On Friday night, the opening ceremonies of the 2019 Canada Winter Games kick off in Red Deer.
CEO Scott Robinson says that the two hour ceremony will be a “celebration of moments.
"An opening ceremony is about creating moments that are impactful and mean something to the community, mean something to the athletes and mean something to the broader audience,”
The event will feature 500 performers, showcasing what “Red Deer and central Alberta are all about and will be true to our roots,”
The opening ceremony will include a parade of athletes from across the country and the lighting of the games cauldron. The production company behind the scenes have also staged CFL Grey Cup halftime shows since 2010, the Invictus Games, the 2010 Paralympic Games and the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg.
Red Deer, Alberta, will host the 14th edition of the Canada Winter Games February 15 until March 3.
Our speed skating athletes will be boarding their plane to Alberta in just a few minutes for the @2019CanadaGames! The team will begin competition on Saturday. @mbspeedskating @CanadaGames #CGSpeedskate #cwg2019 #herdofus pic.twitter.com/LUkvHh899K— Team Manitoba (@TeamToba) February 14, 2019
Shootout to our Team ⭕️ntario parents for the support. Thank you for everything you have done all year for us! We hope to see family and friends cheering in Red Deer, and if you are at home we want to hear you all the way from Alberta! #thisisourtournament #goteano #cwg2019 pic.twitter.com/JOejVGjWns— teamontarioringette (@teamontariorin1) February 7, 2019