CANADIAN SPORT INSTITUTE ONTARIO WELCOMES THE INVICTUS GAMES 2016 – TEAM CANADA TO OUR FACILITY
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario – TORONTO (January 8, 2016) – Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is pleased to welcome the Invictus Games 2016 – Team Canada to our world-class training facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre (TPASC) on the afternoon of Monday January 11, 2016.
Soldier On, in partnership with True Patriot Love Foundation, will be holding a training camp at CSIO ahead of the Invictus Games being held in Orlando, Florida in May 2016. The Invictus Games is an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, both serving and veterans. The Games use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect of all those who serve their country.
The training camp will see 22 serving members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces completing physical benchmark testing delivered by CSIO staff. Following the physical testing, the servicemen and women will spend the rest of the week at TPASC training with their specific sports coaches in the areas of swim, track and field, archery, rowing, cycling, powerlifting and sitting volleyball.
“Canadian Sports Institute Ontario is delighted to welcome Team Canada to its world-class training space. These athletes will benefit from the experience of our staff who will lead them through a number of testing stations. We are delighted to be a part of the athletes’ preparations for the Invictus Games and look forward to celebrating their success”
High Performance Athlete Development Advisor
Canadian Sport institute Ontario / Canadian Paralympic Committee
About Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Located at the new Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, a legacy facility of the Toronto 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games, Canadian Sport Institute Ontario (CSIO) is a non-profit organization committed to the pursuit of excellence by providing world-class programs, services, and leadership to high performance athletes and coaches to enhance their ability to achieve international podium performances. CSIO offers athletes a range of sport science and sport medicine services including nutrition, physiology, biomechanics, strength & conditioning, mental performance, sport therapy and life services. CSIO also delivers programming and services to National and Provincial Sport Organizations and coaches to work towards building a stronger sport system in Ontario and Canada.
CSIO services approximately 700 high performance athletes and 250 coaches, at its main facility at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, its satellite location at the Mattamy National Cycling Centre in Milton, and in daily training environments across Ontario. CSIO is part of a larger network of 4 institutes and 3 multi-sport centres across the country known as the Canadian Olympic and Paralympic Sport Institute Network, working in partnership with the Canadian Olympic Committee and Canadian Paralympic Committee. CSIO is further supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Sport Canada, Own the Podium, and the Coaching Association of Canada, along with the National and Provincial Sport Organizations within the sector.
Laura Albright, Senior Communications Coordinator
Canadian Sport Institute Ontario
Tel: 416.596.1240 Ext. 238