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Oct 17

Dispaltro Forces Quarterfinal Tie-Break at Bangkok World Open

For Immediate Release (Bangkok, TH) October 9, 2017- Marco Dispaltro’s playoff run came to halt today at the Bangkok World...
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Oct 17

Dispaltro Advances to Playoffs at Bangkok World Open

For Immediate Release (Bangkok, TH) October 8, 2017- Marco Dispaltro (St. Jerome, QC) went undefeated on the final day of...
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Oct 17

Tough First Day of Individual Competition at the Bangkok World Open

For Immediate Release (Bangkok, TH) October 7, 2017- With three losses, it was a tough start for Team Canada on...
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Oct 17

Dispaltro and Ciobanu Win Pairs Bronze in Bangkok

For Immediate Release (Bangkok, TH) October 6, 2017- Marco Dispaltro (St. Jerome, QC) and Iulian Ciobanu (Montreal, QC) will be...
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Oct 17

Dispaltro and Ciobanu in Semi-Finals at Bangkok World Open

For Immediate Release (Bangkok, TH) October 5, 2017- Marco Dispaltro (St. Jerome, QC) and Iulian Ciobanu (Montreal, QC) will head...
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Oct 17

Ciobanu and Dispaltro Arrive in Thailand for Bangkok World Open

For Immediate Release (Bangkok, TH) October 4, 2017 – Hot on the heels of their bronze medal performance at the...
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Sep 17

Levine Wins Bronze at Kansas City World Open

For Immediate Release Sept 28, 2017 (Kansas City, USA) Alison Levine (Montreal, QC) heads home from Kansas City with two...
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Sep 17

Three Canadians in the medal hunt at Kansas City World Open

For Immediate Release Sept 27, 2017 (Kansas City, USA) Eric Bussiere (Vercheres, QC), Alison Levine (Montreal, QC) and Iulian Ciobanu...
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Sep 17

Day 1 of Individual Competition Complete at Kansas City World Open

For Immediate Release Sept 26, 2017 (Kansas City, USA) Team Canada won nine of thirteen games on the first day...
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Sep 17

CANADA WINS SILVER, BRONZE AT KANSAS CITY WORLD OPEN

For Immediate Release Sept 25, 2017 (Kansas City, USA) Both the BC3 and BC4 pairs landed on the boccia podium...
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Sep 17

BUSSIERE, GARNEAU AND MARTINEAU UNDEFEATED ON DAY 1 OF BISFED KANSAS CITY WORLD OPEN

For Immediate Release Sept 24, 2017 (Kansas City, USA) Eric Bussiere (Vercheres, QC), Bruno Garneau (Montreal, QC) and Marylou Martineau...
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Sep 17

BOCCIA TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR BISFED WORLD OPEN IN KANSAS CITY, USA

For Immediate Release Sept 18, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) Boccia Canada is excited to announce the athletes going to the 2017...
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Sep 17

Boccia Canada celebrates the ParticipACTION 150 Play List

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Residents of Ottawa take part in national physical activity challenge to honour Canada’s 150th Ottawa (ON) Sept...
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Aug 17

FINAL DAY FOR TEAM CANADA IN COLOMBIA

For immediate release August 20, 2017 (Cali, Colombia) A challenging day for team Canada as the best in the region...
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Aug 17

EIGHT CANADIANS ADVANCE TO QUARTER FINALS

For Immediate Release August 19, 2017 (Cali, Colombia) Eight Canadians advanced to the quarter finals at the Americas Boccia Championships....
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Aug 17

CANADA STEALS THE SHOW IN COLOMBIA

For Immediate Release August 18, 2017 (Cali, Colombia) Playing late into the night, Canada shone on the first day of...
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Aug 17

DISPALTRO AND LEVINE WIN BRONZE AND QUALIFY FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release August 17, 2017 (Cali, Colombia) Marco Dispaltro and Alison Levine came away with the bronze medal today...
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Aug 17

DISPALTRO AND LEVINE HEADING TO SEMI FINALS TOMORROW

Aug 16, 2017 (Cali, Colombia) It was an uneven start, but BC4 Pairs of Marco Dispaltro (St. Jerome, QC) and...
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Aug 17

BOCCIA BECOMES 1ST PARALYMPIC-ONLY SPORT AND 9TH HIGH-PERFORMANCE TRAINING GROUP TO TAKE UP RESIDENCE AT INS QUÉBEC

Montréal, August 3, 2017 – The Institut national du sport du Québec (INS Québec) enthusiastically welcomes the National Boccia Training...
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Jul 17

