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WATCH: 2018 Alberta Summer Games opening ceremonies

Opening ceremonies for the 2018 Alberta Summer Games
WATCH ABOVE: On Thursday night, the opening ceremonies took place at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum to kick off the 2018 Alberta Summer Games.

Hundreds of athletes have gathered in northern Alberta for one of the province’s largest summer sporting events.

The 2018 Alberta Summer Games are taking place in Grande Prairie, Alta. from July 19 – 22.

More than 2,800 athletes, coaches and officials will take part in this year’s games, which showcase the talents of athletes between the ages of 11 and 17.

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The event’s opening ceremonies took place at the Philip J. Currie Dinosaur Museum in Wembley on Thursday night.

The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie.
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie. Courtesy, Alberta Sport Connect
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie.
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie. Courtesy, Alberta Sport Connect
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie.
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie. Courtesy, Alberta Sport Connect
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie.
The 2018 Alberta Summer Games will be held in Grande Prairie. Courtesy, Alberta Sport Connect
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