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MP Karen Ludwig Invites New Brunswick Southwest to support Team Canada at the Invictus Games 2018 in Australia

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For immediate release

 

MP Karen Ludwig Invites New Brunswick Southwest to support Team Canada at the Invictus Games 2018 in Australia

 

OTTAWA – October 17, 2018

 

Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, would like to wish the best of luck to all athletes as they compete at the Invictus Games 2018 in Sydney, Australia, and will be cheering for the following New Brunswick athletes who are competing with Team Canada:

 

  • Acting Sub-Lieutenant Aaron Boulanger – Oromocto
    Sport: indoor rowing, archery

 

  • Captain (retired) Andrew Garsch – Fredericton
    Sport: cycling, indoor rowing, sitting volleyball

 

  • Sergeant Francois Gauvin – Keswick Ridge
    Sport: compound archery, sailing, indoor rowing

 

  • Warrant Officer Cory Nowell – Rusagonis
    Sport: cycling, indoor rowing, wheelchair basketball

 

  • Master Corporal (retired) Michael Their – Fredericton
    Sport: powerlifting, athletics, wheelchair basketball

 

Australia was selected to host the 2018 Games. Canada is proudly sending 39 competitors to represent our country in 11 adaptive sports. They will be joined by 500 athletes from 18 nations. Let’s do our part to help Canadians cheer on our Team Canada athletes and to recognize these brave men and women.

 

 

Quotes

 

“The Invictus Games is an international sporting event like no other. The incredible spirit of our wounded military service members from Canada and around the world is infectious.  These athletes should be an inspiration to all of us.”

–        Karen Ludwig Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest

 

Quick Facts

 

  • The Invictus Games Sydney 2018 will take place October 20-27, 2018.
  • Team Canada is represented this year by 39 athletes who will compete in 11 adaptive 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 Sydney will include more than 500 ill and injured still-serving and Veteran service members from 18 participating nations.
  • The Invictus Games were established in 2014 by His Royal Highness Duke of Sussex, to recognize the power of sport in recovery. The games demonstrate soldiers’ and Veterans’ never-ending drive to overcome ill and injury and recognizes the important role family members play in the journey to recovery.

 

 

Associated Links

 

Invictus Games 2018 Website

 

Games Schedule

 

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Contacts

 

Marlene Chase

Chief of Staff

Office of MP Karen Ludwig

506-466-3928

 

Media Relations

Veterans Affairs Canada

vac.media-medias.acc@canada.ca