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.

Celebrating the ideas of ambition, inspiration, honour, victory, celebration and pride, values shared by the announced artists, the Opening Ceremony will celebrate the greatest attributes of the game and highlight the lasting legacy and global impact of a competition featuring successful and empowering women from around the world.

“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. 

We are looking forward to being there in Edmonton, in our home province of Alberta, to take part in such an exciting event."

“We are very proud to have such accomplished Canadian home grown talent participate in the Opening Ceremony for the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 that will be seen from coast to coast and around the world. Canada is excited to be playing our first two matches, including the Opening Match, in Edmonton,” said Peter Montopoli, CEO of the National Organising Committee for Canada 2015.  “We know that Edmonton will continue its tradition as a great host for international soccer and support Canada as our 12th player on the pitch.”