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  • Team Canada Alumni Reflections- Julie Marcotte

    Gunner and AC Op Julie Marcotte participated in the Invictus Games Toronto 2017.   What memory from your Games stands out for you? The first one comes up is my mom crying when I won my medal at the 2017 Games in Toronto. My mom passed away five years ago. She said, “What if you …

  • Team Canada Alumni Reflections- Erika Moore

    With the 10-year anniversary of the Invictus Games taking place this year and with the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 less than a year away, True Patriot Love reached out to Team Canada alumni for their reflections on their Invictus experience and to find out where they are now. Erika Moore participated in the Invictus …

  • What is Canadian Armed Forces Day and why do we celebrate it?

    Watch Sgt (Ret’d) Tim Wedesweiler’s story of service in and out of uniform Marked on the first Sunday of every June, Canadian Armed Forces Day celebrates the contributions of Canadian military personnel, past and present. Whether it’s providing humanitarian aid during natural disasters, supporting NATO efforts in Europe, international peacekeeping, maritime security operations, and other …

  • Commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day – June 6, 1944

    Canada Remembers: D-Day and the Battle of Normandy Canadians took part in many hard struggles to help the Allies to victory during the Second World War. D-Day and the Battle of Normandy was one of the best-known chapters of the entire conflict and our service members would play an important role in this pivotal campaign. …

  • Team Canada Alumni Reflections- Major (Retired) Patrick Lévis

    With the 10-year anniversary of the Invictus Games  and with the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 less than a year away, True Patriot Love reached out to Team Canada alumni for their reflections on their Invictus experience and to find out where they are now. Major (Retired) Patrick Lévis participated in the Invictus Games The …

  • What is VE Day and why do we celebrate it?

    May 8 is Victory in Europe (VE) Day, a day that commemorates when Allied forces accepted the unconditional surrender of Nazi Germany in 1945, marking the end of five and half years of conflict in Europe, and deep sacrifices on the home front. At the news, Canadians from coast to coast celebrated – as CBC …

  • Volunteer Spotlight

    An interview with Erlinda: 10 questions for one awesome volunteer We are so grateful to all the people who volunteer for True Patriot Love, keep our events running smoothly and generously share their time, skills and enthusiasm! As part of a new feature celebrating those fab folks, True Patriot Love asked our volunteer Erlinda 10 …

  • Dutch Heritage Day

    On May 5 we celebrate Dutch Heritage Day across Canada, an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the many contributions that Canadians of Dutch Heritage have made to our country’s social, cultural, and economic fabric. May 5 is also Liberation Day in the Netherlands, marking the end of Nazi Germany’s occupation during the Second World War. …

  • Team Canada Alumni Reflections

    With the 10 year anniversary of the Invictus Games founding approaching and with the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 less than a year away, True Patriot Love reached out to former Team Canada alumni for their reflections on the Invictus experience and to find out where they are now. Chief Petty Officer 2nd Class Marcy …

  • The Battle of Vimy Ridge: an interview with military historian Tim Cook

    April 9 is recognized as Vimy Ridge Day, a national day to commemorate the victory and sacrifice of members of the Canadian Corps in the Battle of Vimy Ridge, which took place between April 9 and April 12, 1917. Germany had captured Vimy Ridge in northern France early in the war and transformed it into …

  • Marking 10 Years After Afghanistan

    Marking 10 Years After Afghanistan The chain of events that would bring Canadian soldiers into the desolate and dangerous terrain of Afghanistan began on September 11, 2001. On that day, four airliners were hijacked in the skies over the eastern United States; two were deliberately crashed into the World Trade Center towers and one into …

  • International Bagpipe Day – March 10

    Master Cpl. James Gendron Photo credit: Soldier On   In honour of International Bagpipe Day, we would like to share something special from the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf. As the Games came to an end, the Duke of Sussex told a moving story about meeting Master Cpl. James Gendron in the Canadian tent. The Duke …

