Défi sportif AlterGo’s director, Maxime Magnon, will be part of a panel of experts to discuss the visibility and the impact of adapted sports.

The panel will take place on November 17th during the CESAM – the Centre d’intégration à la vie active’s 2nd annual congress on adapted sports in Montreal.

For 24 years now – 8 of which as a director, Mr. Gagnon has been working for the biggest annual multi-sport event in Canada, Défi sportif AlterGo.

A long-time sports fan, he has always been active in the event aspect of that industry, notably in the world of skiing.

For 9 years now, he hasbeen involved in the development of para hockey (sledge hockey) in Quebec. Besides being a coach for Quebec’s team, he is an assistant coach for Team Canada, director of Para hockey Montréal and president of Hockey Québec’s provincial committee for para hockey.

In 2016, the Canadian Paralympic Committee awarded him the Development Coach of the year prize.

On the panel of experts, Mr. Gagnon will be joined by sports journalist Robert Frosi, Paralympic athlete Camille Chai and Canadian Paralympic Committee’s Communications & Marketing executive director, Martin Richard.


Organized for a 2nd consecutive year by the Centre d’intégration à la vie active (CIVA), the CESAM (or Congrès en sports adaptés Montréal) gathers professionals who work with people with a mobility impairment. The event includes conferences, debates, testimonials, sports demonstrations and workshops. It’s the perfect opportunity to find out more about adaptedsports.

The CESAM will take place on November 17, from 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM at Collège Ahuntsic (9155 St-Hubert street, in Montreal).

To consult the full program or  to get information about purchasing tickets, visit the CIVA’s website or click here.

Picture : The Défi sportif AlterGo’s director, Maxime Gagnon.