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Jun 2017

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 Regional Championships,...

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May 2017

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 this year,...

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May 2017

COMMUNICATIONS AND EVENT INTERN

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

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May 2017

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 Quebec in...

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May 2017

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 at the...

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Apr 2017

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 Sportif AlterGo,...

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Apr 2017

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 Pair and...

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Apr 2017

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 Team Canada...

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Apr 2017

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 2017-18 Boccia...

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Mar 2017

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 long-time boccia...

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Mar 2017

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 the 2017...

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Mar 2017

For Immediate Release TEN ATHLETES UNDEFEATED ON FIRST DAY OF INDIVIDUAL PLAY March 18, 2017 (Longueuil, QC) Following the first day of individual...

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Mar 2017

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 Boccia Championships...

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Mar 2017

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 for a...

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Mar 2017

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 selection camp...

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Jan 2017

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 Canadian boccia...

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Jan 2017

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 revealed of...

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Dec 2016

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 Boccia Championships...

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Nov 2016

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 efforts in...

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Oct 2016

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 gathered at...

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Sep 2016

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 Montreal, QC...

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Sep 2016

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 first Paralympic...

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Sep 2016

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 boccia competition....

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Sep 2016

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 moving forward...

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Sep 2016

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 new for...

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Aug 2016

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 announced...

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Jul 2016

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 six...

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Jul 2016

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 Sports pour...

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Jun 2016

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 who can...

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Jun 2016

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 was a...

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Jun 2016

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 pair consisting...

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Jun 2016

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 Povoa de...

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Jun 2016

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 2016

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 Varzim, Portugal,...

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Jun 2016

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 from...

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May 2016

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 2016

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 2016

Two Medals for Alison Levine!

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

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May 2016

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 at...

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Apr 2016

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 five...

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Apr 2016

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 2016

Canada wins Silver on Day Two of the Boccia World Open at Defi Sportif AlterGo

(April 27- Montreal, QC) It was a silver day for Team Canada on the court at the Boccia World Open...

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Apr 2016

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 2016

Canada Sees a Successful First Day at Boccia World Open in Montreal

(April 26, 2016- Montreal, QC) Day one of competition at the Boccia World Open at the Defi Sportif AlterGo in...

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Apr 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2016

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 World...

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Nov 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 after...

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Aug 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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, to me,...

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Jul 2015

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 is world...

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Jul 2015

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...

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Jul 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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 2015

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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