Team Canada announced for Warrior Games 2019
May 3, 2019
Global Korean Post
by National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces
Brigadier-General Mark Misener, Commander of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group and Head of Mission for Team Canada, announced the list of 39 athletes who will represent Canada at the 2019 United States of America Department of Defense Warrior Games June 21 to 30 in Tampa, Florida.
Prior to their formal announcement as members of Team Canada, invited athletes spent a week in March at a training camp held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt. Currently, they are continuing their training in their hometowns with the online help of the Warrior Games Team Canada coaches and the support of local bases, wings, and sports clubs. Team members will represent Canada in all 13 sports featured at this year’s Warrior Games.
The participation of Team Canada in the Warrior Games is made possible through the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group’s Soldier On program, in partnership with Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and Under Armour. Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, Soldier On has disbursed more than $6 million directly to ill and injured members across the country in support of their recovery. If you wish to help support our serving members and veterans, please visit https://www.soldieron.ca and click on Give Support.
The 2019 Warrior Games are being held in Tampa, Florida, June 21 to 30, 2019 and will feature 13 sports: archery, cycling, shooting, sitting volleyball, swimming, track, field, wheelchair basketball, indoor rowing, powerlifting, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair tennis, and golf.