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Abby Dalgliesh takes her first shot with Paralympian Alison Levine in 2017

Ottawa, ON (April 19, 2021) – With less than six months to go until the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, Boccia Canada launches the Take the Shot (Tokyo Edition) campaign to increase participation and awareness of boccia across Canada in the lead up to the Games. This year’s campaign is virtual and includes opportunities for schools, camps, etc. to receive downloadable activation kits and online presentations from boccia athlete ambassadors. The program will also include club grants for new boccia programs for regions where in-person programming is possible.

The beauty of boccia is that anyone can play and be successful in the sport. Boccia allows people with a wide variety of abilities to experience the joy of sport at whatever level they choose – from recreation to international competition. This program gives participants a chance to connect with Paralympians who have reached their sporting goals through boccia. Each athlete’s story is unique and their perseverance, creativity, and love of sport are sure to inspire participants to develop and pursue their own goals.

Athlete presentations will be available in both French and English. The downloadable activation kits will include activity sheets, a boccia colouring sheet, activities for Boccia at Home, and a call to action to help participants connect with boccia in their community.

The goal of the campaign is to encourage new participants to try boccia and develop new boccia fans to follow Team Canada in Tokyo.

To sign up for a classroom or camp presentation with an athlete ambassador, click here.

Visit Boccia Canada’s Take the Shot (Tokyo Edition) for all information including the downloadable activation kit here.

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 collaborates with partners to increase the participation of Canadians with cerebral palsy and related disabilities in sport and physical activity, while leading, developing and growing boccia from grassroots, to producing World and Paralympic Champions.

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