The Invictus Games use the power of adaptive sport to help wounded warriors on their journey to recovery. They were created by Prince Harry, and the inaugural event was held in London in 2014. This year, they are being held in Toronto.
The National flag tour for the games made a stop in Moncton yesterday afternoon.
Spokesperson Frazer Hadwin says the games bring out the spirit of hundreds of injured armed services personnel and their fellow veterans, “Our goal is to transform empathy to empowerment. A great majority of Canadians know men and women who served and we just want to encourage them to get out to their local Legions, hear their stories, and just remember, sometimes it’s as simple as saying, Thank you very much, and asking if they need anything.”
Twelve adaptive sports are featured at the Games, “Very similar to the sports you would see in the Paralympics, including, Athletics, swimming, cycling, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, archery, wheelchair tennis and golf,” Hadwin says.
17 nations take part in the Games. They’ll be held September 23rd to the 30th.
— Brian Macdonald (@BrianTMacdonald) September 7, 2017