NexGen Energy Drone Show
WEATHER ADVISORY: The Thursday, Nov. 17 NexGen Energy Drone Show is cancelled due to high winds and unfavourable weather conditions. The Friday, Nov. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 19 shows are expected to run as scheduled at 9 p.m. An additional show is planned for Saturday, Nov. 19 at 6 p.m.
We are so excited to bring a very special, unique and FREE event to the 2022 Grey Cup Festival that will take place nightly from Thursday, Nov. 17 to Saturday, Nov. 19 at the end of the NexGen Street Festival. Every night, at 9:00 p.m., the night sky above the Festival will be illuminated by 300 drones working in formation to create a brilliant light show – the largest drone show ever flown in Canada.
For approximately 10 minutes, the drones will take the audience through a story with spectacular visuals and sounds that will push the boundaries of what you thought was possible with drone technology. Like watching a movie in the sky, each scene will smoothly transition into the next.
The story will start with a depiction of Turtle Island, a creation story from Indigenous oral histories. The audience will see a massive turtle with the world on its back moving in the sky before it morphs into dancing northern lights. As the show keeps moving, the drones will highlight all nine CFL teams and their markets and will bring the audience together as football fans. Finally, the sky will display the core reason we are all here: the 109th Grey Cup!
The show will be sure to evoke a feeling of pride, passion and excitement for an audience of all ages.
The drones will take off from the roof of the Queensbury Convention Centre, and the best view to fully experience the show will be from Confederation Park. The display is put on by North Star Drone Shows and is sure to be massive, as some drones will reach heights of 400 ft in the air!