Ottawa, August 28, 2018 – His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex was recognized with the 2018 Founders Award during The Royal Canadian Legion’s Dominion Convention in Ottawa.
Every two years since 2012, the Legion’s Founders Award honours an individual whose extraordinary achievement both exemplifies and advances the purposes and objectives of the Legion and is true to the spirit and vision of its founding members.
The 2018 award recognizes one of Prince Harry's most notable achievements: the founding of the Invictus Games. This competition harnesses the power of sport to motivate ill and injured servicemen and servicewomen and helps them along on the road to recovery. The courage and determination they display while training and competing leads to a wider understanding and respect for those who serve their country.
“Prince Harry’s inspiring movement has earned our gratitude for how it supports veterans and serves our military members,” says 2016-2018 Dominion President David Flannigan. “The Legion was proud to be a Signature Sponsor of the third games, held in 2017 in Toronto, and we wish Team Canada and all international athletes all the best for the upcoming competition in Sydney, Australia this October.”
The announcement to honour Prince Harry for his work was made at the Legion’s 47th Dominion Convention in Winnipeg.
About The Royal Canadian Legion
Founded in 1925, the Legion is Canada’s largest Veteran support and community service organization. We are a non-profit organization with a national reach across Canada as well as branches in the U.S., Europe and Mexico. With more than 275,000 members, many of whom volunteer an extraordinary amount of time to their branches; our strength is in our numbers.
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