Hockey may be Canada’s official sport, but Sunday’s Grey Cup final was the most Canadian thing we’ve seen in a long time. Not only did the game take place at TD Place Stadium in the nation’s capital city of Ottawa, but the Calgary Stampeders and Toronto Argonauts were forced to play through the snow in chilling temperatures.
For many, that would have been enough Canadiana for one night, but thankfully Canadian kween Shania Twain rode in to save the day and make the annual sporting event a thing of Canadian pride for decades to come.
The Timmins, Ontario native and best selling female country singer of all time arrived in true north form, riding a dog sled before being greeted by members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. We assume she was drinking a Tim Horton’s coffee and parked her Hudson Bay canoe at the stadium before getting on the dog sled.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 27, 2017
Following her iconic entrance, Twain performed three tracks, including her new single “Life’s About To Get Good” and her huge hits “That Don’t Impress Me Much” and “Man! I Feel Like A Woman.” Sunday’s performance marked Twain’s third Grey Cup halftime show, with the living legend having previously performed in 2002 and 2003.
Twain dropped her highly anticipated fifth studio album Now in September, her first record in 15 years. Marking her comeback, Twain also appeared on this season of Broad City (Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Much) and is set to be a mentor on the highly anticipated CTV series The Launch, which premieres with Twain’s episode on Wednesday, January 10 at 9 p.m. ET on CTV and CTV GO.
Twain wasn’t the only musical guest helping freezing fans forget the snow. The Grey Cup received a warm up from West Coast rapper SonReal, who pushed through the blowing snow to perform his high energy track “Can I Get A Witness” off 2017’s incredible One Long Dream album.
Now everyone go inside and warm up.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) November 26, 2017