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Impact of the Invictus Games

Invictus Games

Impact of the Invictus Games

Interviewer: The value of these Invictus Games, the competitiveness. I am witnessing that this week and you as a Veteran and an athlete it just must give you such great pride to be a part of such a game. It does and, you know, you watch some of the athletes out here and you just can’t help to be inspired on what they are achieving and who they are and that camaraderie stretches across the nations and the bond is there. What I really hope with the Invictus Games and I think they have achieved it is to inspire more people to get out and use sport in their recovery. To be inspired like I have and you have throughout the games to say, you know what, look at that guy or look at that woman or man that’s doing that, that’s incredible. It’s not even military, it’s Canadians at large and how the power of sport can help somebody. The Invictus Games is a great, it’s a great model for that inspiration piece.

Totally inspired by the power of sport through Invictus Games, Major Feyko expresses his pleasure in what the games are giving to the Veterans and athletes who participate.

Jay Feyko

Mr. Jay Feyko was born April 25, 1973 in Windsor, Ontario. While attending Trenton University, unsure of his future, Mr. Feyko decided to join the military under a three year contract with the Canadian Forces. After having the opportunity to be honour guard in commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, his inspiration for those who served before him led him to the decision to remain in the military. Joining as private under the 3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment, Infantry Division, Mr. Feyko deployed to Afghanistan under Operation Roto O holding rank of platoon commander. He was medically discharge and rose to the rank of major. Deployment to Afghanistan resulted in a severe injury when he became wounded after a suicide bomber detonated the vehicle he was travelling in. Not allowing his injuries to change his lifestyle, Mr. Feyko carried on with his career, accepting a position as senior manager of Soldier On where he continues present day in supporting and assisting other Veterans with challenges in life. Mr. Feyko was medically discharged from the Canadian military in June 2016 and continues to advocate for the needs of his fellow comrades. Mr. Feyko now resides in Ottawa, Ontario with his wife and children.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
September 29, 2017
Person Interviewed:
Jay Feyko
War, Conflict or Mission:
Canadian Armed Forces
3rd Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment
Platoon Commander

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