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Sgt. Steve Murgatroyd Hosts Archery Event on His Farm

On October 10, Soldier On collaborated with Full Draw Archery and Front Line Archers (the soon-to-be re-established CFB Halifax Archery club) to provide nine ill/injured serving and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces the opportunity to learn archery as part of their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration. Soldier On member retired Sgt. Steve Murgatroyd hosted the event on his farm

Murgatroyd, a former Invictus Games competitor in archery, is the current coach for Team Canada at the Invictus Games The Hague.

Together with his partner Jessica Miller, also a Soldier On member who competed for Team Canada at the Invictus Games Toronto 2017, Murgatroyd runs the Veggies for Veterans project, growing, picking and packaging vegetables that are distributed to veterans in need.

"I would say that Soldier On has given me so many opportunities to become an athlete and coach," says Murgatroyd. "I believe in paying it forward, so it is my pleasure to connect with other members, introduce them to a sport and welcome them to the Soldier On family."

In addition to learning archery, the Soldier On members who attended the event on the farm enjoyed a day of socially distanced bonding and community building.

“This event has motivated me to get moving again,” said Chris Hamilton. “It’s been a while since I have felt this motivated to do something.

Danielle Lidstone also chimed in, saying that archery and “Soldier On will at a minimum give me back a sense of validity, comradery and purpose.”

“Blessed to have this opportunity today,” she added.

Soldier On is proud to help all ill and injured members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces. Thank you to those who support us.

"I can hardly wait to have another event here on our little farm," concluded Murgatroyd.

Neither can we, Steve.