In 2015, True Patriot Love made a successful bid, and secured the required $10 million in seed funding from the Government of Canada, to bring the Invictus Games to Toronto, Canada in 2017. Established by Prince Harry, the Invictus Games honours the unconquerable spirit of wounded warriors and uses the power of rehabilitative sport to help them on their journey of recovery. A separate not-for-profit organization, Invictus Games Toronto 2017, was set up to deliver the Games to 550 competitors from 17 allied nations who will compete in 12 adaptive sports from September 23 to 30. The Games will bring Canadians together to rally around our military families in numbers and with passion that we haven’t seen decades, leaving a lasting legacy to secure future support for their wellbeing.
Established by Prince Harry in 2014, the Invictus Games is the only international adaptive sporting event for injured active duty and veteran service members. These Games use the power of sports to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country, and their loved ones.
The word ‘Invictus’ means ‘unconquered’. It embodies the fighting spirit of the wounded, ill and injured service personal and what these tenacious men and women can achieve post-injury. These Games will transform empathy into empowerment by showcasing the unconquerable spirit of wounded warriors.
Visit the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 website for more information on how you can be involved. Share in the Invictus spirit with us and support our veterans and servicemen and women.