The Invictus Games Foundation Returns To Canada To Celebrate One Year To Go To Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025

Feb 13, 2024
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Invictus Games

The Invictus Games Foundation is excited to be returning to Canada to mark the One Year To Go celebration to the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 presented by ATCO and Boeing.

The organising committee for Vancouver Whistler 2025, will be hosting a Winter Training Camp for the Participating Nations from February 12-16.

This camp will provide an exciting opportunity for members of the International Invictus Community, including team managers, coaches and wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans from the Participating Nations, to experience winter adaptive sports ahead of the Games next year.

The camp will feature sessions at the world-class winter sports facilities in Whistler and include training on Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding, Nordic Skiing, and Biathlon, with peer-learning and educational workshops in the evenings.

The attendees will also get a chance to try the exciting sport of Skeleton at the Whistler Sliding Centre.

During the week, we will be joined by our Patron, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex and Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex for the One Year To Go celebrations where they will get to meet with the international participants and learn more about the partnership with the four host nations.

This includes seeing the new branding in-situ for the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 which was recently revealed after an innovative period of co-design by four of British Columbia's leading indigenous artists and is the first-time artists from these nations have collaborated on a single work.

Dominic Reid OBE, CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation, said, “This camp is not only a marker in the diary celebrating one year until the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025, but an opportunity to build a legacy programme of continued access to adaptive winter sports across our participating nations. As the first Invictus Games to incorporate winter adaptive sports in addition to some of the core sports from previous Invictus Games, we’re excited about the impact this will have across the world.

As the first Invictus Games to incorporate winter adaptive sports in addition to some of the core sports from previous Invictus Games, we’re excited about the impact this will have across the world.

Dominic Reid OBE

CEO of the Invictus Games Foundation

The camp will provide the Participating Nations continued opportunities to develop their understanding and knowledge of winter sports to aid in the recovery of their wounded, injured or sick service personnel and veteran community.

An executive team from the Invictus Games Foundation will be in attendance for the One Year To Go celebrations, conduct a workshop into the IGF-led longitudinal impact of Invictus programmes on recovery, and support the organising committee as they get ready to deliver this historic winter hybrid edition of the Invictus Games.

For more information on the organising committee of the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025, you can visit their website here.

About Vancouver Whistler 2025

The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 will take place from 8 to 16 February and will see up to 500 wounded, injured and sick service personnel and Veterans from up to 25 nations travel to British Columbia to compete in both winter and indoor adaptive sporting events.

These Games will be delivered in collaboration with the First Nations and indigenous communities of Canada.

First Nations

The Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 will be held on the traditional territories of the Lil̓wat7úl (Líl̓wat), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. The Vancouver Whistler 2025 organisers are committed to engaging with each Nation, addressing Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and respecting Indigenous protocols in all aspects of the Games.

About the Invictus Games Foundation

The Invictus Games Foundation offers a recovery pathway for international wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women (WIS). We collaborate to provide opportunities for post-traumatic growth: enabling those involved to reclaim their purpose, identity and future, beyond injury through our work with the Invictus Games and Beyond The Games.

At the Invictus Games Foundation, we are able to provide year-round recovery opportunities to the WIS community, with thanks to: BetterUp, Boeing, Clifford Chance, Forces in Mind Trust, Fisher House Foundation, ISPS Handa, Microsoft and Monster.

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