The flourishing and highly sought after Canadian Military Wives Choir (MWC) is gearing up to accomplish their next big feat: performing at the opening ceremony of the 2017 Invictus Games Toronto.
The choir’s approximately 225 members nationwide are planning to take the stage in September to sing “Invincible” and perform alongside British artist Laura Wright.
“It’s an opportunity, or a way, of being able to give back to our community and help support our ill and injured and be able to promote the issues at hand.
“It’s a real honour and great opportunity for us and we’re so happy to be part of that,” said CMWC National Public Relations person and Ottawa MWC member Debbie Reid.
Not only is this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for the women of the CMWC, but it is also the first time all ten chapters of the choir will unite for a single event. It will give all members a chance “see how we’ve grown and the impact that we have on these wonderful ladies,” according to Reid.
However, to make this opportunity a reality, each individual chapter has to raise upwards of $5,000 to cover the costs of transport, fees and more.
To raise these funds, each chapter is hosting unique events, like concerts and year-end BBQs, over the next few months.
The Petawawa chapter of the CMWC held its first fundraising event Sunday, April 30, a goodwill spring donation concert.
Being part of the 2017 Invictus Games is something that hits close to home for many of the choir members, making it an unforgettable opportunity.
“Living with the after-effects of conflict is something that affects many of our members, whether they have been in action themselves or have family members, husbands, sons or daughters in the Military. I think we have all been touched by it in some way, shape or form,” noted Reid
To checkout upcoming fundraising events across the country, visit the CMWC Facebook page or the CMWC Website
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