Team Canada – Invictus Games The Hague 2020
Invictus Games Update
The Invictus Games The Hague 2020 have officially been postponed until 2021. With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing its spread worldwide, it has made it impossible to proceed with such a large international event for May 2020. The priority of the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces remains on protecting Canadians and slowing the spread of COVID-19. Team Canada management staff will update all stakeholders as this situation develops.
The 2020 Invictus Games will be held May 9th to 16th, 2020 in The Hague, Netherlands. Team Canada will be comprised of 32 competitors, both serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and veterans, all with an illness or a physical/mental health injury acquired while serving Canada.
The event will see approximately 500 ill and injured veterans and serving armed forces personnel from 19 nations compete in 10 adaptive sports including: archery, athletics, cycling, indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, and the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.
The Invictus Games were created by Prince Harry after a 2013 visit to the U.S.-based Warrior Games, where he witnessed firsthand the important role that sports can play in improving the lives of ill and injured armed forces members, veterans, and their families.
“Invictus” means “unconquered” and embodies the fighting spirit of those competing at the Games, and the incredible will they possess in continuing to overcome the challenges they face.
Using the transformative power of sport, Soldier On has supported more than 5,000 members since its inception in 2007, and remains committed to supporting veterans and serving CAF members with a permanent mental health or physical injury as they adapt to their new normal, overcome their challenges, and Soldier On in life.
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, Soldier On has been able to disburse more than $6 million directly to ill and injured CAF serving members and veterans across the country in support of their recovery.
May 9-16, 2020
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