Sunday August 27, 2017
wraps up Sept 30 cast of superstars
Invictus Games Toronto 2017 on Sept just beefed up the Closing Ceremony Sept
30 with Bruce Springsteen at the
September 30 Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Closing Ceremony, presented by
Jaguar Land Rover and the Government of Canada.
performance will honour the achievements of the 550-plus wounded, ill and
injured service members and veterans from 17 nations during the third
edition of the Invictus Games. Tickets for the Closing Ceremony start at $60
and are available through the Invictus Games Toronto 2017
"At the Invictus Games, it's not just about the hurdles that
competitors experienced during competition, but about overcoming the
obstacles that life has presented them," said Springsteen. "The
Games are a remarkable opportunity for brothers and sisters in arms
to join forces and demonstrate the true strength of their spirit. It
is an absolute honour and privilege to perform for them at the
Closing Ceremony as a send-off to a week of competition in Toronto."
The Grammy award-winning artist will join Bryan Adams, Bachman &
Turner, Kelly Clarkson and Coeur de pirate on stage at the Closing
Ceremony. On September 23, Canadian sensations Alessia Cara, Sarah
McLachlan and The Tenors will perform at the Games Opening Ceremony.
"Talk about closing the Games with a bang! We couldn't be more
thrilled that the iconic Bruce Springsteen is joining an already
outstanding lineup of Closing Ceremony talent," said Michael Burns,
CEO, Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee. "We wanted to
deliver memories from these Games in Toronto, and this represents
the culmination of two years of planning and work."
The Closing Ceremony will mark the Games' conclusion after seven
days of inspirational competition. The 2017 Invictus Games will
feature a dozen adaptive sports in state-of-the-art venues
throughout Toronto. Toronto is playing host to more than 550
competitors from 17 nations, including 90 competitors from Canada.
"I invite everyone to attend the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for
the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, which are sure to be spectacular,"
said the Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons
with Disabilities. "The celebrations surrounding the competitions
will be just as memorable for the spectators as the athletes, as
they are a golden opportunity to pay tribute to the brave men and
women who have shown exceptional determination and perseverance.
Let's support these admirable athletes and their families!"
Both the Opening and Closing Ceremonies will be a rare opportunity
for spectators to experience how passion for sport, the lustre of
ceremony and national pride intersect, while demonstrating their
support for those who are currently serving or have served their
"The fact that such an incredible performer like Bruce Springsteen
will be here in Toronto to support our wounded warriors shows the
impact these Games have," said Wolfgang Hoffmann, President, Jaguar
Land Rover Canada. "It underlines even further our great pride to
be involved as the presenting partner."
"Ontario is delighted to play host to the Invictus Games and the
Closing Ceremonies are sure to be an unforgettable experience," said
Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario. "This lineup of incredible
talent is sure to give the athletes and volunteers the celebration
they deserve after an exciting week of competition. Across Ontario,
we are gearing up to welcome guests from around the world for this
event. We are immensely proud to showcase our beautiful province to
these heroes and their supporters. I look forward to honouring the
courage and sacrifice of the servicemen and women at the 2017
"This is a great opportunity for the City of Toronto and the
country. The much-anticipated return to Toronto by Bruce Springsteen
at the closing ceremony of the Invictus Games is a wonderful tribute
to the military families who we are hosting in Toronto next month,"
said John Tory, Mayor, City of Toronto. "The Closing Ceremony is
going to be a great way to wrap up an exciting week of the Invictus
Games in the city."
About the Invictus Games Toronto 2017
The Invictus Games use the power of adaptive sport to help wounded
warriors on their journey to recovery. Established by Prince Harry,
the inaugural Invictus Games took place in London in September 2014;
the second, and equally successful, Games took place in Orlando in
May 2016. The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 Organizing Committee is
tasked with planning and executing a Games that will feature more
than 550 competitors from 17 nations participating in 12 adaptive
sports, including, for the first time, golf. The Invictus Games
Toronto 2017 will capture the imagination of the Canadian public,
corporations and governments, as well as soldiers, veterans and
their families. The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are funded by the
Government of Canada, Province of Ontario, City of Toronto as well
as Presenting Partner Jaguar Land Rover and other partners and
sponsors. Bell Media is the exclusive Canadian Broadcaster for the