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Norma Rose Point students learn about the Invictus Games

Norma Rose Point Elementary has become the first school in B.C. to receive a visit from the 2017 Invictus Games organizers.

They are visiting schools ahead of the games in Toronto in September to explain what the event is and how it helps injured service personnel and their families.

The games, which were established by Prince Harry, use the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding of and respect for those who serve their country.

Student Shanshan Welch said the presentation highlighted what injured soldiers had been through.

"They have physical and mental injuries and they can do a lot that even we can't do with full bodies," she added.

The Toronto Invictus Games will see more than 550 former service people compete in a dozen adaptive sports, including archery, athletics and wheelchair basketball.

Principal Rosa Fazio said the visit helped remind students of the contribution military veterans had made to keep Canada a safe land.

"It's incredibly important to be able to honour veterans on an ongoing basis and that is what these games do," she said.

It was a point echoed by Michael Burns, chief executive officer of the Invictus Games.

"Our young people have to be reminded of the sacrifice and service that our military families provide, doing as they have done for 150 years," he said.

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