Celebrating 25 Years of Champions at 2018 Canadian Boccia Championships
Boccia – Newfoundland Set to Host Some of Nation’s Top Boccia Athletes in the Quest for Gold
OTTAWA, November 14, 2018 – Celebrating its 25th year, the 2018 Canadian Boccia Championships is the culmination of the parasport boccia competition season in our country. Held annually, the event brings together Canada’s best and upcoming boccia players to compete for the title of Canadian Champion in Team, Pairs and Individual play.
The Championships are a display of athleticism, game strategy, clutch shots, strong competition and sportsmanship at its best. Every one of the athletes competing at the Championships has a compelling story of overcoming obstacles, in the pursuit of achieving personal excellence through boccia.
What: 25th Annual Canadian Boccia Championships
Friday, November 16th, 9am – 4:30pm
Saturday, November 17th, 9am – 5:15pm
Sunday, November 18th, 9am – 4:15pm
*all times are Newfoundland local
To view the Championships via live webcast, please visit: http://bocciacanada.ca/en/boccia/programs/canadian-boccia-championships/
Where: Newfoundland & Labrador Sports Centre, 90 Crosbie Road, St. John’s, NL
Who: Participating athletes will represent Newfoundland & Labrador, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario and British Columbia and include some of the nation’s best boccia athletes, as well as a few of Canada’s top internationally ranked boccia athletes
Peter Leyser, Executive Director, Boccia Canada
Mario Delisle, National Team Head Coach
Cluney Mercer and Tony Redmond, Member, Host Organizing Committee
Participating athlete from your region
As hosts of the 25th Canadian Boccia Championships, Easter Seals Newfoundland and Labrador look forward to welcoming athletes, coaches, officials and volunteers from across the country, and extending the traditional warm and friendly hospitality Newfoundlanders and Labradorians are known for.
For more information, please visit: http://bocciacanada.ca/en/boccia/programs/canadian-boccia-championships/
For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:
Jennifer Larson, Program Manager
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 a specific sport class based on their level and type of disability.