Media opportunity - Opportunity to meet athletes prior to the Canadian Boccia Championships



    Media representatives are invited by the London Cannonballs, the Canadian
    Cerebral Palsy Sport Association and the Ontario Cerebral Palsy Sport
    Association to attend the Provincial Team Training session on Wednesday,
    February 27th from 1:45pm to 3pm. Photo and Interview opportunities will
    be made available.

    LONDON, ON, Feb. 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The 2008 Canadian Boccia Championships
will be held in London, ON on February 28th to March 1st. There will be
29 athletes from British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, and Québec competing in
the biggest national competition prior to the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games.
The competition will be at the London Convention Centre. The London area will
be well represented during this competition. Local Paralympians Adam Dukovich,
Tammy McLeod, Josh Vander Vies, David Van Hoek and rookie Sandra Regalo will
all try to win the title of National Champion in front of friends and family.
This event will also be a good opportunity for individuals with a physical
disability to find out more about boccia and other sports. There will be a
kiosk at the London Convention Centre with volunteers who will be able to
answer questions about how to get involved on February 28th and 29th from 9am
to 8pm; and March 1st from 9am to 4:30pm.

    
    WHEN:     February 27th, 2008

    WHERE:    London Convention Centre,
              Ballroom
              300 York St., London, ON

    WHO:      Athletes participating in the Canadian Boccia Championships

    WHY:      The Canadian Boccia Championships will start on February 28th
              at the London Convention Centre
    

    Boccia is a Paralympic sport open to athletes with cerebral palsy,
traumatic brain injury, stroke or similar non-progressive conditions. All
competitors compete in wheelchairs and some are permitted to use assistive
devices (usually a ramp or chute to aid in throwing the ball). Only athletes
with a severe disability are eligible to compete in boccia.

    The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is an athlete
focused national organization administering and governing sport opportunities
targeted to athletes with CP and related disabilities. CCPSA and its
provincial partners cooperate as a proactive force to facilitate the
development of equitable and fair sporting opportunities for our athletes.




For further information:

For further information: Dominique Tremblay, CCPSA, (613) 748-1430,
(819) 360-6333, dominique@ccpsa.ca


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