The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for serving members and veterans
with a permanent physical or mental health illness/injury.
The Games harness the camaraderie of sport, the thrill of competition and the quest for victory to help competitors rediscover and redefine themselves while inspiring others through their courage, perseverance and athletic ability.
After successful Games in London, UK (2014) and Orlando, USA (2016), the Invictus Games are coming to CANADA!
24-30 September 2017
The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will feature more than 550 competitors from 17 participating allied nations. The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will feature a dozen adaptive sports, including archery, athletics, indoor rowing, powerlifting, road cycling, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair tennis. Also, new to the sports line up will be the addition of golf. All competitions will take place in state-of-the-art sport venues throughout Toronto.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT ARE THE INVICTUS GAMES?
The Invictus Games are an international sporting event for ill or injured military members, both serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve(d) their country.
WHY WERE THE INVICTUS GAMES SET UP?
Prince Harry was driven to bring the event to an international audience following his inspirational visit to the Warrior Games in Colorado in 2013. He saw how the power of sport could help ‘wounded warriors’ physically, psychologically and socially.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE INVICTUS GAMES?
The Invictus Games are open to participants from the regular or reserve Canadian Armed Forces who have acquired a permanent physical or mental health injury/illness while in service.
WHAT ARE THE COMPETITION CATEGORIES?
Competition categories have been developed specifically for the Invictus Games to ensure fair competition. Each athlete will be assigned a proper competition category according to their physical and/or mental health illness/injury.
HOW MANY ATHLETES WILL BE ON TEAM CANADA 2017?
The final number of the team is undecided, but is projected to be up to 90 athletes.
WHEN WILL TEAM CANADA BE ANNOUNCED?
The application process closed on 31 July 2016. The athletes selected to represent Team Canada at the Invictus Games 2017 will be announced in early Fall 2016.