August 6-21, 2022
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Opening Ceremony

August 6, 2022 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines

Canada Games Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will mark the beginning of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. 

Athletes, coaches, support staff and viewers from coast-to-coast-to-coast will be taken on a journey on Saturday, August 6, 2022 at the Meridian Centre in St. Catharines. 

As is customary, the Opening Ceremony will commence with a "Parade of Teams", where Games participants will march into the stadium, one provincial or territorial (P/T) team at a time. Each P/T team's delegation will be led by their chosen flag bearer who will carry their flag into the event. In addition to hearing from a number of speakers, which often include the Prime Minister of Canada, the Opening Ceremony will also feature an artistic program that will showcase Niagara’s culture and history in an entertaining and creative way.

The event will be capped off by the cauldron being lit by the Roly McLenahan Torch — marking the beginning of the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games. 

The Opening Ceremony will be a ticketed event (with limited audience seating) and set the tone for Niagara 2022 by celebrating the culture, essence and excitement that the Niagara Region will bring to the 28th edition of the Canada Games.

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