Dave Richer

Birthdate: June 1, 1972
Hometown: Montréal, Québec
Residence: Montréal, Québec
Class: BC2

Dave Richer first discovered boccia when his wife Annabelle Lefebvre was a physiotherapist for the Canadian Boccia Training Squad. Richer’s first competition was the 2010 Défi Sportif AlterGo National Open and he was offered a place on the team the following year. Richer credits boccia with keeping him physically active. His accomplishments include earning a bronze medal at the 2011 Parapan American Games (his first international competition ever), keeping his place as provincial champion in the individual event from 2012 to 2016, and a gold medal at the 2019 Défi Sportif AlterGo National Open. Richer asserts that the best is still to come! On top of being a nationally ranked athlete, he also works as a comedian and speaker on the side. His most important role, however, is being the father to his two beloved kids of five and eight years old.

2011 Guadalajara Parapan Ams – Bronze (Individual)
2012 – 2016 Provincial Champion (BC2)
2014 BISFed World Championships – 7th place (Team)
2019 Défi Sportif AlterGo National Open – Gold (Individual)