(ISN) – Prince George, BC – The 2015 Canada Winter Games is proud to announce their 100 per cent Canadian artist
line-up for the 2015 Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival. Featuring Juno and Peak Performance Project
winners, this is the largest multi-cultural event to ever be hosted in northern BC.
From February 13 until March 1, 2015, over 60 music, theatre and visual artist groups, representing over 200
individual artists, will perform. The entertainment is presented by Treasure Cove Casino, with artists performing
nightly on the BCLC Centre Stage at Canada Games Plaza from 17:00 – 21:00.
“In February 2015, an exciting line-up of artists, including Alan Doyle, Chad Brownlee, Classified, Radio Radio,
Said the Whale, Tim Hicks and many more will perform in Prince George,” says Stuart Ballantyne, CEO, 2015
Canada Winter Games. “The 2015 Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival features artists from every province
and territory, from Nunavut’s Tanya Tagaq to Prince George’s very own Black Spruce Bog.”
All 2015 Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival entertainment is free to the public and 40 per cent of the
artists performing are from northern BC.
“2015 Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival. We are grateful of the support we
received from so many groups to help deliver this, including the Department of Canadian Heritage, the Province
of British Columbia, BCLC and Treasure Cove Casino,” says Ballantyne. “From theatre to funk, Aboriginal and
francophone musicians, children’s artists to throat singing, an impressive array of performers will entertain
Prince George residents, 2015 Games participants and visitors at Games time.”
“Our Government is pleased to support the 2015 Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival, a flagship event that
not only adds to Prince George’s artistic and tourism offerings, but also brings together some of our best and
brightest Canadian talent,” says the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official
Languages. “We are committed to investing in creativity to foster the growth of our artists, artisans and
communities, while giving Canadians access to outstanding cultural experiences, like the 2015 Canada Winter
Games Coldsnap Festival.”
“Congratulations to all the talented artists highlighting the 2015 Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival. The
exciting all-Canadian line-up will help the 2015 Games present a successful cultural component,” says Coralee
Oakes, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development. “The Government of British Columbia is a proud
supporter of arts and culture at the 2015 Games, providing $150,000 specifically to help BC’s diverse artists,
including First Nations, participate in the cultural festival.”
“BCLC and Treasure Cove Casino are proud to support Prince George and northern BC communities in making the
2015 Canada Winter Games a resounding success,” says BCLC Interim President and CEO Jim Lightbody.
“Providing exceptional entertainment is at the core of our business and we are thrilled with the opportunity to
help present this exciting line-up of Canadian musicians at the BCLC Centre Stage.
“When Canada Games Plaza was re-envisioned, the idea was to provide a space of celebration for the
community and a gathering place where everyone could enjoy live entertainment both during the 2015 Canada
Winter Games and beyond,” says Mayor Lyn Hall of Prince George. “The artists performing during the 2015
Canada Winter Games Coldsnap Festival reflect the diversity of our country; bringing together a vibrant mix of
musical styles while celebrating homegrown talent.”
A complete artist line-up is available at www.canadagames2015.ca/artists. A detailed schedule with dates, times
and locations will be launched as part of the 2015 Canada Winter Games mobile app on January 13, 2015.
Artists and schedules subject to change.