If you loved the Paralympic Games, you won't want to miss these
matches… Come to watch and learn!
GATINEAU. QC, April 2, 2014 /CNW/ - Sport fans in the Ottawa-Gatineau
area will have the opportunity to witness world-class para-sport when
Volleyball Canada's sitting volleyball team plays the U.S. sitting team
at the Centre Sportif de Gatineau, April 4 to 6.
Match 1 - Friday, April 4 - 7:00-9:00pm
Match 2 - Saturday, April 5 - 4:00-6:00pm
Match 3 - Sunday, April 6 - 9:00-11:00am
"We are very excited at the opportunity to come together in Gatineau to
train at the national men's training centre, and showcase the sport of
sitting volleyball," said Ray Sewell, Canada's men's sitting coach.
"The team has not been together since the beginning of February, and we
are looking to build off of what we accomplished in Colorado Springs
where we played the U.S.A. in four exhibition matches."
Although the U.S. swept those games, it did make for exciting volleyball
and provided excellent competition experience for both teams.
In addition to the games, a clinic on Saturday April 5 from 9 a.m. to 1
p.m. will give athletes and coaches exposure to the sport. The
"Introduction to Sitting Volleyball Clinic" is an opportunity for
anyone who is interested in sitting volleyball to come out and learn
more about the sport, and watch a Canadian Team practice and train with
some of the athletes.
This clinic will feature a short classroom session that will go over the
rules and characteristics of the game through a variety of photos and
videos. Clinic participants will receive information handouts from the
international sitting volleyball resource VolleySlide. The clinic will
conclude with participants having the opportunity to sit down and
scrimmage with some of Canada's National Team sitting athletes.
Sitting Volleyball for athletes with a physical disability is part of
the Summer Paralympic Games and the 2015 Parapan American Games, which
will take place in Toronto.
This upcoming series of games in Gatineau is made possible through the
partnership of the Ontario Volleyball Association, with the assistance
of the Trillium Foundation, and the Ville de Gatineau.
SOURCE: Canadian Paralympic Committee (CPC)
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