The Road to Düsseldorf: Alaina
Title: Major – Health Services Management
Service Branch: Air Force
Hometown: “Army Brat, 3rd Generation”
Current Residence: Ottawa, ON
Participating In: Cycling, discus throw, and seated volleyball
“The majority of athletes on the team have invisible illnesses, so we all look well, but some of us are very ill and very injured. Invictus Games is how we help our soldiers recover.”
ATCO is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of Team Canada at the 2023 Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the Presenting Partner of the 2025 Invictus Games in Vancouver and Whistler, Canada.
The Invictus Games, first held in London in 2014, uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation, and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured, and sick veteran and active-duty soldiers.
Invictus, which is Latin for “unconquered”, symbolizes the determined spirit of these service personnel and what they can achieve, post-injury or diagnosis. It is a privilege to continue to celebrate and stand behind the heroes who serve our country through ATCO’s support of the Invictus Games.
For many of the Invictus athletes, competing in the games is so much more than sport — it’s about purpose, challenging themselves, and being a part of a team again. ATCO is proud to sponsor Team Canada and feature some of the athletes and their inspiring stories on the road to Düsseldorf.