Opening ceremony of North American Indigenous Games pushed back to 9 p.m. ET
Proceedings delayed 90 minutes due to inclement weather
The opening ceremony of the North American Indigenous Games has been postponed 90 minutes due to inclement weather.
Originally scheduled to start at 7:30 pm ET, the ceremony at York University's Aviva Centre will now begin at 9 pm.
Planned prep-rallies and the parade of athletes have been cancelled to allow for the remaining programming to continue as scheduled while surprise performances will proceed as planned.
The decision to cancel the parade of athletes was met with a negative response on Twitter.
I paid $50 to watch my god-daughter parade in with <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/teamontario?src=hash">#teamontario</a> not to watch "stars" perform. Her heart is broken. What happened to <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AllOne?src=hash">#AllOne</a>—@ratboy1616
This is not right, all the athletes have been looking forward to this moment, you need to come up with another plan—@dianna4u
The inclement weather and risk of thunderstorms should pass the area by 7:30 p.m.