FIRST EVER BOCCIA PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS HELD IN CALGARY ALBERTA

For Immediate Release July 11, 2017 (Calgary, AB) Alberta held its first Boccia Championships this past weekend in Calgary. Each...
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Jun 17

BOCCIA TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR AMERICA’S CHAMPIONSHIPS IN CALI, COLOMBIA

For Immediate Release June 14, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) Boccia Canada is pleased to announce the athletes selected for the BISFed...
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May 17

BOCCIA CANADA ANNOUNCES TAKE THE SHOT GRANT RECIPIENTS

For Immediate Release May 16, 2016 (Ottawa, ON) Five provinces will host over seventy events to introduce Canadians to boccia...
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May 17

COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENT INTERN

 Summer 2017 The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sport Association (CCPSA) collaborates with partners to increase the participation of Canadians with cerebral...
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May 17

NEW TALENT EMERGES AT DEFI SPORTIF ALTERGO BOCCIA COMPETITION

For Immediate Release May 1, 2017 (Montreal, QC) 38 athletes gathered this weekend at the Institute National du Sport du...
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May 17

NINE MEDALS FOR TEAM CANADA TO WRAP UP THE MONTREAL REGIONAL OPEN

For Immediate Release April 30, 2017 (Montreal, QC) There was a sea of red and white in the medal round...
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Apr 17

CANADA STEALS THE SHOW ON DAY TWO OF MONTREAL REGIONAL OPEN

For Immediate Release April 29, 2017 (Montreal, QC) Canada dominated play today at the Montreal Regional Open presented by Defi...
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Apr 17

TRIPLE GOLD FOR CANADA AT MONTREAL REGIONAL OPEN

For Immediate Release April 28, 2017 (Montreal, QC) The North American continent took the court today in Montreal, QC for...
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Apr 17

BOCCIA TEAM ANNOUNCED FOR BISFED MONTREAL REGIONAL OPEN CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release April 25, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) Boccia Canada is pleased to announce the eleven athletes who will represent...
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Apr 17

BOCCIA CANADA ANNOUNCES ITS 2017-18 NATIONAL TRAINING SQUAD

For Immediate Release April 21, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) Boccia Canada is excited to announce the 16 athletes named to the...
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Mar 17

CANADIAN CEREBRAL PALSY SPORTS ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES DONNA ZORN FOR HER OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER EFFORTS IN BOCCIA

For Immediate Release March 20, 2017 (Ottawa, ON) The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is pleased to announce that...
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Mar 17

NATIONAL CHAMPIONS CROWNED ON FINAL DAY OF CANADIAN BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release March 19, 2017 (Longueuil, QC) It was a thrilling final day on the boccia courts wrapping up...
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Mar 17

TEN ATHLETES UNDEFEATED ON FIRST DAY OF INDIVIDUAL PLAY

For Immediate Release March 18, 2017 (Longueuil, QC) Following the first day of individual competition at the Canadian Boccia Championships...
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Mar 17

NEWFOUNDLAND GOLDEN AT CANADIAN BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release March 17, 2017 (Longueuil, QC) A high calibre team and pair competition kicked off the 2017 Canadian...
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Mar 17

24th ANNUAL CANADIAN BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS KICKS OFF THIS FRIDAY

For Immediate Release March 15, 2017 (Longueuil, QC) Athletes from across Canada will be gathering in Lonqueuil, Quebec to battle...
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Mar 17

ROSTER ANNOUNCED FOR 2017 CANADIAN BOCCIA TRAINING SQUAD SELECTION CAMP

For Immediate Release March 13, 2017 (Longueuil, QC) Boccia Canada is pleased to announce the 24 boccia athletes attending the...
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Jan 17

LEVINE IMPRESSED BY FIRST ABILITIES EXPO IN CANADA

For immediate release January 23, 2017 (Toronto, ON) Abilities Expo came north of the border for the first time and...
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Jan 17

BOCCIA HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE ParticipACTION 150 PLAY LIST FOR 2017

For Immediate Release January 6, 2017 (Toronto, ON) Today at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, ON, the final list was...
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Dec 16

BOCCIA PROVINCIAL’S HOSTED IN ST. JOHN’S NEWFOUNDLAND TO CAP OFF THE YEAR

For Immediate Release December 20, 2016 (St. John’s, NL) Boccia NL alongside Easter Seals NL hosted their fourth annual Provincial...
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Nov 16

