Official poster of the 2021 edition. We find 6 athletes practicing sports in an explosion of powder colors.

From April 23 to May 2, don’t miss the 38th edition of the Défi sportif AlterGo! This year, we are offering a hybrid formula to get young people moving and bring the whole community together. Here is our special events program designed to keep our community together! All virtual events will be streamed live on the AlterGo Facebook page.


April 23rdAll week Logo de la plateforme ArtstepsVirtual exhibition : Défi sportif AlterGo – de 1984 à aujourd'hui
April 23rdAll week (The challenge starts on April 12)Logo de Facebook.Virtual Boccia Challenge*
April 23rd7:00 to 8:00 p.m.By invitation only«Bingo sportif» for the volunteers
April 26th10:00 to 10:30 a.m.Logo de Facebook.Opening Ceremony*
April 27th8:30 to 8:40 a.m.Logo de Facebook.Tuesday Kick-Off / Warm-Up*
April 27th9:00 to 9:20 a.m.Logo de Facebook.Award Ceremony from Club de la médaille d’or*
April 27th9:30 am to 10:30 amLogo de Facebook.Panel : Défi sportif AlterGo – De la relève à l’élite presented by RDS*
April 28th9:00 to 9:10 a.m.Logo de Facebook.Wednesday Kick-Off / Warm-Up*
April 28thAll dayAt participating schoolsMini-marathon
April 29th9:00 to 9:10 a.m.Logo de Facebook.Thursday Kick-Off / Warm-Up*
April 30th9:00 to 9:10 a.m.Logo de Facebook.Friday Kick-Off / Warm-Up*
April 30th11 a.m. to 12 p.m.Logo de Facebook.Panel : En route vers les Jeux paralympiques presented by Loto-Québec*

*Possibility of replaying the event


Virtual exhibition : Défi sportif AlterGo – de 1984 à aujourd’hui

What did the Défi sportif AlterGo look like in the 1980s? Black and white and color photographs await you in our virtual archive room! Take a stroll through an open-air 3D environment and click on the framed photos to enlarge them and read descriptions of each. Some of the photos will surely bring back fond memories! If you are not familiar with the Défi sportif AlterGo, come and discover adapted sports and the important actors of the event.


Virtual Boccia Challenge

The Défi sportif AlterGo presents a virtual boccia challenge in collaboration with the Association québécoise des sports pour paralytiques cérébraux and Boccia Canada. Provincial, national and international athletes, their entourage and officials are invited to participate in the challenge which will take place on social media starting April 12th, 2021. Participants will be asked to create or reproduce a boccia skills challenge to post on their Facebook or Instagram account, challenging at least 2 other people.


Opening ceremony

Celebrate with us the launch of the 38th edition of the Défi sportif AlterGo! The host of the event, Jean-Marie Lapointe, spokesperson for the Défi sportif AlterGo for 20 years, will be accompanied by several personalities such as Isabelle Charest, Minister of Education and singer Ludovick Bourgeois!



Whether you are at school, at home or at the office, get ready to move every morning with our spokesperson Hugo Girard and Tamara Journeau from Prima Danse! You will have the chance to follow them live on Facebook in warm-ups specially designed for the Défi sportif AlterGo.


Award Ceremony from Club de la médaille d’or

It all starts with a dream. The dream, one day, to be at the top of one’s sport, to be on the top step of the podium. However, many hopeful athletes do not reach their full potential because of a lack of adequate support. You are invited to attend the presentation of the very first bursary for several up-and-coming Quebec athletes. This is a great opportunity for you to recognize these young people who represent our future Quebec champions. Sandra Sassine, Olympian in fencing and President of the Gold Medal Club, will have the pleasure of having you meet some of these up-and-coming athletes and of presenting them with a bursary entitled « Ma première bourse, mon premier coup de pouce ».


Panel : Défi sportif AlterGo –  De la relève à l’élite presented by RDS

Athletes of all levels will come together to talk about their experiences at the Défi sportif AlterGo, the importance of the Défi sportif AlterGo and the importance of sport in their lives. Host Nancy Audet will be joined by panelists Chantal Petitclerc, spokesperson for the Défi sportif AlterGo, Marylou Martineau, member of the national boccia team, Woody Belfort, wheelchair basketball athlete and Jonathan Daigle, young parahockey prospect.



The popular mini-marathon will be presented under a different format! Participating schools will organize their own mini-marathon at their own school. The athletes of the Défi sportif AlterGo mini-marathon will run distances of 1 or 3 km in wheelchairs, on tricycles or on adapted bikes.


Panel : En route vers les Jeux paralympiques presented by Loto-Québec

Paralympic athletes are showing boundless strength and discipline. The panel will reveal how athletes, coaches, and other stakeholders have experienced the postponing of the Tokyo Paralympic Games and what preparations are required in the current context. Hosted by parahockey player Jean Labonté, this panel will be composed of Mario Delisle, national coach of the Canadian boccia team, José Rebelo, member of the national paravolleyball team, and Catherine Gosselin-Després, executive director of the Canadian Paralympic Committee.