Opening Ceremonies 3A Basketball Provincials
We acknowledge that we are on Treaty 6 territory, a traditional traveling route to the Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Metis, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. We acknowledge all of the many First Nations, Metis, and Inuit whose footsteps have marked these lands for centuries.
An amazing Opening Ceremonies was hosted by WCHS. Mr. McBride and Mr. Meuser were terrific MC's who did a spectacular job of introducing the 24 teams from around this great province, each of which is chasing their dream, in their attempt to be remembered as ASAA 3A Basketball Champions.
Each team, led by a host and mini host, entered to applause, did a circle around the gym and stood in line - exhibiting exemplary sportsmanship, ready to applaud their rivals. There were teams from as far away as Lethbridge, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie and Lloydminster, as well as strong representation from the Central, North Central, South, South Central, Edmonton Metro, Calgary, North East, and North West Zones.
After all the teams arrived, Kiya Bruno sang a beautiful "O'Canada". We met our Mascot - "Weapon X" and expressed a big welcome, and a thank you to sponsors, volunteers, schools, officials and dignitaries.
Then Mr. Meuser and Mr. McBride challenged Mr. Cross and Mr. Hebert to a game of one on one...but instead two young ball players stepped up! Unfortunatley Mr. Mc Bride "pulled his hammie" (while pointing to his bicep) and instead of some one on one...LET THE GAMES COMMENCE!!!