The Invictus Games National Flag Tour could not take place without the participation of our 150 Flagbearers who are proudly helping move the ceremonial Flag from coast-to-coast. From military men and women who have been injured in service to public citizens who simply want to pay respect to our wounded warriors, our Flagbearers are nothing short of incredible. It is with great honour that we introduce you to, and share stories from some of our Flagbearers. Be sure to continue to support the Tour by visiting handover events in your neighbourhood (dates and locations can be found below) and by sharing these stories of empowerment online.
Where are we going?
Invictus Games Flagbearer applications are now closed, but there’s good news: you can still be involved in the Flag Tour! As the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 National Flag Tour travels across Canada, we are encouraging the public to attend our official Invictus Games Flag handover events! Join us in cheering on your local Flagbearers while they hand off or receive the Invictus Games flag as it continues to travel from one coast to another. Flagbearer events range from community barbeques, to ceremonial events and gatherings at local iconic monuments. View the map below to find out when and where you can support the Flag Tour! Come out and feel the spirit of the Invictus Games, and hear inspiring stories from our wounded warriors of what it means to be Invictus.
Click here to download the tour schedule.
*Not all Tour stops are shown on the map.*
In the months leading up to the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, the Official Invictus Games Flag will travel with 150 Flagbearers from coast to coast to bring the spirit of the Games and the power of sport to all Canadians.
The Invictus Games Flag is a physical representation of the unconquerable spirit of competitors, and embodies the hope and spirit of the 550 competitors who will be participating in the 2017 Invictus Games.
The Invictus Games National Flag Tour will start in Victoria on August 16th, and travel as far east as Gander, Newfoundland, before finishing in Toronto on September 22nd as the 2017 Invictus Games kicks-off.
The 37-day cross-Canada journey will visit 22 military bases, 15 Legions and over 50 communities who have been a part of Canada’s rich 150-year history.
Unique to the Invictus Games, the National Flag Tour will depend on YOU – proud Canadians – to carry the Flag across the country by executing a pre-planned route in or near your city!
This is an opportunity for you to tell Canada why the Invictus Games are important to you, or to show your gratitude for those who serve or have served our country! Canadians across the country will discover and become inspired by the compelling stories of strength and resilience from wounded warriors and proud Flagbearers.