Throughout the Invictus Games, Canadian competitors have enjoyed the lighter side of competition in a kitchen at the Loblaws beside Ryerson’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, one of the Games venues.
During challenges dubbed Fueled Feasts, competitors shared some of their favourite recipes and took part in an omelette-making challenge. While no medals were awarded, competitors did receive praise from audience members and kitchen staff.
“When you’re in my kitchen, you don’t have a lot of time — you’re cooking. It’s been a lot of fun and everyone was tough and competitive, and once you get to know them, total sweethearts,” said chef Matthew Kennedy.
“Competitors brought in their Invictus Games medals and wore their Team Canada uniforms, drawing a lot of attention,” said Kristina Sitas, a field coordinator for Mosaic who helped put the program together for Loblaws. “The athletes were amazing. They talked about their experiences at the Opening Ceremony and during training, and they stayed after the session to take photos with everyone.”
Loblaws is a Premier Partner of the Invictus Games Toronto 2017 and proudly helps feed competitors, family and friends, and volunteers.
VIMY, our favourite mascot, will be greeting fans in the Loblaws Maple Leaf Garden kitchen on Saturday, September 30 from 12:00 to 13:00.