The official lineup for the Opening Ceremony for Prince Harry’s Invictus Games in Toronto this September includes some favourite Canadian artists.
Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan, The Tenors and more are set to kick off the event. While French Canadian folk band La Booting Souriante will also perform and singer Laura Wright will be joined on stage by the Canadian Military Wives Choir.
“Hosting the Invictus Games 2017 in Toronto give Canadians a unique opportunity to commemorate and honour our ill, wounded and injured soldiers, and their families,” said Melanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “It’s fitting that this wonderful event is being held here as we celebrate Canada 150 and its emphasis on our country’s diversity and inclusion. Let’s all come together and show our support for these inspiring and amazing athletes!”
“The Invictus Games are far more than a seven-day sporting event; they’re a means of rehabilitative therapy for the participating wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans, and their families,” said CEO of Invictus Games Toronto, Michael Burns. “The Games also allow the Canadian public to meet them and show their support for our military. We’ll get to watch some incredible sports competitions, and see just what these fierce competitors will do.”
While the games don’t start until September 23, tickets are available now.