All ticket packages, individual sport passes, medal competition, and Opening and Closing Ceremonies tickets for the 2017 Canada Summer Games are now on sale through Ticketmaster.
“It is an honour to host a sporting event that celebrates the country’s youth, diversity and multiculturalism,” said Mariette Mulaire, Co-Chair of the 2017 Canada Summer Games Host Society. “We invite everyone to join us for The Hottest Summer in Half a Century by purchasing their tickets for what will be a once in a lifetime experience.”
The Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the 2017 Canada Summer Games will be a massive celebration of the Games and the nation’s 150th anniversary. Musical stars, athletes, performers, dignitaries and a national television audience will come together to honour the heart and spirit of the Games.
The Opening Ceremony, presented by James Richardson & Sons, Limited will take place Friday, July 28, 2017 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg. The ceremony will set the tone for two weeks of competition and will showcase our community to the nation as we celebrate 50 years of the Canada Games.
The Closing Ceremony, presented by Investors Group, will take place Sunday, August 13, 2017 at the Investors Group Field in Winnipeg. The ceremony will bring to a close the 26th edition of the Canada Games, celebrate athletes’ successes and pass the torch to the 2019 Canada Winter Games in Red Deer, AB.
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.
“In 150 days, the 2017 Canada Summer Games in Winnipeg will bring together Canadians from all corners of the country to share in the spirit of competition and celebrate our cultural diversity. I encourage all Canadians, especially those in Winnipeg and the surrounding communities, to experience the Games first-hand and make them part of your celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation,” said the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities.
The Niibin Package bundles Opening and Closing Ceremonies tickets along with week one and two sport passes into an inclusive Games experience package. A special Niibin Family Package is available at a discounted price for families with two adults and two children.
“As Minister of Sport, Culture and Heritage in the host province of the 2017 Canada Summer Games, I am looking forward to attending the competitions and festivities and I encourage Manitobans to do the same,” said Honourable Rochelle Squires. “Our goal is to provide an unbelievable games experience for Manitoba and all of Canada and build memories to last a lifetime for those involved.”
Passes are also available for the first and second week of sport competition. Week one sport passes include non-medal competition for: basketball, baseball, soccer, softball and beach volleyball. Week two sport passes include non-medal competition for: soccer, softball, indoor volleyball and wrestling.
“Winnipeg can hardly wait for the Canada Games in our city this summer,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “Winnipeg has a strong track record of hosting large and diverse events, and Winnipeggers have some of the most dedicated fans and are known for their love of sports. The Canada Games will be an exciting opportunity to show our pride as Winnipeggers and Canadians.”