The flame has been lit, the athletes are ready to go, and The Forks is hosting a party to help celebrate the 2010 Olympics.
While the games may be a few time zones away, local fans have a chance to party at a CTV Olympatic celebrate event on February 13. The free community event will include performances by singer/songwriter and fiddler Sierra Noble and rock outfit The Waking Eyes.
Kicking off at 1pm at The Forks, the event was created by Canada's Olympic Broadcast Media Consortium. The five-city event features live performances from some of Canada's top musical acts, interactive Olympic- and Paralympic-themed sport zones, entertainment activities, cultural pavilions, hospitality zones, and large video screens showcasing CTV's and RDS's live coverage of the 2010 Winter Games.
People in British Columbia will have plenty of chances to catch some Manitoba music throughout this year's games. The festivities will include countless concerts, from free outdoor shows to concerts in the Athlete's Village. The list of local acts making their way west include: Doc Walker, Chic Gamine, Inward Eye, Don Amero, Leanne Goose, Romi Mayes, Tracy Bone, Grand Analog, Wab Kinew, JC Campbell, Billy Joe Green, and homegrown heroes Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings. Rock act Gathering of Flies can be seen backing up Buffy Sainte-Marie.
Manitoba Homecoming 2010 will host a special Manitoba Social at the Vancouver Olympics on February 24, featuring performancing by Doc Walker, Eagle & Hawk, Inward Eye, Streetheart, members of Chic Gamine, and host Ace Burpee of Hot 103.
Stay tuned for more updates on Manitoba music at the 2010 Olympics.
Click here to read about Aboriginal music at this year's Olympics.