Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orléans, would like to wish the two Orléans athletes best of luck as they compete at the 3rd Invictus Games in Toronto, ON.
Sergeant Caroline Cauvin and Officer Cadet Geoffrey de Malo are local Orléans athletes who serve with the Canadian Armed Forces as members of Team Canada for this year’s games.
Sergeant Cauvin will be competing in the rowing, and volleyball, while Officer Cadet de Malo is competing in cycling and swimming.
The Invictus Games are the only international adaptive sporting event for ill, wounded and injured active duty and Veteran service members. The Invictus Games demonstrate soldiers’ and Veterans’ never-ending drive to overcome and the power of adaptive sport on their journey to recovery.
Canada was selected to host the 2017 Games. The games coincide with Canada 150 and aim to create international awareness of this important milestone in Canada’s history.
“Since its inaugural year in 2014, the Invictus Games have given hope and purpose to wounded active duty and veteran military services members worldwide. Seeing our athletes compete, on our home turf, at these games will be a historic and memorable moment for Canada. I know I speak for all of Orléans in wishing our local athletes the best of luck at this year’s games.”
Hon. Andrew Leslie, Member of Parliament for Orléans
- The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 will take place September 23-30, 2017.
- Team Canada is represented this year by 90 athletes who will compete in 12 sports.
- Each Team Canada athlete is either a serving member or a Veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, and has acquired a physical or mental injury.
- The Invictus Games in Toronto will include 550 ill and injured still-serving and Veteran service members and 1,100 family and friends from 17 participating nations.