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Photo of a stage set up in front of the Princes' Gates for the CNE Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies

A colourful ceremonial procession launched the 144th year of the Canadian National Exhibition Association.

The official ceremony took place in front of the historic Princes Gates at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 19, 2022.

This year’s theme was Celebrating Canada’s Resilience & the CNE’s Re-Opening, as well as the Healing Power of Humour. CBC Radio’s Jill Dempsey returned as the Master of Ceremonies. The event also featured special guest Howie Mandel, who worked on the CNE midway in his youth.