Alessia Cara and Sarah McLachlan to perform at Invictus Games Toronto opening ceremonies

Prince Harry has recruited Alessia Cara, Sarah McLachlan and more Canadian musicians to perform at the opening ceremonies for the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. Following the announcement, made by the event’s organizing committee at a press conference on Thursday (June 15), the stars shared their excitement over being involved in the inspiring event.

“I’m so thrilled to join you and Prince Harry in September celebrating the incredible human spirit and I’m honoured to be performing at the opening ceremonies,” said Sarah McLachlan, who joins The Tenorsand French Canadian folk band La Booting Souriante on the star-studded line-up.

Brampton-native Alessia Cara also spoke of her delight over being part of the event. “I’m really proud to be a part of the opening ceremonies for the Invictus Games. I can’t wait to cheer everybody on and support everyone,” the 20-year-old singer said.

The Tenors chimed in, saying, “We are incredibly honoured to be a part of the Invictus Games. We can’t think of a better way to contribute to the men and women who sacrifice so much. We’re thrilled that the games will be held on home soil on the year of Canada’s 150th.”

The 2017 Invictus Games will take place Sept. 23-30.

Back in March 2016, Prince Harry revealed Toronto was selected to host the third instalment of the Paralympic-inspired sporting event. “I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Invictus legacy will continue when Toronto hosts the third Invictus Games in September 2017," the royal redhead announced via video. He later travelled to Canada to officially kick off the countdown to the competition in May 2016.

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