Invictus Games athlete Dave Innes will be recognized at 22 Wing this afternoon.

As Innes continues training in preparation for the Games in Australia from October 20-27, members of the public are invited to show their support as 22 Wing sends Innes off.

The Invictus Games is an international adaptive multi-sport event, in which wounded, injured or sick armed services personnel take part in various sports. At Invictus Games Sydney 2018 from October 20 – 27, Innes will be one of 40 athletes chosen to represent Canada. He will be competing in powerlifting, indoor rowing, and wheelchair basketball. The Sydney Games will attract more than 500 competitors from 18 nations to compete in 11 adaptive sports.

The celebratory event will include members of 22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay and Innes will receive an address from Wing Commander Colonel Mark Roberts.

In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held inside the gym of the Fitness and Wellness Centre.

Event details:

When: Today at 1:00pm

Where: 22 Wing Fitness and Wellness Centre parking lot

The participation of Team Canada in the Invictus Games is made possible through the Canadian Armed Forces’ Soldier On program, in partnership with Veterans Affairs Canada, the Province of Ontario and the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 organizing committee.