on the Rideau Canal and be enveloped by the spectacular Northern Lights, among 90 other breathtaking scenes.
The cinematic dome tour communities include:
- Toronto, June 21 – June 25 www.SESQUI.ca/Toronto
- London, June 29 – July 3 www.SESQUI.ca/London
- Windsor, July 7 – 11 www.SESQUI.ca/Windsor
- Sault Ste. Marie, July 16 – July 20 www.SESQUI.ca/Sault-Ste-Marie
- Thunder Bay, July 24 – July 28 www.SESQUI.ca/Thunder-Bay
- Richmond Hill, August 3 – August 7 www.SESQUI.ca/Richmond-Hill
- Kingston, August 11 – August 16 www.SESQUI.ca/Kingston
The Ontario tour stops will provide local economic and tourism impact for municipalities while solidifying the province’s reputation as an incubator and driver of innovation. Some tour stop communities will also activate outside the dome as a hub for Ontario150 celebrations.
“We are extraordinarily happy to have SESQUI represented in south-western Ontario by bringing our tour to Windsor” said Andrea Stewart, SESQUI Executive Producer. “Our SESQUI cinematic dome experience will provide people of Windsor an awe-inspiring and fun experience for the whole family in the height of summer. We hope that when viewers see the raw beauty of Canada and the talented people who call it home, they will be inspired by the future that is all around us.”
“Ontario’s 150th anniversary is an opportunity to come together and celebrate the incredible province we live in. The SESQUI dome experience will bring the magic of Ontario and Canada to life in a ground-breaking never-before-seen format that will amaze and inspire viewing audiences,” said Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport. “Ontarians will also have an opportunity to experience hundreds of Ontario150 supported community programs and celebrations this year highlighting the province’s beauty, talent, culture, innovation and inclusiveness.”
“I am pleased to welcome the SESQUI dome and this opportunity for our residents to experience their country and their province through this innovative experience,” said Mayor Drew Dilkens. “This is a year of celebration as we celebrate the 150th Anniversaries of Canada and Ontario and the City of Windsor’s 125th Birthday.”
SESQUI is supported by the province of Ontario as part of a line-up of Ontario150 celebrations taking place across the province in 2017. SESQUI is also a Canada 150 Signature Initiative, supported by the Government of Canada.
The SESQUI immersive dome tour will include a set of experiences, games, giveaways and activations from SESQUI and other Canada 150 media and local partners. The HORIZON film will be exhibited in more than 25 communities across Canada this summer through the travelling dome, fixed full-dome facilities and VR installations. The film will also be formatted for virtual reality and available through MERIDIAN VR, a free mobile app, launching May 2017.
For further information on Windsor’s SESQUI cinematic dome tour stop, please visit SESQUI.ca/events/windsor.
For a teaser of our HORIZON movie – please visit: www.sesqui.ca/horizon-a-360-journey/
For a preview of our Ontario tour – please visit www.sesqui.ca/ontario/
For a full bank of visual assets, access them at here.
ABOUT SESQUI – THE FUTURE IS ALL AROUND USTM
With a vision to see and understand Canada in new and inspiring ways: SESQUI is a revolutionary 360° cinematic journey into the heart of Canada. SESQUI aims to engage millions of Canadians through its full dome and virtual reality content, online activities and learning programs that showcase the best in Canadian arts and innovation. SESQUI is a Canada 150 Signature Initiative poised to lead celebrations in Canadian communities in 2017. For more information, please visit www.sesqui.ca and through our hashtag #SESQIUI2017.
2017 is the 150th anniversary of Ontario as a province. To recognize this historically significant year, the government has launched Ontario150, a year-long commemoration that is honouring the province’s past, showcasing the present and inspiring future generations. Ontario150’s three grant programs are supporting people across the province. The Community Capital Program is improving and renovating over 200 community spaces such as parks and sports centres; the Community Celebration Program is supporting more than 300 local celebrations and commemorations; and the Partnership Program is funding 87 unique projects to engage and empower youth. Ontario150 is also supporting a number of high-profile, signature initiatives and projects with far-reaching impacts including Ottawa2017, SESQUI, the Lieutenant Governor’s Visionaries Prize, National Canadian Film Day 150 and the InvictusGames. www.Ontario.ca/150, #Ontario150
Incorporated in 1892, The City of Windsor is the most southerly city in Canada, with a population of over 210,000. Windsor is situated across the border from Detroit, Michigan, where 4.5 million people live within a one hour drive. Windsor is the fourth most ethnically diverse community in the country. It boasts superb shopping and entertainment establishments, enviable culinary districts, a variety of visitor attractions and festivals, miles of unparalleled waterfront parks and gardens, and truly fascinating historical and cultural landmarks. For more information visit: www.citywindsor.ca .
MEDIA INQUIRIES :
Hibaq Ali, Marketing Coordinator, SESQUI
Mary Ellen Beninger, Communications, Ontario150 Secretariat
Jason Moore, Senior Manager, Communications, City of Windsor