Well that was fast! After it was announced that Bruce Springsteen had been added to the lineup yesterday morning, remaining tickets sold out for the closing ceremony of Prince Harry’s Invictus Games Closing Ceremony. Bachman Turner Overdrive, Kelly Clarkson and Coeur De Pirate round out the entertainment.
Prince Harry explains it best what inspired him to create the Invictus Games.
Over 90 Canadian soldiers will represent us at the Invictus Games in Toronto, where more than 550 wounded, injured & ill servicemen and women will gather from 17 allied countries. They will compete in 11 adaptive sports.
Ottawa City Councillor Jodi Mitic, who lost both legs when he stepped on a IED in Afghanistan returned there to light the ceremonial flame for the games.
I have a huge appreciation for our Canadian soldiers that was deepened by 2 trips to Afghanistan to broadcast messages home to their families and several broadcasts from the base in Petawawa. This photo was taken during a Red Friday broadcast several years ago.
I wish our team well, in the games, but mostly in life. Every one them deserve peace and happiness for their sacrifice.