Over 1100 athletes made their way to Lethbridge ENMAX Centre for participant registration and the ATCO Gas opening ceremony. The ceremonies featured entertainment by Maria Livingston and the North Stone Singers, Lethbridge Community Taiko Drum Group, Canadian Rocky Mountain Cloggers and John Wort Hannam.

Emcee Liam Nixon of Global Lethbridge pumped up the audience and greetings from the Lea Switzer, Games Chair; Keith Carter, ATCO Gas Senior VP of Operations; Chris Spearman, City of Lethbridge Mayor; and Greg Weadick Lethbridge West MLA were extended to all participants and volunteers.

The ATCO Gas cauldron was lit by George Gemer, national track and field coach and Alberta sports Hall of Fame inductee; Jim Staecy, two-time Olympian; and Taylor McDonald, 2014 World Junior Champion Curler.

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