Invictus Games return to Canada with first-ever winter hybrid edition

Veterans Affairs Canada

The Government of Canada and the province of British Columbia pledge $31 million to support the 2025 Games

24 May 2022 – Vancouver, BC – Veterans Affairs Canada

Last month, Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, announced Canada as host nation for the first-ever winter hybrid Invictus Games. Today, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia committed $15 million each, in support of the Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025. An additional $1 million will be provided to the Soldier On program to support Canadian Veteran participation in the Games from the Government of Canada.

Thanks to the successful bid from True Patriot Love Foundation, Canada will welcome more than 500 competitors from 20 countries to participate in the most innovative and accessible Games to date. For the first time, the Invictus Games will include adaptive winter sports like alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, skeleton and curling.

In the spirit of truth and reconciliation, the Invictus Games Vancouver-Whistler 2025 is dedicated to respecting territorial protocols and cooperating with local Indigenous communities in the planning, execution and participation of the Games.

The Invictus Games are a powerful reminder of the extraordinary courage and perseverance of all those who have been injured or become ill through their time in the military.

See you in 2025!

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