Welcome!

News Feed Item

Invictus Games 2017 Competitors Drive to Represent Team Canada

Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge Trial Results

MONTEBELLO, QUEBEC -- (Marketwired) -- 06/19/17 -- Editors note: A photo is available on the Canadian Press picture wire via Marketwired

Yesterday, ten injured active duty and injured veteran service members participated in the Jaguar Land Rover Canada Driving Challenge Trial. They will be part of Team Canada at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017. The challenge was completed in order to determine who would be selected as the Team Canada drivers in the first event of the games, the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge.

The Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge is a test of skill and precision where two participants from each nation are required to display the best teamwork, cohesion and communication to take home the gold medal. Taking on a Jaguar and a Land Rover challenge, the courses are designed for nations to work as a team while taking the vehicles through precision gates. Though teams are timed, accurate driving produce better results than speed alone.

This year's Driving Challenge featured team members from across Canada. The Challenge included a 2-hour lesson in Land Rover vehicles on the obstacle course and a 2-hour trail course where drivers were challenged to marshal their teammates through obstacles using Jaguar vehicles.

"All of the participants who took part in the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge Trials were impressive and proved to have the spirit and drive that is so much a part of the Invictus Games," said Jeff Peel, Brand Director, Jaguar Land Rover Canada. "These games represent something much greater than just a simple sports competition. The competitors' sacrifice and service to our country makes this special, and Jaguar Land Rover Canada is very proud to be a part of that."

The two team members chosen to represent Team Canada for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 are Martine Duval from Gatineau, Quebec and stationed in Cold Lake, Alberta, and Steve Murgatroyd from Truro, Nova Scotia. Martine is training for the golf event and credits her family as her inspiration. Steve is training in the archery event and excited to learn new skills from his peers. They are both looking forward to participating in the Driving Challenge in Toronto during the games.

"The men and women on the Canadian team, as well as those on the competing teams of other nations, represent the courage, determination and bravery of our armed forces, and we wish them the best of luck at the Games in September," said Peel.

Jaguar Land Rover is the presenting partner of the third Invictus Games that will welcome up to 600 competitors from 17 nations competing in 12 sports, including wheelchair rugby, athletics, swimming and new to the 2017 Games, golf.

The Games will present a unique opportunity for Canadians to honour its servicemen and women and their families on the very year our nation celebrates its 150th anniversary of Confederation. The Invictus Games Toronto 2017 take place September 23-30, 2017.

Jaguar Land Rover Canada will extend its support of the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto as lead sponsor of the Canadian Team.

To view video footage associated with this press release, please visit the following link:

https://app.frame.io/f/wihAsZC9

Link to photography: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eagerphotos/sets/72157682190560632/page1/

Jaguar Land Rover and the Invictus Games

Jaguar Land Rover is immensely proud to have been the Presenting Partner of the Invictus Games since the inaugural event in London, 2014. Jaguar Land Rover is dedicated to building on their legacy of generating employment opportunities for former military service members into civilian careers and providing work placement rehabilitation programs. With their pledge to once again support the Invictus Games in Toronto this September, Jaguar Land Rover demonstrates a commitment to the service members from all participating nations and the continuing legacy of the Invictus Games.

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world's leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel-drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world's premier luxury sports sedan and sports car marques.

Facebook: interactivejaguar

Twitter:

@interactivejag

@jaguarcanada

Information about Jaguar Canada products is available to consumers at www.jaguar.com/ca

Go to www.us.media.jaguar.com or www.interactivejaguar.com for news releases, high-resolution photographs and broadcast quality video footage.

Facebook: interactivelandrover

Twitter:

@interactivelr

@landrovercanada

Information about Land Rover Canada products is available to consumers at www.landrover.ca

Go to www.us.media.landrover.com or www.interactivelandrover.com for news releases, high-resolution photographs and broadcast quality video footage.

