Dear friends, customers, community members, and spectators,
All of us at North West Display and Pyromania Fireworks regret to announce that our twenty five year tradition of hosting the annual North West Display fireworks preview show on top of Evaro Hill will not happen this year. After a quarter century of demonstrating new consumer grade fireworks products and shooting what many believe to be “Montana’s Best Professional Fireworks Display”, the tradition has come to an end for the foreseeable future.
In April of 2017, a meeting with direct management of the Casino and direct management of North West Display was held. North West Display indicated at that time what was needed more than anything was political support to assist with the permitting for the show. North West Display made it clear that unless there was support from the Casino the show would have to be cancelled for 2017. While the Tribal Council and their Legal Department have allowed us to apply for a permit they are now requiring that we purchase additional insurance for this show. The crux of the issue is that North West Display is already required to carry very costly $1,000,000 liability insurance policy. This insurance by all national industry standards would be sufficient for any fireworks show of this size. The additional insurance that is being requested is nearly $10,000. The Casino management has offered $5,000 as a sponsorship for shared promotional rights and as an expression of support. This cost is coupled with over $15,000 in fireworks not to mention staff time was too great to bear and we regretfully now have to cancel the show.
It is our hopes that next year the Tribal Council will not require this additional burden on us and that we will be able to bring back this tradition that until this year has lasted a quarter century.
Thank you for your continued support.
Northwest Display Fireworks 2014 Class B (Professional) Preview Show