QUINTE WEST; The City of Quinte West is pleased to welcome the Invictus Games National Flag Tour as it stops at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial (327 Dundas
Street East) in Quinte West at Noon on Monday, September 18th, 2017.
As part of the 37 day journey across the country leading up to the Games in Toronto on September 23-30, 2017, local athletes will be participating in the Invictus Games, flag
bearers and local dignitaries will be on site for interviews.
Founded by his Royal Highness, Prince Harry, this international sporting competition for ill and injured active duty members and veterans. The mission of the games is to honour
the men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of sacrificing for their country, using the power of rehabilitative sports to help them on their journey to
“We are absolutely thrilled to have the Invictus games in Quinte West this year and we look forward to honouring those whom have sacrificed their life for others. It is with great
honour to not only support this event, but hold it at our Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial.” Said Mayor Jim Harrison.
Three flag bearers have been selected to represent the City of Quinte West and 8 Wing/CFB Trenton.
Lisa-Marie Gueron has been selected to bear the flag on behalf of Quinte West and will be participating with her service dog “Dice”. Lisa-Marie founded Dominium Assistance
Dogs which trains service dogs to assist injured veterans and the general public http://dominiumassistancedogs.ca. She has served 16 years in the Canadian Forces as
a Medic and Traffic Technician and was deployed overseas on multiple tours of duty. She endeavors to help her fellow veterans with their struggles and disabilities to help
promote recovery and quality of life. She has trained different categories of dogs and other animals and has redirected her capacity as a professional dog trainer in the
assistance dog’s field. Her intention is to promote health, recovery and quality of life through canine assistance.
(Ret) Master-Corporal Warren Brace has been nominated by the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Integrated Personnel Support Centre and is excited for the opportunity. He will be
participating in the Invictus Games.
Master Warrant Officer David Myers is nominated as the 8 Wing/CFB Trenton Deserving Member to participate on behalf of the Wing. He is a remarkable service member and has been extremely committed to assisting with events such as the Highway of Heroes Bike Relay. He’s also a member of 2 Air Movements Squadron.
For more information, please visit: http://www.invictusgames2017.com/
Dana Valentyne, Supervisor of Tourism & Events
City of Quinte West
613-392-2841 Ext. 4421
Captain Jennifer Howell
8 Wing Public Affairs Officer