Invictus Games

Dave in action
Invictus Games Scrapbook

This September, 550 athletes and 17 nations, including our very own Art Lead Dave Desjardins, came together in Toronto to compete in the 3rd Invictus Games. Dave competed with Team Canada both as a member of the wheelchair basketball team and in seated throwing events. Here, Dave shares some images and thoughts about his Invictus […]

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Team Canada comes together as players hit personal records

Cold Furnace artist, Dave Desjardins, just wrapped up another tough week of training with Team Canada in preparation for the 2017 Invictus games. The athletes trained in 32 C and put their all into leveling personal barriers. “Personal limits are a self-imposed mental barrier, and once you realize that, there’s nothing in the way to […]

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Team Canada Arrives in Victoria! Cold Furnace Artist reports in

As Team Canada arrives in Victoria, BC, for the first week of training in the run-up to the 2017 Invictus Games, Cold Furnace’s very own artist and military advisor, Dave Desjardins, is on hand with updates. “This is an incredible experience already, and I’ve already overcome so many barriers,” said Dave. “And that was after […]

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Team Interview – Game Artist! Injured vet finds healing in digital art and basketball

What do highland fencing & 17th century musketry have in common with designing video games? Not a whole lot, unless you’re the guy in the kilt. A 15-year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces who served multiple tours in Afghanistan and the Balkans, Dave Desjardins never expected to be part of a team developing a […]