CCPSA Hall of Fame

Alain Grenon

Alain Grenon has been involved in boccia for over twenty years and first started in 1998 when he became a provincial referee for Québec. In 2002, he obtained his international referee distinction, making him the first international boccia referee from Québec. Under this distinction, he participated in the 2003 New Zealand World Cup and the 2004 Athens Paralympic Games as a referee. In the span of eight years, he managed to quickly climb the ladder that led to one of the most important positions in the sport of boccia; that of technical delegate. In 2006, he became the first Canadian International Technical Delegate in boccia where he used his new skill set at the 2007 World Cup in Vancouver and the 2009 Americas Cup in Montréal. His greatest dream was accomplished in 2004 when he attended the Athens Paralympics as a referee. He then went on to participate in two other Paralympic Games in London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016 as referee.   Additionally, he has provided his expertise at training, competition, and development sessions at the provincial, national, and international level, training future boccia referees in the system. He has worked with athletes at all levels, from beginner to boccia Paralympians.