Day: July 1, 2016

Bringing the Invictus spirit to Canada
Editorial

Bringing the Invictus spirit to Canada

Canada’s team of ill and injured veterans excelled at the Invictus Games held in May in Orlando, Fla. The 28-member Team Canada, which included five members of the Canadian Armed Forces and 23 veterans, participated in seven adaptive sports, winning 22 medals, including 10 golds. It was the second outing for the games, founded by Prince Harry and inaugurated in London, England, in 2014. The games use adaptive sports to inspire healing and help change public perceptions of ill and injured veterans. “Our Invictus athletes are the definition of hard work and determination, and serve as a source of pride for the entire country,” said Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan. Excitement can now shift to Canada where the games will be played in Toronto in September 2017. The Royal Canadian Legion ...

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