What’s happening off the playing field?
Sept 22: Nathan Phillips Square Flag Raising
Sept 23: Invictus Day Stratford
Sept 24: Massed Military Band Spectacular
Sept 24-27: Concert Series at Nathan Phillips Square
Sept 25: CIBC Citizenship Ceremony
Sept 26: ROM Speaks: Voices of Canada Lecture Series
Sept 26-28: Contact! Unload
Sept 27: Canadian Opera Company
Sept 28: WE Day
Sept 28-29: Veterans Career Summit
Nathan Phillips Square Flag Raising
Invictus Day in Stratford
The Royal Canadian Military Institute, in conjunction with Roy Thomson Hall, is delighted to present UNCONQUERED: an evening of military band music in celebration of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. Held at Roy Thomson Hall on September 24, the Massed Military Band Spectacular will feature the best military bands from across the nation in honour of our wounded warriors competing in the Invictus Games.
Tickets are now available for $39.50 to$89.50 from the Roy Thomson Hall website. Sponsored by TD Bank Group.
Concert Series at Nathan Phillips Square
Live performances each night in Nathan Phillips Square
Wednesday Sept 27
CIBC Citizenship Ceremony
September 25, 3:45pm
On Tuesday, September 26, Toronto’s Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) will feature an Invictus Games-themed program as part of the ROM Speaks series.
The lectures aim to shed light on what it means to be Canadian and exploring the country’s multi-faceted identity. In partnerships
with the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Lt.-Col. (ret’d) David Quick will share his remarkable experiences, both as an active duty and veteran servicemember, and his transition out of uniform and into business suit.
Contact! Unload – Veterans performing stories of self
On Wednesday, September 27, from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m., the Canadian Opera Company (COC) presents a concert to commemorate the indomitable spirit of the competitors at the 2017 Invictus Games as part of the COC’s acclaimed Free Concert Series in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre. Sung by artists of the COC Ensemble Studio, Canada’s premier training program for young opera professionals, the program features art songs centred on themes of war, loss, and overcoming adversity.
This performance takes place at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen St W.). Admittance is free of charge and will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis, for up to 230 patrons. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Accessible seating is available. Latecomers cannot be admitted. For more information, visit: coc.ca/FreeConcerts
We Day is a celebration of service through learning about and committing to local and global actions. Each WE Day seat serves as a symbol of a change-making youths’ outsanding contribution to their communities. As such, the WE Day stage for this year will act as the inspiration vehicle for continued action at the local and global level.
The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and WE Day have been working together for several months. This partnership culminates with WE Day 2017, being held on September 28 at the Air Canada Centre. The Games will be featured in a two-minute segment and throughout the program to pay tribute to the compelling stories of our wounded warriors and families. The segment aims to inspire youth to take action and give back to military communities.