September 26, 2016. The Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC) is pleased to announce that Ukraine will be sending a team of athletes to participate in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto, September 24-30, 2017.
The UCC is partnering with the Government of Ukraine through the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, on Ukraine’s participation in the Games, under the Action Plan between the Ukrainian World Congress and the Ministry of Youth and Sport of Ukraine, the National Olympic Committee and the National Committee for Paralympic Sports, signed August 25, 2016.
The UCC would like to thank Canadian parliamentarians and other organizations and individuals who supported Ukraine’s Invictus Games bid. Ukraine will be one of 17 nations competing in the Games. The Invictus Games is a unique opportunity for Ukrainian soldiers wounded in the heroic defence of Ukraine from Russia’s invasion to take part in a prestigious international event, and will help the world see the unbreakable will and courage of Ukraine’s men and women in uniform.
“The UCC congratulates Ukraine on being accepted to participate in the Toronto Invictus Games 2017,” stated Renata Roman, Vice President of the UCC. “We are ready to support Ukraine’s team in their inaugural games and make their participation a successful experience. In early 2017, the UCC will issue a call for volunteers to assist Ukraine’s team in the Games.”
The Invictus Games are an international sports competition in which wounded, ill and injured military personnel and veterans take part. Founded by Prince Harry, the inaugural Invictus Games took place in London in 2014, with more than 450 competitors from 13 nations. “The Invictus Games demonstrate soldiers’ and veterans’ indefatigable drive to overcome and the power of sport on their journey to recovery.” More information on the Invictus Games is available at http://www.invictusgames2017.com/
On Saturday October 1, a kickoff event will be held during Nuit Blanche in Toronto at Yonge-Dundas Square, from 7:00pm to 7:00 am. More information on the kickoff event is available at http://www.invictusgames2017.com/one-year-countdown-to-the-invictus-games-toronto-2017/