Team Announced for CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat, Spain

For immediate release

(Ottawa, ON) June 21, 2018 – The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is pleased to announce the 23 athletes that will be participating at the Cerebral Palsy Sports and Recreation Association (CPISRA) World Games in Spain from August 7-11. Multiple athletes from athletics, boccia and swimming will together represent Team Canada.

The CPISRA World Games will welcome teams from multiple countries to compete in six sports. The Games were previously held in 2015 in Nottingham, England. Four hundred athletes from thirteen countries competed at those Games. The 2018 Games are expected to exceed those numbers, thanks in part to the addition of boccia and wheelchair slalom to the slate of events.

“We see the CPISRA World Games as an important part of the athlete development pathway. These Games provide developing athletes with the opportunity to get a multisport games experience that will help prepare them for larger competitions such as the Parapan or Paralympic Games. For veteran athletes, it’s an opportunity to mentor the younger athletes and also a rare opportunity to compete against other athletes with cerebral palsy when they are usually competing in a multi-disability environment.” Jennifer Larson, Team Leader

The following athletes have been named to the team for the CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat Spain:

Athletics

Ryan Bennett (Brampton, ON)

Hudson Booth (South River, ON)

Rachael Burrows (Oakville, ON)

Laura Calovini (Brampton, ON)

Djami Diallo (Pitt Meadows, BC)

Gaerrisen Freeland (Havelock, ON)

Zachary Gingras (Markham, ON)

Mike Johnstone (Stratford, ON)

Lee Leclerc (St-Paul, QC)

Eddy Solla (New Westminster, BC)

Jessica Tinney (Toronto, ON)

Kyle Whitehouse (St Catharines, ON)

Julia Hanes (Ottawa, ON)

 

Boccia

Kristyn Collins (St. John’s, NL)

Jennica Gagne (Dartmouth, NS)

Lois Martin (St. John’s, NL)

Michael Mercer (St. John’s, NL)

Hayley Redmond (St. John’s, NL)

 

Swimming

Nicolas Plamondon (Québec, QC)

Megan  Sherwin (Toronto, ON)

Michelle Tovizi (Markham, ON)

Aly Van Wyck (Toronto, ON)

Jessica Tinney (Toronto, ON)

 

Coaches

Amanda Fader

Ken Hall

Craig Blackman

Cluny Mercer

Janet Dunn

 

Delegation Lead

Jennifer Larson

 

The boccia competition takes place at ZEM Rambla del Celler, while swimming and athletics take place at CAR Sant Cugat. Competition starts on August 8 with the closing ceremonies on August 11th.

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About the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is an athlete focused national organization administering and governing sport opportunities targeted to athletes with cerebral palsy 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.  CCPSA is the National Sport Organization for the Paralympic sport of Boccia.

 

For media inquiries:

Natalie Antoine

613-608-4347

nantoine@ccpsa.ca

Team Announced for CPISRA World Games in Sant Cugat, Spain