The Vancouver Convention Centre Selected as one of the Host Venues for the Invictus Games 2025 in Vancouver and WhistlerApril 22nd, 2022 / News
April 22, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) – The Vancouver Convention Centre is pleased to have been selected as one of the host venues for the Invictus Games 2025 in Vancouver and Whistler.
Earlier today, the Duke of Sussex, Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation, announced that after a competitive process, the bid for the Invictus Games 2025 had been awarded to Vancouver and Whistler, in partnership with the True Patriot Love Foundation.
“Together with the True Patriot Love Foundation, the Government of Canada, the Province of B.C., First Nations in Vancouver and Whistler, and the municipalities of Vancouver and Whistler, the Vancouver Convention Centre is excited to help bring the Invictus spirit to Vancouver,” said Ken Cretney, President and CEO of BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) which oversees the the Vancouver Convention Centre. “The Invictus Games inspires communities worldwide, leveraging the power of sports to generate a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country. We are incredibly honoured to be a part of that legacy.”
For the first time in the history of the Invictus Games, adaptive winter sports, including alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, skeleton and wheelchair curling, will be added to the program. This is in addition to the core Invictus Games sports of indoor rowing, sitting volleyball, swimming, wheelchair rugby and wheelchair basketball. Details of where each sport will be held will be available as the Games approach.
For more information, a video message from the Duke of Sussex and the Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, please visit: InvictusGames2025.ca.
About the Vancouver Convention Centre:
The Vancouver Convention Centre is a part of BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), a Provincial Crown Corporation of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts & Culture. Since opening in 1987, our mandate has been to generate economic and community benefits for British Columbia through the management and marketing of the province's premier convention and exhibition facility.
About True Patriot Love:
True Patriot Love is Canada’s Foundation for the military community, working to support military members, Veterans, and their families at every stage of their journey. By working as a trusted partner with local charities, social enterprises, the Canadian Armed Forces and the federal and provincial governments, True Patriot Love advocates for the needs of military members and Veterans and ensures resources are directed where they are needed most.
True Patriot Love has raised $35 million for Veterans and their families, reaching nearly 40,000 beneficiaries and supported nearly 1,000 community-based programs across the country.
From global initiatives like the Invictus Games – of which True Patriot Love is the main funder of Team Canada - to local wellness centres and mental health programs, True Patriot Love has a research-backed approach that provides ongoing funding, partnerships and knowledge sharing to Canada’s most vital military and Veteran support programs.
More information can be found at www.truepatriotlove.com
About the Invictus Games Foundation:
The Invictus Games Foundation is the charity behind the Invictus Games. Founded in 2014 post the inaugural Invictus Games London 2014, the Foundation oversees the delivery of the Invictus Games as well as supports its international community with opportunities to use sports, esports and adventurous challenge for recovery, beyond the Games.
The Duke of Sussex is Patron of the Invictus Games Foundation. The Invictus Games have so far taken place in London 2014, Orlando 2016, Toronto 2017, Sydney 2018 and The Hague 2022.
More information can be found at www.invictusgamesfoundation.org