Wounded veterans head to the North Pole

Members of the public place their poppies on the wreaths at the cenotaph. Jack Boland/QMI AGENCY

Members of the public place their poppies on the wreaths at the cenotaph. Jack Boland/QMI AGENCY

Nicole Riva, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:26 PM ET

A dozen wounded Canadian veterans arrived at the Magnetic North Pole Tuesday as part of a documentary project that was also meant to take images for Google street view.

Unfortunately, the northern temperatures were too cold for Google's camera's to get images, True Patriot Love chairman Shaun Francis told QMI Agency via satellite phone.

Google spokesman Aaron Brindle said "technical challenges are a reality" of this type of project.

But capturing images for the web wasn't the primary mission.

True Patriot Love is Canada's largest organization that raises money for military families by giving donations to other groups that help veterans with mental health, physical rehabilitation and family supports.

For the last week, a group of 12 injured soldiers, three CEOS and two Olympians trekked to the Magnetic North Pole to raise money and awareness for the organization and film a documentary.


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