Many thanks to MCpl Vincent Carbonneau, Rideau Hall, OSGGfor these wonderful photos from the event.
25th MFS Anniversary
On Monday, October 25th, 2016 the CMWC Ottawa was honoured to perform at the 25th Anniversary event of Military Family Services (MFS) at the Canadian War Museum. It was a wonderful evening of celebration and fun.
We are so excited to see the Canadian Military Wives Choirs phenomenon taking off! In addition to Ottawa, there are now CMWCs in Comox (BC), Edmonton (AB), Petawawa (ON), Trenton (ON), North Bay (ON) and Greenwood (NS) and Washington DC (USA). Work is also underway to grow choirs in Victoria (BC), and Kingston (ON). It is our hope that one day there will be a CMWC on every military base in Canada.
To learn more about The Canadian Military Wives Choirs expansion, visit the CMWC Association website at www.canadianmilitarywiveschoirs.com.
These games are the vision of HRH Prince Harry, and began in the U.K. 3 years ago. This year the games are in Toronto Canada, on September 23rd.The aim of the games is to commemorate and honour ill, wounded and injured soldiers, and their families through sport and competition.
Financial support means that no choir member will be excluded from attending this once in a lifetime event.
Your generous donation will offset the cost of transport, accommodation and meals for 50 choir members for 4 days.
This is a unique and humbling opportunity for us to attend and support those that have given so much.
The Canadian Military Wives Choirs are going to Invictus!!
Photo by Beth Basinger, Stittsville, ON
Journey to Invictus!
On June 16th CTV aired a special segment featuring Prince Harry and the Invictus Games. See marker 0:46 for our small part in this exciting Journey.
Contact the National Association for more information. Click Here.
Who are we?
The Canadian Military Wives Choir Ottawa began in the fall of 2013. Following in the footsteps of the UK British Military Wives Choir phenomenon, the Canadian MWC is a three-part women's choir and all members are partners of active military personnel. We come together weekly to sing, make new friends, and have fun. No musical experience is necessary. The choir is all about support — both vocal and personal. In that kind of environment, it's amazing how much we can accomplish and how good we can sound!
CTV Regional Contact
In November 2014, Joel Haslam interviewed our choir and did a great job of summing up what we are about.