Media Advisory - West Park hosts Sitting Volleyball Event with Rio-bound Canadian Women's team

Rio 2016 Paralympic Canadian Team taking part in demo and send-off August 29, 2016

TORONTO, Aug. 24, 2016 /CNW/ - Canada's Women's Sitting Volleyball Ball will be in Toronto putting on final preparations for the Rio 2016 Paralympics and West Park Healthcare Centre will be celebrating the team and the sport with a special event  August 29.

West Park will be hosting the Canadian Women's Team for a sport demonstration and send-off for the Rio Paralympics happening Sept. 7-18, 2016.

Event:

Women's Sitting Volleyball Demo and Send-off



Schedule:

Monday, August 29 - 1:00-2:30 p.m.



Place:

West Park Healthcare Centre, 82 Buttonwood Ave.,

Toronto, ON – Enbridge Auditorium 

 

Sitting volleyball is identical to Olympic volleyball but for a few major differences: using a shorter net, each athlete's buttocks must be in contact with the floor in each move they make, and blocking the opponents' serve is allowed.  

West Park Healthcare Centre comes in where acute care leaves off, providing specialized rehabilitative care for patients recovering from life-altering accidents and health challenges such as amputation. We help patients reclaim their lives and realize their potential.  Four West Park amputation rehabilitation patients have gone on to compete for the Canadian Men's Sitting Volleyball Team earning two Parapan Am bronze medals in 2015 and 2011.

SOURCE West Park Healthcare Centre

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For further information: Vince Rice, Director, Public Relations, West Park Healthcare Centre, Phone: 416-243-3730, Email: vince.rice@westpark.org

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