Tickets go on sale for the opening ceremonies of the North American Indigenous Games on Wednesday.
Officials are expecting a sell out for the July 20 event at Mosaic Stadium in Regina.
Juno award winning musical artist George Leach will be the headliner.
“It is definitely a big honour having been an athlete back in the day,” he says.
Leach competed in fastball at previous games and says the experience was a real eye opener.
Originally from B.C., he now calls Regina home.
His latest album “Surrender” was named Aboriginal album of the year at this year’s Juno awards.
Tickets to the NAIG opening ceremonies will be available at all Ticket Master outlets and the Brandt Centre for $10 apiece.
Games CEO Ronald Crowe says he expects a full stadium.
“Absolutely and that is one of the reasons we adjusted the ticket prices so that people can come out with their families and enjoy the games – including the opening ceremonies,” he says. “All the other events are free of charge.”
Games officials are also making a major push for volunteers.
About 3,500 volunteers will be needed to host the games which run July 20-27.
NAIG is a sporting and cultural event that brings together young Aboriginal athletes from all across North America.
The games are now just 81 days away.