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It's Official! Canada to Host 2017 Invictus Games

More than 600 wounded warriors from 16 countries will compete in Toronto in September 2017
On March 16th, Prince Harry announced that the 2017 Invictus Games has been awarded to Toronto, Canada! The third Invictus Games, to be held in September 2017, will be the largest Games yet, with more than 600 military competitors from 16 nations competing in 12 sports. 

Prince Harry made the announcement, via video, with just over 50 days to go until the 2016 Invictus Games, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, from May 8th to 12th. The Prince also announced that he will visit Toronto in May 2016, to officially launch the 2017 Invictus Games. 

"I always hoped the Invictus story would continue after the London Games," said Prince Harry, who founded the Invictus Games in 2014. "And having seen so many new people benefit from their journey to Orlando this year, I definitely did not want it to end here. So today, I am absolutely delighted to announce that the Invictus legacy will continue when Toronto hosts the third Invictus Games." 

The Invictus Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate broader awareness of the physical and psychological injuries sustained by our ill and injured service members and veterans.

Prince Harry's full announcement and more information about the 2017 Invictus Games can be found on the official IG17 website: www.invictusgames2017.com

Kick off the Golf Season in support of TPL

The 6th Annual True Patriot Love Les Shaw Invitational for Heroes Golf Tournament is just around the corner. Join us on June 27th, 2016 at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ontario, as True Patriot Love Foundation supporters hit the links to benefit the men and women who serve our country, our veterans and their families. 

All funds raised at this year's tournament will benefit veterans' transition programs across Canada. The day will feature special guest speakers, attendees, giveaways and prizing. 

For more information, or to book your foursome, contact Tracey Taylor, Director of Corporate Sponsorships, atttaylor@truepatriotlove.com

Community comes together to support Canadian Veteran

On March 10th 2016, the Toronto community came together to show their support for a local Canadian veteran.

In January 2016, Canadian veteran and co-founder of the Treble Victor Group, Mark Walden, was diagnosed with acute leukemia and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Once these steps are complete, Mark will need a bone marrow transfer to conclude his treatment.

The Treble Victor Group, with support from True Patriot Love, partnered withMedcan to run a one-day clinic to conduct a swab test to identify bone marrow matches of people aged between 18 and 35. 

The support was incredible! Over 80people from the community participated in the drive - a wonderful show of support for a local Canadian hero.


Click here for more information about how you can become a bone-marrow donor. 

Scotiabank TPL Fund Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline to submit applications for the 2016 Scotiabank TPL Fund isFriday, April 1st at 5pm.

The Fund offers financial support to charitable organizations for programs addressing physical rehabilitation needs, and employment transition supports, for the ill and injured.

Transition from a military life to civilian life requires an understanding of unique perspectives around culture, transferable skills, leadership and opportunity. Previous funding from the Scotiabank TPL Fund has assisted with rehabilitative sport programs, entrepreneurship workshops and other career transition programming.

Click here for more information, FAQ's and to download the official Scotiabank TPL Fund application. 

True Patriot Love Inaugural Winnipeg Tribute Dinner

On June 1st, 2016, Winnipeg's corporate and community leaders will come together to show their support for Canada's men and women in uniform, for the inaugural Winnipeg Tribute Dinner. Since 2009, True Patriot Love has hosted dinners across the country - in Vancouver, Calgary, Fredericton, Montreal, Halifax and PEI - garnering support for our Armed Forces from coast-to-coast.  

The evening, hosted by General (Ret'd) Rick Hillier, will include speeches from distinguished guests, a live auction, and entertainment. There will also include a unique opportunity to bid on military helmet replicas, artistically created into one-of-a-kind pieces by local and national artists.

All funds raised from the True Patriot Love Winnipeg Tribute Dinner will be disbursed to programs that benefit Military men & women, families and veterans who were born or reside in that region. 

For more information regarding sponsorships, tickets and tables, please contact Shannon Caskey, Director of Development, atscaskey@truepatriotlove.com

Upcoming TPL Events in 2016!
  • June 1st, 2016: True Patriot Love Winnipeg Tribute Dinner (Winnipeg, MB) 
  • June 19-24th, 2016: TPL Annual Educational Trip to Sicily
  • June 27th, 2016: True Patriot Love Annual Golf Tournament (Magna Golf Club, Aurora, ON)
  • November 9th, 2016: True Patriot Love Toronto Tribute Dinner (Toronto, ON) 
Stay tuned to the TPL website for more details on these upcoming events, or email events@truepatriotlove.com for more information. 
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