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Victor-Doré Elementary wins the “Torch Relay” contest

Victor-Doré Elementary wins the “Torch Relay” contest

Dozens of students from Victor-Doré Elementary, in Montreal, had their efforts rewarded on June 5. The youths, who won the “Torch Relay” contest, had the honour of receiving their Défi sportif AlterGo medals and banner, as well as a souvenir gift. The athletes were...

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The Dazzling Rise of Lee Leclerc

The Dazzling Rise of Lee Leclerc

Fate sometimes has a way of doing things right. About five years ago, Lee Leclerc decided to take a cooking class. While there, he happened to meet Catherine Dupont, the sister of Paralympic medallist Alexandre Dupont. That meeting completely changed his life....

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Montreal…on the Road to Tokyo

Montreal…on the Road to Tokyo

The world’s top boccia players have converged on the Maurice-Richard Arena this week for the 2019 BISFed World Open, which is being held until Saturday as part of the Défi Sportif AlterGo. With close to 100 athletes from 20 countries in attendance, the Canadian...

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Fourteen Years of Défis for the Mackay Centre

Fourteen Years of Défis for the Mackay Centre

When physical education teacher Robert Simpson attended the Défi sportif AlterGo in 2004, he made an immediate decision: The following year, his students from the Mackay Centre School would absolutely have to attend. Fourteen years later, the annual event continues to...

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Gabriel Barrette: dedicated educator!

Gabriel Barrette: dedicated educator!

Some 1,435 young athletes descended upon the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard this Monday, to start the 36th Défi sportif AlterGo’s school competitions. Among the excited young athletes were fifteen students from École Curé-Antoine-Labelle, who hit the soccer field...

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When the Défi sportif AlterGo inspires the Caribbean

When the Défi sportif AlterGo inspires the Caribbean

One of the 1,300-plus volunteers participating in this year’s Défi sportif AlterGo’s has come all the way from Trinidad-and-Tobago to give a helping hand, but also to draw ideas for a like-minded event in her part of the world. This year again, Francine Look-Hong is a...

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