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Mississauga Kicks-Off Ontario Parasport Games with Opening Ceremony this Friday

Entertainment and activities | May 10, 2022

Mississauga will kick-off the 2022 Ontario Parasport Games with an Official Opening Ceremony at Mississauga Celebration Square (MCS) this Friday, May 13, 2022. Residents and visitors alike are encouraged to participate in the festivities and cheer on the dedicated and accomplished competitors.

The opening ceremony marks the start of a two-day athletic competition for more than 500 participants ages 12 to 35. Athletes will compete in nine different sports including sledge hockey, wheelchair tennis, sitting volleyball, para-karate and more. The opening ceremony will also feature live remarks from Mayor Bonnie Crombie and Gimma Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, and recorded greetings from Host Councillors Pat Saito and Matt Mahoney as well as Games Co-Chairs, Susan Stewart and Billy Bridges. The evening will end with a headline performance by Mississauga’s very-own, Alex Porat.

Mississauga was originally named as the host city for both the Ontario Parasport Games and Ontario Summer Games in April 2019. The Ontario Parasport Games, originally scheduled for 2021, was postponed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2022 Ontario Parasport Games Opening Ceremony

Friday, May 13, 2022

7 to 7:30 p.m.
Athletes parade
Welcoming remarks by Mayor Bonnie Crombie
Traditional Indigenous Smudging and Greetings from Gimma Stacey Laforme

7:30 to 8 p.m. 
Dignitary greetings
Athletes’ oaths
Torch relay
Official lighting of the cauldron

8 to 8:30 p.m. 

Headlining performance by Canadian pop singer, Alex Porat

Mississauga Celebration Square
300 City Centre Drive

Bonnie Crombie, Mayor of Mississauga
Members of Council, including Host Councillors of Parasport Games, Matt Mahoney and Pat Saito
Gimma Stacey Laforme, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Members of the Ontario Parasport Games Host Committee including Co-Chairs, Susan Stewart and Billy Bridges

Photo Opportunity:
Speakers and special guests will gather on the main stage at Mississauga Celebration Square at 8 p.m. for the official lighting of the cauldron.


For more information about the Ontario Parasport Games, visit

About the Ontario Parasport Games
The 2022 Ontario Parasport Summer Games takes place in Mississauga from May 13 to 15, 2022. Over 500 participants of various ages from across Ontario will compete in nine different sports, including sledge hockey, wheelchair tennis and basketball, sitting volleyball, para-karate 5-A side-soccer, boccia, para-athletics and goalball. View sport schedules.


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City of Mississauga Media Relations
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