Opening Ceremony

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.   

Jeux du Canada Games Pixels App

During the Opening Ceremony of the 2017 Canada Summer Games – we want you to be part of the show. Thanks to our Legacy Partner Manitoba Liquor & Lotteries – you can be in the show.

Using your smart phone or mobile device, download the “Jeux du Canada Games Pixels App” so you can participate in the Opening Ceremony. Throughout the show, we will create a stunning light effect through the audience, simply by holding up your mobile device. You will get a cue on the screens when it’s time to hold up your phone.

  • Download the app from Google Play or search Jeux du Canada Games Pixels in the Apple Store
  • Enable blue tooth on your device
  • Launch the app and press the big “start” button to join the show
  • You will see a cue on the screen and your phone will vibrate once it's time to hold your phone up

Have fun

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.

Opening Ceremonies