Grammy Award winning artist Sarah McLachlan and Juno Award winning duo Tegan and Sara have been announced as featured artists for the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™ taking place directly before the Opening Match featuring Canada against China PR on 6 June in Edmonton.
Tickets to the Opening Match include the Opening Ceremony and the performances by these great Canadian artists.
The Opening Ceremony will officially kick-off the competition and will feature over 200 performers celebrating the empowerment and unification of women. The competition’s official slogan – To a Greater Goal™ – will come to life through performances demonstrating the positive impact of the sport both on and off the field.
“I’m honoured to be a part of the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015™. This will be a great opportunity for me to perform “In Your Shoes”, a song that was inspired by Malala Yousafzai’s incredible story and her strength of character to stand up to what she believed in,” said McLachlan. “As the mother of two daughters, it’s important to have strong female role models for young girls and we are so fortunate right here in Canada to have such an accomplished group of athletes on our Canadian team who inspire us all.”
Tegan and Sara, originally from Alberta, are similarly thrilled to be part of the competition that will bring the best female soccer players from around the world to Canada for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 running 6 June to 5 July.
“Tegan and I will be there, and are thrilled to take part in the Opening Ceremony!” said Sara Quin. “We’ll be performing a song during the Opening Ceremony alongside other amazing artists and role models.”