Invictus, Latin for Unconquered

Lutz Stelzner, 2 silver Medal Winner for Tandem Bike riding

Invictus, the Victorian poem

BY WILLIAM ERNEST HENLEY

Out of the night that covers me,
      Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
      For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
      I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
      My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
      Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
      Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
      How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
      I am the captain of my soul.Lutz Stelzner, silver medal winner times two, for tandem bike riding, was at the Oliver Legion #97 for a bit of a celebration. It is not everyday we have a medal winner gracing the canteen.
Lutz really knows how to style in those matching silver medal accessories against the perfect red jacket from the Invictus games held in Toronto. Lutz is chatting with Legion President Peter McKenna, Councillor Petra and Sargent at Arms and long time friend Jim Stewart.
 The whole family showed up to support him.Grandson Lake, 13, said “The fact that he is blind and had the guts to do it is amazing!”Granddaughter Havanna, 10, help him with training and cheered him on. Havanna did confess she was surprised he got two medals . . he is blind and he did it!Grandson Ashwin a future Air Cadet wants to join the military and protect our country!
Oliver Legion President Peter McKenna, offer a 2018 membership to Lutz only to fine out the Dominion already took care of his membership. We will pick up the 2019’s membership Says the President.
Lutz is blind, totally in one eye and pinhole vision in the other. His wife Gillian says there are no words to describe how amazing it is to watch him train. The Invictus games pulled him out of a depression an gave him a purpose to go in and improve day by day. It is not about the podium it is about getting back into life. It was the greatest experience of a life time.
Always taking time to just hang out with the people of Oliver, MP Dick Canning and Councellor Petra take the time to come down and congratulate Lutz, Olivers own 2 Sliver Medal winner!
Lutz is looking for funding for a better bike, he won the medals riding the oldest bike in the race and a pilot to train with. Gillian said she did worry he would fall off the bike.
Gillian wants to send a special  thank you to Prince Harry and the 1500 Volunteers at the Invictus Games.

Awesome job Lutz. Oliver is proud of you!

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