Volunteer Police Check Renewal

ACPSA is committed to the safety of our volunteers and in accordance with our volunteer screening policy, all volunteers are required to complete a police record check every year.

We have worked with Volunteer Alberta to have fees waived for getting a police record check, including a Vulnerable Sectors search.

Contact our Edmonton coordinator, Adrianna, for an endorsement letter and instructions on completing it edmonton@acpsa.ca

Deadline for renewing is September 30, 2018

Alberta Boccia players get together in Medicine Hat for the 2nd annual Provincials

ACPSA had a great weekend in Medicine Hat, May 25-27th at our second sanctioned Alberta Boccia Provincials! We are so thankful to the athletes that competed and to all the people involved in making it a great success.
Aiden was our champion winning first place in the throwers division, followed by Pauline winning silver and Ted winning bronze.
In our BC3 division it was a close tie-breaking win for Cyla against Ryan who took silver and Chandra won bronze.
Overall it was a good time for everyone and we look forward to next year’s Provincials.

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Alberta Powerchair Soccer players go to Vernon for the annual BC Storm Tournament

Congratulations to our Alberta Powerchair Soccer athletes who played last weekend in the annual BC Storm Powerchair Soccer Tournament in Vernon, BC. 

Thank you to all the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and families for making this another great year with BC Storm! And especially thank you to Michelle McCullough and everyone that organized and made this event possible!

ACPSA Boccia players compete at Defi Sportif Altergo

Media Release                                                                                                               May 4, 2018

ACPSA Boccia players compete at Defi Sportif Altergo

Last weekend, ACPSA travelled to Montreal, QC for the one-of-a-kind Defi Sportif Altergo, hosting over 7,000 elite and upcoming athletes, across all deficiencies, from all over Canada and over 15 countries. It is the largest annual multi-sport event in Canada and ACPSA is proud to say that two Albertans were present this year in Boccia for the first time in about 14 years!

47 athletes from across Canada gathered at the Maurice-Richard and two of our members, Cyla Schoneck and Chandra Round, participated in the BC3 division in the National Boccia competition. Competing in their very first national competition was a huge feat for both Round and Schoneck. Though they didn’t have the results they would’ve liked, they took it as a learning experience and are now more motivated than ever to keep practicing and improving their game.

“I had the most amazing time!” said Schoneck “It was a huge learning experience competing with and watching some amazing players. I’ve gained a whole new love for the sport and look forward to returning next year”

Schoneck only came up with one win throughout the tournament, but it marked a milestone in Alberta Boccia history as our first win in national competitions and we could not be more proud! ACPSA being present at this kind of high level competition has been eye opening for our athletes and staff, and with what we’ve learned, we will work hard to grow the sport in Alberta so we can one day challenge the very strong Quebec who dominated in most divisions.

It is also worth mentioning that our Edmonton Assassins were present at this event representing Alberta in the sport of Powerchair Soccer. Our experienced and skilled Assassins had a 2-1-1 record and ended up winning silver! We are very proud of Alberta and our athletes Josh Taylor, Kiley Geddie, Ryan Rondeau and Marty Rondeau, showing Canada how strong we are!

 

Alberta Cerebral Palsy Sports Association
Percy Page Centre, 11759 Groat Road NW
Edmonton, AB T5M 3K6
www.acpsa.ca

 

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Australia to Host 2021 FIPFA Powerchair Football World Cup

MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT | Australia has been awarded hosting rights for the 2021 FIPFA World Cup! The event is set to be held in Sydney's Olympic Park precinct.

The APFA Executive would like to give our thanks to everyone who has helped make this a reality. Special thanks must go to our patron, Mr Rale Rasic, CEO of Football NSW Stuart Hodge and Head of Community Football Peter Hugg, CEO of Football Federation of Australia David Gallop and Head of National Teams Luke Casserley and NSW Minister for Disability Services,  the Hon. Ray Williams MP.

This is a major boost for powerchair football in Australia and is an amazing opportunity for our country to host a major sporting event. Congratulations to all involved!

2018 NATIONAL BOCCIA TRAINING SQUAD AND MONTREAL WORLD OPEN TEAM ANNOUNCED

(Ottawa, ON) March 14, 2018 – Boccia Canada is pleased to announce the 14 athletes named to the 2018 National Boccia Training Squad plus the team that will compete at the first World Open of the season in Montreal.

