The current situation regarding COVID-19 encourages all organizations, including ours, to review their ways of working and pushes them to come up with innovative ideas in order to continue their activities. We have cooked up several initiatives in order to bring all the participants together and to continue to bring the magic of the Défi sportif AlterGo to life, in the comfort of our homes!

This year, the Défi sportif AlterGo 2020 will be experienced virtually. It will take place from April 27th to May 1st, 2020.




Monday, April 27th at 10 a.m.

Opening ceremony on the web, moderated by Défi sportif AlterGo spokespersons Jean-Marie Lapointe, Hugo Girard and Chantal Petitclerc. With the special participation of sports animators and our mascot WalterGo. Launch of a TikTok challenge on social media inviting people to participate.

Take part in the ceremony and invite your friends to participate too! Encourage young people to make posters. Show your colours by wearing, for example, your volunteer t-shirt, school t-shirt, or athletic uniform. Take the challenge and identify us (@defisportifaltergo on TikTok, @defisportif on Instagram and Facebook), in your videos, which we will share!


Tuesday, April 28th

Publication of the videos received, including those of our ambassadors who take part in the TikTok challenge!

Continue to identify the Défi sportif AlterGo account in your challenge videos!


Wednesday, April 29th at 10 a.m.

Live conversation with Jean-Marie Lapointe and Mélanie Labelle, ambassador and national wheelchair rugby athlete. She will tell us about her background, her sport, her Paralympic dreams, and more.

Prepare your questions for Mélanie and participate in the live discussion on Facebook!


Thursday, April 30th

Memories day #ThrowbackThursday during which you will be invited to share memories and photos from the AlterGo Défi sportif archive via social media platforms.

Comment on our publications by telling your anecdotes or by sending us your archive photos with a description and the hashtag #virtualDSA


Friday, May 1st at 5:00 p.m.

To celebrate our accomplishments and to bring us all together, a closing party will be organized live on Facebook. During this event open to all, a DJ / entertainer will make us dance from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in our living rooms with a selection of various songs!

Join us and dance to the beat of the music! Send us your special requests live for the DJ.

Throughout this programming, other initiatives are planned. Among these, every morning of the week, WalterGo will invite young people to join his daily warm up by video, in Facebook and Instagram stories with a few simple and fun exercises. Invite people around you to do these exercises!

In addition, during the week of April 20th, we will share various content, including a quiz “How well do you know the Défi sportif AlterGo?” The quiz will cover various aspects of the event and you will be invited to participate on our website. Test your knowledge!

Help promote the Défi sportif AlterGo and the potential of people with functional limitations. Keep an eye on our Facebook page as we will be creating events for each of the highlights of the Défi sportif AlterGo virtual shortly, the opening ceremony, the conversation with Mélanie Labelle, and the closing party.

We look forward to experiencing this first virtual Défi sportif AlterGo with you!



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