The B.C. Lions have secured one of our country’s most recognizable vocalists to sing the national anthem at their upcoming postseason game.
Sarah McLachlan will perform O Canada ahead of the West Semi-Final at BC Place Stadium on Sunday. The native of Halifax has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide and is one of the most decorated musicians in Canada having won three Grammy Awards and ten Juno Awards. She was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2017.
McLachlan won’t be the only musical act at the game as Steven Page will provide the halftime show alongside members of Odds, a Vancouver-based alternative rock band. Page was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame in 2018 alongside his former bandmates of the Barenaked Ladies.
The pre-game festivities will start at 10:00 a.m. local time at the Terry Fox Plaza with food, beverages, and exclusive playoff merchandise. The first 10,000 fans to enter BC Place Stadium will also receive a free orange rally towel.
The Lions are hosting their first playoff game since 2016 after finishing the season with a 12-6 record. The Calgary Stampeders are set to visit after also finishing the season with a 12-6 record, though B.C. finished above them in the standings by virtue of their 2-1 head-to-head record.
The winner of the game will advance to the West Final on Sunday, Nov. 13 against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. EST on Sunday.