Media availability with boccia athletes nominated to Team Canada for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Boccia Canada – OTTAWA – July 15, 2016 – On Monday July 18, the Canadian Paralympic Committee and Boccia Canada will host a media availability with the Canadian boccia team headed to the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Media interviews will be preceded by an open training session during which media will be able to take pictures, b-roll and interact with the athletes.
Please confirm your attendance to Kaymin Roorda at Boccia Canada: firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-806-5669.
Monday, July 18, 2016
10:00 a.m. EDT
Institute national du Sport du Québec
4141 Pierre-De-Coubertin Avenue
Boccia athletes nominated for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Mario Delisle, Head Coach, Boccia Canada
Chantal Petitclerc, Team Canada Chef de Mission, Rio 2016 Paralympic Games
Peter Leyser, Executive Director, Boccia Canada
For more information please contact:
Kaymin Roorda, Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Alison Korn, Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Canadian Paralympic Committee
Tel : 613-569-4333 x243 / Cell : 613-298-4927
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.