Opening Day greeted paddlers from around the world, in brilliant Calgary sunshine. After a morning spent practising on the reservoir, everyone moved to Heritage Park for the Paddlers Parade and the Opening Ceremonies. There was much chanting, dancing and praising for all the amazing people that have made this event happen. Team Tahiti had flight problems but we hope to see them arrive safe and sound and ready to race with everyone else tomorrow. Let the Sprints begin!