The Invictus Games Foundation Visits Vancouver & Whistler In Preparation Of The 7th Invictus Games

Nov 27, 2023
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The Invictus Games Foundation has conducted its latest visit to the organisers of the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025 to observe their readiness to deliver the first-ever winter hybrid edition of the Invictus Games.

The Foundation’s executive team was delighted to be joined by our Patron and Founder, Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex to observe the preparations for the seventh Invictus Games.

This trip was the latest in a series of visits by the Foundation, the governing body of the Invictus Games, to the two host sites of the Games – Vancouver and Whistler.

Dominic Reid, CEO of Invictus Games Foundation said: “We’ve had an excellent week with the organizing committee of the Invictus Games Vancouver Whistler 2025."

"Preparations for the Invictus Games are well on track and we are thrilled to be working with the host team to ensure that these Invictus Games will be a memorable experience for the competitors, friends and family," Mr Reid continued.

The winter sports programme will be hosted at Whistler, a world-famous winter resort with unparalleled facilities that will offer a truly memorable experience for participants and families.

The resorts on Whistler previously hosted the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games and will host the winter sports on the Vancouver Whistler 2025 programme: Alpine Skiing, Biathlon, Nordic Skiing, Skeleton, and Snowboarding.

The city of Vancouver will host the remaining core sports of the Games programme which are Indoor Rowing, Sitting Volleyball, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and newcomer Wheelchair Curling.

At the Roger’s Arena, Prince Harry took part in the ceremonial puck drop for a game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks, alongside captains Quinn Hughes and Logan Couture.

The IGF executive team were impressed with the progress made in preparation for the Games and are excited to return shortly in February 2024 to celebrate the one year to go milestone.

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 550 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.

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