2014 Boccia World Championships Team Announcement

July 7, 2014

Josh Vander Vies competing at London 2012 Paralympic Games

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Association is excited to announce the 2014-2015 National Team named to compete at the BISFed World Championships in Beijing this September. The ten players were selected from the sixteen athletes comprising the National Team Training Squad.

Mario Delisle, Head Coach of the National Team Program, looks forward to the season ahead, stating “I, along with my group of Assistant Coaches, are pleased to move forward with these athletes in preparation for World Championships. We do have work ahead of us, but we will ensure that we are doing whatever is needed to maximize everyone’s potential and bring everybody where they need to be for September”. Delisle will be leading two training camps in Montréal this month for both the BC3 and BC4 athletes on July 18 to the 20th as well as the BC1 and BC2 athletes on July 25th to the 27th

Among the named team members is world No. 1, Marco Dispaltro, who recently returned from the BISFed World Open in Povoa, Portugal with gold in the BC4 individual competition. Making their World Championships debut, are BC4 athlete, Alison Levine, and BC3 athlete, Eric Bussière.

The complete team list is as follows:


  • Hanif Mawji, Burnaby, BC
  • Brock Richardson, Brampton, ON


  • Adam Dukovich, Ottawa, ON
  • Dave Richer, St-Julie, QC


  • Paul Gauthier, Vancouver, BC
  • Bruno Garneau, Montreal, QC
  • Eric Buissière, Verchères, QC


  • Marco Dispaltro, St-Jérôme, QC
  • Josh Vander Vies, Vancouver, BC
  • Alison Levine, Montréal, QC

The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) is an athlete focused national organization administering and governing sport opportunities targeted to athletes with cerebral palsy and related disabilities. CCPSA and its provincial partners cooperate as a proactive force to facilitate the development of equitable and fair sporting opportunities for our athletes.  CCPSA is the National Sport Organization for the Paralympic sport of Boccia.

For more information, contact:

Sabrina Wilkinson, CCPSA
(613) 748-1430 ext. 203