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Thank You Canada

Feb. 2024

For the conclusion of Invictus Vancouver Whistler 2025 One Year To Go, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attended a celebratory gala at the Vancouver Convention Centre.

The couple was joined by representatives of the government and Four Host First Nations along with Invictus Games Foundation members, IG25 Sponsors, and dear friends Michael Bublé and Luisana Lopilato.

To kick off the evening, all Four Host First Nations presented The Duke and Duchess with special hand woven blankets for their family.

The gifts are hugely symbolic for their children, who can “wrap themselves in the blankets when they miss their parents and be reminded of the good work they are doing.”

Bublé serenaded the audience with a special rendition of Frank Sinatra’s ‘My Way,’ where he reimagined lyrics to highlight how special the Invictus Games are. The Duke also gave heartfelt remarks, stating:

“The Invictus Games are not just a competition; they’re a way of life…a celebration of the human spirit. The games provide a platform for us to showcase your abilities, to inspire the world, and honour the sacrifices of those we have lost.

It is a reminder that we are not defined by our injuries, but by our strength, our commitment, and our ability to overcome adversity.”

Later this year marks the 10-year anniversary of The Invictus Games. The past decade has been a testament to the resilience and unbreakable spirit of this service community.

The couple would like to express their deepest gratitude to all the event organizers, presenting sponsors, ATCO and Boeing, the Invictus Games Foundation, True Patriot Love, volunteers, and the Four Host First Nations for a fantastic week and their partnership for next year’s games and beyond.