The wheelchair basketball and power soccer players made an impression at the Défi Sportif AlterGo! Friday was the final day of the school component. The individual finals of the Montréal 2024 World Boccia Cup took place.


The Défi Sportif AlterGo visits Longueuil

Two competitions were held at the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit Sports Centre.

One was a power soccer tournament, featuring teams from Canada, the USA, and Mexico, who took part in highly competitive matches, showcasing their motor skills.

At the same time, 175 wheelchair basketball players from Quebec and Ontario battled it out.


Final day for the schools at the Défi Sportif AlterGo

Schools from 7 regions of Quebec gathered together for the final day of the Défi Sportif AlterGo’s school component. Competitions were held in baseball, rhythmic gymnastics, track and field, soccer, ball hockey, and swimming.

One teacher from Granby brought her entire class to the Défi, so that they could watch one of their classmates take part in the swimming competition. “It was very important to us to come cheer Eliane on because, due to her physical condition, she can’t attend school full-time. We only see her on Friday mornings, so it’s really important for us to show her our support and let her know that she’s frequently in our thoughts. She hasn’t been swimming for very long, but she has improved a lot. She was happy. She was the one who asked us to come see her. She’s been talking about it since the beginning of the school year.”


An impact beyond sports performance

As a large-scale event that brings together not only athletes from all over the world, but also volunteers, officials, and visitors, the Défi Sportif AlterGo enables stakeholders to enhance their knowledge, so as to be able to include a greater number of visitors. In fact, AlterGo Expertise provided a training session on universal accessibility for events during the Défi Sportif AlterGo, allowing the organizers to benefit from AlterGo’s expertise.

Accessible infrastructure is crucial to holding competitions. As a result, competition venues are being adapted to accommodate other events and render the city more conducive to hosting large-scale events.


What’s happening on Saturday?

The Chantal Petitclerc Classic and the Special Olympics para-swimming and swimming competitions will take place at the Claude-Robillard Sports Complex. Following Friday’s individual finals, all eyes will turn to the pairs events of the Montréal 2024 World Boccia Cup.

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