Team Canada announced for Invictus Games 2020
Feb. 8, 2020
Global Korean Post
32 Canadian Armed Forces serving members and veterans were selected on Feb. 5 to represent Canada at the 2020 Invictus Games, to be held May 9th to 16th in The Hague, the Netherlands.
The announcement was made at Ottawa City Hall, where Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, Ms. Frederieke Quispel, Chargé d’affaires of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa, and Councillor Matthew Luloff, City of Ottawa Liaison on Veterans and Military Issues were among those in attendance.
Prior to their formal announcement as members of Team Canada, invited athletes spent a week at a training camp held in September at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Valcartier. Currently, they are continuing their training in their hometowns with help from Invictus Games Team Canada coaches and the support of local bases, wings, and sports clubs. Team members will represent Canada against more than 500 competitors from 20 nations participating in 10 adaptive sports throughout the course of this year’s Invictus Games.
The participation of Team Canada in the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 is made possible through the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group’s Soldier On program, in partnership with the True Patriot Love Foundation. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, Soldier On has disbursed more than $7 million directly to ill and injured members across the country in support of their recovery.