(TORONTO, ON) – The Invictus Games has just announced the schedule for a 37-day, cross-Canada Inaugural Flag Tour. The journey will see the Games flag visit 22 military bases, 15 Legions, and over 50 communities who have been a part of Canada’s rich 150-year history.
As a nod to the anniversary of Confederation, Invictus Games Toronto 2017 is also conducting a search for 150 Canadians to help carry its official flag across Canada.
“The National Flag Tour aims to engage the hearts and minds of all Canadians by inviting them to participate as flag bearers and to attend stops along the tour,” said Michael Burns, the chief executive of the Invictus Games.
Burns is calling the opportunity a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 150 Canadians to, “… stand alongside our military community and witness how the transformative power of sport helps our wounded warriors.”
Travelling as far east as Gander, NL, and west to Comox, BC, the Tour will connect Canadians from all parts of the country and will allow individuals from coast-to-coast to be involved in the event. Only three stops are planned for Ontario; Toronto, Kingston, and Ottawa.
There will be no stop in Windsor.
Those interested in being a flag carrier should visit the Invictus Games website and register. Share your story of why you want to become involved.
The tour will run from August 16 to September 22.
Established by Prince Harry, and now in its third installment, the Invictus Games will be hosted in venues across Toronto from September 23 to 30. As well as a seven-day sporting event, the Games are also a means of rehabilitative therapy for the participating wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran service members from 17 nations.
The power of sport is used to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for all who serve their country as well as their families and caregivers.