Canada’s first Valour Games, a homegrown project created after Toronto hosted the 2017 Invictus Games for wounded veterans and service members, are set to launch in Ottawa in November 2022. The games are to be held every two years in select Canadian cities. Some 500 competitors are expected.
The weeklong competition is to feature 10 adaptive sports, including archery, powerlifting, wheelchair tennis, rugby and basketball.
“Canada’s Valour Games are much more than elite competition—they are a vital part of the rehabilitation journey for Canada’s ill and injured warriors,” reads the Valour Games’ website. “Many Canadians may not know the extent of the physical and emotional trauma service members undergo while serving our country, or the extraordinary burdens placed on their families.