Ottawa Fusion and Volleyball Canada to host women’s national sitting team

OTTAWA – The Ottawa Fusion Volleyball Club and Volleyball Canada are pleased to welcome Canada’s national sitting volleyball team at St. Paul Catholic High School in Ottawa (2765 Draper Avenue) this week.

The two organisations are joining forces to assist in the development of sitting volleyball in the region with special events planned to introduce the sport and provide opportunities to test their skills on the court.

The national sitting team will be joining Ottawa Fusion to demonstrate the sport at a kick-off event on Wednesday, November 17th featuring national team players Chantal Beauchesne of St. Isidore, Ont., and Karen McCoy of Lincoln, N.B.  The team will also be practicing at St. Paul CHS (2675 Draper Ave, Ottawa) on Saturday and Sunday, November 20 and 21st.

A special drop-in session for those wanting to try the sport will be held on Saturday November 20 from 2 p.m., to 3:30 p.m. All weekend, everyone is invited to come out and watch the practice and learn more about this variation of the sport. 

Similar events were held with great success with the Durham Attack in Toronto.

Canadian national women’s volleyball team members to attend this week are: Chantal Beauchesne of St-Isidore, Ont., Allison Lang of Edmonton, Leaha Hickman of Lashburn, Alta., Jolan Brunner of Vermilion, Alta., Danielle Ellis and Jordan Fiander, both of White Rock, B.C., Karen McCoy of Lincoln, N.B., Amber Skyrpan of Wandering River, Alta., Emerald Kehler of MacGregor, Man., and Krista McDonald of Kinuso, Alta.

National team head coach Larry Matthews and assistant coach Dusty Freimark will be running the sessions.

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For more information:

KERRY MacDONALD
Volleyball
Canada
Disabled Programs Coordinator

Tel: 403-992-6600

 

Lianne Normand

Ottawa Fusion Volleyball Club

lianne.normand@rogers.com