T-REX to Tower Over Cornwall Lift-Off

By Bob Peters
February 2, 2012

T-REX to fly in Cornwall this JulyT-REX,  a 37 metre high hot-air balloon will be thrilling (and perhaps terrorizing) people at the 2012 Cornwall Lift-Off festival.

After three summers of letting T-REX rampage through the balloon fesitvals of Europe, Not Just Hot Air!, the Canadian owners of the special-shape balloon, are bringing him back to Canada.

"I am thrilled to announce that T-Rex will be making an appearance at Kinsmen Cornwall Lift-Off this July. The children, young and old, cannot help but stand with awe to watch this massive dinosaur filled with air take to the sky. He is actually life-like, as during the inflation, the pilot lets T-Rex bob his head over the neighbouring regular shaped balloon to pretend that he is taking a bite out of it," reports Mary Marleau, Festival Lift-Off Co-Chair for Events and Balloons.

Every summer, the skies of Cornwall are filled with the spectacle of majestic hot air balloons rising out of the Computer Sense Launch Field. In addition to over 20 traditional hot air balloons, specialty shaped balloons have become a very big part of the festival with past visitors including Old MacDonald's Farmhouse, Mr. Peanut, Buddy Beaver, a Lady Bug, Woodrow the Tree and a Clown.

Ms. Marleau is hard at work securing additional balloons for this year's festival. Keep up with the latest news from Lift-Off on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter at @CornwallLiftOff.

About Cornwall Lift-Off

Cornwall Lift-Off was founded in 1994 and hosted back-to-back Canadian National Hot Air Balloon Championships in 1996 and 1997. The success of the festival has grown considerably from its modest beginnings and now includes top-notch musical acts and other family oriented activities. Each year, the festival welcomes approximately 25 hot-air balloon teams, the Homenuik Rides carnival, a spectacular fireworks display, Family Zone, and great local and international musical entertainment. Past entertainers have included Dennis DeYoung of Styx, Tom Cochrane, Colin James, Amanda Marshall, Theory of a Deadman, Finger Eleven, Loverboy, Trooper, Kim Mitchell, April Wine, Our Lady Peace and Chantal Kreviazuk.

Category: Arts and Entertainment