BOCCIA HAS BEEN ADDED TO THE ParticipACTION 150 PLAY LIST FOR 2017
Boccia Canada – (Toronto, ON) Today at Nathan Phillips Square in Toronto, ON, the final list was revealed of 150 physical activities Canadians will be challenged to complete in Canada’s sesquicentennial year. Boccia Canada is pleased to announce that boccia is one of the sports listed in the ParticipACTION 150 Play List. The 150 Play List is an initiative by ParticipACTION to help get Canadians moving as we celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. The top 150 was compiled by Canadians voting for their favourite activities with input from a diverse group of experts, and this year Canadians are encouraged to try as many activities as possible and track their progress.
The official ‘150 Play List Celebrates Boccia’ day will be hosted across Canada on September 16, 2017. Many local clubs will be offering special promotions and events designed to allow Canadians to discover the great game of boccia. Stay tuned for further details and locations.
About Boccia Canada
Boccia Canada is the boccia delivery arm of the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA), the National Sport Organization for the Paralympic sport of boccia. Boccia Canada is focused on providing athletes and individuals of all ages and skill with the chance to play a unique Paralympic sport. CCPSA and its provincial partners cooperate as a proactive force to facilitate the development of equitable and fair sporting opportunities for athletes with cerebral palsy and related disabilities.
Boccia is a Paralympic sport of precision and strategy similar to lawn bowling or curling, played by athletes with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and related disabilities. It is one of only two Paralympic sports that do not have an Olympic counterpart. Athletes compete in one of four sport classes based on their level and type of disability: BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4. For more information on boccia, visit www.bocciacanada.ca.