The Canadian Military Wives Choirs will perform at the opening ceremony for Invictus Games in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday, September 23rd. The voices of 200 military wives, and current and formerly serving Canadian Armed Forces members, will come together from 10 CMWC choir chapters from across Canada to perform at the opening ceremony. Choir members will be performing with Soprano Laura Wright.

The Military Wives Choirs movement began in Canada in the fall of 2013 in Ottawa and was based on the tremendous success of the Military Wives Choirs movement in the United Kingdom. In this short amount of time, the group has grown from 14 ladies arriving at the inaugural rehearsal to nearly 250 members coast-to-coast across Canada at 10 Canadian Forces Bases, including here in North Bay.

President of the CMWC Association, Brenda Corey Dunne says the CMWC is proud to support Canada’s recovering service personnel and to add their voice to help highlight the issues that affect them and their families. Dunne says they’re excited to form as one combined choir for the first time, and to be able to perform together at Invictus Games will be a wonderful experience for them all.