Recreation

Walk N Roll 2013

The National Capital Sports Council of the Disabled (NCSCD) will be organizing a two week long National Capital Para Festival from Saturday September 28 to Saturday October 12 2013 at Ottawa locations still to be confirmed.

 

This festival will bring together Para sport clubs from within the National Capital region. Our goal is to bring a much deeper understanding and awareness of local Para related sports. Not only will we introduce Para sport clubs to the public but we will showcase these sports through actual games and practices.

 

The two week festival begins with ‘Walk and Wheel for Para Sports’ – an event involving sponsored individuals and teams who walk and wheel along a designated route through the Carleton University campus.

 

Funds raised from this event will be used to support NCSCD events and Para sport clubs in the region. The route leads into the exposition area where a range of exciting displays and exhibits will present the different Para sports and their clubs. Following this introductory day Para sport games and practices will be held throughout Ottawa.

 

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Boccia Regionals

On May 25th the Ottawa Odyssey Boccia Club will be hosting a Regionals event at the Ottawa Rehabilitation Center in the gym (505 Smyth Rd).

 

This event is one of two in Ontario that will be used as a Provincial Qualifier for Provincials which will be held here in Ottawa in July. Boccia is similar to Bocce Ball and lawn curling, though it has been adapted for athletes with Cerebral Palsy (and other disabilities) and is a Paralympic sport.

 

If you want a bit more information on the sport:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boccia We are looking for about 4-5 volunteers for this event. We need volunteers for time-keeping, updating the scoreboards, some set-up and helping to ensure that all athletes are on court at the appropriate time. The volunteers would be needed from approximately 8-5 pm on Saturday. Lunch will be provided. I understand that this is a big commitment, but it will be a great learning opportunity about the sport of boccia, and will also be a lot of fun :). If you know of any HS students who need the volunteer hours for graduation (they would get about 10 hours for this event), or of any friends or family who might be interested , please feel free to pass this email on to them. If you have any other questions about the event, please feel free to email Kristin Dorrance (kdorrance@hotmail.com), or Adam Dukovich (adamdukovichbc2@gmail.com).

 

Thank you, The Ottawa Odyssey Boccia Club