(ISN) – Prince George, BC – The 2015 Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremony, presented by the Regional District of
Fraser-Fort George, is on track to kick-off the 2015 Games in grand style.
The TSN/RDS nationally broadcasted Opening Ceremony will take place at the CN Centre in Prince George on
February 13, 2015, at 19:00 PST. With an assembled cast of over 180 performers, the ceremony will highlight
local talent and the pride of northern British Columbia.
‘‘Athletes from over 800 communities across Canada will journey to our region in 25 days for the 25th edition of
the Canada Games, and we are so proud to kick-off the 2015 Games with this professional production,’’ says
2015 Canada Winter Games CEO Stuart Ballantyne. ‘‘The Opening Ceremony, presented by the Regional District
of Fraser-Fort George, will allow us to celebrate the athletes and showcase our region’s northern story to the
The Lheidli T’enneh, Official Host First Nation of the 2015 Games, will play a prominent role in the Ceremony
and BC’s-own Dear Rouge and local bands Bright City Heights and Black Spruce Bog will rock the CN Centre.
‘‘The Opening Ceremonies will be a marquee event that sets the tone in how our country and region will be
showcased as we celebrate the achievements of our young athletes. We are honoured to be the presenting
sponsor for the 2015 Canada Winter Games Opening Ceremonies,’’ says Art Kaehn, Chair of the Regional District
of Fraser-Fort George.
Other highlights will include the contemporary dance talents of Tristan Ghostkeeper and special appearances by
high-ranking government officials, as well as notable Canada Games alumni.
‘‘We want to harness the youthful energy of the athletes and celebrate the northern story of the region,’’ says
Producer Patrick Roberge. ‘‘Athletes, artists, performers and spectators alike all follow unique tracks to join us for
the Opening Ceremony; together, we will celebrate their journey to the 2015 Games.’’
‘‘I would like to thank the Regional District of Fraser Fort George for presenting these Opening Ceremonies, which
will be a fantastic highlight not only for the Games, but for a truly exceptional year in the City of Prince George,’’
says Mayor Lyn Hall. ‘‘It is fitting that the event is being held at this location during Prince George’s 100th
Anniversary Year. The CN Centre has been the site of so many memorable events and performances in the
history of our city and, just next door, is the redesigned Kin 1 Arena, one of the many lasting legacies of these
Games. I am truly excited to officially welcome the nation to Prince George and to show the country everything
this great city and region have to offer.’’