Minister of National Defence to attend 2020 Allied Winter Sports Camp for Ill and Injured Military Members and Veterans

Media advisory

February 20, 2020 – Vancouver – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Media are invited to attend the 2020 Allied Winter Sports Camp in Whistler, B.C., as the Canadian Armed Forces’ Soldier On Program hosts an interactive camp focused on a variety of adaptive winter sports and skills.

Of note, the Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, accompanied by Mr. Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver - Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country, will be visiting the camp on the afternoon of Friday, February 21, to take part in a sledge hockey scrimmage with some of the camp participants.  

Participants include four serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and six veterans, all of whom acquired an illness or a physical or mental health injury while serving Canada. They will be joined by eight ill or injured participants each from Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

What:            Soldier On Allied Winter Sports Camp - Sledge Hockey Scrimmage with  the Minister of National Defence

When:           February 21, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (PST)  

Where:         Meadow Park Sports Centre
                      8625 Highway 99, Whistler, B.C.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Mr. Patrick Weiler, MP, as well as other designated spokespersons and participants will be available for interviews.

Notes to editor / news director:

Parking for media will be available onsite. There will be an opportunity to collect B-Roll at 1 p.m. followed by a media availability at 1:30 p.m (PST). Please contact Jay Feyko to RSVP or for more information.

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Jay Feyko
National Manager Soldier On
Cell: 613-790-1641

Floriane Bonneville
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-3100

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