About Us

The Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (ACPSA) is a non-profit, provincial sport organization dedicated to developing and providing sport for all individuals, regardless of diagnosis or impairment. We are the provincial body governing for the Paralympic sport of Boccia and the emerging, fast growing sport of Power Soccer, as well as Para Soccer. We deliver recreational programs, competitive coaching, competitions, and sports sciences (e.g. sport nutrition; banned substance information; mental skills techniques). We additionally support individual athletes by subsidizing travel, accommodation and registration fees at competitive events they need to attend in order to further develop in their sport.

 
 
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Our Mission

The Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association is a vibrant community based provincial sport organization that is dedicated to developing and providing sport opportunities for individuals with cerebral palsy and other related conditions.

 

Our Team

Margaret Conquest / Director of Programs

Margaret sets the overall direction for Alberta CP Sports and does her best to make it happen with the help and guidance of great partners, staff, athletes and volunteers. Her favorite part of the job is seeing people become athletes who have never imagined themselves as having the capability to even be active let alone become a dedicated athlete. She is an avid hand cyclist and loves to be active when time and health cooperates! She enjoys trying out anything that can be adapted like scuba, rock climbing, swimming, and paddling. In the winter though, you can count on her escaping the cold and enjoying the sun in her second home in Palm Desert, California. 

Fun Fact: Her cousin, Leigh-Anne Csuhany, was briefly married to Kelsey Grammer (Cheers and Frazier).

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Adriana Guzman / Provincial coordinator

Adriana recently joined ACPSA as a sport coordinator in the fall of 2017, having graduated from the Phys. Ed faculty at the University of Alberta in the spring. She will be making sure our tournaments and programs throughout the province run smoothly! Her passion is sports, wanting to try everything since she was very little. Soccer has stuck throughout the years making it her number one sport. Still, she will never turn down a chance to play any sports. Now in the adapted area she enjoys learning about all the different adapted activities and meeting all the participants. 

Fun Fact: Her two major weaknesses are cinnamon buns and dogs.

 

Cyla Schoneck / Sports coordinator

Cyla grew up using a power wheelchair but that hasn't stopped her from becoming ACPSA's all-star! Aside from helping the organization with her expertise in graphic design and digital media, she is also a loyal member participating in both boccia and power soccer! This makes her a valuable asset to our team, providing us with important feedback to further improve our programs. She loves learning new things and challenging herself, so much that she is taking on some coaching duties with us! All her motivation is part of her plan to make it to high level competitions like the World Cup or the Paralympics, for soccer and boccia respectively.

Fun Fact: Raised in the small town of Gull Lake, Saskatchewan, she is the only person using a chair to have ever lived there.

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Arden Pang / ACTIVITY coordinator

Arden is the sports coordinator for Boccia with ACPSA. She started out with coaching Boccia in 2013 as a volunteer while she was completing her BScKin degree and began helping to develop the sport in the province as a staff member shortly afterwards. She still remembers the days when the program started with just one participant! The things that she loves most about Boccia is the ability for it to be fun and adapted to individuals of a variety of skill levels and the amount of strategy necessary to excel at the sport. She's currently a student at the U of A studying Physical Therapy and she hopes to become a classifier for Boccia one day. 

Fun Fact: Arden is both a yoga teacher and yoga student in her spare time!

 

Contact Us

General Inquiries: contact@acpsa.ca

Office: Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road Edmonton, AB

Our staff primarily work remotely and office hours are by appointment only.

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