BOCCIA PARALYMPIAN RECOGNIZED FOR HER OUTSTANDING VOLUNTEER EFFORTS IN COMMUNITY

For Immediate Release November ­­23, 2016 (Côte Saint Luc, QC) Boccia Canada’s Alison Levine has been recognized for her volunteer...
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Oct 16

A SUCCESSFUL ONTARIO BOCCIA PROVINCIAL CHAMPIONSHIPS THIS PAST WEEKEND

For Immediate Release October 17, 2016 (Whitby, ON) This past weekend some of the best boccia athletes in the province...
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Sep 16

TOP FIVE FINISH FOR LEVINE IN PARALYMPIC DEBUT

For Immediate Release September 15, 2016 (RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil) A performance of a lifetime is how Alison Levine of...
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Sep 16

LEVINE QUALIFIES FOR PARALYMPIC QUARTER FINALS

For Immediate Release September 14, 2016 (RIO DE JANERIO, Brazil) Alison Levine (Montreal, QC) qualified for the quarterfinals at her...
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Sep 16

CANADA AIMING FOR BOCCIA QUARTER FINALS

For Immediate Release September 13, 2016 (RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) This afternoon Canada went head to head in BC4 individual...
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Sep 16

MOVING FORWARD TO INDIVIDUAL PLAY FOR TEAM CANADA

Immediate Release September 11, 2016 (RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) It was a disappointing day for Team Canada with no pairs...
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Sep 16

CANADA’S BC4 PAIRS STILL IN CONTENTION FOR THE SEMI-FINAL

Immediate Release September 10, 2016 (RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil) Playing to a sold-out crowd of roughly 8000 fans was something...
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Aug 16

Bruno Garneau added to Boccia team for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

(Photo: Matthew Murnaghan/Canadian Paralympic Committee) OTTAWA, Ont. – Aug. 23, 2016 - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Boccia Canada have...
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Jul 16

Boccia Canada nominates six athletes to Team Canada for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

  MONTREAL, Que. – July 18, 2016 - Boccia Canada and the Canadian Paralympic Committee are proud to announce the...
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Jul 16

LONGUEUIL TO HOST 2017 CANADIAN BOCCIA CHAMPIONSHIPS

For Immediate Release July 5, 2016 OTTAWA, ON - Boccia Canada is pleased to announce that the Association Québécoise de...
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Jun 16

SECOND SILVER FOR CANADA AT BOCCIA WORLD OPEN

For Immediate Release June 18, 2016 POVOA DE VARZIM- Eric Bussiére (Verchères, QC) served notice that he is an athlete...
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Jun 16

FOUR CANADIANS ADVANCE AT BOCCIA WORLD OPEN

For Immediate Release June 17, 2016 POVOA DE VARZIM- The first day of individual play at the Boccia World Open...
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Jun 16

CANADA WINS SILVER AT BOCCIA WORLD OPEN IN PORTUGAL

For Immediate Release June 16, 2016 POVOA DE VARZIM- An exciting day in Povoa de Varzim, Portugal as the BC4...
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Jun 16

CANADIAN BC4 PAIRS DOMINATE THE COURT IN FIRST DAY AT BOCCIA WORLD OPEN IN PORTUGAL

For Immediate Release June 15, 2016 POVOA DE VARZIM- The first day of competition at the Boccia World Open in...
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Jun 16

Ottawa, ON athlete Adam Dukovich awarded 2016 Team Investors Group Amateur Athletes Fund Bursary

OTTAWA (June 14, 2016) – AthletesCAN and Investors Group are pleased to announce that boccia national team member Adam Dukovich...
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Jun 16

FINAL PRE-PARALYMPIC BOCCIA COMPETITION SET TO BEGIN IN PORTUGAL

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday June 13, 2016 (Póvoa de Varzim, PT)  Six Canadian boccia athletes are currently in Povoa de...
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Jun 16

Please join us in welcoming two new staff members to the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association and Boccia Canada!

Kaymin Roorda is our new Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Kaymin recently graduated with a Bachelors in Sports and Leisure Management...
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May 16

2016-2017 National Boccia Training Squad Announced

(May 2016) Boccia Canada is excited to announce the players on the 2016-2017 National Boccia Training Squad that will represent...
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May 16

Boccia on RDS (french only)

Watch National Training Squad members Marco Dispaltro, Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu challenge two RDS hosts to a boccia game...
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May 16

Two Medals for Alison Levine!

