Retired sergeant Nic Meunier, a veteran of the Bosnian War, spoke about the importance of the Invictus Games during the event’s National Flag Tour stop at Ste. Anne Hospital in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue last week.
The Invictus Games National Flag Tour visited communities across Canada to raise awareness of the sporting competition established by Prince Harry in 2014 as a way to contribute to the emotional and physical healing of wounded veterans. This year the games are in Toronto, beginning Sept. 23.
Meunier, a retired team leader and search and rescue technician with the Royal Canadian Air Force, won two silver medals at the Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida in 2016. This year, he competes in archery, golf and wheelchair rugby.
Toronto’s Invictus Games gather 550 competitors from around the world to compete in 12 adapted sports.