Canadian Invictus Games Team announced

Team Canada Co-Captain, Major Simon Mailloux, marches alongside Joint Task Force Central en route to the Invictus Games 100-day countdown celebration in downtown Toronto on June 15.
Team Canada Co-Captain, Major Simon Mailloux, marches alongside Joint Task Force Central en route to the Invictus Games 100-day countdown celebration in downtown Toronto on June 15. Photo: Master Corporal Precious Carandang, 4th Canadian Division Public Affairs

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Brigadier-General Shane Brennan, Commanding Officer of the Joint Personnel Support Unit and Head of Mission for Team Canada, announced the 90-member team on June 15 that will be heading to the 2017 Invictus Games.

General (Ret) Walt Natynczyk, Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada, joined BGen Brennan in a show of solidarity with the athletes who are in their final leg of training.

Members of the team came from across the country to take part in the second and final one-week training camp at Canadian Forces Base Kingston. The team is training for the 11 competitive sports that will be featured at the Invictus Games.

“I am proud of our current serving members and veterans who are representing Canada at the 2017 Invictus Games,” said BGen Brennan. “Their performances on the track, in the swimming lanes, and at the nine other adaptive sports events at the Games will demonstrate the extraordinary courage and determination of those who acquired a mental health or physical injury while serving their country.”

The 2017 Invictus Games will be held in Toronto, September 23 to 30, and will feature 11 sports, including archery, track and field, indoor rowing, powerlifting, cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair tennis, wheelchair rugby and golf. There will also be a Driving Challenge.

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