Athletes from all eight zones in B.C. marched into the stadium, including the home Vancouver Island-Central Coast team (Zone 6), and gold medal-winning Olympian Simon Whitfield not only addressed the crowd with a speech but participated in the torch-lighting relay as well.
— Karl Yu (@KarlYuBulletin) July 18, 2014
Here are some images from the ceremony.
The Games take place until Sunday (July 20).