  • International Women’s Day: Shining a light on strength and support

    Today, on International Women’s Day, we want to highlight some of our program partners who, thanks to your support, are changing the lives of women Veterans, servicewomen and their families. More women Veterans and servicewomen are getting access to mental health supports Thanks to you, we provided funding to the Mental Health Foundation of Nova …

  • The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 Appoints Broadcast Veteran Scott Moore as New CEO 

    PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 7, 2024 VANCOUVER, BC – February 7, 2024 –The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025, presented by ATCO, is pleased to announce the appointment of Scott Moore as its new CEO to lead the delivery of the first-ever Winter hybrid Invictus Games. Scott brings over 40 years of senior management experience in sports broadcast, media, sponsorship …

  • Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 unveils new visual identity designed by four leading First Nations artists

    PUBLISHED JANUARY 23, 2024 Talented Artists and First-of-its-Kind Collaboration Honoured With Blanketing CeremonyJanuary 23, 2024 – VANCOUVER, BC – The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 presented by ATCO, in coordination with the Four Host First Nations, recently convened a Protocol Gathering to honour the creative brilliance of four Indigenous artists who designed the new visual identity …

  • Giving Tuesday and why do we Donate!

      He was the kind of kid other camps may have sent home. April Young (camp nickname: Calypso) is the director of Camp Maple Leaf, a summer camp for the children of Canadian military families, both active and Veteran. On the first night of camp, long after lights-out, April was called to one of the …

  • What is Remembrance Day and why do we celebrate it?

    What is Remembrance Day and why do we celebrate it? Every November 11 at 11a.m., we pause to reflect and acknowledge those we know, and those whose names we do not know, who served bravely and who paid the ultimate sacrifice during times of conflict and turmoil. On November 11, we acknowledge their courage, their …

  • What is Indigenous Veterans Day, and why do we celebrate it?

    On November 8, Canadians pay tribute to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who have served Canada in times of war and peace for more than 200 years, from the War of 1812 to both World Wars to Afghanistan, and who continue to serve. National Aboriginal Veterans Day, as it was then called, was …

  • Give Thanks those who fought to keep Canada safe

    The 100,000 Canadians who serve in our Armed Forces have a diverse range of experiences and expertise, but they share a common commitment to protecting and defending our country, both at home and abroad. It’s a commitment that extends to over 40 countries across the globe and that tangibly affects the daily lives of millions …

  • Empowering Hope: The impacts of the Bell True Patriot Love Fund

    In a world that continually evolves, some bonds remain unwavering: the commitment to the well-being of our military members, Veterans, and their families. The Bell True Patriot Love Fund stands as a testament to this commitment, weaving together resources, compassion, and innovation to support vital community mental health programs. Championing Mental Health: The Bell True …

  • Journée du patrimoine néerlandais

    Le 5 mai, nous célébrons la Journée du patrimoine néerlandais partout au Canada, une occasion de reconnaître et de souligner les nombreuses contributions des Canadiennes et des Canadiens d’origine néerlandaise qui forment le tissu social, culturel et économique de notre pays. Le 5 mai correspond aussi au jour de la Libération des Pays-Bas, soit la fin de …

  • Remembering the Dieppe Raid: Impact on the Canadian Armed Forces

    August 19th marks a significant chapter in Canadian military history – the anniversary of the Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe. This ill-fated operation, which took place during World War II, left an indelible mark on the Canadian Armed Forces, and served as a pivotal learning experience for future military endeavours. Testing …

  • Honouring Veterans: Celebrating Their Stories, Contributions, and Resilience

    Veterans hold a special place in our hearts and in the history of our nation. They have answered the call of duty, leaving their families and homes to protect our freedoms and uphold our values. We pay tribute to the brave members who have served in the Canadian Armed Forces. We delve into their stories, …

  • Saluting Our Brave Defenders: Recognizing the Dedication of the Canadian Military

    The Canadian military is comprised of exceptional individuals who selflessly dedicate their lives to protecting our country and upholding its values. Their unwavering commitment, courage, and sacrifice deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. We pay tribute to the brave members of the Canadian military, highlighting their remarkable contributions and exploring how you can support them. …

  • Why is Canadian Army important?

