Bruno Garneau added to Boccia team for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

OTTAWA, Ont. – Aug. 23, 2016 - The Canadian Paralympic Committee and Boccia Canada have announced an update to the boccia team that will compete for Team Canada at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

Bruno Garneau (Montreal, Que.) has been added to the Canadian boccia team.

Boccia Canada Brand Officially Launched

VANCOUVER – March 11, 2016 – The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) launched a new brand aimed at elevating the Paralympic sport of Boccia across the country, creating awareness beyond the current boccia community, and enticing, engaging and inspiring others to become involved with the sport. The Boccia Canada brand launch coincided with the start of the 2016 Canadian Boccia Championships being held in Surrey, British Columbia, March 11-13th.

Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association selects boccia squad for nomination to the Parapan Am Games team

Marco Dispaltro

OTTAWA, May 27, 2015 – London 2012 Paralympic Games bronze medalist and world No. 1 Marco Dispaltro of Montreal headlines the 10 athletes selected to the boccia team, announced today by the Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) for nomination to the Toronto 2015 Parapan American Games team.

Canada Packs its Bags for Rio!

Defi Sportif

Montreal, May 2, 2015 – There are some memories that are forever engraved in the mind. One such memory will surely be Team Canada’s win in double BC4 against Brazil, during the final match of the BISFed 2015 Americas Team and Pairs Boccia Championships, which took place Saturday in Montreal during the Défi Sportif AlterGo.

Paralympic medallist, law school graduate and leader in Canadian sport Josh Vander Vies announces retirement from competition

Josh Vander vies

(Vancouver, BC – May 7, 2015) The Canadian Cerebral Palsy Sports Association (CCPSA) proudly celebrates the boccia career of Paralympian Josh Vander Vies, a BC4 pairs bronze medalist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, as he announces his retirement from the sport, closing an 11-year career as a member of the Canadian team.

Paralympian Josh Vander Vies to make special presentation at Vancouver school

London 2012 bronze medallist to make announcement on his future plans

Josh Vander Vies

VANCOUVER, May 5, 2015 – Josh Vander Vies, a London 2012 bronze medallist in boccia and one of the Canadian Paralympic movement’s most dynamic public speakers, will make a special appearance at a Vancouver school on Thursday, May 8 as part of the Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Paralympic Schools Week 2015. 

2014 Boccia World Championships

Boccia 2014 logo
Event on: 19 September 2014
Event on: September 19, 2014

Event Information:

Beijing, China

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

2014 Boccia World Championships Team Announcement

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.