Canadian music stars Tim Hicks, Loverboy, Poesy and Jeremie Albino will headline a concert Jan. 20 to kick off the countdown to the 2022 Canada Summer Games in Niagara.
Tickets are now available for the 200-day-out celebration, called “Rise with Glowing Hearts,” which will hit the stage at the Meridian Centre.
“I am over-the-moon excited and honoured to be headlining this show right in my hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario,” said Hicks, a four-time Juno Award nominee.
“I can't wait to hit the stage at the Meridian Centre and celebrate the Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games.”
Doug Hamilton, chair of the Niagara 2022 Host Society, said, “Embodying words from our national anthem, Rise with Glowing Hearts encourages us all to come together in celebration as we continue to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and look ahead to next year’s 2022 Canada Summer Games.”
Organizers also announced the release of “Steel Heart,” the anthem for the games. The song was written, produced and recorded by Poesy.
In total, more than 5,000 participants and close to 4,500 volunteers are expected to take part in the Niagara games, scheduled for Aug. 6 to 21.
The organizing committee is accepting applications now for volunteer positions. Find out more at niagara2022games.ca/get-involved/volunteering