The Opening Ceremony, presented by James Richardson & Sons, Limited will take place Friday, July 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. at Winnipeg’s Bell MTS Place. Titled “We are Canada!”, the two-hour show will celebrate 50 years of amateur sport at the Canada Games and mark Canada’s 150th anniversary at The Hottest Summer in Half a Century. Featuring hundreds of performers from all parts of Manitoba’s community, the show will also feature sports celebrities and Canada Games alumni.
Musical headliners for the Opening Ceremony include Ontario’s Serena Ryder, Québec’s Coeur de Pirate, and Winnipeg’s own JUNO Award-winning The Bros. Landreth, who will perform with a youth chorus from StudioWorks and young dancers in a special collaboration with Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
Patrick Roberge Productions produced the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Canada Games Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The team will return in 2017 as the official Ceremonies Producer.