Reprinted with permission of DefiSportif AlterGo Montreal, April 30, 2016 – After snatching a silver medal this Wednesday in the...
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May 16

Levine Wins Bronze at Boccia World Open at Defi Sportif AlterGo

(April 30, 2016- Montreal, QC) BC4 athlete Alison Levine took home a bronze medal on the final day of competition...
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Apr 16

Five Canadians Advance to Quarter-finals at Boccia World Open at Defi Sportif AlterGo

(April 29, 2016- Montreal, QC) The action continued on Friday at the Boccia World Open at Defi Sportif AlterGo, with...
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Apr 16

Busy day for Canada at Boccia World Open at Defi Sportif Altergo

(April 28, 2016- Montreal, QC) It was a busy day for Team Canada as all twelve athletes saw action on...
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Apr 16

Team Canada Announced for 2016 Boccia World Open

(Montreal, QC- April 26) Boccia Canada is proud to announce the Team Canada athletes who will be attending the first...
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Apr 16

Athletes Attend 2016 National Boccia Squad Selection Camp

(Montreal, QC- April 25) Boccia Canada is proud to announce the athletes that attended the 2016 National Boccia Training Squad...
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Mar 16

2016 Boccia World Individual Championships a Good Learning Experience for Team Canada

(Beijing, China- March 23) The 2016 Boccia World Individual Championships came to an end for Team Canada, however there was...
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Mar 16

Day 2 of the Boccia 2016 World Individual Championships sees 3 Canadians in the Race for Next Round

(Beijing, China - March 22) Team Canada played five matches on day two, coming away with two victories, while three...
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Mar 16

Competition begins for Team Canada at the Boccia 2016 World Individual Championships in Beijing, China

(Beijing, China- March 21) The first day of competition for the Boccia 2016 World Individual Championships in Beijing, China was...
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Mar 16

British Colombia impresses on final day of 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships

Home province British Colombia finished the final day of the 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships in Surrey, BC with two gold...
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Mar 16

Individual Play Kicks off on Day Two of 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships

Surrey, BC - Individual play kicked off at the second day of the 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships in Surrey, BC....
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Mar 16

Quebec dominated the competition on first day of 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships

Surrey, BC - The first day of competition at the 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships in Surrey, BC was marked by...
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Mar 16

Boccia Canada Brand Officially Launched

VANCOUVER – March 11, 2016 - The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) launched a new brand aimed at elevating...
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Jan 16

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association Welcomes New Executive Director Peter Leyser

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association is excited to welcome our new Executive Director, Peter Leyser. Peter comes to CCPSA...
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Dec 15

Alison Levine: An Athlete Above All

Sport has always been an integral part of who I am. Horseback riding, wheelchair rugby, wheelchair basketball, yoga – you...
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Nov 15

Mixed results for the Canadians on final day of BISFed World Open in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

(Santiago de Cali, Colombia) “It was a difficult tournament for many of the athletes. Execution wasn’t always there in those...
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Nov 15

Bussière, Dispaltro and McLeod advance at BISFed World Open in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

  (Santiago de Cali, Colombia) Three Canadians rolled their way to the final day of individual competition at the BISFed...
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Nov 15

Impressive plays from Dukovich and Bussière on Day Two of BISFed World Open

(November 1 - Santiago de Cali, Colombia) The second day of the BISFed World Open in Santiago de Cali, Colombia brought on...
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Oct 15

Canada struggles on first day of competition at the BISFed World Open in Santiago de Cali, Colombia

(Santiago de Cali, Colombia - October 31) A challenging day for the BC1/BC2 Team, composed of Chris Halpen (Victoria, BC), Hanif Mawji...
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Aug 15

Canada strikes silver in individual play at the TO2015 Parapan American Games

(Toronto, ON – August 11) After a clean sweep by the Brazilian boccia players, three Canadians athletes leave the Abilities...
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Aug 15

Four Canadians Qualify for Boccia Semi-finals at TO2015 Parapan American Games

(Toronto, ON – August 10) It was a busy day at Abilities Centre in Whitby, as four Canadians qualified for...
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Aug 15

Dukovich dominates on first day of individual play at TO2015 Parapan American Games

(Toronto, ON – August 9) It was a packed day for all ten members of the Canadian boccia squad at...
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Aug 15

Medals on all fronts for the Canadian boccia squad in BC3 and BC4 pair, and BC1/BC2 Team Play

(Toronto, ON - August 8) An exciting day for the Canadian boccia squad who struck gold in the BC3 pair...
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Aug 15

