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Sergeant (retired) Steve Murgatroyd Receives the 2021 CAF Unconquered Award

Sgt (ret'd) Steve Murgatroyd served as an Infantry Soldier with the Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) and deployed to the Balkans and twice to Afghanistan. In 2015, Steve sustained injuries in a motor vehicle accident that required his left leg be amputated above the knee.

Sgt Murgatroyd was selected to participate in the 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto. It was his first time involved in competitive sport. Representing his country on the world stage was empowering. Sgt Murgatroyd enables others to feel this empowerment through his involvement with para archery and competitive archery. In addition to his training, he coaches archery at a community facility.

Sgt Murgatroyd is also preparing future members to participate in the next Invictus Games as a coach for Team Canada. As a board member of the CFB Halifax Archery Club, Steve worked tirelessly to reopen the club to provide serving and retired members the opportunity to learn archery as part of their recovery, rehabilitation and reintegration.

Active in supporting various community veterans’ initiatives, Sgt Murgatroyd lives his life in a way that exemplifies facing adversity and choosing to adapt and overcome while inspiring others and has truly demonstrated an unconquered spirit, in both his personal and professional endeavours.