War veterans from Canada, the U.S., Britain and Australia have gathered for a special weekend retreat – Saskatchewan style.

Nearly 200 soldiers from the four countries are in Nipawin for the second annual Wounded Warriors Weekend.

The soldiers spent time fishing on Tobin Lake and golfing, but above of all, building relationships.

The event aims to provide support and help with rehabilitation from the effects of war.

It also opens up conversation about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – something many of the attendees silently suffer from.

International soldiers who attended say the bonds they have built in Saskatchewan will last a lifetime.

"It has been a fantastic opportunity to share our stories,” said Australian war veteran Anthony Krupa.

“It’s surprising that, regardless of what country we come from, our stories are very similar. And we have have been able to come together and enjoy good times, and also share our stories of our bad times."