One-year countdown to Invictus Games 2017 begins in Toronto
Invictus Games Team Canada co-captains Master Corporal (Ret) Natacha Dupuis and Captain Simon Mailloux laid the first blocks in a 9 metre-by-9 metre “I AM the master of my fate, I am the captain of my soul” structure built during Nuit Blanche in downtown Toronto overnight on October 1, 2016. The event marked the one-year countdown to the 2017 Invictus Games, and nearly 5000 members of the public helped create the structure using black and yellow blocks. Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games is the only international adaptive sporting event for wounded, ill, and injured active duty and veteran service members. The 2017 Games will be the third and largest Games yet and will see 550 ill, injured, and wounded servicemen and women from 17 allied nations compete in 12 adaptive sports.
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