    The Canadian Army plays a crucial role in safeguarding our nation’s security and upholding the values we hold dear. With unwavering dedication and commitment, the  members of the Canadian Army protect our country, both at home and abroad. In this blog, we will explore the vital contributions of Canadian Army, delve into the values it …

  • What are the contributions and challenges of the military in Canada?

    The Canadian military holds a significant place in the nation’s history and plays a crucial role in safeguarding our security and values. Those   who serve in the military demonstrate unwavering dedication, bravery, and sacrifice. In this blog, we will explore the contributions of the military in Canada, as well as the challenges they face. We …

  • Introducing the CIMVHR True Patriot Love Research Initiative

    At True Patriot Love, we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of military members, Veterans, and their families across Canada. As part of our commitment to advancing research and knowledge in the field of military and veteran health, we are excited to announce a new funding opportunity from the CIMVHR Research …

  • 70th Anniversary Commemoration of the Korean Armistice Agreement

    On 27 July 2023, we mark the 70th anniversary of the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement, a significant milestone that ended over three years of intense fighting on the Korean Peninsula. As we pay tribute to this historical event, True Patriot Love joins in the remembrance and commemoration of the Korean War, an essential …

  • Empowering Women Veterans: The Captain Nichola Goddard Fund

    At True Patriot Love, we are incredibly grateful for the unwavering support of our donors, who enable us to make a positive impact on the lives of military and Veteran communities across Canada. Through the Captain Nichola Goddard Fund, we aim to recognize and celebrate the exceptional leadership qualities displayed by those who serve in …

  • Request for Proposal: Embracing Modern Technology for Enhanced Efficiency

    At True Patriot Love, we are constantly seeking innovative ways to empower and support our military members, Veterans, and their families. We are thrilled to announce our latest project, the Request for Proposal (RFP) for “Embracing Modern Technology for Enhanced Efficiency.” This is a unique opportunity for prospective candidates to collaborate with us in implementing …

  • In Flanders Fields: The Powerful Story Behind the Iconic Remembrance Poem

    “In Flanders Fields,” a hauntingly beautiful poem written by Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, has become an enduring symbol of remembrance for those who sacrificed their lives in war. This iconic poem captures the essence of the human cost of conflict and serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of honouring and remembering our fallen …

  • 5 ways to support Canadian Armed Forces: A Proud Legacy of Service and Sacrifice

    The Canadian Armed Forces has a rich history of service and sacrifice, encompassing numerous conflicts and peacekeeping missions around the world. From the brave soldiers who fought in World War I and World War II to the modern-day troops serving on the frontlines of global challenges, the Canadian military has left an indelible mark on …

  • Uniting Forces for Well-being: Introducing the Veteran Volunteerism Initiative

    At True Patriot Love, we believe in the power of community and the importance of supporting those who have served our country. We recognize that Veterans often face challenges when transitioning back to civilian life, including a sense of disconnection and loss of purpose. To address these issues and foster well-being among Veterans, we are …

  • Veteran Friendly Ontario Challenge: Empowering Veterans and Small-Medium Business

    Did you know that small and medium businesses accounted for 98% of employer businesses in Canada last year? True Patriot Love is proud to present the Veteran Friendly Ontario Challenge, an innovative initiative designed to showcase the talents of Veterans while empowering SMEs to enhance their recruitment and hiring practices. Join us in this pilot …

  • 3 Reasons Why You Should Support True Patriot Love on this Canada Day

    As Canada Day approaches, it’s a time for us to come together as a nation and celebrate the incredible country we call home. It’s also an opportune moment to support organizations that make a difference in the lives of those who have served our country selflessly. There are three compelling reasons why you should consider …