In partnership with World Rowing, the Opening Ceremony for the 2024 World Rowing Senior, Under 23 and Under 19 Championships serves as an official protocol event. The ceremony event kick-starts the competition with greetings from World Rowing dignitaries and local politicians who will bring congratulations and best wishes to all competing Nations and their athletes.

It will conclude with the official raising of the World Rowing flags and the commencement of the Mega Worlds championships.

The Opening Ceremony is also open to all ticket holders within the “All-Inclusive Regatta Packages”

Date: Saturday, August 17, 2024
Time: 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Location: Brock University (Outdoors – adjacent Schmon Tower)

Brock University

Parking & Shuttle Service

Complimentary shuttle service to/from the Opening Ceremony is included for those guests with accommodations at the Heart of Niagara Hotels:

  • Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre (327 Ontario Street, St. Catharines)
  • Best Western St Catharines Hotel & Conference Centre (2 North Service Road, St. Catharines)
  • Hampton Inn St Catharines Niagara (89 Meadowvale Drive, St. Catharines)

Complimentary onsite parking is also available for those driving to the ceremony celebration.