Boccia Canada has shifted the timing of the National Boccia Training Squad selection to better align with the Boccia International Sports Federation (BISFed) calendar. During the transition, the 2017/18 team is being extended until December 31, 2018, with the exception of Brock Richardson and Paul Gauthier, who stepped down from the Squad due to retirement and injury respectively. Athletes are selected from the National Boccia Training Squad to compete at international events through the year.

The primary focus this year for the Squad is the World Championships being held in Liverpool, United Kingdom this August, but athletes are already beginning to set their sights on the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan.

“Many of the best athletes in the world will be in Montreal this year for the Montreal World Open and it will be a great occasion for our Canadian to show off their skills.” Comments Head Coach Mario Delisle on the teams first competition of the year. “Athletes in all classes from the National Squad were chosen for that event and we are looking for a solid performance from this group despite the quality of the field. The experience to benefit from is huge and we will have to maximize the learnings.”

The following athletes have been named to the National Boccia Training Squad:

BC1
Hanif Mawji (Burnaby, BC)
Josée Lamothe (Trois-Rivières, QC)
Éric Lefebvre (Montreal, QC)

BC2
Adam Dukovich (London, ON)
Benoit Ostiguy (Montreal, QC)
Tammy McLeod (London, ON)
Mike Mercer (St. John’s, NL)

BC3
Eric Bussière (Montreal, QC)
Bruno Garneau (Montreal, QC)
Philippe Lord (Montreal, QC)
Marylou Martineau (Quebec, QC)

BC4
Marco Dispaltro (St-Jerome, QC)
Alison Levine (Cote Saint Luc, QC)
Iulian Ciobanu (Montreal, QC)


The following athletes have been named to the team for the Montreal World Open:

BC1
Hanif Mawji
Eric Lefebvre

BC2
Mike Mercer
Benoit Ostiguy

BC3
Eric Bussiere
Philippe Lord
Bruno Garneau

BC4
Alison Levine
Marco Dispaltro
Iulian Ciobanu

About Boccia Canada

Boccia Canada is the boccia delivery arm of the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA), the National Sport Organization for the Paralympic sport of boccia. Boccia Canada is focused on providing athletes and individuals of all ages and skill with the chance to play a unique Paralympic sport. CCPSA collaborates with partners to increase the participation of Canadians with cerebral palsy and related disabilities in sport and physical activity, while leading, developing and growing boccia from grassroots, to producing World and Paralympic Champions.

 

About Boccia

Boccia is a Paralympic sport of precision and strategy similar to lawn bowling or curling, played by athletes with Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and related disabilities. It is one of only two Paralympic sports that do not have an Olympic counterpart. Athletes compete in one of four sport classes based on their level and type of disability: BC1, BC2, BC3 and BC4. For more information on boccia, visit www.bocciacanada.ca.

Expression of Interest

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Powerchair Football Canada

Expression of Interest for players interested in trying out for Team Canada

In late 2014 and 2016 Powerchair Football Canada (PFC) sent out an expression of interest for power soccer players interested in trying out for Powerchair Football Canada’s national team. With the Powercahir Football Conference of the America’s world cup qualifying tournament slated for 2019 PFC is sending out a new expression of interest for players interested in trying out for Team Canada.  PFC encourages all current Team Canada players to reapply and new players who are interested in joining Team Canada to submit their application.

Interested players must be aware:

  • Their attendance, at yet to be determined tournament and training camps, will be mandatory. Training camps and tournament allow Team Canada’s coaching staff to run athletes through training drills, demonstrate set plays and undertake a degree of player assessment.  
  • If selected to Team Canada players will have to make a significant time commitment to allow for ongoing training, and travel to selected training camps and tournaments.
  • If selected to Team Canada players may be expected to travel both nationally and internationally. Players will need to make a significant financial commitment to cover the required costs.  PFC is not in a position to help fund travel for players interested in attending those tournaments and training sessions.

Interested players are to submit their application to kencunningham@shaw.ca by March 15th, 2018. Applications are to:

  • indicate the name, address, phone number and email address of the player
  • indicate which team they currently play for and how many years they have played 
  • Indicate if they have had a formal powerchair football classification completed, and if so, what classification were they assessed at, and if it was a “confirmed” status.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at kencunningham@shaw.ca

Ken Cunningham
Technical Director
Powerchair Football Canada