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Défi sportif AlterGo National Boccia Open set to begin on April 21

Esraa Sbeiti will be back at the Défi sportif AlterGo National Open after a successful silver medal performance in 2022

Ottawa, ON (April 18, 2023) – The 40th edition of the Défi sportif AlterGo kicks off in three days with the National Boccia Open hosted at the Maurice Richard Arena from April 21 to 23. The boccia national open is a staple in the Défi sportif AlterGo programming for many years and  counts towards Boccia Canada ranking points. 
The National Open will bring some of the best boccia athletes from across Canada with representation from British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Québec. The competition will include individual play only. 
2023 Défi sportif AlterGo National Boccia Open
Friday, April 21
11:00 – 19:00 EST: Individual Competition
Saturday, April 22
9:00 – 18:30 EST: Individual Competition
Sunday, April 23
9:00 – 16:30 EST: Individual Competition
17:00 EST: Medals Ceremony
Maurice-Richard Arena
2800 Viau Street 
Montréal, QC H1V 3J3
Fifty-one athletes are participating in the National Boccia Open as part of the 2023 Défi sportif AlterGo.
Chris Halpen (Victoria, BC)
Dorya Belal (Brossard, QC)
Hanif Mawji (Burnaby, BC)
Justine Bureau (Lévis, QC)
Krystel Larose (Montréal, QC)
Kyle Scott (Hamilton, ON)
Mario Girard (Montréal, QC)
Benoit Ostiguy (Montréal, QC)
Christophe Caron (Québec City, QC)
Christopher Labelle (Blainville, QC)
Gaétan Lottinville (Montréal, QC)
Jim Davis (Thorold, ON)
Maggie Julien (Sudbury, ON)
Margot Vignal (Montréal, QC)
Megane Ravary (Montréal, QC)
Nathan Bragg (Vancouver, BC)
Olivier Dussault (Québec City, QC)
Olivier Roy (Québec City, QC)
Pierre-Yves Lévesque (Montréal, QC)
Sandrine Dion (Laval, QC)
Alek St-Pierre (Val-David, QC); Ass’t: Mario St-Pierre
Alexandre Lemaire (Kingsey Falls, QC); Ass’t: Francis Lemaire
Alexandre Raymond (Sorel-Tracy, QC); Ass’t: Isabelle Blette
Alexandre Ziegler (Montréal, QC); Ass’t: Éric Ziegler
Amine Loulidi (Montréal, QC); Ass’t: Loubna Benabdelali
Bryce Desrochers (Ottawa, ON); Ass’t: Rolly Desrochers
Carter Plumb (Brampton, ON); Ass’t: Jennifer Knight
Esraa Sbeiti (Montréal, QC); Ass’t: Reghada Sbeiti
Gilles Dufour (Montréal, QC); Ass’t: Zain El Mehdi
Josh Gautier (Niagara Falls, ON); Ass’t: Joyce Gautier
Mariane Paquet (Québec City, QC); Ass’t: Martine Auger
Marylou Martineau (Québec City, QC); Ass’t: Josée Duquette
Nico Iemma (Oshawa, ON); Ass’t: Patrick Iemma
Ryan Rondeau (Edmonton, AB); Ass’t: Meghan Lewis
Samuel Lafleur (Saint Dominic, QC); Ass’t: Nathalie Laflamme
Sylvie Maheu (Montréal, QC); Ass’t: René Nicolas
Hubert Goulet (Drummondville, QC)
Sébastien Thériault (Québec City, QC)
Guy Simard (Montréal, QC)
Jean-Loup Lamiot (Montréal, QC)
Marc-Antoine Goupil (Honfleur, QC)
Ariane Dubuc (Montréal, QC)
Ariane Soulard (Montréal, QC)
Daniel Hutchison (Victoria, BC)
Kylie Waters (Victoria, BC)
Myriam Morin (Montréal, QC)
Nancie Caldwell (Montréal, QC)
Richard Brochu (Montréal, QC)
Steven Tremblay (Montréal, QC)
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David Simoneau (Montréal, QC)
Bastien Huard (Lévis, QC)

nterview Availability

  • César Nicolai, National Team Head Coach, Boccia Canada
  • Yan Martin (for English or French Interviews based on availability), Director, Défi sportif AlterGo
  • Participating athlete from your region (contact Holly Janna, Communications Lead and National Team Coordinator, Boccia Canada)

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 leads, develops and grows boccia from grassroots to producing World Champions, and we collaborate with partners to increase participation of Canadians with physical disabilities in sport.

About boccia
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 six sport classes based on their level and type of disability: BC1, BC2, BC3, BC4, BC5, and Open. For more information on boccia, visit