Contacts:
John Lindo
Director, Public Relations
Jaguar Land Rover Canada
Mobile: 416-565-0226
[email protected]

Barbara Barrett
613-233-8906
Mobile: 343-998-8906
[email protected]

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Digital transformation is about embracing digital technologies into a company's culture to better connect with its customers, automate processes, create better tools, enter new markets, etc. Such a transformation requires continuous orchestration across teams and an environment based on open collaboration and daily experiments. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Alex Casalboni, Technical (Cloud) Evangelist at Cloud Academy, explored and discussed the most urgent unsolved challenges to achieve f...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Synametrics Technologies will exhibit at SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Synametrics Technologies is a privately held company based in Plainsboro, New Jersey that has been providing solutions for the developer community since 1997. Based on the success of its initial product offerings such as WinSQL, Xeams, SynaMan and Syncrify, Synametrics continues to create and hone inn...
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
In a recent survey, Sumo Logic surveyed 1,500 customers who employ cloud services such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). According to the survey, a quarter of the respondents have already deployed Docker containers and nearly as many (23 percent) are employing the AWS Lambda serverless computing framework. It’s clear: serverless is here to stay. The adoption does come with some needed changes, within both application development and operations. Tha...
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, whic...
Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo have announced the conference tracks for Cloud Expo 2018. Cloud Expo will be held June 5-7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, and November 6-8, 2018, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA. Digital Transformation (DX) is a major focus with the introduction of DX Expo within the program. Successful transformation requires a laser focus on being data-driven and on using all the tools available that enable transformation if they plan to survive ov...
You know you need the cloud, but you're hesitant to simply dump everything at Amazon since you know that not all workloads are suitable for cloud. You know that you want the kind of ease of use and scalability that you get with public cloud, but your applications are architected in a way that makes the public cloud a non-starter. You're looking at private cloud solutions based on hyperconverged infrastructure, but you're concerned with the limits inherent in those technologies. What do you do?
Recently, REAN Cloud built a digital concierge for a North Carolina hospital that had observed that most patient call button questions were repetitive. In addition, the paper-based process used to measure patient health metrics was laborious, not in real-time and sometimes error-prone. In their session at 21st Cloud Expo, Sean Finnerty, Executive Director, Practice Lead, Health Care & Life Science at REAN Cloud, and Dr. S.P.T. Krishnan, Principal Architect at REAN Cloud, discussed how they built...
Recently, WebRTC has a lot of eyes from market. The use cases of WebRTC are expanding - video chat, online education, online health care etc. Not only for human-to-human communication, but also IoT use cases such as machine to human use cases can be seen recently. One of the typical use-case is remote camera monitoring. With WebRTC, people can have interoperability and flexibility for deploying monitoring service. However, the benefit of WebRTC for IoT is not only its convenience and interopera...
In his general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Dumas, Calligo’s Vice President and G.M. of US operations, discussed the new Global Data Protection Regulation and how Calligo can help business stay compliant in digitally globalized world. Greg Dumas is Calligo's Vice President and G.M. of US operations. Calligo is an established service provider that provides an innovative platform for trusted cloud solutions. Calligo’s customers are typically most concerned about GDPR compliance, application p...
Modern software design has fundamentally changed how we manage applications, causing many to turn to containers as the new virtual machine for resource management. As container adoption grows beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads, the need for persistent storage is foundational - something customers routinely cite as a top pain point. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 21st Cloud Expo, Bill Borsari, Head of Systems Engineering at Datera, explored how organizations can reap the bene...
With tough new regulations coming to Europe on data privacy in May 2018, Calligo will explain why in reality the effect is global and transforms how you consider critical data. EU GDPR fundamentally rewrites the rules for cloud, Big Data and IoT. In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Adam Ryan, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Calligo, examined the regulations and provided insight on how it affects technology, challenges the established rules and will usher in new levels of diligence arou...
Continuous Delivery makes it possible to exploit findings of cognitive psychology and neuroscience to increase the productivity and happiness of our teams. In his session at 22nd Cloud Expo | DXWorld Expo, Daniel Jones, CTO of EngineerBetter, will answer: How can we improve willpower and decrease technical debt? Is the present bias real? How can we turn it to our advantage? Can you increase a team’s effective IQ? How do DevOps & Product Teams increase empathy, and what impact does empath...
"I focus on what we are calling CAST Highlight, which is our SaaS application portfolio analysis tool. It is an extremely lightweight tool that can integrate with pretty much any build process right now," explained Andrew Siegmund, Application Migration Specialist for CAST, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Evatronix will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Evatronix SA offers comprehensive solutions in the design and implementation of electronic systems, in CAD / CAM deployment, and also is a designer and manufacturer of advanced 3D scanners for professional applications.