Thursday was the busiest day of the school component of the 41st Défi Sportif AlterGo, with 1,355 students representing 51 educational institutions from 6 regions of Quebec in attendance! Simultaneously, the quarter-finals and semi-finals of the Montréal 2024 World Boccia Cup took place.


A high-energy day at the Défi Sportif AlterGo!

Thursday was one of the busiest days of the Défi Sportif AlterGo, with more than 1,300 students taking part in the school competitions at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex. From track and field to ball hockey, the young athletes wowed the crowds with their talent and their passion for sport.


A unique experience for our event partners

The Défi Sportif AlterGo’s partners are essential to the success of the event. That is why, when our partners visit the competition sites, the AlterGo team makes sure to provide them with an experience that is as unforgettable as that of the athletes.

Before attending the opening ceremonies, they are invited to a networking event where they can meet and exchange ideas with others who are making a difference in the field of universal accessibility. On Thursday, they also attended a panel discussion on accessible communication, moderated by our spokesperson Meeker Guerrier, and featuring Canal M Vues & Voix and AMI-télé, as well as Oanh Nguyen, a universal accessibility consultant at AlterGo Expertise.

Next, they were invited to visit the competition grounds, where they could view for themselves the impact of their actions in the performances of the young athletes, the dedication of the volunteers, and the commitment of the teachers who work so hard to get their students moving.

Éric Meunier, the director of social engagement at Loto-Québec, credited AlterGo’s professionalism though his company’s renewed confidence in us. “It runs like clockwork. It’s solid. There’s a sound structure in place. The team is extraordinary. It’s a cause that is very dear to our organization.”

Lastly, to cap off their experience, the partners present medals to the winning athletes of the day’s competitions. The emotional impact of the day reminds them why they became involved in the first place.


Canadians look toward pairs competitions in boccia

The individual events of the Montréal 2024 World Boccia Cup did not end in favour of the Canadians who had qualified for the elimination rounds. Iulian Ciobanu, Alison Levine, Danick Allard, and Lance Cryderman all lost their respective games.

However, their medal hopes have not been dashed, as the pairs and team matches will begin on Saturday. The Ciobanu-Levine duo (BC4) will be one to watch.


What’s happening on Friday?

Friday will be an exciting day the Défi Sportif AlterGo, with several events on the program. First, the individual finals of the Montréal 2024 World Boccia Cup will get underway. Next, the school component will wind down with activities in 6 disciplines. And last but not least, the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit Sports Centre in Longueuil will play host to the wheelchair basketball and power soccer competitions.


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