RRU signs CFB Esquimalt's Invictus Games flag

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President Allan Cahoon, Dean Brigitte Harris, Military Liaison Shelley Langille, and VP Pedro Marquez with CFB Esquimalt's 2017 Invictus Games Flag

Maritime Forces Pacific (MARPAC)/Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt, led by MARPAC Commander Rear Admiral Art McDonald and Base Commander Capt (N) Jason Boyd, was the kick-off point for the 2017 Invictus Games flag relay that took place on August 16, 2017. Prior to the kick-off, MARPAC and CFB Esquimalt invited community leaders and organizations to participate in signing their flag and Royal Roads University was honoured to be included. Photos were taken at the signing events and are shared on CFB Esquimalt's social media pages.

On August 10, 2017, members of the CFB Esquimalt Public Affairs team, Lt (N) Pamela Hogan and William Chaster, oversaw the flag signing at Royal Roads University and took photos which are included on CFB Esquimalt's Facebook Page. Scroll down to see our own Jennifer Walinga as well!  

After starting the cross country relay at CFB Esquimalt, the flag proceeded to the Langford Legion before heading up to CFB Comox on August 17 where it will continue its journey to Toronto for the start of the 3rd annual Invictus Games on the 23rd of September. We wish all the athletes the best of luck! 

On a related note, after attending the CDA Institute conference in Ottawa and having a booth next to the Invictus Games, Shelley Langille learned of their goal to have a signed flag for each athlete participating in the games and asked that Royal Roads University be included. The Invictus Games team gave Shelley a flag, which will be sent to Toronto next week. If you would like to add your signature to the Royal Roads flag please come by office 124 at Arbutus before August 25th.

More information on the Invictus Games can be found on their web page.

You can also follow the Invictus Games on their Facebook page.