Invictus Games flag tour stopping at 4 Wing August 25

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The Courier

Invictus Games Toronto 2017 is bringing the spirit of the Games to all Canadians with its inaugural National Flag Tour, and Cold Lake is on the itinerary.

The tour will travel from coast to coast and visit 22 military bases, 15 Legion branches and over 50 communities. It will stop in Cold Lake on August 25.

As a nod to the 150th anniversary of Confederation, Invictus Games Toronto 2017 is also conducting a search for 150 Canadians to help carry the Official Invictus Games Flag – a physical representation of the unconquerable spirit of the Games’ competitors – across Canada.

“The National Flag Tour aims to engage the hearts and minds of all Canadians by inviting them to participate as flag bearers and to attend stops along the tour,” said Michael Burns, CEO of the Toronto games. “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for 150 Canadians to stand alongside our military community and witness how the transformative power of sport helps our wounded warriors.”

Applicants are encouraged to visit www.InvictusGames2017.com/national-flag-tour to register and share their stories of why they want to be an Invictus Games Toronto 2017 National Flag bearer.

The National Flag Tour takes place from August 16 to September 22. It will be met at 4 Wing August 25 with a special ceremony at the Col JJ Parr Sports Centre starting at 9:30 am. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Established by Prince Harry and now in its third installment, the Invictus Games will take place in venues across Toronto from September 23 to 30.

The Invictus Games are more than a seven-day sporting event; they are a means of rehabilitative therapy for the participating wounded, ill and injured active duty and veteran service members from 17 nations. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for all who serve their country as well as their families and caregivers.