Dispaltro, Levine take on new challenges at Toronto 2015

The Canadian BC4 boccia players will face tough competition from Team Brazil. Marco Dispaltro (left) and Josh Vander Vies react...
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Aug 15

Marco Dispaltro named Canada’s Parapan Am Games flag-bearer

The self-descibed “Gordie Howe” of wheelchair sports, boccia player Marco Dispaltro will carry the Canadian flag at the Parapan Am Games...
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Aug 15

Boccia player Marco Dispaltro to carry Canada’s flag at Parapan Am Games

At twice the age of most of his rivals, Marco Dispaltro likes to think of himself as the Gordie Howe...
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Aug 15

Dispaltro named to lead TO2015 Parapan American Canadian Team as Flag Bearer

(Toronto, ON - August 5) The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) congratulates boccia player Marco Dispaltro (St. Jerome, QC),...
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Jul 15

10 Canadian Athletes Who Will Redefine Your Workout Goals

1. Zak Madell | Okotoks, AB | Wheelchair Rugby Courtesy of Canadian Paralympic Committee / Via youtube.com “The word performance,...
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Jul 15

Don’t try to patronize ‘The Intimidator’ at the Parapan Am Games

Meet the Intimidator. He throws heat, has a rugby mentality and a tricked-out wheelchair to rattle his opponents. Marco Dispaltro...
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Jul 15

Dispaltro snags fourth place at Boccia World Open in Seoul, Korea

(Seoul, Korea - July 23) On the final day of competition at the 2015 Boccia World Open, World Number One...
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Jul 15

Ciobanu, Dispaltro and Levine each qualify for quarter finals at the Boccia World Open

(Seoul, Korea - July 22) Iulian Ciobanu (Chisinau, Moldova), Marco Dispaltro (St. Jérôme, QC) and Alison Levine (Montréal, QC) each...
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Jul 15

Solid play from Canadian BC4s on first day of individual competition at Boccia World Open

At his first international competition, Iulian Ciobanu, as well as member of CIBC Team Next Alison Levine and World Number...
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Jul 15

Canadian BC4 pairs take sixth place at Boccia World Open in Seoul, Korea

With two losses and one win on day two of the Boccia World Open in Seoul at the South Korea...
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Jul 15

A hard day for Canadians at the Boccia World Open in Seoul

(Seoul, Korea - July 19) World Number One Marco Dispaltro, member of CIBC Team Next Alison Levine and Iulian Ciobanu,...
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Jun 15

Levine Strikes Silver for Canada at the Boccia World Open in Poznan, Poland

(Poznan, Poland – June 21) Alison Levine (Montreal, QC) wins her first silver medal at an international individual competition off...
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Jun 15

Canadians unstoppable on day four of Boccia World Open in Poznan

(Poznan, Poland – June 20) Canadian BC4 players Marco Dispaltro (St Jérôme, QC), Caroline Vietnieks (Burnaby, BC) and Alison Levine...
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Jun 15

Levine dominates competition on day three of Boccia World Open

(Poznan, Poland – June 19) Canada’s BC4s showed no mercy on day three of the Boccia World Open in Poznan,...
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Jun 15

BC4 pairs take silver at day two of the Boccia World Open Championships

(Poznan, Poland – June 18) The second day and final day of pairs competition at the Boccia World Open Championships...
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Jun 15

Pan Am/Parapan Am Games’ wonderful, unusual, lesser-known sports

Some of the athletes competing in the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games in the upcoming months have devoted their lives to...
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Jun 15

Three athletes chosen to compete at Boccia World Open in Poznan, Poland

(Ottawa, Ontario - June 15) The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is excited to announce athletes selected to compete...
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May 15

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association Selects Boccia Squad For Nomination To The Parapan Am Games Team

OTTAWA, May 27, 2015 – London 2012 Paralympic Games bronze medalist and world No. 1 Marco Dispaltro of Montreal headlines...
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May 15

2015-2016 National Team Training Squad Announcement

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association is pleased to announce the members of the 2015-2016 National Team Training Squad as...
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May 15

Two strong showings from BC4 Pair at second day of 2015 Défi Sportif

(Montréal, Québec, May 1) Day two of the BISFed Boccia Americas Team and Pair Competition at the 32nd edition of...
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Apr 15

BC3s dominate at first day of 2015 Défi Sportif

(Montréal, Québec – April 30) Today, ten members of the National Team Training Squad squared off against rivals from across...
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Feb 15

Volunteers try out Parapan Am sports in Whitby

WHITBY -- Doris Foden is hoping her ability to speak three languages will come in handy this summer when she...
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